Marinella Senatore: The School of Narrative Dance and Other Surprising Things

May 21–September 17, 2016

12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
United Kingdom

MOSTYN, Wales UK proudly presents the first solo exhibition in a British institution by Marinella Senatore. The exhibition will present a selection of the artist's work from 2009 to today, in a renewed form of installation which will enable visitor participation and active engagement.
A special focus will be dedicated to The School of Narrative Dance, an ongoing, touring project founded by the artist in 2013 which has received wide acclaim from the public in over ten countries around the world.
For the first time it will also present, in its original idea, RE:VERB—a multi-layered work consisting of seven videos intended for television broadcast, made with the people of Llandudno during the artist's residency in North Wales in 2015. This work was commissioned by CALL, and made possible by the collaborative initiative and financial support of the Arts Council Wales Ideas:People:Places grant and Mostyn Estates Ltd.
The exhibition is accompanied by an Open Call for contributions to ESTMAN RADIO, an ongoing "self-service" online radio station which takes up residence in MOSTYN.

In addition, Marinella Senatore's video piece The School of Narrative Dance will be showing concurrently on a media wall in Milan's Corso Como 15 from May 20 until 31, as part of a joint partnership between MOSTYN and Poincaré Investment Ltd. The partnership also sees the presentation of a new video work by ciriaca + erre from May 1 until 19.
The exhibition, curated by Alfredo Cramerotti (Director, MOSTYN) and related public programme is supported by CALL and Poincaré Investments Ltd.


final performance for L’école de Marinella Senatore

Saturday 26 March 2016
at Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris


L’école de Marinella Senatore has been at Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers for a three-month period. The school is open to everybody and is free of charge, regardless of age or previous experiences, and offers the opportunity to come and share knowledge and learn, and to take part in creating an Operette with a public showing scheduled for Saturday 26 March 2016.

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Opening: January 29, 2016 6 – 9 pm
Exhibition: January 29 - March 2, 2016

The Big Other
organized by Paula Doepfner

with works by Marinella Senatore, Ulf Aminde, Kerstin Brätsch, Mariechen Danz, Annabel Daou, Antje Engelmann, Thomas Helbig, Šejla Kameric, Kapwani Kiwanga, Michael Müller and Anna Witt.



Italian artist Marinella Senatore is implementing as part of her residency at Les Laboratoires a new inclusive project involving communities and seeking their active and meaningful involvement. In Aubervilliers, the project will start with a series of free of charge workshops, among other about "drama", “cinematic language”, “writing" and reading, "oral history".


November 16, 2015
curated by Visible (Matteo Lucchetti and Judith Wielander)

Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum NYC kicked off with an opening event, Visible on the High Line: Making Collaborations, co-presented with High Line Art.
Marinella Senatore teamed up with a diverse selection of New York-based participants and created a new version of her ongoing project The School of Narrative Dance. With the special participation of: Living Theatre, IMMABB (Bora Kim, Karin Kuroda and Samantha Shao) and EXP, Martha Graham School, Aaron Burr Society, The Imani Singers of Brooklyn.


August 11, 2015
curated by Visible (Matteo Lucchetti and Judith Wielander)

Marinella Senatore teamed up with local volunteers and choreographers from the Espz collective to create a new iteration of her ongoing, nomadic project The School of Narrative Dance. Since 2013, this project has gathered thousands of people in more than seven countries to participate in parades, happenings, and presentations. The work uses dance as a common language through which to celebrate the vernacular, amateur, and professionally trained gestures of the participants. The entire Summit audience was invited to join The School of Narrative Dance at 7.30 pm beginning at Via G. Garibaldi at the cross of Riva dei Sette Martire and continued to the Serra dei Giardini at the end of Day 1.


September 19, 2015
Llandudno (Wales, UK)
commissioned by Arts Council of Wales, Call (Culture Action Llandudno) CIC and Mostyn Estate

The large-scale project Re:Verb – made in Llandudno (Wales, UK) – needed hundreds of non-professional people: performers, musicians, singers, costume makers, dancers, gymnasts, film-makers, lighting and audio technicians, storytellers. Participants tried to find ways of expressing these stories in non-verbal communication, in order to create 7 “Llandudno tales“ for TV broadcasting (90 sec. each) with the support of local and national press.


March - December 2015
commissioned by Statens Konstråd / Public Art Agency Sweden

The artist connected with people living in Stockholm (Husby), and in Malmö (Rosengård). The invitation was open to anyone who wanted to tell a story and participate in a creative process where each short film script was written collectively. The result is 7 processed scripts, filmed in both cities in autumn 2015.