Antonio Alemanno

Antonio Alemanno
Italy

Music influences movement, like in a body when every part is able to perceive and react to the flow. We can walk with the head; see through our skin, breath with our belly, and like a play, the movement can also influence the music. I’m inspired by this relationship between movement and music. I’m passionate about the nexus between spiritual mind, body connection and music. It is like a mutable energy flow.

biography: Antonio is a musician (double bass, bass guitar, sansula and little instruments) and performer trained in the physical disciplines of contemporary dance, Butoh dance, corporal mime and Ashtanga yoga.  He completed his post graduate at the Conservatoire de Musique in Dijon where he had the highest grading and congratulations from the jury (music and dance quintet from Prokofiev). He received his graduate degree at the Consevatorio di Alta Cultura Musicale “D. Cimarosa” and he studied Psychology at the University of Naples II, where his thesis was on body therapy included theatre therapy, yoga and Grotowsky’s work. He has played for the Vatican Youth Orchestra, Le Duo (Dijon), Le Musiciens d’Europe (Belgium), L’Orchestra Symphonique de la Communauté (Le Creusot),  L’Orchestre Symphonique des Jeunes de Bourgogne (Dijon), and I Musici di Corte (Caserta).

He has performed with musicians and dancers in street performances, and in the natural environment in Italy, France, Norway and played for dance workshops (Mirva Makinen, Atsushi Takenouchi, Estelle De Montelambert). He has produced two albums “L’agonie du Quatrième” (2005) and “Musica allarovescia” (2007).  Antonio and Mirva Mäkinen have been collaborating since 2010. Antonio has been playing in Mirva’s workshops and choreographies in Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Israel, Italy, USA, (New York, Boulder, Reno, San Francisco and Earthdance). Antonio has been playing and dancing in several choreographies by Mirva Mäkinen; Present Juncture (Teatro La Tea, New York), Round Robin Project (Theatre Academy, Helsinki), Movement of Roots (Teatro Civico, Caserta), Irkutsk (Kallionlukio, Helsinki).