Joe Tornabene live at Kinitiras
“As a baritone saxophonist, all of my daily practice (all technical work as well as open explorations) and performances are processed in some form through an energetic modality. These include experiential anatomy, energetic centers, and embodiment explorations.”
Joe Tornabene will demonstrate his special work in a Speaking/Performance.
This cycling through is directed towards instrumentalists, singers, dancers and actors. It will reveal new strategies for creating performance and unique approaches towards Improvisation.
Musician, stage and film actor and sound designer, Joe Tornabene has been sound designing, performing, composing, and exploring performance practice for music, dance and theatre for over 44 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.
He has taught at the American Dance Festival, the Bates Dance Festival and American College Dance Festival conferences. He has taught sound design workshops at the Institut Supérieur des Techniques Du Spectacle, Avignon, France. Two of his sound designs have been placed in the permanent collection of the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts in New York, and a composition for dance into the Special Permanent Collection of the Library of the Arts of Virginia Commonwealth University, USA in 2016.
Joe taught at The School for New Dance Development (SNDO), Amsterdam, from September 1994 until June 1995. He was Director of Sound for the Cloitre des Celestins Theatre at the 50th Festival d’Avignon, 1996. He is a former officer of the International Guild of Musicians in Dance and for five years was the Music Director and Adjunct Professor of Music for Dance for the Department of Dance and Choreography of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Published articles about Joe’s teaching and performance work have appeared in numerous international journals in three languages – including the prestigious American journal Contact Quarterly.
In Greece, he has taught in various venues including Nellie Karra’s Advanced School of Dramatic Arts, APXH, Deree College, Kinitiras Dance Theatre and Synergio Technon.
He has worked extensively with the award-winning dance company Lathos Kinisi directed by Konstantin Mihos, and with the handicapped dance company Dagipoli. He was also 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.
Free contribution entrance