Marinella Senatore (IT)


The work of Marinella Senatore is characterized by public participation. The idea is to foster the creative power of a crowd, initiating a dialogue between history, culture and social structures. Senatore’s work is to be experienced by everyone, inviting us to create a participative work in which everyone can play a role. She makes neo-realistic videos, installations, photographs and drawings that represent social realities through experimental modes of storytelling.

The School of Narrative Dance (2013)

video installation, sound, 20’ 

Marinella Senatore founded a nomadic school, The School of Narrative Dance, which is in open dialogue with communities around the world. She abandons traditional teaching methods in favour of a didactic system based on emancipation, inclusion and self-education that aims to rethink social structures. The lessons are centred around storytelling and encompass stage techniques, poetry and oral history. The aim of the school is to bring together as many people as possible in a large (school) community that fosters everyone’s skills. The film The School of Narrative Dance tells the story of the school through dance, drama and movement.

Produced by the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art as part of the cooperation project with the biennials of Liverpool, Ljubljana and Mechelen (within the framework of the European Culture Programme 2007-2013).