ROSES AND THORNS
by and with Daniele Ninarello and Patricia Carolin Mai
a project by Lavanderia a Vapore and Goethe-Institut
Every age brings with it “its roses and its thorns”…
Patricia Carolin Mai has her main production location at Kampnagel and K3 – Zentrum fürChoreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg. She studied dance at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, the SNDOAmsterdam as well as the Master of Performance Studies at the University of Hamburg. The examinationof the body as an archive and central link for memories marks the centre of her choreographic work. Shehas presented her productions at international festivals in Israel, Italy, Belgium, Korea and othercountries. With her long-term research she is working on “bodies in states of emergency”. After Ready tosnap (2016) and BALGAN BODY (2018) she explores 2019 in HAMONIM (Hebrew for “what moves themasses”) the mechanisms of protection for a community and what is necessary for an individual tosurvive in a group. 70 dance enthusiasts create a stage community that dissects the parameters oftogetherness and practices a critical stance towards the masses. In the summer of 2019, she follows theinvitation of the Ninety9 Art Company to Seoul. With her group piece GAL-GAL she focuses on the self-empowerment of women in Korean society. In 2020 she is working on the twelve month solo self-experiment KONTROL to explore the limits of her physical capacity and metamorphosis, questioningcultural norms of body and gender. Patricia Carolin Mai has recently received Hamburg’s concept fundinguntil 2023. With the trilogy INTEAM she will continue her work (together with K3 │ Tanzplan Hamburgand the local dance community) about practices of community.
Daniele Ninarello is an artist active in the field of performing arts. His choreographic language isarticulated through a constant research of movement that focuses on the “living body” as a place ofmediation. His works are often constituted by movement practices that unfold in an experientialchoreographic dimension, where bodies are often oriented and kept alive by a collective consciousness. After attending the Rotterdam Dance Academy, he works with choreographers, musicians and composersof international renown: Bruno Listopad, Virgilio Sieni, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Ezio Bosso, Dan Kinzelman,Xenia Ensemble. Since 2007 he presents his creations in several national and international festivals. Since2010 his productions have been part of the Anticorpi XL network in Italy and abroad thanks to theprojects Les Reperages and Dance Roads. Kudoku, realized together with the musician Dan Kinzelman,debuted at Biennale Danza 10 in Venice, and is among the projects selected for AEROWAVES TWENTY17,NID Platform and Rencontres Chorégraphiques Seine-Saint-Denis France. He is currently associate artistof Lavanderia a Vapore- Centro di residenza per la danza and of Oriente Occidente Festival in Rovereto.