Dancing with Gender

‘Dansen met gender’ (Dancing with Gender) is a short documentary about identifying as non-binary.
Our society is extremely binary focussed, we think in female- and male-boxes, but not everyone identifies with those terms. In this short documentary you’ll hear several non-binary people talk about their experiences and perception of gender. Led by their voices and fluid line work, you’ll learn what the term means to them.
This short explores the fluidity and diversity of gender on-screen and off-screen. From the first interviews and voice recordings until the final music, everyone involved identified as non-binary. As representation happens on-screen, but just as much during the production pipeline.

  • Jorinde Hol
  • Jorinde Hol
  • Jorinde Hol
  • Freddie Lian
    Key Cast
  • Jesse van den Berg
    Key Cast
  • Dree van der Lij
    Key Cast
  • Ryan Ramharak
    Key Cast
  • Femke van Rhijn
    Key Cast
  • Sem Hak
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Dansen met Gender
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  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 23, 2021
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Master Institute of Visual Cultures
Director - Jorinde Hol
Director Statement

Using visuals has always come natural to me. As a child I’ve painted every wall and surface my little hands had access to. It gave me a way to express myself, as having a stammer made it hard to put it into words. Though I’ve always been a quiet introverted person, as an artist I want to use my ability to visualize a message that needs to be told by way of animations and illustrations.
My specific interest is the LGBTQ+ community. Especially the mis-understandings exciting around them. A leading motivation for my art is to help erase those misunderstandings and enhance acceptance of people who belong to this community. With my knowledge of representation and diversity I can make sure that the animation is well executed. I do this with my skills of frame by frame animation which I combine with a variety of animation methods. That way anything is possible and I can quickly and sufficiently translate your and my idea’s to a screen.