ANTARES - Tommaso Valentini

Kalaripayattu - yoga teacher and performer.

He trained in India under the guidance of Maestro Jayachandran Nair in the field of kalaripayattu, a martial art with origins in antiquity. Since 2007 he has been a performer and Kalaripayattu instructor with the Indian performing arts group, Milon Mela (under the directorship of Abani Biswas, an associate of J. Grotowsky in the 'Teatro delle Sorgenti'), participating in important theatrical festivals and conducting international workshops. 

Company productions (all the performance are inspired by kalaripayattu, the oldest martial arts from India):

-FuocOmbra (2012) Performance of fire and shadow

-Agni Attam (2014) Acrobatic Fire Performance

- Darshan (2015) Experimental performance of music and fire

He performed in many popular street theatre festival in Italy as: Festival Artisti di Strada di Colmurano, Festival Artisti di Strada Artinstrada di Montalto Offugo, Busker Festival di Sarnico (BG), Festa medievale Castiglio Garfagnana, Festa delle Acque di Piediluco Terni,  Festival dell'Elmo, Santa Sofia Festival, Certaldo Festival, Veroli Festival,Festival des Artistes de Rue (Aosta), Festa medievale di Offagna(marche), Festa medievale di Buccheri(Sicilia), Festival artisti di strada Fantanellato(Parma), Riparty Roccabianca (Parma), Castellaro buskers festival,"Non solo clown" Monza, Festa medievale Roccatederighi,Festa del peperoncino Diamante(Calabria),Rolo in Festa(Modena) , Winter Night, Clusone (Bergamo).

Concorso buskers di Clusone-Bergamo :1°Classificato

Concorso buskers Rainbow Festival: 2° classificato

With Milon Mela: Paleo Festival (Switzerland), Casa Asia(Barcellona), Rosa Azul Festival (Portugal-France), GrotowskyTheatre (Poland), Berlin Festival (Germany), Ferrara Busker Festival, Cremona Busker Festival, Festival di Brisighella, Artisti in Piazza - Pennabilli, Sant’Arcangelo dei Teatri, Festival di  Gerace, Chieti Streeet Festival, Volterra Teatro  (Italy), Folk Festival (Slovenia-Gorizia); and much much more all over Italy and Europe.

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