Many of the courses at Tanz Bozen will have live accompaniment. Teachers and participants alike appreciate the sensitivity and professionalism of the excellent musicians, who sprinkle magic into the lessons with their music. Sound and movement unite, with the resulting energy clearly engaging and inspiring all.
The following musicians will be joining us for this year's edition of the workshop program:
Luis Carmona Barrio will accompany the lessons of:
Marco Auggiero, Esther Balfe, Alex Frei, Robert Hewitt, Jennifer Mann, Fabiana Pastorini, Natalia Viñas Roig
Luis M. Carmona Barrio was born in San Sebastián, where he studied piano and composition. He worked as dance accompanist and composer in many parts of Europe, in the USA and Japan with artists such as María de Ávila, Lola de Ávila, Carmen Roche, Victor Ullate, Carmina, Ida Vasilieva, Azari Plizetski, Jean Claude Gallotta, Anne Teresa de Keersmaker, David Zambrano, Susanne Linke, Milton Myers, Wim Vandekeybus, with the José Limón Dance Company and the Jennifer Muller Company, the Institut del Teatre, Barcelona, and Internationale Tanzwochen Wien.
He has composed music for films, dance and theatrical performances and has taken part in most of the major music festivals as a pianist. Carmona Barrio has also recorded a number of CDs and is currently recording his own piano compositions.
François Ceccaldi will accompany the lessons of:
Marco Auggiero, Didier Barbe, Jennifer Mann, Anne-Marie Porras
François Ceccaldi has been engaged with dance as a musician for the past 15 years. He has composed for various ensembles (Cie de la Mentira, Voie E) and accompanies dance lessons at the Conservatoire de Montpellier, Epse Danse and at various international festivals. He has worked with artists such as Anne Marie Porras, Rita Quaglia, Michèle Rust, Eve Jouret, Yann Lheureux, Jean-Pierre Alvarez and Leonardo Montecchia.
His basic instruments are the traditional percussion instruments (Zarb, Darbuka, Tablas, Jenbé Toms). By combining them with the latest technology Francois has opened a broad new field of sound. .
Sandro Cuccuini will accompany the lessons of:
Esther Balfe, Karen Henry, Anna Herrmann, Robert Hewitt, Audrey van Herck
Sandro Cuccuini graduated as a pianist in 1988 from the Conservatorio G. Verdi, Turin. From 1982 he worked as a répétiteur to opera singers and from 1990 onwards also for classical dance. Since 2001 he has been a pianist for the Royal Academy of Dance in London. Cuccuini is the composer and arranger of the music on the nine CDs which outline the Modern Dance Academy’s teaching method and also composed and recorded the first classical dance CD Music for Ballet. More recently he has written a musical which has been produced in Turin in a stage design by Fulvio Crivello. Sandro Cuccuini composed and arranged the music for “Valiean”.
Since 2013 he is training for Teresa Hall courses (D.D.I and D.D.E - I.S.T.D. Programme). In 2014 he created "Music and Dance Project", seminars for teachers of music applied to dance. Since 2015 he is Tutor and Head of Music Department for ACSI D.E.E. For the season 2016/2017 he will start a new collaboration with the "Elena D'angelo's Operetta Company", as a conductor. He is Composer and Arranger of the Musical “Il canto invisibile”.
Thierry Galand will accompany the lessons of:
Trained in Afro-Cuban, Caribbean and Guinean drumming since the 90s, Thierry Galand continues to transmit his art through percussion classes and workshops to various audiences. Specialized in Gwoka Guadeloupe, he participated in many evenings Lewoz in Paris and Guadeloupe. He regularly accompanies dance classes and workshops and plays in many carnival parades. He regularly accompanies the Martinican storyteller Igo Drané in his shows.