We want this MiniFest to be the experience you are looking for.
For this reason we have designed a MiniFest which you can tailor to your skills and interests. In fact, you will be able to choose both the level of the classes you will be attending in the morning and the afternoon workshops among the many our Body Music artists will be offering.
Whether you are a teacher, a performer looking for new inputs, someone keen on world music or eager to explore the possibility of making music using your body, the MiniFest Rome 2020 will have something to offer you!
Choose here the level of the morning classes you will be taking. You will attend your level classes every day from 9.30am to 1pm, as you will be rotating between various teachers.
Read carefully the descriptions of the different levels as shown in the boxes here. Find out which is the one that best suits you, according to your personal interests and your familiarity with Body Music.
How to bring Body Music into the classroom? This level focuses on the use of Body Music in kindergarten, primary and secondary school, as a joyful and accessible way to make music with groups of children and teenagers. A specific attention will be dedicated to exploring strategies to plan and teach body music activities and their possible overlapping with other art forms and school disciplines.1
Have you already done Body Music? Have you already attended other workshops? Do you find yourself already feeling at ease with it, but you want to deepen and expand your relationship and fluidity with this art form? This is your level!3
Are you curious about Body Music but you have not yet experienced it? Do you want to know and enhance your ability to move in time and to produce music just using your body? This is the right level for you!2
Do you consider yourself a Body Musician? Would you love to include Body Music in your artistic practice in a more consistent way? Are you looking for an experience that can give a new input to your expression? The advanced path is the one for you!4
Are you ready?
The International Body Music MiniFest Rome 2021 will offer plenty of opportunities to live the experience of making music together and work as a whole group. Beside connecting through dancing or just hanging out, the evenings will make room to enjoy Body Music on stage, whether by sharing with others something you created or learned or by watching other Body Musicians performing.
Some evening time will be also dedicated to host panels aimed at collectively reflecting on relevant aspects related to Body Music.
Please note: the calendar below may be subject to change. Check the website regularly to keep yourself updated.
06:00 – 08:00 P.M.
All Together: guided group improvisation
9:00 – 11:00 P.M.
Dancing to connect
09:00 – 11:00 P.M.
Panel: Body Music in educational contexts
Speakers: Arianna Forneron (Secondary School teacher, President of SIMEOS), Checco Galtieri (Director of SPM Donna Olimpia, Founding member of OSI), Andrea Sangiorgio (Professor of Elemental Music Education at the University of Music and Performing Arts of Munich, Co-director of CDM Centro Didattico Musicale)
9:00 – 10:30 P.M.
Presentation: Why Body Music works: a psychological and neuropsychological perspective.
Speaker: Valentina Iadeluca (Body-oriented psychologist, Certified Hakomi Therapist, Orff-Schulwerk educator and music teacher trainer)
10:30 – 11:30 P.M.
Dancing to connect
9:00 – 10:00 P.M
Open mic: participants and teachers show their body music
10:00 – 11:00 P.M
Body Music on stage: teachers play together
07.00 -08.30 P.M.
Sharing of the Body Music pieces participants created during their workshops.
He is a drummer and teaches rhythm workshops since 2006.
He started SOUNDPAINTING – a sign language for live composition and improvisation - and gives workshops as a Soundpainter since 2008. He’s leading the “Istanbul Soundpainting Orchestra”.
He met BODY PERCUSSION in 2007 and became a member of "KeKeÇa Body Percussion Ensemble”. He worked as a teacher and a performer in Brasil, USA, Italy, Germany, France, Argentina, Israel, Portugal, Holland as well as -nearly- all International Body Music Festival's since 2009. He started his solo show “I.Play.Me” in 2011 and a duet show 'A Couple of Stuff' with Ayşe Akarsu in 2012. He continues to offer workshops, performances, body music scene designs and various artistic collaborations in national and international projects.
Thanos is a leading figure of tap dance and body music in Greece, while sharing and performing around the globe.
Mentored by Heather Cornell and Max Pollak, his work focuses on the music delivered from the body sounds and percussive movement, fusing and expanding to various musical styles from jazz & funk, afro & latin, to his eastern and Balkan roots.
Today Thanos was until recently a cast member of the dance and music group Cambuyon from Spain, premiered with them this February 2015 at the New Victory Theater in New York (Broadway) and is part of the international show “Body Music: see music, hear dance” under the direction of Keith Terry and Jep Melendez. He is actively involved in the Athens jazz scene and his collaborations include top greek jazz artists, the Coolspiritrio and his own leading projects Tapmotif Sextet and Acoustic Movement.
He teaches regularly in the artistic space “Playground for the arts”, which he shares with Yiota Peklari (flamenco) and Petros Kourtis (percussion) and is a faculty member of the “Orff Institute in Athens”. He is also constantly teaching to communities abroad, sharing tradition, concepts and his approaches in countries like USA, Canada, Spain, France, Switzerland, UK, Finland and more.
🇮🇹 Italiy | 🇬🇷 Greece
MA in "Music Anthropology", Italy, degree in "Traditional Percussions", Greece. His musical interests span from Mediterranean tradition to free improvisation and more. Besides more than 10 personal recordings, hundreds of live and studio collaborations in Europe and USA, in the fields of theatre, musical, visual arts, dance, he has won prizes as a musician in Italy and Greece. Dealing with Body Music since 2007, he has developed a very personal language, rooted in his knowledge of traditional rhythms and sounds. He created Bodyterranean, an album and a music show based exclusively on sounds from the body. He teaches percussion and body music in several countries.
He has been teaching Orff-Schulwerk classes and teacher education courses in Italy and abroad for 30 years.
He also works as a music specialist, facilitating projects on Music and Movement Education in public primary schools.
He has published more than 150 articles on music pedagogy in the context of primary school and 5 books on the topic of teaching Body Percussion.
He is the educational coordinator of the Junior department of the Popular School of Music Donna Olimpia, Rome. He is also a founding member of the OSI (Italian Orff-Schulwerk).
🇮🇹 Italia | 🇩🇪 Germania
Professore di Educazione Musicale Elementare all'Università per la musica e le arti performative di Monaco di Baviera, Germania.
Dottorato di ricerca presso l'Università di Exeter, Regno Unito, sulle interazioni creative dei bambini nel lavoro di gruppo.
Dal 1997 membro del direttivo del CDM Centro Didattico Musicale. Tematiche principali come formatore: educazione elementare alla musica e al movimento (approccio Orff-Schulwerk), improvvisazione di gruppo e creatività musicale, aspetti cognitivi dei processi di apprendimento in musica.
He graduated in music at the Aula de Música Moderna del Conservatori del Liceu, in 1999. Two years later he continued his studies at the Drummers Collective in New York. After a period of training with different professors of drums, personal research and other musical studies, in 2011 he obtained the title of Master of Music Therapy for the UPF. In 2019 he obtained the Diploma in Systemic Pedagogy.
As a body percussionist he has created and directs the SSM BigHand (Big band of body percussion) and shares a duet project with Mariona Castells, with whom he has participated in different advertising spots and artistic, social and educational events.
🇺🇸 USA - Artistic Director
Keith is a percussionist/rhythm-dancer/educator whose artistic vision has straddled the line between music and dance for more than four decades. Since 1978 he has been developing a contemporary style of Body Music based on his training as a jazz drummer, as well as his years of intensive study and collaboration with world rhythmic systems. Keith tours extensively in the Americas, Asia, and Europe, where his Body Music performances, workshops, residencies and choreographic commissions are popular among professional performers and educators. He is the founder of Crosspulse, Slamming All-Body Band, and the International Body Music Festival.
Born in Rome in 1982, Dodo develops since a child a great passion for choral singing. As a child he begins with classical piano and when he is 16 he joins the vocal ensemble “Entropie Armoniche”. Later he starts to work as an actor and dubber, while playing keyboards in some rock bands.
In 2003 he is founder of the a cappella vocal group “Anonima Armonisti”. In 2006 he gains a Master’s Degree in Musicology and in the same year he founds the choir “Cantering”. Since 2012 he has been working as a choir director in several Roman high schools, bringing music to teenagers and making a distinct contribution to the development of vocal practice in the high school system (where music is otherwise mostly not present, unfortunately).
Presently he conducts the “Coro della Collina” and the “Coro Zenzero” and sings as a bass in the vocal quintet “Occhi Chiusi in Mare Aperto”. With more than 500 choir members and more than 10 vocal groups, he is one of the most active conductors in Rome.
Artistic Director: Keith Terry
Coordinator for Italy: Valentina Iadeluca
Scientific Committee: Checco Galtieri, Valentina Iadeluca, Ciro Paduano
Contact Persons: Giuliano Stacchetti (CDM) Amos Vigna (Donna Olimpia)
Address: Via Pelagosa, 3, 00141 Rome RM, Italy
We are working with the same passion and enthusiasm on realizing the International Body Music MiniFest Roma. As we have been advertising, the Minifest should have happened in August 2020.
Unfortunately, due to the Covid 19 emergency, we are forced to postpone it.
We can easily imagine you feel disappointed. Maybe not as much as we do…
In this moment we are choosing to preserve your and our own health, by making the MiniFest happen when it will be possible to enjoy the dancing together, the physical contact, and the human closeness. In fact, we believe that these are the main ingredients of the International Body Music MiniFest experience.
The International Body Music MiniFest Roma will still happen with the same teachers and the same format in August 2021. We will be then even more ready and eager to share with you its music and joy.
Enrollments are suspended at the moment. From October 15th, it will be possible to reserve your spot and to take advantage of our Early Bird price.
Stay tuned. More Body Music pills coming soon. In the meantime, take care of yourself and your people.