choreographer, dance teacher
Gianfranco Biasiol is an Italian musician and composer living in London.
He studied classical piano at the Conservatoire G. Verdi in Turin, also attending courses of composition and jazz piano in Milan. His activity and research brought him to experiment with a variety of forms and musical cultures.
He has been performing as a soloist and with other artists, participating in events such as Musincanto Festival (Turin), Jazz Fest Wien (Vienna), ROH Open Up Festival (London). His music has been published by various record labels, including Tauri, Italy, and Putumayo World Music, New York; his compositions are often used in dance performances and in soundtracks.
Among other activities, he has been working in recording studios and has been music director for many groups; he was also music tutor and organized workshops for a number of cultural centres and schools.
He is involved as a musician for the dance, working for various institutions in London, including Trinity Laban Conservatoire and Royal Academy of Dance.
Tatjana Samuele Ban
Tatjana Samuele Ban was born in Pula, Croatia; she is a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher.
After her training of calisthenics and ballet with Sergio Donati, she specialized in modern dance and jazz dance. She attended the Faculty of Italian Literature at the Juraj Dobrila University, also participating in a number of dance workshops throughout Croatia.
She has collaborated with several choreographers in many projects, and started Art Dance, a dance centre in Pula, which was awarded in several international competition. She has worked extensively as a dance teacher, and created choreographies for various performances, such as “Me, Myself And She”, “Rješimo Sve Plesom” and “Influence”.
Her activity includes pedagogy and working with children, she is also involved in various workshops for actors. She has run courses of movement on stage for INK Theatre of Pula, followed by the recitals “Šifra tata” and “Geni su geni”.