Marinella Senatore (1977, Cava Dei Tirreni, Italy) engages in a practice that merges forms of protest and learning through theatre, music and film. She takes inspiration from public ceremonies, civil rituals and mass events, while reflecting on the political dimension of collective formations and how they generate a potential for social change. Besides her performative practice, she explores urban issues and social topics such as emancipation and equality through painting, collage, installation, video, photography and sound. Working collaboratively and creating new possibilities for public involvement and modes of encounter, local communities are involved in different ways. Her work Rosas (2012), an opera for the screen, involved 20,000 citizens from Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. In 2013, she founded the School of Narrative Dance: a nomadic, free school that focuses on storytelling and is based on educational systems fostering the emancipation of the student and activating processes of self-cultivation. In 2014 she received the MAXXI Prize, Rome.