©  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);
  • Multiplicidade (Santa Cruz, PT, 2019);
  • IndiePride (Bologna, IT, 2019).

What Will Happen Tomorrow

A Rock Opera by Bremo and Parini Secondo

2022 – ON TOUR


2020 official video

© Eleonora Mari

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?

© Eleonora Mari

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) 

© Eleonora Mari


  • 15/04/2022 Artaj Cesena IT
  • 1/05/2022 Santarcangelo di Romagna IT
  • 14/05/2022 Spazio WEBO, Pesaro IT
  • 30/07/2022 BOLLE Festivalino, Casa Madiba Rimini IT
  • 1/08/2022 Podere Bislacco, Savignano sul Rubicone IT
  • 25/08/2022 Casa Ceretti Laboratorio per l’arte, Verbania IT
  • 24/08/2022 Mastronauta, Omegna IT
  • 25/08/2022 Festival SCINTILLE, Verbania IT
  • 10/12/2022 Visioni Periferiche, Borello IT
  • 16/04/2023 Supernova Festival, Rimini IT





© Pier Paolo Zimmermann

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).

by Parini Secondo

with: Sissj Bassani, Martina Piazzi
second cast: Camilla Neri, Francesca Pizzagalli
choreography: Parini Secondo, freely inspired by online content
sound: Alberto Ricca/Bienoise
light design: Bianca Peruzzi
costumes and weaves: Giulia Pastorelli
ropes: MarcRope Milano
organization: Margherita Alpini

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

Production: Parini Secondo, Nexus Factory

© Pier Paolo Zimmermann

premiere 2024 tba


with Glauco Salvo and Pier Paolo Zimmermann

2023 – ON TOUR


© Pier Paolo Zimmermann

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. 

© Pier Paolo Zimmermann

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.

© Pier Paolo Zimmermann

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.

by Parini Secondo, Glauco Salvo, Pier Paolo Zimmermann

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), MarcRope Milano, CSC – Centro per la Scena Contemporanea (Bassano del Grappa, IT), Armunia (Castiglioncello, IT), Taarnby Park Studio (Copenhagen, DK)

Production: Nexus Factory, Parini Secondo

© Pier Paolo Zimmermann


  • 04/03/2023 – parsec Bologna (BO)
  • 29/05-03/06/2023 – ORA Orobie Residenze Artistiche, Sondrio (SO)
  • 07/09/2023 – Festival DanzaUrbana, Bologna (BO)

be me

with Magdalena Öttl


be me interview

© André Symann

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 

© André Symann

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.

be me
By Parini Secondo & magdalena öttl

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)

Thanks to: Valentina Tanni, Edoardo Sansonne, WerkStadt Takeover Pact Zollverein, Annette Wolter, Matteo  Santini, Jana Kerima Stolzer, Philipp Steffens, Cesare Biguzzi/Wereading


  • 25.03.2021 ONLINE PREMIERE from Kunsthallen Rottstr5
  • 09-10.04.2021 Maschinenhaus Essen (DE)
  • 16.08.2021 Podere Bislacco, Savignano sul Rubicone (IT)


Parini Secondo x Bienoise

2020 – ON TOUR


official music video

night version

© Davide Vergnano

SPEEED is 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

SPEEED is 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. 

© Davide Vergnano

Here and now
We’re Running with the magic
Fighting hard for a better future

In the night
We’re shining like a fire


by Parini Secondo x Bienoise;

With: Sissj Bassani, Camilla Neri, Martina Piazzi, Francesca Pizzagalli
Music: Alberto Ricca/Bienoise
Choreography: Parini Secondo freely inspired by online contents
With the collaboation of: La Boutique dell’Autoradio Mirandola, Finizio Power Team Bologna, MasterSound Foligno, Audiogamma Hi-Fi Trento, Franco Sound Ancona

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)
  • 09-10/09/2023 – Interno Verde Danza Festival, Ferrara (FE)
  • 17/09/2023 – Venere in Teatro Festival, Forte Marghera (VE)
  • 19/09/23 – Parma Moving Fest – solo cose belle, Parma (PR)
  • 23/09/2023 – Teatro Pubblico dell’Umbria, Foligno (PG)
  • 08/10/2023 – MilanOltre, Milano (MI)
  • 20/10/2023 – BOOM Cantieri Culturali, Calderara di Reno (BO) 
  • 12/11/2023 – Teatro Akropolis, Genova (GE)