Sunday, 1 April 2012

Educational Workshops

Music and Vision

We can offer as compliment to the performance a workshop examining the performance from the different perspectives, music, dance and vision, all different ways to tell and share a story, introducing the participants to the performing arts and the world of the Baroque. They will be given an overview of the story which is being told in the performance afterwards, in combination with general information on opera and early music.

To start, we will welcome the children and their parents to briefly explain the world, which they are going to enter. The world of the Baroque, the world of myths and fairytales, where nymphs and seamonsters, gods and heroes do exist.

Initially the musicians will speak about the music: they will show and describe the various instruments, concerning the differences from their modern equivalents, their history and their use in music. They will play together with the singers in order to clarify standard terms and elements of opera, such as overture, aria, recit and scene etc, in order to prepare the young audience for the performance.

The workshop participants are then asked to visualize the story themselves. They will be guided and given the tools of the different creative disciplines behind the performance. They will be asked to visualize their own stories, working with movement and objects to create there own shadow plays, encouraging the young people to develop their own creative universe. 


The Creative Team - the performers

Lene Stenseth -   director and performer

Lene Stenseth works and lives in Oslo, Norway. She has her dance education from Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in London ( 1 year) and Modern Theatre Dance School in Amsterdam (4 years). She also has a Bachelor in Aesthetics with art history and media as main subjects from the University of Oslo. Lene has worked as a dancer and performer in Scandinavia, Europe and New York. In Amsterdam she worked with choregraphers such as Martin Butler, Jennifer Hanna, Kriztina de Châtel, Wim Kannekens, Karin Post, Paul Selwyn Norton and Michael Schumacher. The last years she has been working as a choreographer in own projects , solo film projects and projects with performance artist Marthe Ramm Fortun and dancer Kristin Ryg Helgebostad. Some projects have been performance based, site spesific and colloborations with artists from the field of visual arts and shown in galleries or outdoors. Most of her work combine photography and film with dance. As a dancer Lene has worked with Inger-Reidun Olsen/Kompani iRo and Linda Birkedal/Molitrix Scenekunst on numerous projects.  This year Lene has worked with Martin Butler and Maximilian Ehrhardt on the opera Perseus and Andromeda, premiering a pilot at the prestigious theatre festival in Almagro, Spain. Later this year she is going to participate in the new work of Molitrix Scenekunst, premiere at Tou scene in Octobre.

Andrea Fagarazzi - performer

Andrea Fagarazzi is a performer, visual artist and choreographer born in Vicenza, Italy. He started his dance training from the age of eighteen in Vicenza. He graduated [BA, Fine Arts] at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera - Milano in 2006 with Francesca Alfano Miglietti (FAM), theorist of the mutations related to the visual languages. In 2002, he graduated with a scholarship in performing arts at Professione MAS Academy directed by Susanna Beltrami, in Milan. In 2005 he was selected for the danceWEB Scholarship Programme directed by David Zambrano at the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna. He attended dance, voice, butoh and joga research projects with Vera Mantero, Ko Morobushi, Marten Spangberg, David Moss, Charmaine Le Blanc, Martin Kilvady, DD Dorviller, Mathilde Monnier, Wim Vandekeybus, M. Abbondanza e A. Bertoni, Mariah Maloney (Trisha Brown Company), Ananda Leone, Anat Geiger, and masterclasses at the Atelier de Paris Carolyn Carlson.

As performer, he has collaborated for several choreographers and directors such as
Emio Greco & Pieter C. Scholten, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Matanicola, Frédéric Flamand/ Cherleroi Dance, Micha Van Hoecke and Cristina Muti Mazzavillani, with Studio Festi in Tokyo, among others, joining prestigious venues as "Edinburgh International Festival", "TanzIm August Festival" in Berlin, "Norderzoon Festival" in Groningen, "Civitanova Danza", "Italia in Giappone", "Ravenna Festival".

From 2000 his work has been presented in Italy, Argentina, Nederlands, Belgium, Spain trough different exhibitions and festivals such as es.terni - International Festival Of Contemporary Arts, Inequilibrio.08 - Armunia Festival di Castiglioncello (IT), Contemporanea/Colline/Festival 08 di Prato, Primavera Teatri 08 (IT), 2008 Culturas Exhibition & Awards for the Intercultural Dialogue (ES), OperaEstate Festival 2007 in Bassano del Grappa, Festival Lavori in Pelle 2007 (IT), Festival F.i.a.e.s. 2003 (Argentina), Corpo e Anima, Ultrasegno. As well, some of his photographical works have been selected as promotional images for the Festivals Body Stroke '05 in Brugge (B), Something Raw '05 iin Amsterdam.

I-Chen Zuffellato – performer

I-Chen Zuffellato was born in Taiwan in 1979 but grew up in Italy. In 2004 she graduated at the Amsterdam University of Arts, the TheaterSchool. In the years 2000 and 2001 she was invited by the choreographer Carolyn Carlson to attend the Accademia Isola Danza, promoted by La Biennale di Venezia, where she studied with important personalities of the dance field such as Carolyn Carlson, Caterina Sagna, Jean Cebron, Ivan Wolfe, Malou Airaudo, Bill T. Jones, Frey Faust, Nigel Charnock, Larrio Ekson, Jennifer Muller, Janet Panetta among others. During this time she collaborated as a dancer for Michele Abbondanza and Antonella Bertoni in the performance Argonautika and in the performance by Simona Bucci for the closing Galà of the Leone D'Oro Prize (Biennale di Venezia). She attended dance, theatre research projects with Motus, Andrew Morrish, Frey Faust, Benoit Lachambre. From 2002 till 2006, she mainly worked in Holland, collaborating as a performer with the Dutch company De Meekers of Arthur Rosenfeld, with Sarah Manya, Marie-Cécile de Bont and the company Piet Rogie & Co.. In the year 2006 she participated to improvisation events such as Mad Sunday - Muiderpoort Theater in Amsterdam and Partiture Improvvise curated by Laura Moro in Castelfranco Veneto. In the summer 2006 she danced in the opera The Magic Flute of W.A. Mozart directed by maestro Riccardo Muti and choreographed by Min Tanaka for the Salzburg Festival 06. She has recently collaborated with theatre director Martin Butler for the avatar-interactive project The Girlfriend Experience. Since 2007 she is working with theatre director Michael Laub.


The Creative Team - The Singers

Lukas Zeman- Baritone

Lukáš Zeman studied at Gymnázium Jana Nerudy in Prague singing, bassoon and conducting. He attended the University Mozarteum in Salzburg with Gudrun Volkert. Since 2008 he has been working with Sasja Hunnego and Andrew Schroeder at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He gave solo recitals in Japan (Yokohama), New Zealand (Auckland), India (National Center for Performing Arts), Germany, Switzerland (Geneva) and Holland, sang a Priester in Idomeneo at the Salzburger Festspiele 2006 under musical direction of Sir Roger Norrington and was a guest at Komische Oper Berlin, where he sang Scandor in Telemann´s opera Miriways. He is a member of Claron McFadden Madrigal Ensemble and performs with barock orchestra De Swaen and Collegium 1704.
In 2008 Lukáš joined Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival choir academy on tour to Russia, China and Japan and performed staged version of Bach´s Johannes passion directed by Robert Wilson at Theater Kiel.
Lukáš further performed the role of Lesbo in Agrippina at Handeljaar festival 2009 in Den Haag, which was coached by Michael Chance and appeared at International Opera Festival Montepulciano singing Wigmaker in Ariadne auf Naxos under direction of Roland Boer. He participated at Festival Heures Romantique 2010, which was coached by Udo Reinemann.

Kadri Tegelmann Mezzo-Soprano

The Estonian mezzo soprano started her music studies in Estonia and in 2006 moved to Holland for her studies.
Kadri has given many solo concerts in Estonia, Finland, Holland, Belgium, Slovenia, Germany. She performed the roles of:  L'enfant (M.Ravel "L'enfant et les Sortileges"), Ixion (M.A.Charpentier "La descente d'Orphee aux enfers"), La Marchande de journaux (F.Poulenc "Les Mamelles de Tiresias"), Giannetta (G.Donizetti "L'elisir d'amore"). Kadri sang the solo parts in Stabat Mater, G.B.Pergolesi, Krönungsmesse W.A.Mozart, Requiem W.A.Mozart, Christmas Oratorio C.Saint Säens. 
In 2012 she will finish her master degree at the Dutch National Opera Academy with the role of Ramiro in La Finta Giardiniera by W.A.Mozart.
From September 2012, she will be a member at the Opera Studio Nederland.

Vera Milani- Soprano

Vera Milani, Soprano, graduated from her classical singing studies at the “Conservatorio di Musica G. Verdi” in Como under the guidance of Adriana Maliponte, where she also attended the course of composition with Luca Francesconi and Vittorio Zago. Subsequently she took for several years singing classes with the soprano Fiorella Prandini. She received her diploma from her Baroque singing studies with Roberto Balconi from the Early Music Department of the “Civica Scuola di Musica di Milano”, where she also participated in Masterclasses of Evelyn Tubb , Patrizia Vaccari, Dr. Franco Fussi and has deepened her knowledge of the 17th century vocal repertoire with Mara Galassi. In 2010 she was awarded the “Fiammetta Semenza” scholarship.
She regularly collaborates with different ensembles, being espescially active in the sacred and baroque repertoire; she worked amongst others with the directors R.Balconi, F. Fanna, A. Frigè, P. Gelmini (“Orchestra Sinfonica del Lario”), A. Odone, A. Moriya (Matelier), S. Molardi (I virtuosi delle Muse), Ruben Jais (LaVerdi Barocca) and Gianluca Capuano (Il canto d’Orfeo). She performed the role of Filia in the oratorio “Jepthe” (G. Carissimi) at the “Festival dell’Aurora” (Crotone) under the direction of Stefano Molardi, Bellinda in “Dido and Aeneas (Purcell) and Dalinda in “Ariodante” (Händel) directed by Roberto Balconi. She sung the Stabat Mater of Pergolesi at the Castello Sforzesco (Milan) under the baton of L. Ghielmi.Recently she has participated in performances during the “Festival Internazionale di concerti per organo” in Aosta, at the “Festival Internazionale Musica negli Horti” in Val D’Orcia (Tuscany), as soloist and ensemble member of “Il canto d’Orfeo” (G. Capuano) and in the “Internationaler Gottfried-Silbermann-Orgelwettbewerb” (Germany), where she collaborated with “La Divina Armonia” (L. Ghielmi).

Emilio Aguilar- haute - tenor

Emilio Aguilar, born in 1989. He started his musical education at the age of 9, playing the piano at the Conservatory Gilardo Gilardi in Argentina. He began singing lessons at 15, after which singing became his main focus.
Upon finishing high-school, Mr. Aguilar studied "Choir conducting" at the University of Bellas Artes, Argentina.
In September 2009, he became a student of Valerie Guillorit in the Classical Department at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Their technical progress is monitored regulary by Margreet Honig.
Mr Aguilar is working with different choirs in The Netherlands (Bach Choir of The Netherlands, Nederlands Kamerkoor), and gaining experience as a soloist in concerts of diverse repertoire.