From 2019, Body Listening becomes a closed course:
every Wednesday 19.30-21.30 from 23/1/2019 to 27/3/2019
More information at the reception
Facilitated by Joe Tornabene
Classes will be held in English
Fluid and alive explorations combining voice, experiential anatomy, movement, witnessing, memory explorations, and embodiment practices. An introduction to the energetic essences of empathy into embodiment.
A deep training into the physical/psychic core through a dedicated somatic/embodiment process. The unconscious comes into view and becomes usable.
A rich enhancement for performers, body workers, psychologists, and anyone desiring an opening of awareness and explorations of energy quality transformation.
Joe Tornabene is an award winning multimedia musician, stage and film actor and sound designer. He has been sound designing, performing, composing, and exploring performance practice for music, dance and theatre for over 40 years. He has been researching the dynamics and creative possibilities of improvisation and embodied performance practice in multimedia contexts in the USA and Europe. He has taught experiential workshops concerned with the relationships of Performance, embodiment, movement, music, sound, and improvisation in major dance, theatre and music academies in 10 countries.
Experience in the Dance/ Music Relationship
• Former Music Director and Professor of Music for Dance, resident composer for dance, for the Department of Dance and Choreography of Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond ,VA, USA.
• School for New Dance Development, SNDO, Amsterdam. Faculty, taught Experiential Listening
• Music Director/Composer, RoseAnne Spradlin & Dancers, New York City
• Studied Sound Sources for Dance with John Hurbert MacDowell, Paul Taylor’s music director, at The New School, New York
• Performer, Lathos Kinisi Dance, Athens, in 6 major works including The Last Empty Man, Choreography of the Year Award, 2000.
• Performer, Dagipolis Dance Company, Athens
• Dance Accompaniment – studied with Lynn Stanford at the American Ballet Theatre, New York. Accompanied some of America’s finest choreographers including Molissa Fenley, Doug Varone, Dan Wagoner, Diane McIntyre, Bill Evans and Ron Brown, as well as members of the Bill T. Jones Company and the Alvin Ailey Company.
• Former officer of the International Guild of Musicians in Dance
• Dance Festivals, workshops presented: The American Dance Festival, The Bates Dance Festival, Akropoditi Dancefest, Syros, July, 2017, with Thalia Ditsa
• Performer, Deep Sigh, Gav/ Kinitiras, funded by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports
• Published interviews and articles in international journals include: Contact Quarterly, USA, Xopos (Horos), Athens, Nouvelles de Danse, Brussels, Journal of the International Guild of Musicians in Dance, USA, Dancewriting, USA, Improfil, Berlin
• Two of his sound designs have been placed in the permanent collection of the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts in New York.
• His music composition for the choreographic piece “To Bleed Willingly and Joyfully”, choreographed by Chris Burnside in 1992, has been added to the Permanent Special Collections of the Virginia Commonwealth University Library, Richmond, VA, USA, 2017
• Grant Awards include those from the Vogelstein Foundation (New York), the City of St. Paul, the Minnesota Independent Choreographers Alliance, The Virginia Arts Council, the Netherland-America Foundation and the School for New Dance Development (SNDO), Amsterdam
In Greece, he has taught in schools and studios including Nellie Karra’s Advanced School of Dramatic Arts, APXH, Deree College, Kinitiras Dance Theatre, Synergio Technon, Kodo Stage and Sinergatiko Studio, with Thalia Ditsa. He was an actor with Theatro Technis (The Art Theatre of Greece). He was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Award at the 46th Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Greece) 2005 for his role in Kyriakos Katzourakis’ film, Sweet Memory.
Joe Tornabene currently lives in Greece, continuing his performing and teaching in various venues.