The School of Narrative Dance

In 2013 Marinella Senatore founded The School of Narrative Dance, focused on the idea of storytelling as an experience that can be explored choreographically, on non-hierachical learning, self-training and the creation of an active citizenship through informal education. Nomadic and free of charge, the School takes different forms depending on the spaces it temporarily occupies, and proposes an alternative system of education, based on emancipation, inclusion, and self-cultivation. The School offeres a wide range of classes in subjects such as literature, oral history, carpentry, art history, crafts, photography, arithmetic, drama, choreography, cinematic language, etc., encouraging individuals to share their skills or achieve new ones, building new groups and ideas of community. To date, the School‘s projects – produced by Istitutions, Museums and Foundations – have been developed in several countries in Europe and US, with the involvement of political activists, scholars, artisans, illiterate people, students, housewifes, musicians, writers, worker unions, retireds, teachers, feminist choirs and Alpines.
The work uses dance as a common language through which to celebrate the vernacular, amateur, and professionally trained gestures of the participants.


The School of Narrative Dance: Ongoing Documentary
2013 - 2015

The video titled The School of Narrative Dance: Ongoing Documentary tells about the experiences of the School and its students
around the world and it‘s constantly updated with new chapters regarding new stages of the project.

Production photo
School of Narrative Dance, Ecuador: Production photo