Artist on stage with Maria Grazia Fontana

Artist on stage, intensive workshop with Maria Grazia Fontana at Saint Louis.

Intensive course of 4 weekly meetings, in June 2022, to gain greater body awareness during live performance.

“We have always admired renowned Italian and international musicians for their completeness of expression on stage, often delegating to instrumental preparation alone (lawful and proper) the success of their performance. We have at our disposal another very important tool that we often forget about, however: the body!

The body, too, is an instrument that, hopelessly attached to us, follows our moods and transfers them to the audience with a power sometimes greater than even technical prowess!

And here on the stage surface looks, attitudes, posture, movements, modesty, and afterthoughts that tell of hardships of various kinds, emotions that forcefully overpower the relaxation that is instead necessary to convey the true essence of the piece and communicate with the audience.

This course aims to make students acquire an awareness of their instrument “body” and free them from all kinds of blocks, discomfort, shame, inadequacy, shyness… all elements that work against a stage-worthy performance!”(Maria Grazia Fontana)

Intensive course of 4 weekly meetings (16 hours total), Thursdays from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., starting Thursday, June 6, 2022

Artist on stage with Maria Grazia Fontana academic course credits: 2 CFA