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Parini Secondo

Parini Secondo was born in 2017 from an idea of Sissj Bassani (Cesena, ‘97) and Martina Piazzi (Bologna, ‘97), involving Camilla Neri and Francesca Pizzagalli. The collective works on the movement starting from different and unpredictable sources, 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] ethic/aesthetic.

From 2019 the collective collaborates with Alberto Ricca/Bienoise (Verbania, ‘85) who is present in projects i(2019), ROCCO (2019), SPEEED (2020) – selected by Vetrina della Giovane Danza D’Autore 2022 -and be me (2021) – winner of KreativCampus.Rhur residency program powered by ecce – european centre for creative economy (Essen, DE). Parini’s latest research project, do-around-the-world, is concerned with rope skipping and children’s playful rhythmic practices as cultural and musical identifiable elements of her own female formation. The project is supported by the Anticorpi XL network through supportER grant and ResiDance residency programme, as well as by the ERASMUS+ programme.

Since its foundation, the collective has participated in several festivals and events in Italy and abroad: Fron+@ Festival (Murska Sobota, Slovenia, 2018); NAOcrea (Milan, Italy, 2019); Multiplicidades Festival (Santa Cruz, Portugal, 2019); ELEMENTI Festival (Cervia, Italy, 2020); Danza Urbana (Bologna, Italy, 2021); Vetrina della giovane danza d’autore – Network Anticorpi XL (Ravenna, Italy, 2022); Festival Catalysi (Cesena, Italy, 2022).

Sissj Bassani (Cesena, ’97) is an Italian dancer and choreographer. She is assistant and performer of Claudia Castellucci (Silver Lion Venice Biennale 2020), dancer in the new production INSEL by Panzetti/Ticconi and artistic director of the movement collective Parini Secondo (2017 – present). 

After ballet, her training was completed directly in company contexts dedicated to research and experimental theatre, working first with gruppo nanou (Ravenna, 2013-2017), then with Claudia Castellucci/Societas (Cesena, 2015-present). She has worked among others with Kinkaleri (2018), Daniele Albanese/Stalker (2019), Elisa Sbaragli (2020-present), Valentina Pagliarani (2019), Salvo Lombardo (2016). She devotes herself to radical listening practices with Lola Posani and Glauco Salvo and with the vocal coach Nicoletta Magalotti/NicoNote. Her authorial research is exposed in the collective Parini Secondo – founded in 2017 together with Martina Piazzi – and in the works oro (Ravenna, 2019) and A VASISTAS (Bologna, 2022). 

Martina Piazzi (Bologna, 1997) is a dancer and choreographer recently graduated from the Danish University of Performing Arts in Copenhagen (DDSKS, Denmark 2019-2022) and active in the artistic direction of the collective Parini Secondo, founded together with Sissj Bassani (2017-present). 
In addition to the collective’s work, her authorial journey includes the creation of two solo works: PILE (Copenhagen, 2022) and Untitled Places (Torres Vedras, 2019). In her performing works she meets artist Florin Flueras, for Unexperience and Untitled Unworks at the Prague Biennial (CZ, 2022), Alessandro Carboni, with the project Always Becoming and Unleashing ghosts in urban darkness (IT, 2016-2020), choreographer Malgosia Sus & Paulina Almeida (PT, 2018) and Jija Sohn, for the project Performing Gender (IT, 2018). Her previous training consists of a two-year international course PERFORMACT directed by Ricardo Ambrozio & Gonçalo Lobato (Torres Vedras, 2017-2019); the Tuscan territory training programme AZIONE! directed by Sosta Palmizi (Florence, 2016-2017, Italy) and INNESTI, an interdisciplinary course directed by choreographer Simona Bertozzi (Bologna, 2017, Italy).

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Sissj Bassani, Martina Piazzi
+39 331 225 1072 (Sissj)
+39 339 712 7923 (Marty) 

Organization: Margherita Alpini
+39 331 458 8779 

Tech: Alberto Ricca 

Administration: Roberto Berti (Associazione Culturale Nexus-APS) 
+39 347 754 1611 

Social Media: Camilla Neri, Martina Piazzi
camillaneri@hotmail.it / martinapiazzi97@gmail.com 
+39 348 118 9459 / +39 339 712 7923

Birth chart: Francesca Pizzagalli



    SPEEED is a choreographic and musical project inspired by Para Para and Eurobeat phenomenon that spread through Tokyo clubs in the 1990s.

  • do-around-the-world

    a new site-specific project with Glauco Salvo and Pier Paolo Zimmermann.

  • HIT

    new production 2024 – premiere tba

  • What Will Happen Tomorrow

    A Rock Opera by Bremo and Parini Secondo (2022 – on tour)

  • be me

    2021 production Italy-Germany by Parini Secondo with Magdalena Oettl.


    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.


    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.



SPEEED –  Opera Estate Festival, Bassano del Grappa (VI)

do-around-the-world (working title) – NID Platform (Sezione Oper Studios), Cagliari (CA)

do-around-the-world – Festival DanzaUrbana, Bologna (BO)

SPEEED –  Interno Verde Danza Festival, Ferrara (FE)

SPEEED –  Venere in Teatro Festival, Forte Marghera (VE)

SPEEED – Parma Moving Fest, Parma (PR)

SPEEED –  Teatro Pubblico dell’Umbria, Foligno (PG)

What Will Happen Tomorrow – Artaj, Cesena (FC)

SPEEED –  MilanOltre, Milano (MI)

SPEEED – BOOM Cantieri Culturali, Calderara di Reno (BO)

SPEEED –  Teatro Akropolis, Genova (GE)


SPEEED –  Kilowatt Festival, Cortona (AR)

SPEEED –  AMAT, Civitanova Marche (MC)

What Will Happen Tomorrow – Spazio Betti, Fermo (FM)
16/04 – What Will Happen Tomorrow – Supernova Festival, Rimini (RN)
12/04 – SPEEED – Supernova Festival, Rimini (RN)