To contribute to the rediscovery of the city and its spaces through culture in all its forms: this is the main goal of the XXIII edition of the Week of Italian Culture in Cuba, which will take place from November 22 to 27, organized by the Italian Embassy in Havana in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, the Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad de La Habana and other Italian and Cuban institutions.
The Week of Italian Culture in Cuba has been celebrated since 1996, in response to a growing demand for Italian presence in the fields of music, cinema, visual arts, entertainment and literature. It is an example of cooperation and exchange between two countries united not only by their Latin roots but also by their cultural and creative heritage. As in previous editions, this Week will pay tribute to great personalities of Italian culture and their contribution to the Cuban cultural context.
After a period of health restrictions, this event will also be an opportunity for entertainment and enrichment for the public, as well as a gesture of concrete support for professionals and institutions in the cultural sector.
This year, the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death occupies a central place with the unveiling, in Old Havana, of a statue dedicated to the father of the Italian language, followed by the inaugural event hosted by the Palacio del Segundo Cabo.
The program of the Week includes, among other events, the presentation of the projects of recovery of the School of Theater of the ISA (Superior Institute of Art), designed by the Italian architect Roberto Gottardi, the celebrations of the centenary of the birth of the filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini, the delivery of the Literary Prize Italo Calvino, great Italian writer born in Cuba, and the closing concert of the Camerata Romeu in the Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi, with works by Vivaldi and Ennio Morricone.
Finally, from mid-November to January 2022, the ‘Luci d’Artista’ donated to Havana by the city of Turin, will illuminate the Avenida de Italia.
More information is available at amblavana.esteri.it