Kudoku comes from a long period of residency and following the debut within the dance and jazz project DAN+Z, produced by Fabbrica Europa 2016. With this new production Daniele Ninarello has been selected, along with Francesca Foscarini, as the only Italian artist among 19 European choreographers, for Aerowaves Twenty17.
Choreographer Daniele Ninarello and composer Dan Kinzelman meet 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 improvises live with electronics, mixing synthesis, the inner noise of machines and feedback, along with sounds generated by the instruments that he has used most often over the years: sax, clarinet, flutes, stratifying the various elements using 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 continuous 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 ceaselessly 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.
Daniele Ninarello, after attending the Rotterdam Dance Academy, had the opportunity to dance with several international choreographers: Bruno Listopad, Felix Ruckert, Virgilio Sieni, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Since 2008 he carries forward his own choreographic research and presents his creations Coded’uomo, Man Size, Non(leg)azioni, God Bless You, at different festivals: Inside/Off, D10, InsolitiFestival, Ammutinamenti, Urban Bodies, Es.Terni, Short Formats, Marcher Commun. Winner of DNA Romaeuropa Festival mention at Premio Prospettiva Danza 2012, he worked with Ricardo Ambròzio, dancer from Ultima Vez, for a project supported by Centro de Documentação e Pesquisa em Dança di Rio de Janeiro.
In 2013 he is again finalist at Premio Equilibrio – Rome with Many and in May 2013 he presents Vertigo within CONFLUENZE, a project promoted by Unione Musicale of Turin and Torinodanza Festival / Fondazione del Teatro Stabile di Torino. His production Rock Rose WoW, after having received the support of the project Movin’Up in 2012 for the second session of the international creative residency at Tanztendenz Munchen, was the winner of “Teatri del tempo presente,” supported by LIVE – Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo and MIBAC – Italian Ministry of Heritage and Culture. In 2014 with L.A.N.D. Where is my love he won the production prize COLLABORACTION that supports young choreographers, promoted by the network ANTICORPI XL and coordinated by Mosaico Danza.
Since moving to Italy in 2005, American multi-instrumentalist and composer Dan Kinzelman has been making a name for himself as an important protagonist 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 and Ralph Alessi.
2010 saw the birth of the Hobby Horse trio, a permanent collective always evolving. The first disc of the group, for Parco della Musica Records, ranked as one of the 10 best albums of 2013 in the referendum held by Musica Jazz. In 2012 he created Dan Kinzelman’s Ghost, a wind and percussion quartet, his only project as a leader. The first disc, Stonebreaker, was recorded during a residency at Correggio Jazz 2012. In 2014 the quartet was voted one of the best bands of the year by Musica Jazz. The Kinzelman projects are regularly presented in the most important Italian and European clubs and festivals: Umbria Jazz, Time in Jazz, Jazz Bergamo, European Jazz Expo, North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands), Unterfahrt (Germany), TAT ( Austria).
choreography and dance: Daniele Ninarello
live music: Dan Kinzelman (tenor sax, percussions, electronics)
dramaturg: Carlotta Scioldo
management: Silvia Limone
production: Codeduomo and Novara Jazz (curator Enrico Bettinello)
with the support of
CSC Centro per la Scena Contemporanea Bassano del Grappa
Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo | Lavanderia a Vapore
(with the support of Indisciplinarte and Associazione Demetra)
[photo: Andrea Macchia]