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It’s ok not to be ok. Collective experience
Dec 17 2021 19:30

Performance and laboratory research come together in NOBODY NOBODY NOBODY. It's ok not to be ok, the articulated project by Daniele Ninarello, already presented in its theatrical version at Oriente Occidente Dance Festival 2021.

The artistic research engages the movement as an action of protest against bullying and toxic masculinity and comes from solitary and meditative practices developed by Ninarello during the first months of lockdown, which forced the bodies to distancing and solitude. The practices are intended to be a training in the exposure of one's own vulnerability as a condition through which to act out one's own revolution. The subtitle Appunti, celebrazione e proteste di un corpo vulnerabile (Notes, celebrations and protests of a vulnerable body) reveals the concept, which will be translated into an artistic residence project that Ninarello will share with students from three high schools in Trento.

To kick off the project a public evening, scheduled on December 17, 2021, at 20.30, will present the solo NOBODY NOBODY NOBODY. It's ok not to be ok at Sanbàpolis theater in Trento, thanks to the collaboration with Centro Santa Chiara.

There will then be several meetings of dialogue and research with the classes involved. The students, directly engaged by the choreographer Daniele Ninarello and the sociologist Mariella Popolla, will approach the artistic practice as an instrument of revolt.

The goal of the project is to have the opportunity to research and work with adolescents and high school students, approaching them to artistic practice as a tool to raise cultural and political issues, giving their bodies the possibility to express what they really want and not what they have learned to desire in order to feel included.

A denunciation danced collectively, a moment of transfiguration of the bodies, which totally surrender themselves to the sensations they experience when they are free to explore their own nature, to replace the rigid postures of defense and control with new fluid, permeable and transparent postures.

- Daniele Ninarello

The project is supported by Fondazione Caritro. Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto.