Accademia Nazionale di Danza announces the 3rd edition of “il Corpo nel Suono”

From October 26 to 29 in Rome an international conference to explore the relationship between music and dance and the role of the musician in dance

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This is the official communiqué of the international conference organized by Accademia Nazionale di Danza (AND) in partnership with Conservatorio Statale di Musica “A. Casella” – L’Aquila:

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Il Corpo nel Suono 2017

III International Conference
October 26th – 29th, 2017
Accademia Nazionale di Danza, Rome

The Accademia Nazionale di Danza (AND) is pleased to present the third edition of il Corpo nel Suono, an international conference dedicated to gain insight into the relationship between music and dance, and the role of the musician in dance.

The conference will take place at the AND from Thursday October 26th to Sunday October 29th and it aims to prompt and bring out a critical approach to the mutual interaction of sound and movement, within the different contexts where it occurs, from the educational to the choreographic and the performative. This also includes the choreomusicological as well as the historical and anthropological perspectives of that relationship.

Il Corpo nel Suono will also be the time to take a closer look to the role played by the musician in dance, as well as to the objectives and strategies of his education, comparing the european experiences of Paris, Copenhagen, Glascow and Barcelona with the AND experience, which, together with the Conservatorio de
L’Aquila, for several years has been focusing on training the “Maestro collaboratore per la Danza”.

Through the organization of the conference, the AND confirms a continuity plan of this meeting, considering it a major opportunity for growth and enhancement of the standing of the musician in dance, who is essential in any choreomusical context both educational and professional.

For more details:

Contacts: AND, tel. (+39) 0657177710 – mail:

Roma, 19 September 2017

Accademia Nazionale di Danza

Istituto di Alta Formazione Coreutica
Largo Arrigo VII, 5 Roma
Infoline 06-57177771


The program features workshops, lectures, roundables and performance with: Nacho Blanco, Francesco De Rubeis, Massimiliano Greco, Marta Guercini, Kim Helweg, Suzanne Knosp, Tristan Lofficial, Marco Melia, Han Otten, Nicola Pangia, Flavio Pescosolido, Fabrizio Pieroni, Rafel Plana, Franck Prévost, Prathap Ramachandra, Daniel Roberts, Debra Shannon, Jonathan Still.

It’s possible to download a PDF with the schedule

Our photos from the previous edition can be seen at these links: 

In Naples a conference about Gennaro Magri

A three day event with focus on Dance, music and opera in the Europe of Enlightenment

trattato-magriHosted in some of the most fascinating historical buildings in the city of Naples (Teatro di San Carlo, Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, Chiesa di Santa Caterina da Siena) the international conference  Il mondo di Gennaro Magri: Danza, musica e opera a Napoli, nell’Europa dei Lumi will take place from October 6 to 8, centering on the figure of the famous choreographer active during the 18th century as maître de ballet at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples and author of Trattato teorico-pratico di ballo (Napoli 1779). The project – supported by Université Paris-Sorbonne, CND-Centre National de la Danse, Fondazione Pietà de’ Turchini, Association ACRAS – has obtained the endorsement of: UNESCO-Italian National Commission, Municipality of Naples, Fondazione del Teatro San Carlo, l’Institut français Napoli, Seconda Università di Napoli and Associazione AIRDANZA.

The program will feature various sessions with scholars coming from all over the world, exploring themes connected with technique, aesthetics and poetics of theatre dance, highlighting in particular focus the relationships between noble and comic dance and between Italian and French style, and more generally between dance, music and opera. An integral part of the conference will be panel discussions, a workshop on the contraddanze by Magri, a lecture-performance with live music and a theoretical-practical collective workhsop.

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Just announced: the program of “Il Corpo nel Suono 2016”

From 28 October to 1 November in Rome: lectures, workshops, performances for the second edition of the international conference hosted by AND about the role of the musician in dance

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Here is the press communiqué circulated by AND about this important undertaking that highlights the role of the musician for dance:



Istituzione di Alta Formazione Coreutica

Il Corpo nel Suono 2016
2nd International Conference organized by

Accademia Nazionale di Danza at Rome (Italy)

The Accademia Nazionale di Danza (AND) in Rome presents Il Corpo nel Suono 2016 conference that will take place from Friday October 28th to Tuesday November 1st: a meeting organized by AND in order to discuss on the relationship between music and dance, focusing on the musician as key actor of this relationship..

During five days, the central issues concerning the relationship between music and dance will be dealt with, through lectures, workshops, performances, panel discussions given by musicians coming from Sydney, Copenaghen, Paris, London, Glascow and, of course, Rome.

The Conference will also deal with the specific theme of education of the musician for dance, comparing the experience brought forward by AND with the similar european experiences.

Following on from last year conference, the Accademia Nazionale di Danza confirms  its aim to make this event a regular opportunity for discussion on the musician in dance, who is an essential  actor in a choreutic/musical context, both educational and professional.

Full program available at webpage


– tel. (+39) 0657177710
– mail

Roma, September 24th

The program features workshops, lecture, panel discussions and performances with (among others): Marco Ariano (Italy), Erin Brannigan (Australia), Massimo Carrano (Italy), Laurent Choukroun (France), Philip Feeney (United Kingdom), Alain Franco (Belgium), Kim Helweg (Denmark), Cosmo Intini (Italy) Suzanne Knosp (USA), Karen McIver (United Kingdom), Marco Melia (Italy) Ivan Mijačević (Slovenia), Antonio Sorgi (Italy), Keith Terry (USA).

Download the PDF with the provisional schedule

Photos from the 2015 edition can be seen at this link

A video is available at this link

“Occhi ridenti” at Rothenfels: photos and backstage

Extended applause for students and faculty members performing at Burg Rothenfels for the Historical Dance Symposium  dedicated to Barbara Sparti

On 27 May the Castle of Burg Rothenfels (Bavaria, Germany) hosted – within the 4th Historical Dance Symposium entitled Dance in Italy, Italian Dance in Europe, 1400 – 1900 and dedicated to the memory of Barbara Sparti (1932-2013) – the performance Occhi ridenti. Music, song and dance between Cinquecento and early Seicento, a co-production by Accademia Nazionale di Danza (also endorsing the Symposium), Conservatorio “Luisa D’Annunzio” – Pescara present with its Recorder Consort, and Accademia di Belle Arti – L’Aquila that has made the costumes. The performance has drawn extended applause from the international audience formed by amateurs as well as by scholars and specialists in historical dancing and early music. The program with full credits is downloadable at this link.

Photos shot by Andrea Toschi

click on picture above to see a slide show from the backstage

For more info about the Symposium see our previous post