About

Boris Charmatz, Miguel Gutierrez, Misha Mingleburg, Andy Moore, Han Benick, Michael Moore and Mary Oliver.

 

He has been teaching in Higher Education since 1993. From 1993-06 he was a tenured lecturer at The Amsterdam School of The Arts’ School for New Dance Development, Jazz Theatre and Modern Dance Departments. He was a member of the artistic leadership team of The School for New Dance Development (02-03) and Youth Dance England (07). Vincent was a Senior Lecturer and Program Leader at The Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) (06-17).

He created, curated and managed the Process Product festival at MMU in 2012. A festival looking at the role of improvisation in the choreographic process. He has been a guest artist/teacher for NYU Experimental Theatre Wing, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, Rotterdam Dance Academy, The George Washington University, Arizona State University, Tulane University, Hunter College, Nottingham Trent University, Dartington College of Arts and Youth Dance England.

 

His writing has been published in The Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, Currents: The Body Mind Centering Association, and Contact Quarterly.

 

He has worked as a performer in subsidized projects in The United States, The United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France and The Netherlands for Susan Rethorst, Thomas Lehman, Ria Higler, Maida Withers, Allesandro Certini, Ctharlotte Zerbey, Katrina Brown, Lesa McLaughlin, Sharron Wyrrick, Anno Dijkstra and Sharon Smith and The Max Factory.

 

His training is in Modern Dance, studying with Alwin Nikolais, Erick Hawkins, Debra Riley (Dunn), Martha Curtis (Koner) and Chris Burnside (Lewitsky) and dancing in works by Meg Harper (Cunningham) and Sharon Kinney (Taylor). He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance emphasizing Composition and Body-Movement and Alignment Theory. As an M.F.A. student he was a George Washington University Fellow. he also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University, including Acting and Voice for Stage. He graduated from both institutions with honors. Since 1993 he has studied somatic practices such as: The Alexander Technique, The Feldenkrais Method, Ideokinesis, Pilates and Body Mind Centering with practitioners such as Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Trude Cone, Giles Estran, Vivien Turner, Alan McDermott and Sophie Jones.

Vincent Cacialano is an interdisciplinary artist. His work reflects an interest in collaboration and experimentation. He is on the editorial and advisory board of The Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices as well as teaching and presenting his live and film/animation work throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

 

Reviews

“a combination of strong execution and off beat humor, the works over all impression is that of freshness, vitality and sure footed ability”

The Washington Post

 

“a strong sense of pop culture savvy and originality”

Punch Line Theatre Review

 

“a choreo-scientist on the verge of a revitalized intellectual aesthetic”

The Commonwealth Times

 

“a big talent”

IL Tireno.

 

Vincent's work has been presented by The Dance Place DC, The Melkweg Amsterdam, Movement Research NY, The Green Street Theatre Boston, Die Werkstaat Dusseldorf, Axis Art Centre Cheshire U.K, Busan National University Art Centre Buson S.Korea, Curating Knowledge Cheshire U.K, ICCR Satyajit Ray Auditorium Kolkata India. Commissioned by The National Theatre of Scotland, The School for New Dance Development, The European Dance Development Centre, Effecto Venezia, The George Washington University and Arizona State University and has received support from The National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Council England, The Podium Kunst, Amsterdam Funds for the Arts, The Dutch Embassy and Institute For Performance Research MMU and The Heinz Endowment.

 

He co-founded Magpie Music Dance Company in 1995 with Katie Duck (Groupo) and Michael Schumacher (Forsythe). Magpie worked as a regularly funded collaborative group touring their critically acclaimed instant compositions throughout the Netherlands and in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Through his affiliation with Magpie he has performed with Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark Smith, Kirstie Simpson, David Zambrano, Pauline DeGroot, Benoit Lachambre, Julian Hamilton,