FABIANO CULORA

Lecturer in Performance and Bodywork Supervisor

First class BA Honours Drama and Theatre Studies RHUL
Post Graduate Professional Certificate – Trinity Laban Pilates Teacher Training

Additional qualifications:

  • Sivanada Yoga Teacher Training
  • Zero Balancing
  • Reiki
  • Postgraduate Diploma –  Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy (authentic movement, BMC®, Somatic psychology – Linda Hartley)
  • Body and Earth training graduate (Andrea Olsen, Caryn McHose)

Role and responsibilities:

  • Point of contact for external treatment providers
  • Lecture across years – Body and Mind Learning Module
  • Integrative Bodywork class
  • Injury Support Session (ISS) delivery – group and individual sessions.
  • Academic Board member

Career history

“As an artist I look to facilitate and make work within projects which engage the community and respect therapeutic consciousness as part of methodology. Focusing the relationship between somatic practices and art making, particularly in developing ethically aware artists, resourcing the performer’s well-being, developing emotional resilience and relational capacity within seeing and being seen by other performers and spectators. Training adaptability in the complexity of how a performer stays connected (grounded, present, aware) to themselves in relation to other/s and environment, developing sustainable performative presence.”

Fabiano completed a BA Hons (RHUL) and moved into contemporary dance work inspired by the somatic research evolving. Alongside performing (internationally) he has been practising as an Integrative Bodyworker since 2002 and has taught internationally (Europe, Russia, USA, Iceland) working with many people in need of physical, emotional and psychological support. He studied at the Sivanada Yoga Ashram in India; completed a Pilates Teacher Training at Trinity Laban; studied Zero Balancing and Reiki. He also works in private practice as a Somatic Movement Therapist (Dip.IBMT, RSMT, Body&Earth), registered with ISMETA.

Fabiano is a movement practitioner and reflective researcher in Higher Education and in professional performance settings, exploring the relationship between expressive moving arts, therapeutic processes and performance. Fabiano is currently on faculty at NSCD and works with Displace Yourself Theatre and Yoga Campus. He has previously held faculty positions at GSA Conservatoire, Trinity Laban, E15 Acting School, Institute for Integrative Bodywork & Movement Therapy.

Professional Activity and Research Interests

  • Consultant for Koga Kula Teacher training
  • Somatic Supervisor PhD candidates CSSD, Leeds Beckett University
  • Displace Yourself Theatre, Movement Director
  • Yoga Campus
  • Yoga Kula
  • Private Therapy Practice
  • Professional classes and workshops Internationally
  • Institute for Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy (IBMT), Faculty member, Trainer, Supervisor
  • E15 Acting School, Movement Lecturer
  • Trinity Laban, Dance Lecturer
  • GSA Conservatoire, Movement Lecturer

Professional teaching experience:

  • Buglight Theatre company
  • Displace Yourself Theatre
  • Lubdub Theatre Company
  • LCDS MA
  • Iceland dance company
  • Iceland academy of the arts
  • Spiral Dance Company
  • Candoco
  • Random
  • Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Youth Dance England
  • Razor Edge Theatre Initative
  • Etta Ermini Dance Theatre
  • Chicken Shed Theatre Company

Professional development includes:

  • Somatic movement regular classes, 1997 – present
  • Jane Bacon Authentic Movement group, 2015 – present
  • Erasmus Exchange, Plaucca, 2017
  • WinLab Independent dance – Dance as Medicine, 2016
  • Authentic Movement summer retreat and on-going group – IBMT, 2010 – 2014
  • Hinterlands – site-specific performance making – Ailsa Richardson, 2013
  • Breath of Life – conference incl. workshop with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (embryology), 2011
  • Somatic gathering conference, 2010
  • Particia Bardi – voice/movement integration, 2007
  • ‘Exploring the mind in the body’ – Chiron centre for body psychotherapy, 2007
  • Laban professional development training: Defining physical theatre – Struan Leslie and Scott Graham, 2006
  • Laban for actors, Palatine, 2006
  • Improve Your Performance – Alexander, Feldenkrais, anatomy, voice and EW notation, Actors Centre (Ilan Reichel, Rachel Geaves, John Harris), 2006
  • Eric Franklin technique, 2006
  • IADMS (International Association of Dance Medicine and Science) conference, 2003
  • New connectivity workshop (Research conference for somatic and creative practices in movement education), 2003
  • Feldenkrais and its facilitation of dance, Caroline Scott, 2002
  • International workshop festival 2002

Performance artefacts (selection)

Body and Earth online resource films www.body-earth.org, USA

‘Free to Stay’ Displace Yourself Theatre, UK

‘The Human Movement’ BugLight Theatre company, movement direction, UK

‘Catatonia’ LP Choreography, (Short Film) in association with Mind, Lillian Baylis theatre, Saddlers Wells, UK

‘Culinary Duel’, Etta Ermini dance theatre co. Artscene Theatre Festival, Belgium

‘In performing Artist’ (exhibition performance event), Fabiano Culora, Ada Gadamski, The Cochrane Theatre Holborn, UK

‘Orpheus’, Opala Group, The White Space, Central St. Martins, UK

‘Scarlet Zone’ La Langue Vivant, The Japan Experience, The Garage International Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, UK

‘Food For Thought ‘(movement facilitation) (2017) Displace Yourself Theatre, BeSpeactActive, Killowatt Festival, U.K., Hungary, Italy

Key Publications, Papers and Conferences

Confer psychotherapy conference ‘Therapy In Motion’ Keynote –Embodied Omnidirectional Perception: a Movement Orientation for Relational Practice