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In 1966 he could put all his ideas together in the play/ performance/ multimedia,” Asi Hablaba Fernandatustra / Se Jodió un Dios…”.
Fernando wrote the text, composed the music, designed the scenography, and choreographed and directed the whole performance, demostrating thus to be a multi-faceted artist.

Simultaneosly Fernando studied dance with Merce Cunningham and Alwin Nikolais at the Jeffrey Ballet School of Dance.
In the summer of 1968 he worked with dancer and choreographer Ann Halprin in the “Community Ritual”, project which culminated with “Dancing in the Streets” in San Francisco.

On returning to New York, he worked with dancer and choreographer Ivone Rainer, and participated in “War’” and “Grand Union Dreams” as one of the heroes and was one of the four principal characters in Rainer’s first long feature film “Life of Performers”, with a premier at the Guggenheim Museum.

At that time he met the Uruguayan dancer, Graciela Figueroa, and - one way or another- worked with her for several years.
In 1970-71, he performed and showed his art-work “performances” at “112 Green Street Gallery.”

In 1988 he collaborated with John Kelly to create a two-character opera:  “Love of a Poet ”, based on Robert Schumann’s ”Dichterliebe Op. 48”, from the cycle for voice and piano,  with music and texts by Heinrich Heine.
This opera triumphally toured all over the USA and received the “Obie” award.
For several years John Kelly and Fernando Torm worked together producing  successful performances.

During 1989-1994 Torm appeared in prestigious venues like the  Carnegie Recital Hall, Dance Space at Mark Church, Museum Of Modern Art, Dance Theatre Workhop, Whitney Museum, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and The Arts Club, among others.

Fernandatustra 1966  
Con John Kelly 1988   Whitney Museum 1989-1994  
In 1992 he received the “Yellowspring Fellowship” to work on the project “Devine Promiscue” as music director and pianist. This piece was presented for the first time at the Alice Tully Hall, Lincon Center, on July 1992.