Composer Dan Kinzelman and choreographer Daniele Ninarello meet for the first time on a common ground for exploration: space as a place in which to exercise and transfigure the physical and sonic body, its transience, its impermanence, the struggle to resist.
Dan Kinzelman performs a suite of improvised music, mixing synthesis, noise and feedback together with the sounds of his saxophone and voice, creating complex, stratified textures with the help of a loop station.
In composing the choreographic part, Daniele Ninarello not only explores his familiar field of instant composition, but works within a territory created by the constant dialogue with the soundscape and the information he receives from it, to contact the invisible threads that bind body and space.
The experimentation with sound and with the body thus tends to translate the perceptive elements that make the evolution of the human figure visible. Something inside the body vibrates constantly like a threat: it is chaos, the inner noise of scars and thoughts. And this is true for everyone. Only dance can gradually bring these traces into the here and now.
And wipe the gaze clean, find peace. Like a true physical mantra to explore in its continuity: the mute perimeter of properly unshackled thought.
Since moving to Italy in 2005, American multi-instrumentalist and composer Dan Kinzelman has been making a name for himself as an important voice of the younger generation. His personal approach as a soloist has been widely requested by Italian stars like Enrico Rava, Mauro Ottolini and Giovanni Guidi, and he has performed with Uri Caine, David Binney, Maria Schneider and Ralph Alessi. He has recently made his debut on ECM Records with Enrico Rava, and this summer has been a busy one for him, with appearances at Umbria Jazz (Italy) and Saalfelden (Austria) and a prestigious residency with his band “Dan Kinzelman’s Ghost” in Correggio at the Teatro Asioli. In recent years he has come into his own as a bandleader and composer with a strong and original artistic vision, restless within the confines of a particular genre. He is preparing to release his first record with his trio, Hobby Horse, on tour in November and March of 2013, and negotiations are underway for the release of the recording of Dan Kinzelman’s Ghost in 2013.
DANIELE NINARELLO After attending the Rotterdam Dance Academy, he immediately began working with several international choreographers, including Bruno Listopad, Felix Ruckert, Virgilio Sieni. Since 2007, he has presented his creations in numerous national and international festivals. Starting in 2010 his productions have been included in the network “Anticorpi XL” in Italy, and he has presented his work internationally as part of the networks “Les Repérages” and “Dance Roads” . In 2013 he was a finalist in the Premio Equilibrio Roma. In September 2012 he began working as a dancer with the company EASTMAN – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. 2013 saw the debut of ROCK ROSE WOW thanks to support from Movin‘Up 2nd session. In thet same year he received the production prize ‘Teatri del Tempo Presente’. In 2014 with L.A.N.D. WHERE IS MY LOVE? he was awarded the production prize “COLLABORACTION” which supports young choreographers, sponsored by the network “Anticorpi XL”. He has danced with internationally renowned musicians and composers. KUDOKU, a new production realized in 2016 with musician Dan Kinzelman, ebut at the International Contemporary Dance Festival of La Biennale di Venezia (I) and in november KUDOKU was selected by AEROWAVES TWENTY17. In 2016 the new project STILL received the Prospettiva Danza Prize (I). STILL is part of the project STILL Body Experience with Digital Brain realized with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo.