In 2012 Marinella Senatore founded The School of Narrative Dance, focused on the idea of storytelling as an experience that can be explored choreographically, on non-hierarchical 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. Movement and story-telling are regarded as common languages through celebrating the vernacular, amateur, and professionally trained gestures of the participants.
The School offers a wide range of classes in subjects such as oral history, carpentry, drama, choreography, cinematic language, art history etc., encouraging local people to share their skills or achieve new ones, building new groups and ideas of community. To date, SOND‘s projects – produced by Institutions, Museums and universities – have been developed in several countries around the world, with the involvement of political activists, scholars, makers, illiterate people, students, housewives, musicians, writers, worker unions, retirees, teachers, feminist choirs, feminists and Alpines and more.
The School of Narrative Dance
2012 – 2020