It’s not my responsibility to get famous (premiere march 2021)

Winner of KreativCampus.Rhur 2020

meme grid – source online

It’s not my responsibility to get famous is a dance production about memes and how they spread as replicating ideas within a community. Parini Secondo (Italy) and Magdalena Öttl (Germany) transfer the meme’s characteristics into choreography, copying its way of transmitting content intertextually and hypermedially. Inspired by Richard Dawkins’ studies (The selfish gene, 1976) the artists are investigating the relationship between replication and cultural identity. 

Through the collaboration with Alberto Ricca/Bienoise (music) and Daniel Gugitsch (visual design), the work is aiming to unwrap the significance of memes in our culture and to program new codes of interdisciplinary art for a broad audience, supporting the open source and internet aesthetics.

The project is winner of KreativCampus.Rhur call 2020 by ecce – european centre for creative economy (DE) and will be on residency from november 2020 aroud Essen (Kunsthaus, Kunsthallen, Maschinenhaus).


©  Gus Bo

The first research carried out by Parini Secondo is PARSEC, a study on the concept of absurdity applied to improvisation that seeks a synthesis between movement and physical and philosophical theoretical studies. Each PARSEC episode is different and it is strictly related to the space in which it happens. The word parsec is an astronomical unit of measure that was used before the light-year: with PARSEC, Parini measures itself with the spaces he crosses, building habitats through movement, objects and sound and creating absurd relationships with the performative place.

Concept Parini Secondo
With Sissj Bassani, Camilla Neri, Marina Piazzi, Francesca PIzzagalli ad more
Sound Livia Malossi and more
Supported by Laboratorio Danza & Teatro, Katriém Cult. Ass., Ass. Ishmael & The Elephant/WeReading
©  Gus Bo


  • PARSEC|PARSEC for BIM! Microfestival for Children by Katriém Ass. Cult., Santarcangelo di Romagna (IT)
  • PARSEC for MAIONESE, homemade vernissage, Bologna (IT)
  • PARSEC|What happened to Old McDonald? for OPUS 1 10th International Competition for Young Choreographers, Celje (Slovenia) and Front+a Festival, Murska Sobota (Slovenia)
  • PARSEC|2001 for U.F.O. Take Off Party by Mastronauta and Migma Collective, Omegna (IT)
  • PARSEC|Ibiza for ArtistInCasa Festival, Republic of San Marino (in collaboration with We Reading)
  • PARSEC for U.F.O. Art and sound festival, Omegna (IT) with the video installation BARBARA & friends
  • PARSEC for IndiePride, Bologna (IT) in collaboraction with We Reading
©  Giuseppe Casalinuovo
© Gus Bo


ROCCO_rOmegna Mia

© Samuel Fuscà

ROCCO is an online artistic research. It’s born from the stratification of information on the web, from the continuous overlapping of research windows, capable of connecting the most disparate contexts. It’s what remains of the journey through the connections between materials on the net. Connections are provided by links that lead to the extremes of a web of relationships, expanding it and finding increasingly absurd links. It is the testimony of an individualistic yet hyper-connected generation. Everyone can create new relationships and everyone possesses those already present, as a tradition.

© source online – Bagno Corrado n.2 Gatteo a Mare (FC)

ROCCO chooses to stage the group dances as a bridge between the tradition of the Italian region of Romagna and that of the Internet, using choreographed forms copied from YouTube tutorials. The dance is a loop, in which each participant has the freedom to open a window and follow its own drift, creating new relationships and expanding the web. The dance is not demanding, it is part of a collective consciousness that belongs ab origine (by tradition) to each participant. It is a dance of the crowd and the crowd is what qualifies it, making it a language.

Concept Parini Secondo
With Sissj Bassani, Camilla Neri, Martina Piazzi, Francesca Pizzagalli and more
Sound Livia Malossi, EDMMARO, Alberto Ricca/Bienoise
Supported by Laboratorio Danza & Teatro (Cesena, IT), Mastronauta (Omegna, IT), Performact (Torres Vedras, PT), theWorkRoom (Milan, IT)
© Andrea Ruschetti

ROCCO does not have an author: whoever participates, owns the dance.


  • ROCCO for rOmegna Mia, Mastronauta (Omegna, IT, 2018-2019);
  • the WorkRoom (Milan, IT, 2019);
  • Performact (Torres Vedras, PT, 2019) as a workshop;
  • Multiplicidade (Santa Cruz, PT, 2019); -IndiePride (Bologna, IT, 2019).



U.F.Oria Research period at Mastronauta (Omegna, VCO) and Hydro (Biella, BI) with MIGMA Collective

be me
with Magdalena Oettl
Podere Bislacco, Savignano sul Rubicone (IT) – in collaboration with We Reading

Motonave Adriatic Princess, Gatto a Mare (IT)

Danza Urbana, Bologna (IT)


be me
with Magdalena Oettl
online on
from ESSEN (DE) – Maschinenhaus

premiére It’s not my responsibility to get famous (WT)
with Magdalena Oettl
online on
from BOCHUM (DE) – Kunsthallen


Parini is a fictitious character with a feline face, a choreographic project and a future piadina’s restaurant.

Parini Secondo was born in 2017 from an idea of Sissj Bassani (Cesena, 1997) and Martina Piazzi (Bologna, 1997), involving Camilla Neri (Lugo, 1997) and Francesca Pizzagalli (Cesena, 1997).

The collective works on the movement in a protean way, questioning the limits of authorship and up-to-dateism. With an ecological and ready-made act, the group remixes other people’s ideas and choreographic materials taken from the online world, often in the form of tutorials, assembling choreographies through sampling. Parini exploits and supports the potential of open source and DIY [do-it-yourself].

From 2019 the collective collaborates with the musician, producer and teacher Alberto Ricca/Bienoise (Verbania, 1985), who is present in the creation of the projects “i”(2019), ROCCO(2019) and “SPEEED”(2020).

Since its foundation, the collective has participated in several festivals, events and competitions:
BIM! BIM! Microfestival for Children by Katriém Ass. Cult. (Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy, 2017); MAIONESE home vernissage (Bologna, Italy, 2017-2018); OPUS 1 International Dance Competition for Young Choreographers (Celje, Slovenia, 2018-2019); U.F.O. Art&sound Festival by Mastronauta and Migma Collective (Omegna, Italy, 2018-2020); Fron+@ Festival (Murska Sobota, Slovenia, 2018); ArtistInCasa Festival (Republic of San Marino, 2018); theWorkRoom by Fattoria Vittadini (Milan, Italy, 2019); NAOcrea at DidStudio by Ariella Vidach/AiEP (Milan, Italy, 2019); Multiplicidades Festival (Santa Cruz, Portugal, 2019); INDIEPride Festival (Bologna, Italy, 2019); ELEMENTI Festival by Magma & Mu (Cervia, Italy, 2020).

In 2020-21 Parini is one the winners, together with Magdalena Oettl, of KreativCampus.Rhur residency program funded by Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine- Westphalia and carried out by ecce – European Centre for Creative Economy.