Man at the Crossroads

Tony joins Jeremy Rhizor and the Academy of Sacred Drama in New York for the American premiere of Antonio Gianettini’s L’huomo in bivio (Man at the Crossroad). A man must decide whether to follow his guardian angel (Tony) or a demon (Tony).

November 21, 23 and 24.

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Gospel Without Words in Taizé

In France this summer at the ecumenical monastic community of Taizé, Tony led a cross-cultural, diverse group of people in a vigorous physical workshop designed to help them enter physically into well-known Gospel stories and themes. The physicality leads participants to experience more profoundly the emotions of the characters and to develop a contemporary human understanding of the story’s themes and lessons. 

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MACH Masterclass

Tony conducted a classical mime masterclass with the 65-member MACH Orchestra during the Festival Musica sull’Acqua on Lake Como this summer. MACH (Music Art Creativity Hub), funded by the Hilti Foundation, brings internationally renowned musicians together with young musicians at the beginnings of their careers for a week of intense rehearsal and training leading up to a major concert. Click for photos. Click for video. Click to read more.

“What Tony does with the group physically and in silence is totally orchestral.”

- Giorgio Senese, Director, Experimental School of Music "Roberto Goitre", Colico, Lake Como

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Joy's Story

“ …a profoundly moving, artistically delicate rendering of a brutal story…”

- Miriam Giovanna, Founder and Director, Terre di Mezzo Publishing House, Milan

Tony choreographed and directed a silent theatre production of Joy’s Story, a true story of violence, abduction, courage, and hope at the Festival Musica sull’Acqua. Saved from infanticide by loving parents, Joy Ehikioya, a young Nigerian woman with albinism, was tormented throughout her childhood. As a young woman, she was kidnapped and endured a harrowing time in captivity. Joy joined the production, reading from her diary and singing one of her original songs. Original score by Felix Mendosa. Orchestra Giovanile del Festival prepared by Artistic Director Francesco Senese and conducted by Diego Matheuz. Joy’s text curated by Guido Babieri. Photos by Camilla Mastaglio.

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“Dizzy” in Milan

Tony, with mime actress Cecilia Morato and violinist Francesco Senese, performed Dizziness at the Galleria Annunciata in Milan, Italy for the opening of Tempo e Suspensione / Time and Suspension. Based on an idea by exhibit artist/producer Francesca Giraudi, Dizziness tells the story of two art thieves who have amassed in their lair all the works in the exhibition. With Franceso’s music filling the room, Tony and Cecilia enter holding two of the works which they hang on the walls to complete the show. With their bodies, they communicate the vibrancy and emotion of the works, leading them to realize that they have always been in love with each other. Click for photos.

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Harrowing Story of Joy

Tony will direct and choreograph a silent theatre production of the harrowing true story of Joy, a courageous young African woman who was saved from infanticide and, after enduring years of abuse and bullying, was kidnapped, tortured, raped and sold into sex slavery. She escaped to Sicily where she was embraced and set on a path to a new life. Joy, an aspiring writer, will join the production team.

Festival Musica sull’Acqua - July 7

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Lake Como Summer

Tony will develop three new projects at this summer’s Festival Musica sull’Acqua on the shores of Italy’s Lake Como. Working with the theme Movement - the forced or the chosen movement of people around the world - Tony will use the journal of a young migrant as the basis for this these mime productions. Watch this space for more information!

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Success in Senegal

Tony’s cross-cultural mime and music project in Dakar, Senegal – Get Up! Take Care of Your Planet! – confronts the country’s ecological tragedy of overwhelming amounts of plastic refuse. Tony and a group of young artists, athletes and musicians combined classical mime with local traditions to develop an honest, hard-hitting, funny and physically demanding theatrical presentation described as a show “everyone in the country should see.” Click here for photos

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Published Author

Between directing and choreographing classical mime theatre productions in Italy and in Senegal, inspiration struck while Tony basked on a beautiful beach in western Calabria. The Prismatist has published Tony’s story “This One Was for Neptune.” Click here to read now.

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Aurora's Challenge - Premiere

Celebrating his tenth year as Mime Director of the Festival Musica sull’Acqua / International Music Festival on Water, Tony will choreograph and direct Aurora’s Challenge. Premiere July 7, Lake Como, Italy. Click photo to learn more.

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International Music Festival on Water

Tony returns to Italy's Lake Como for his 9th year as Mime Director of the International Music Festival on Water. Tony will perform the role of Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age in his original choreography of Gustav Holst's The Planets. He's also collaborating with his partner, violinist and Artistic Director Francesco Senese, on their duo Béla Bartók's Sonata for Solo Violin / Apocalypse Man. Click here to learn more.

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