The programme starts with an international conference entitled ‘La modernità di Dante’ (The modernity of Dante), involving some of the leading Dante scholars on the international scene gathered to further examine salient features of Dante’s production. The conference will be held in Madrid and Barcelona from 13 to 19 October 2021. The Madrid stage will take place from 13 to 15 October, with a final meeting within the Cultural Institute.
On 14 October there will be a meeting with Giovanni Caccamo, to pay homage to the Italian language and its natural fusion with music. Within the spaces of the Institute, the singer-songwriter will perform, in addition to his hits, a selection of songs belonging to the Italian musical tradition, which have become famous all over the world.
On 18 October the video ‘Dante 2021‘ will be launched, created in collaboration with Fondazione Petruzzelli and with the IULM University. The video concert takes viewers on a journey to discover the music of Italian and international composers inspired by the verses of the Supreme Poet. The protagonists of the video are the professionals and soloists of the historic Teatro Petruzzelli theatre.
The week continues on 19 October with a special meeting of the Dante reading club, created to encourage reading and conversation about Dante Alighieri and some of the Italian authors who have related to his works in their texts. The focus of the meeting is ‘Francesca da Rimini‘ by Gabriele D’Annunzio. The meeting is moderated by Professor Michele Curnis and has been organized in collaboration with the Complutense University, the Autonomous University and the Carlos III University.
On 21 October the atelier Percossi Papi pays tribute to the Supreme Poet with the event ‘Il prezioso cammino di Dante‘ (Dante’s precious journey). The atelier’s project will be presented in the spaces of the Cultural Institute to discover how the Supreme Poet was a source of inspiration for artistic jewellery production.
Finally, on 22 October the actress Iaia Forte performs a theatrical adaptation of the novel by Paolo Sorrentino ‘Everybody’s Right‘, playing the role of Tony Pagoda, melodic and kitsch singer. The show is part of ‘In scena a Palazzo’ (On Stage at the Palace), the new festival dedicated to the performing arts and music promoted by the Cultural Institute.
More information at iicmadrid.esteri.it.