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Week of Italian Language in Amsterdam

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Concerts, conferences and video-projects to celebrate Dante Alighieri on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of his death.
XXI Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo
XXI Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo

On the occasion of the XXI Week of the Italian Language in the World, the Italian Cultural Institute in Amsterdam present a variety of events and initiatives dedicated to ‘Dante, l’italiano’.

  • 17 October. Suono Italiano 2021. 1321 – 2021 Intonazioni dantesche dell’OttocentoConcert, in collaboration with CIDIM. Celebrating Dante Alighieri seven centuries after his death, the program designed for this concert focuses on one of the most evocative characters of the entire Comedy: Count Ugolino della Gherardesca. A project by Andrea Coen, with Mauro Borgioni (bass -bariton), Andrea Coen (piano), Edoardo Coen (actor).
  • 20 October. Dante meets the children, in collaboration with Sgrunf Association. A meeting entirely dedicated to children and to reading books in Italian aloud.
  • 26 e 27 November. ‘Looking at the mountain’: unprecedented glances at Dante’s Purgatory. International conference on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, in collaboration with Utrecht University, with the patronage of the National Committee for the celebration of 700 years and of the Italian Dante Society.
  • November 2021. ‘De Goddelijke Komedie’:  presentation of the Dutch translation by Herman Jansen of the  Divine Comedy published by the IJzer publishing house.
  • December 2021. Journey through Dante’s Divine Comedy: reading and storytelling of the Divine Comedy in Dutch, by three Dutch theater actors, directed by Gianluca Barbadori, in 18 mini-videos available at the Institute’s YouTube channel.

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