American 19th century dances in Montemerano

Saturday 19 July, in a picturesque Tuscan hamlet, the audience can listen or take part in the dances with the artists of Il Teatro della Memoria

Recently declared “One of the most beautiful Italian Hamlets”, on 19 July  Montemerano will host DoSaDo, an event produced by Il Teatro della Memoria in collaboration with Accademia del Libro di Montemerano and Pro Loco Montemerano within the concert series VII Rassegna di Musica Popolare  under the auspices of the Municipality of Manciano. The Il Teatro della Memoria Ballroom Orchestra, an ensemble directed by Andrea Toschi and specialized in the performance of Salon Orchestra repertory, will present a concert of 19th century dance music where the audience will have an opportunity to learn the steps and join in the dances guided by Paolo di Segni and Claudia Celi.

The performance – that will be held in the magnificent Piazza del Castello – features some of the compositions that obtained greatest popularity in U.S. ballrooms during the 19th Century, by composers such as Arthur Sullivan, Scott Joplin and John Philipp Sousa, besides other less known but likewise meaningful artists. 

Salon Orchestra: Michele Cianfoni (violin), Yvonne Fisher (clarinet), Paolo Tagliapietra (piano), Andrea Toschi (bassoon and direction)
Dancers: Annalisa Bianco, Simona Buompadre, Claudia Celi, Paolo Di Segni, Fiorella Martini, Paola Torrani
Costumes: Kathy Benliyan

VII rassegna musica popolare a Montemerano
Clicca sull’immagine per la locandina della rassegna

Travel Info:

In Montemerano – besides the Church of San Giorgio with 15th century frescoes and the Madonna della Gattaiola – it’s possible to visit the city center, recently declared officially as one of “The most beautiful Italian Hamlets”. Nearby it’s possible to bathe at Cascate del Mulino or at Terme di Saturnia.

For those that attend this event reduced rates (10% discount on listed prices) are available at Hotels, B&B’s and Farm Holiday Resorts managed by Consorzio L’Altra Maremma. When booking make reference to the covenant with Il Teatro della Memoria. The guests of these establishments are entitled to a 15% discount on the admission ticket to Terme di Saturnia.
-Phone 0564.601280

Road info: from the Thyrrhenic coast you can reach Montemerano through Manciano (from Albinia take the SS74 road, from Montalto di Castro SP105, from the Viterbo area follow the directions for Pitigliano or Valentano-Ischia di Castro-Farnese). From Grosseto take SS322 through Scansano. From Mount Amiata go through Saturnia. From Rome take the A12 Highway for Civitavecchia, continue on SS1 Aurelia to Montalto di Castro, then SP105. Navigator coordinates: 42.621550, 11.491170  – see map on Google Maps.

19 July  2014 9.30PM piazza del Castello
Montemerano (Grosseto – Italy) free entrance

Info: tel. (+39) 328-3645555 – e-mail

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