Tony Silva is an adjunct faculty member of the Five Colleges consortium in Western Massachusetts, where he has accompanied dance classes since 2003. Before that he was himself a dancer for 20 years. He plays often for improvisers at Earthdance and VIDAM. Tony blends electronics with acoustic instruments to produce a punchy mix that motivates dancers. he creates rich sonic atmospheres with a wide variety of instruments, from synthesizers, percussion and chimes, to guitars and flutes. A consummate dance improviser himself, Tony is great at following the vibe of a room and supporting a group of dancers' deep exploration.