Stefano Tomassini

Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia

Dance libretto as social text: the Italian dance librettos in the Cia Fornaroli collection at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

2011-2012: Fall

Stefano Tomassini studied dance and drama. He currently teaches Dance History at the Ca Foscari Venezia University and Il testo in scena (Drama) at the University of the Italian Switzerland, Lugano. In the area of dance studies he has focused on Salvatore Viganò (Premio Marino Moretti), Enzo Cosimi, the 'choreosophical' writings of Aurel M. Milloss, the lectures of the American dance pioneer Ted Shawn, and dance libretti on the myths of Adonis. In 2008- 2009, he was a Fulbright-Schuman Research Scholar; in 2010, a Scholar-in- residence at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.