KEA TONETTI (IT)
Dancer, choreographer, performer and teacher, eclectic artist
Dancer, choreographer, performer and teacher, after a long formative path in the dance which started in 1980, going through different forms of dance from classical to contemporary, tribal and ritual, in 2000 arrives at Sensitive Dance and Butoh Dance, that will allow her to go more towards a search for the essence in dance, which goes beyond the outer forms.
Her life, art and teaching have been enriched since 1995 with spiritual, inner and shamanic paths. Her Dance of Soul, wants to go beyond the definitions of style to embrace something wider, the Being, the union of mind, heart and body, the Presence, the dancing touching the deep of human soul, the return to the original body, free from the social covering, driven to dance by the force that flows in life, which is everywhere, it is breath, prana, vital energy. Her workshops are dives in body and soul, enrich the awareness of the laws of movement in dance, give transformation, rooting, vitality, freedom of expression, catharsis; opening the body and the Being to the Presence and to the Beauty, and accompanied by the live – music.
On her journey she met several masters and artists who enriched her research, such as: Raffaella Giordano (Sosta Palmizi), Claude Coldy (Sensitive Dance), Giò Fronti (Hara Yoga), Atsushi Takenouchi (Jinen Butoh), Yoshito Ohno, Mitsuyo Uesugi, Ko Murobushi, Yukio Waguri, Joan Laage, Hisako Horikawa, Natsu Nakajima, Yumiko Yoshioka, Masaki Iwana (White Butoh), Alejandro and Cristòbal Jodorowsky (Psychomagic and Psychoshamanism), Jade Doniz (The way of the Tarot of Marseilles), healers and shamans from various cultures (siberian, tuvan, mexican, venezuelan). Besides since 2008 she studies singing and voice with Carola Caruso (Gisela Rohmert's Functional Method of voice), the voice and the singing are now for her inseparable part of the body and vehicle of the soul, on the stage and in the teaching. In 2008 founded the Compagniakha with Tivitavi, which produces dance, singing, live acoustic and electronic live sounds performances.
Her research in tantric yoga and shamanism, leads her to dance in contact with nature and to explore the subconscious and spiritual dimensions of the human being through her art, as well as to deepen the structures and energy flows of the body. Since 1990 she has performed in various Theatres and dance productions collaborating with various directors and choreographers, since 2008 with Compagniakha has produced 25 performances and various other improvisations, exhibited in festivals, theatres and events in Italy, Germany, Budapest, Basel, London, Lyon, Barcelona, Mexico City, Moscow, Krasnodar, Odessa; the company has besides collaborated with several artists such as: Hiroko Komiya, Atsushi Takenouchi, Marek Jason Isleib, Joan Laage, Monique Arnaud (Theatre Noh Master), Alessandra Pescetta (film director). Since many years she transmits her research in classes and workshops given in dancing places, theaters and Nature sites, in Italy and abroad.