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.
ConceptParini Secondo With Sissj Bassani, Camilla Neri, Marina Piazzi, Francesca PIzzagalli ad more Sound Livia Malossi and more Supported byLaboratorio Danza & Teatro, Katriém Cult. Ass., Ass. Ishmael & The Elephant/WeReading
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 linksthat lead to the extremes of a web of relationships, expanding it and finding increasingly absurd links. It is the testimony of an individualisticyet hyper-connected generation. Everyone can create new relationships and everyone possesses those already present, as a tradition.
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.
ConceptParini Secondo WithSissj Bassani, Camilla Neri, Martina Piazzi, Francesca Pizzagalli and more SoundLivia Malossi, EDMMARO, Alberto Ricca/Bienoise Supported byLaboratorio Danza & Teatro (Cesena, IT), Mastronauta (Omegna, IT), Performact (Torres Vedras, PT), theWorkRoom (Milan, IT)
Headbanging, cheerleading, distortion and lo-fi: this is Bremo and Parini Secondo‘s show, a rock opera in three acts that is unafraid to wink, blatantly cutie and unashamedly pop. A stadium dream: amid hellish vibes and sharp looks, the group confronts you insinuating the question what will happen tomorrow?
Bremo and Parini Secondo’s new project plays on the aesthetics of the pop concert and its iconic elements to create a performance in which the boundaries between live music and dance blur to the point of blurring.
The pieces composed by the Bremo (Nicolò Mingolini and Sara Pizzinelli) are part of a new production that sees their lo-fi approach take an overtly stage and pop form. Parini Secondo (Sissj Bassani, Martina Piazzi, Camilla Neri, Francesca Pizzagalli), after the experience of SPEEED, takes the Para Para technique and adapts it, transforming it, to the synth-wave of Bremo. The combination of the two formations realizes a stadium dream, with a punk and fluid approach, between hellish distortions and some winks 😉
What Will Happen Tomorrow is a rhetorical question that should be read with a smile, an ancestral doubt that urges us to act, act today.
What Will Happen Tomorrow A rock opera by Bremo and Parini Secondo
With: Sissj Bassani, Nicolò Mingolini, Camilla Neri, Martina Piazzi, Francesca Pizzagalli, Sara Pizzinelli Music: Bremo Choreography: Parini Secondo Production: Glauco Salvo mix: Alberto Ricca/Bienoise master: Nick Foglia With the support of: Artaj (Cesena), Festival Scintille (Verbania)
Parini Secondo chooses rope skipping as an athletic practice and rhythmic element to create his new production – HIT. The show is the theatre version of the project do-around-the-world(2023).
In a composition developed together with the musician and researcher Alberto Ricca/Bienoise, the illusory repetitiveness of the rotating flow of the rope around the two dancer-jumpers becomes an inexorable spiral that parabolas time from the real to the ritual. Like drums, one can break out of the impasse creating a physical vacuum that makes the skin resonate with every stroke, becoming an echo of the words heard, becoming singing stones (M. Schneider, 1972).
with the support of: Cantieri/Network Anticorpi XL, AMAT Marche, Magdalena Oettl further supports: MarcRope (Milan, IT), KOMMA Production (Copenhagen, DK), Armunia (Castiglioncello, IT), CSC-Centro per la Scena Contemporanea (Bassano del Grappa, IT), Taarnby Park Studio (Copenhagen, DK) and advice of: Camilla Rizzi, Lola Posani, Luigi Monteanni
Through the activity of jumping rope, Parini Secondo together with Glauco Salvo and Pier Paolo Zimmermann creates a performative action and a practice of archiving that ignites places by their intrinsic and veiled acoustic characteristics.
The instrument of skipping rope is used as an activator of specific acoustic events in places selected for their resonant power. Thus, the video-tutorial, usually intended to emphasise the activity of the jumping subject, is instead used as an event that illuminates the environment, the frame in which the jump is inserted. The gymnastic activity becomes an acoustic and visual meditative pretext, supported and conducted by Glauco Salvo’s subtle electronic interventions – lyrical and illusory glimpses provoked to divert perception – and Pier Paolo’s alienating perspectives.
Following several surveys, the group selects spaces that have an interesting acoustic response towards the skipping of the rope. After a few days of study and observation of the urban sound and light environment, they make a descriptive video fragment that will be added to the ongoing collection that the artists have been working on since January 2023: an archive that narrates the technical progress of Parini Secondo’s skipping activity and recounts the geography of his research path through Pier Paolo’s wide, static and sensitive shots and Glauco’s delicately altered field recordings.
At the end of the days of research and study, they open to the public the performative device conceived to bring live what happens in the archive, sensitising perception to what the spaces and environments already offer.
Concept: Parini Secondo Jump: Sissj Bassani, Martina Piazzi Field recordings and electronic sound: Glauco Salvo Video and editing: Pier Paolo Zimmermann Organizations: Margherita Alpini
Supported by: Cantieri/Network Anticorpi XL, AMAT Marche, Culture Moves Europe, Magdalena Oettl further supports: parsec Bologna, ORA – Orobie residenze artistiche (SO), KOMMA Production (Copenhagen, DK), ERASMUS +, MarcRope Milano, CSC – Centro per la Scena Contemporanea (Bassano del Grappa, IT), Armunia (Castiglioncello, IT), Taarnby Park Studio (Copenhagen, DK)
There’s no wind in the Internet Just clouds and windows No wind, no wind, no wind, no wind
There’s no me in the night we met Where’s the sound in the words that you just said Be me, be me
be me is a dance performance born from the encounter between Parini Secondo (Sissj Bassani, Martina Piazzi, IT) and Magdalena Oettl (DE) during a 4-month coexistence in Essen within the KreativCampu.Ruhr program. The result of this long period of cohabitation is a choreographic template shown for the first time on 25th March at Kunsthallen Bochum. Inspired by the concept of meme, most commonly used as a linguistic sign within online communities, Parini and Magdalena created a device which highlights the self organisational mechanisms of a small community populated by seven performers and witnessed by an online audience. Through copying and imitation, the whole community is the author of the choreography which becomes solid just in the moment of staging. Silent agreements are floating in the space, carried by the wind they spread like a rumor and promote the existence of a temporary truth.
Performance: Sissj Bassani, Lucas Lopes, Camilla Neri, Martina Piazzi, Francesca Pizzagalli, Eliza Trefas Music: Alberto Ricca/Bienoise Visual Design:Daniel Gugitsch Technical Support: Wolfram Lakaszus Webdesign: Tommaso Gagliardi
Developed between november 2020 – april 2021 in the frame of Kreativcampus.Ruhr Artists in Residence International Co-Production It’s not my responsibility to get famous, a project by ecce GmbH. Supported by Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia In Cooperation with Kunsthaus Essen, Maschinenhaus Essen, Kunsthallen Bochum Further Support by the city of Essen, city of Bochum, municipality of Savignano Sul Rubicone (IT)
SPEEEDis a choreographic and musical project inspired by Para Para and Eurobeat phenomenon that spread through Tokyo clubs in the 1990s.
Para Para is a dance style with a colourful aesthetic, in which complex gestural combinations describe the caffeinated overexcitement of Eurobeat music. Starting from the study of video-tutorials, SPEEED takes shape by adapting choreographic sequences of the time to the original music written by Alberto Ricca/Bienoise.
SPEEEDis a work of camouflage because it faithfully copies its source of inspiration: the dancers on stage stimulate you to act, a 160 bpm slap launches you into a centrifuge of pure and genuine enthusiasm where tuning cars play very loud Eurobeat music.
Here and now We’re Running with the magic Fighting hard for a better future
With the support of: Mastronauta Omegna (VCO), Comune di Verbania, Fondazione Comunitaria VCO Special thanks to: Andrea Ruschetti, Riccardo Brezza (Comune di Verbania), Scoppiati Racing Team (Verbania), MIGMA Collective, Centro Commerciale Le Isole (Gravellona Toce, VB), Giostra Esagerata F.lli Uga.
Selected by Vetrina della Giovane danza d’autore 2022 (Anticorpi XL) and winner of Mobility Grant fund (DanzaUrbana 2022).
PREMIERE 05/09/2021 – Festival DanzaUrbana, Bologna (BO)
16/09/2022 – Vetrina della Giovane danza d’autore, Ravenna (RA)
30/09/2022 – Spazio Materia, Prato (PO)
01/10/2022 – Festival Catalysi, Cesena (FC)
24-25/03/2023 – Museo MART, Rovereto (TN)
12/04/2023 – Supernova Festival, Rimini (RN)
15/07/2023 – AMAT, Civitanova Marche (MC)
20/07/2023 – Kilowatt Festival, Cortona (AR)
19/08/2023 – Operaestate B/Motion Festival, Bassano del Grappa (VI)