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Sep 05 2021 08:00


NOBODY NOBODY NOBODY. It’s ok not to be ok - Installazione

Daniele Ninarello


With the subtitle Appunti, celebrazione e proteste di un corpo vulnerabile, Daniele Ninarello, in his last year as “associate artist” at Oriente Occidente, presents a rather complex three-in-one performance and teaching project called NOBODY NOBODY NOBODY. It's ok not to be ok, which encompasses a solo performance by himself, a site-specific installation for the Mart exhibition spaces and a collective workshop with local teenagers in the Oriente Occidente studio space.

A unique dancer in building movements that come from within, with singular and astonishing qualities of control and speed, Ninarello makes a comeback to the stage alone, after many years, for a series of actions or rather “protests”, as he calls them, engendered by his solitary and meditative practices during the pandemic. «I spent the lockdown period alone in my house in Turin,» he says, «in a condition of bodily constriction, feeling trapped, bullied, offended, with feelings from the past forcefully resurfacing even transforming my way of composing dance, internalised through years of practice. My body no longer presented the usual known mechanisms of phrasing or articulation, but “spoke”, created a discourse. Movement and postures liberated my voice». 

A voice that spectators will be hearing in the performance, conveyed through his body, as in the singing and live music he plays on his electric guitar, and which the visitors to the Mart Museum will perceive in the morning’s installation, sharing in a vulnerable nature no longer private to the gaze. Through this site-specific work the author wishes to open up a gap within the fragility of the spectators to enable them to all resonate together. «Only thus», he explains, «can we enact a true protest, in the process of self-consciousness liberated within a common space». The protest that emerges also from the teenagers involved in this artistic practice and the raising of cultural and political questions about the body and what it can represent, in relation to how we can learn to manage it and “offer it up”, so to speak, through social media for example. Thus, the body becomes the symbol of a space in which to address the thought of caring, through notes, celebrations and – of course – protests.

NOBODY NOBODY NOBODY. It’s ok not to be ok - Installazione

Creation and dancer Daniele Ninarello
Support creation
 Elena Giannotti
Gaia Clotilde Chernetich
 Daniele Ninarello
Sound design
 Saverio Lanza
Eleonora Diana
External consultant
 Vera Borghini
Codeduomo/Compagnia Daniele Ninarello
Supported by 
Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo - Circuito Regionale Multidisciplinare, Lavanderia a Vapore - Centro di Residenza per la Danza, CSC Centro per la Scena Contemporanea - Casa della Danza and DiR - Dance in Residence Brandenburg, a project in co-operation with Fabrik Moves Potsdam e TanzWERKSTATT Cottbus
In collaboration with
 Mart - Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto and Atelier delle Arti - Livorno 

Realized as part of the research on educational innovation of the project Media Dance - Lavanderia a Vapore Collegno.