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:
Alex Frei, Karen Henry, Robert Hewitt, Jennifer Mann, Asha Thomas, Audrey van Herck, 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:
Didier Barbe, Jennifer Mann, Malcolm Manning, Anne-Marie Porras, Natalia Viñas Roig
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:
Sharon Booth, Karen Henry, Robert Hewitt, Paul McLinden, Bettina Süß, 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”.
Gilson de Assis will accompany the lessons of:
Anderson Pinheiro da Silva
Gilson de Assis, born in Rio de Janeiro, has been living and working in Europe since 1981. Years of research while still in Brazil have made him a specialist in Brazilian percussion. He gives concerts with various groups, has recorded numerous CDs and written two textbooks. He is co-director of the Blue Planet music courses in Munich and offers further training for teachers and professional musicians. A special focus in his work is on pre-school and school children and social projects for children of the City of Munich. His many years of work as a musician in various dance festivals have given him a great deal of experience in cooperating with dancers. As an accompanist in dance courses he mixes traditional and modern rhythms and uses not only conventional percussion instruments but also other sound sources such as various sound-producing objects, voice, body percussion, creating in this way an exciting and creative atmosphere.
José Torres Vicente will accompany the lessons of:
Juan Carlos Lèrida
José Torres is a Spanish flamenco guitarist, producer and composer. He has performed with Carmen Linares, Carles Benavent, Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía and Manuel Lombo among others on stages of more than 30 countries.José has composed music for dance productions (Javier Latorre, Rosario Toledo), exhibitions (Le duende Volé. Pilar Albarracín) and the soundtracks for 'Café Cantante’ (directed by himself) and the documentary ‘Matilde Coral. Acariciando el aire’.He has been playing with his own trio (alongside the Finnish drummer Karo Sampela and the Spanish violist Jasio Velasco) for the last 10 years. They published their first album in 2013 (JOSÉ TORRES TRIO. YOUKALI MUSIC) and they are now recording their next release based on José Torres Trío's last scenic creation: the award winning show La Suite del Reloj.José has recently released La virtud en el aire, an EP in collaboration with vocalist Rocío Guzmán in which they recomposed Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Music.