Rotterdam Pride 2018 ambassador: Paolo Yao


“Uniqueness is my motto.”

Paolo Yao is a modern dancer. He was born in Italy but has lived in Rotterdam for 7 years. He studied dance at Codarts, the University for the Arts. After his studies he worked for various dance sudio’s, including De Stilte in Breda.
Paolo describes himself as ‘an alien on Earth.’ Through dance and performances he touches gender related topics. He feels that homophobia still exists and that many people still can not be themselves without worries and fear.
Paolo is ambassador of Rotterdam Pride to show that there is nothing wrong with yourself, even if you don’t belong to a particular group. When he visited Rotterdam Pride for the first time, he became acquainted with Roze in Blauw. The existence of Pink in Blue gives him a sense of security and he realized at the time: “we are making progress.”
What do we see of Paolo during Rotterdam Pride? “I will be speaking my truth though dance.”
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