Body percussion

What is body percussion?

Body percussion consists of using the body as a percussive instrument; it means making music with nothing more but one's own body.

Snaps, stomps, claps, hitting the chest and mouth are only few of the sounds we can make with body percussion.

Anselmo Luisi has studied with some of the best percussion coaches at international level (Keith Terry, Fernando Barba, Leela Petronio, Jep Melendez).

He has been teaching and giving body percussion workshops for several years in Italy, China, Germany and Morocco.

He has taught in many musical and dance schools in Italy with Daniel Plentz and in China at the Contemporary Music Institute of Zhuhai. He is currently teaching regular body percussion classes at the Atelier Teatro Fisico in Turin and at the Adifamily school in Monza.

Body percussion can be applied to many different fields for which specific didactic programs are provided.

Basic body percussion

For people who do not have musical education but who are willing to explore percussive language on the body.

Program: basic technique, body sound exploration, basic groove learning, basic improvisation exercises

Body percussion for theatre

For actors, clowns, mimes or performers of any kind interested in applying body percussion to theatre and performance.

Program: basic technique, body sound exploration, basic and advanced groove learning, improvisation exercises, music theory applied to the body, creative application of body percussion to mime and physical performance in individual and collective exercises

Body percussion for musicians (of any kind)

For musicians who already have solid music theory education interested in strengthening their rhythmic awareness.

Program: basic technique, body sound exploration, advanced groove learning, advanced rhythmic improvisation exercises (based on Bob Moses' resolution point method)

Body percussion for dancers

For dancers interested in deepening their rhythmic awareness, expanding their knowledge in music theory and learning body percussion skills to implement their choreographies.

Program: basic technique, body sound exploration, basic and advanced groove learning, improvisation exercises, music theory applied to the body (basic and advanced), application of body percussion to collective and individual choreographies, exploring the relation between dance and music.