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Favole al… Videochat! – Gianni Rodari 100th
October 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Organized by the Dante Alighieri society of Massachusetts in collaboration with the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan.
Virtual Zoom Event – Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 5:00-6:00 pm EST.
(Check in by 4:45pm)
Join us as we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the beloved children’s author.
All ages are welcome!!
Introduction by Nicola Orichuia, I AM Books
~~~~Event Presentation Drawings by Tommaso Bartalesi
Dramatized readings of ten of his Favole al Telefono by the Actors of All’Italiana – Boston Italian Theatre directed by Eleonora Francesca Cordovani
Nicola Orichuia is the founder of I AM Books, the first bookstore dedicated to the promotion of Italian and Italian-American literature in the United States. He is also the founder of the IDEA Boston festival. Before opening I AM Books, Nicola founded and headed Bostoniano, a monthly magazine focused on Italian and Italian American culture.
Tommaso Bartalesi, born and raised in Florence, Italy, holds a Master’s degree in art, music and theatre from the University of Bologna. He has collaborated with numerous Italian movie magazines and has been a reporter at Italian and European movie festivals, including Cannes and the Mostra Cinematografica di Venezia. Recently, he has curated cultural projects for non-profit associations and libraries. From an early age, he has been an artist and illustrator.
Eleonora Francesca Cordovani (She/Her) is from Tuscany, where she graduated in Theater at the University of Pisa. Since then she has worked as an Acting Teacher, Theater Director and Actress both in Italy and US. In the US, She also graduated as a Yoga Teacher. She creates unique classes blending yoga and theater in her teaching.
All’italiana – Boston Italian Theatre Company is a theater group affiliated with Pazzi Lazzi under the artistic direction of Chiara Durazzini. The group performs in Italian and specializes in staging shows by Italian playwrights. The actors are mostly Italian or fluent Italian speakers. Some of them are theatre professionals while others come from widely different backgrounds, such as medical science, computer science, arts and humanities. To all of them theatre is an exciting way to express their creativity and love for Italian culture and language. The company consists in a theatre lab where participants learn and practice acting thorough drama exercises and games, improvisation and experimenting with theatrical plays, and in a repertoire of Italian shows.
Registration is required!