RESUME

 

Kathleen Delaney has been following her interests in the Arts, Music and in Performance since early adolescence, traveling to Paris, New York and Amsterdam to train and viewing arts, dance and music being (re)presented.

She holds a MA in Art, Music and Performance Studies and besides this, she always pursued life immersed in Art as a MUST.

In her 20's and 30's she has been performing and teaching internationally.

She has been teaching to professionals, amateurs, children and elderly: the human factor breaking into her vision.

What made a difference in her life has certainly been the training and practice of the Alexander Technique - diploma obtained at ATCA in 2009.

Sharing her skills has become the most desirable occupation, education being the foundation of a better society and humanity.

WORK EXPERIENCE

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE TEACHER
(BACHELOR AND MASTER COURSES)

2018-2019

Conservatory of Music “B. Martini”, Bologna, Italy

Istituto Musicale “V. Bellini”, Catania, Italy  

2017-2018

Conservatory of Music, "L.Boccherini", Lucca, Italy

Istituto Musicale “V. Bellini”, Catania, Italy  

Conservatory of Music “B. Maderna”, Cesena, Italy

Istituto Musicale Vecchi Tonelli, Modena, Italy

2016- 2017

Conservatory of Music “B. Maderna”, Cesena, ItalyIstituto Musicale “V. Bellini”, Catania, Italy 

Conservatory of Music “C. Monteverdi”, Bolzano, Italy

Conservatory of Music "Pollini" Padova, Italy

2015-16

Conservatory of Music “B. Maderna”, Cesena, Italy

Istituto Musicale “V. Bellini”, Catania, Italy 

Conservatory of Music “C. Monteverdi”, Bolzano, Italy

2014-2015

Conservatory of Music “L. D’Annunzio”, Pescara, Italy

Conservatory of Music “B. Martini”, Bologna, Italy

Conservatory of Music “B. Maderna”, Cesena, Italy

Istituto Musicale “V. Bellini”, Catania, Italy 

Conservatory of Music “C. Monteverdi”, Bolzano, Italy

2013-2014

Istituto Musicale “V. Bellini”, Catania, Italy 

2012-2013

Istituto Musicale “V. Bellini”, Catania, Italy 

2011-2012

Conservatory of Music “N.Rota”, Monopoli, Italy

2009- current 

Italian Accordion Academy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

& Urbino, Italy

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DANCER AND CHOREOGRAPHER
2000-2015 

Biennale di Venezia (IT);
Bimhuis, Amsterdam (NL);
Festival des Artes Electro-Acoustique "Synthese", Bourges (FR); Festival de Danse Antilope, La Chaux-des-Fondes, (CH);
Màntica Festival Societas Raffaello Sanzio (ITA);
Academy of Music in Krakow (PL);
Sibelius Academy, Helsinki (FI);
PARTS Summer Studio Brussels (B);
Middlesex University, London (UK);
National Academy of Dance in Vilnius (LT);
SNDO Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Amsterdam (NL);
Angelica Festival in Bologna (ITA);
Philharmonic Hall Samara (Russia);
Conservatory of Grenoble (FR);
Italian Cultural Institute in Amsterdam and Copenhagen;
Odin Teatret, Holstebro (DK);
Apollon Theater, Syros (GR);
Theatre Sanzio Urbino (ITA);
LEMS, Conservatory of Pesaro (ITA);
Het Accordeon, Deventer (NL);
Danze D'Inverno, Sesto Fiorentino (ITA);
HangartFest, Pesaro (IT); 
La Via Lattea, Mendrisio (CH);

Ceresio Estate (CH);

XXII Rassegna di Nuova Musica, Macerata (ITA);

etc.

MASTERCLASS

Conservatorio N. Piccinni, Bari, Italy

“La Alexander Technique e le sue applicazioni alla prassi performativa”, October 2018 and October 2019. Kathleen Delaney.

Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland.

“The Integrated Self. Alexander Technique and Its Applications in Music Playing”, January 2014. Kathleen Delaney, Claudio Jacomucci.

 

Royal Academy of Music, Copenhagen, Denmark.
“The Integrated Self. Alexander Technique and Its Applications in Music Playing”, January 2014. Kathleen Delaney, Claudio Jacomucci.

 

ArtEz, Arnhem, The Netherlands.
Talk: “The Integrated Self. Alexander Technique and Its Applications in Music Playing”, April 2013. Kathleen Delaney, Claudio Jacomucci.

 

Middlesex University, London, UK.
Talk: “Rhythmical Structures and Expressive Performance”, March 2010. Kathleen Delaney.

 

National Academy of Music and Dance, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Laboratory: “Double Spiral Arrangement of the Muscles in the Human Body”, November 2010.Kathleen Delaney.

 

Academy of Music and Theatre, Herentals, Belgium.
Laboratory: “Breathing and Sound Production, Posture and Ergonomy of the Instrumental Practice”, October 2009 and February 2010.

Kathleen Delaney, Claudio Jacomucci.

 

Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, SNDO, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Talk:“Dynamic of the Spirit. A Semiotic Approach to Performance Analysis”, January 2008.Kathleen Delaney.

Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, SNDO, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Video-Dance Laboratory, Spring 2008.Kathleen Delaney

The Art of Movement Festival, Yaroslavl, Russia.
Laboratory: “Double Spiral Arrangement of the Muscles in the Human Body”, August 2008.Kathleen Delaney.

CONFERENCES

PAMA, Performing Arts Medicine Association, Annual Meeting held at The W. Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY. June 2016.

Congress Title: Make it! Not Break it! Creating the Resilient Performing Artist and Athlete. Conference Title: “Ergonomics and Postural Aspects in Accordion Playing”. Scheduled, but presentation was cancelled due to personal circumstances.

IADMS, International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, Annual Meeting held in Den Haag, The Netherlands, October 2009.
Poster presentation: “The Alexander Technique in relation to dancers’ pain and injury”.

 

IIAS, International Institute for Systems Research and Cybernetics, Baden-Baden, Germany. July 2008. Lecture: “The Role of the Observer in the Arts and Sciences”.
 

Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. January 2008. Lecture: “Dynamic of the Spirit, a semiotic approach to choreography”.
 

Centro Internazionale di Studi Linguistici e Semiotici, Urbino, Italy. September 2008. Congress title: “Dance Research and Transmedia Practices”

Conference title: “Live dance, Video-dance and Transmedia Practices”.
 

Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy. May, 2006. Congress title: La Performance delle Arti.

Conference title: “Improvisation as Instant Composition”.

CONGRESS ORGANIZATION

Centro Internazionale di Linguistica e Semiotica di Urbino, Italy. Septemeber 2008. International Congress Dance Research and Transmedia Practices.
Organization by Prof. Nicola Dusi, Kathleen Delaney, Cristina Righi.

PUBLICATIONS


C. Jacomucci, K. Delaney. “Mastering Accordion Technique. A guide for students and teachers based on the Alexander Technique”. (Ed Youcanprint ISBN | 978-88-91108-37-1), March 2013. Translated in Serbian in 2017.

Chapter in books:
 

K. Delaney. “Contemporaneo in Danza” in Bruno Marcucci (ed.) CONTEMPORANEO, 99 definizioni. E. Paleani Editore, Cagli, 2006. ISBN 887658150-2

Article in Peer-Reviewed Journal:
 

K. Delaney. “Live Dance, Video Dance and Transmedial Practices” in Degrés, REVUE DE SYNTHESE A ORIENTATION SEMIOLOGIQUE, 2009. ASBL Bruxelles - ISSN: 0376-8163

Conference Papers & Presentations (Selection):
 

N. Dusi, C. Righi, K. Delaney, A. Pontremoli, V. Di Bernardi, S. Rubidge. “Il senso della danza. Dance re- search e pratiche transmediali”. Centro Internazionale di Studi Linguistici e Semiotici, Urbino. (383-384- 385/F), Semiotica. Atti del Convegno, 2009.
 

K. Delaney. “The Alexander Technique in Relation to Dancers’ pain and injury”, in Abstract Book, 19th An- nual Meeting, IADMS International Association for Dance Medicine and Sciences. New York, October 2009, 185 pages. Edited by Ruth Solomon and John Solomon. ISBN 9781897233094

 

E. Vaccari, K. Delaney.”The Role of the Observer in Arts and Sciences”, in Systems Research in the Arts & Humanities, Vol. II: On Interaction / Interactivity in Music, Design, Visual & Performative Arts, by G. E. Lasker et al (Eds.) 130 p/ 2008 IIAS-247- 2008
 

Online Publications:

 

K. Delaney, “New York for New Dancers”, in Mappamondo, eJournal Proartis, Pesaro, Italy, 2004.
K. Delaney, “Nouvelle danse francaise”, in Mappamondo, eJournal Proartis, Pesaro, Italy, 2004.
K. Delaney, “Mirabassi e Guinga”, in Mappamondo, eJournal Proartis, Pesaro, Italy, 2004.

EDUCATION
Alexander Techniek Centrum Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Graduation as Alexander Technique Teacher (1600h course)

July 2009
Field: Education Studies
Focus on Proprioception, Awareness, Sensory Appreciation.

University of Bologna, Italy

MASTER'S DEGREE cum Laude in Literature and Philosophy
November 2005

Final Dissertation supervised by Prof E. Casini Ropa (Dept. of Theatre Studies) and Dr Nicola Dusi (Dept. of Communication Studies)

RESIDENCIES

Fondazione G. CINI, Venezia, Italy. Residency, October 2015.
Bharata Natyam on the UK Contemporary Dance scene. Practical lab led by Shobana Keyasingh.

Biennale di Venezia, Venezia, Italy. Residency in Contemporary Dance, June 2013.
Production of ‘Agorà’ by choreographer and director Virgilio Sieni.
A performance based on the interaction among professional dancers, elderly people and children.

 

ICK, International Choreographic Arts Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 2011.
Residency in Dance and New Technologies ‘Beyond’.
Sound-Space Interaction (Chris Ziegler - ZKM, Germany)
Multimedia Performance (Prof. Johannes Birringer - Brunel University, UK)
Bharata Natyam (Saskia Kersenboom)

Hangart Pesaro, Italy

2004

Residency for a dance production titled Egos.

With her performance "Cool Memories, homage to Jean Baudrillard" was among the finalists at the Palio Ermo Colle di Parma in 2009 and Performance Art Award Present / Future at Teatro Libero, Palermo in 2013.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands