Next Summer in Rome: the Early Music & Dance Workshop “L’Humor Bizzarro”

Humor Bizzarro 2018 Early Music Early Dance

International Early Music & Dance Workshop
17th Edition – Rome July28th – August 5th, 2018

Courses, concerts and seminars managed by
Il Teatro della Memoria (artistic direction: Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi)

The teachers of L’Humor Bizzarro 2018:

16th-17th Century Dances between Italy and Spain: Claudia Celi
17th-18th Century Dances and Contredanses between France and Spain: Ilaria Sainato
19th Century Social Dances: Paolo Di Segni
Baroque Oboe: Angela Paletta
Recorder: Marco Rosa Salva
Renaissance & Baroque Singing: Rosanna Rossoni
Renaissance & Baroque Trombone: Ercole Nisini
Renaissance Lute, Theorbo and Baroque Guitar: Francesco Tomasi
Cembalo Accompaniment: Paolo Tagliapietra

Rhethorical Gesture Seminar: Ilaria Sainato
Qi Gong Seminar: Angela Paletta

Ensemble Music and Dance Accompaniment Practice

The teachers’ CV are available on this page.

Location: Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio – Rome – Italy.

Regulations, costs and registration form for L’Humor Bizzarro 2018 available on this page.
Programs (in Italian) are at this link.

Info: tel. & fax +39-06-33267447 – mob. +39-328-3645555; e-mail: info@teatrodellamemoria.org
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Humor Bizzarro 2017: Paolo Di Segni, “Quadrilles at the time of Jane Austen”

Course program and teacher’s CV

“Quadrilles at the time of Jane Austen”
Early 19th century Social Dances

The course, open to students of any level, will focus on the technique and the steps of dances featuring in the balls described by Jane Austen, following the handbooks and treatises of the early 19th century.

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Paolo Di Segniborn in Switzerland and introduced to music and rhythmics according to the Jaques Dalcroze method, has studied pianoforte and violoncello. Since 1976 he specialized in historical dancing under the guidance of such teachers as B. Sparti, F. Lancelot, S. Wynne. He has taken part in many concert tours in Italy and abroad with Early Dance ensembles such as Gruppo di Danza Rinascimentale di Roma, La Cortesia del Ballo, La Follia, Il Teatro della Memoria. Since many years he devotes himself to the reconstruction and popularization of 19th Century social dances, presenting them through performance, Ball openings or as Maitre de Cérémonie. He has curated TV programs on the Quadrille for TeleMontecarlo, taken part in Telethon ’97, ’98 and ’99, held seminars at Scuola di Ballo del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and in Catania for Balletto di Sicilia.

In Naples, in collaboration with Associazione Dimensione Polifonica, he has held courses and directed performances and events on the Renaissance and on the 19th century for Comune di Napoli, Provincia di Napoli and Regione Campania (Marzo DonnaMaggio dei Monumenti, Valzer in Villa). He has collaborated with the Orchestra del Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari conducted by J. Acs; in Rome he regularly  directs 19th century Balls in venues such as Palazzo Barberini, Palazzo Taverna, Hotel Quirinale, Borgo di Tragliata, Accademia Nazionale di Danza.

Info about the 2018 edition of “L’Humor Bizzarro” is available at this link.

Early Music and Dance summer workshop “L’Humor Bizzarro” in Rome

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16th Edition  –  Rome (Italy) – 29 July-6 August 2017

Courses, concerts & seminars organized by Il Teatro della Memoria
(artistic direction: Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi)

“We’ll measure them a measure” 16th-17th Century dancing: Claudia Celi
Cupid’s Garden – Le Jardin de Cupidon – 17th-18th Century dancing: Ilaria Sainato
Quadrilles at the time of Jane Austen – Early 19th Century social dancing: Paolo Di Segni
Baroque Oboe: Angela Paletta
Recorder: Marco Rosa Salva
Renaissance and Baroque Singing: Rosanna RossoniSOLD OUT
Renaissance Lute, Theorbo and Baroque Guitar: Francesco Tomasi
Viola da Gamba: Silvia De Maria
Cembalo accompaniment: Paolo Tagliapietra
Rhetorical Gesture Seminar: Ilaria Sainato

Qi Gong Seminar: Angela Paletta

Ensemble music practice
Dance accompaniment practice

info:  tel. & fax (+39) 06-33267447 – mobile (+39) 328-3645555
e-mail:  info@teatrodellamemoria.org
Location:  Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio

Programs (in Italian) are available at this link
Registration info is at this link

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At Trastevere the final performance of “L’Humor Bizzarro 2016”

On Saturday 6 August the historical Teatro Belli will host students and teachers of the 15th international Summer workshop organized by Il Teatro della Memoria

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With the return of students that are already in the first stages of their artistic career and the presence of new enthusiasts –both professionals and amateurs – from several European and Asian countries, Il Teatro della Memoria celebrates the 15th edition of the International Summer Workshop L’Humor Bizzarro – Intarsi di musica e danza antica.

On Saturday 6 August, following an established practice, students and teachers will interact in the final performance, the result of a week of intense activity developed at Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio under the guidance of internationally active artists. For the dance: Claudia Celi (Le bellezze d’Olimpia – Italian Dances of the 16th-17th centuries), Ilaria Sainato (La bonne amitié – European Dances of the 17th-18th centuries and Rhetoric Gesture Seminar) and Paolo Di Segni (The Regency Ball  ̶  Social dances of the Early 19th century); for the music: Rosanna Rossoni (Renaissance and baroque Singing), Marco Rosa Salva (Recorderr), Angela Paletta (Baroque Oboe barocco and Qi Gong Seminario), Paolo Tagliapietra (Cembalo Accompaniment) and Francesco Tomasi (Renaissance Lute, Theorbo and Baroque Guitar). The performance will also feature guest artists who in the past have collaborated with Il Teatro della Memoria with a particular attention to the relationship between music and dance.

On the occasion Claudia Celi e Andrea Toschi – who co-direct Il Teatro della Memoria – wish to thank all those who during the years and in various roles have contributed to the making of the several editions of L’Humor bizzarro.

Teatro Belli – p.za Sant’Apollonia 11 – Roma (Italy)
6 August 2016 – 6.30PM – free entrance
It’s necessary to book at the number (+39)  320-0557319 before 6 August at 12.00AM
e-mail:
info@teatrodellamemoria.org

Teatro Belli – located in the historical area of Trastevere under the Gianicolo – is, among those that are presently active, one of the oldest Roman theatres, known also for having hosted a speech to Roman voters by Giuseppe Garibaldi. For a brief history of this space it’s possible to read a page on their website.

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The Eternal City hosts the Early Music and Dance summer workshop “L’Humor Bizzarro 2016”

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15th Edition  –  Rome (Italy) – 30 July-7 August 2016

Courses, concerts & seminars organized by Il Teatro della Memoria
(artistic direction: Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi)

16th-17th Century Italian dancing: Claudia Celi
17th-18th Century European dancing: Ilaria Sainato
Early 19th Century social dancing: Paolo Di Segni
Renaissance Lute, Theorbo and Baroque Guitar: Francesco Tomasi
Baroque Oboe: Angela Paletta
Recorder: Marco Rosa Salva
Renaissance and Baroque Singing: Rosanna Rossoni
Baroque Cello: Nazarena Ottaiano
Cembalo accompaniment: Paolo Tagliapietra

Rhetorical Gesture Seminar: Ilaria Sainato
Qi Gong Seminar: Angela Paletta

Ensemble music practice
Dance accompaniment practice

info: tel. & fax (+39) 06-33267447 – mobile (+39) 328-3645555
e-mail: info@teatrodellamemoria.org

Location: Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio
Programs in Italian available at this link
Registration info and fees available here
Teachers’ curricula (in Italian) are on the webpage curricula

Fill in the form below if you want more info:

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Humor Bizzarro 2015: Paolo Di Segni, “Cotillon” – 19th Century social dances

Course program and teacher’s curriculum

Paolo Di Segni CotillonCotillon – 19th Century Social dance

The course, open to students of all levels, features the study of the technique and the basic steps of 19th century dance and the teaching of dances from the manual by Achille Della Croce Piccolo repertorio di danza per l’eletta società (Milano 1872).

Paolo Di Segni, born in Switzerland and introduced to music and rhithmics by L. Di Segni-Jaffé (Jaques Dalcroze method), has studied pianoforte and violoncello. He specialized in historical dancing under the guidance of  B. Sparti, F. Lancelot, S. Wynne and has been a member of Gruppo di Danza Rinascimentale di Roma; with this and with other early dance groupos he has taken part in many concert tours in Italy and abroad. He devotes himself to the reconstruction and popularization of historical dances, in particular those of the 19th Century. He curated TV programs on the Quadrille for TeleMontecarlo, taken part in Telethon ’97 e ’98, held seminars at the Scuola di Ballo del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, in Catania at Balletto di Sicilia and in Naples. He collaborated with Orchestra del Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari and with Associazione Dimensione Polifonica towards the realization of events for the city of Naples.

Info about next workshop costs and registration is available at this link.

Back in Rome the Early Music and Dance summer workshop “L’Humor Bizzarro 2015”


14th Edition  –  Rome (Italy) 26 July-2 August 2015

Courses, concerts & seminars organized by Il Teatro della Memoria
(artistic direction: Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi)

16th-17th Century Italian dancing: Claudia Celi
17th-18th Century European dancing: Ilaria Sainato
19th Century social dancing: Paolo Di Segni
Renaissance Lute and Baroque Guitar: Federico Marincola
Mandolin: Fabio Menditto
Baroque Oboe: Angela Paletta
Recorder: Marco Rosa Salva
Renaissance and Baroque Singing:
 Rosanna Rossoni
Cembalo accompaniment:
 Paolo Tagliapietra

Ensemble Music Workshop
Qi Gong Seminar 

info: tel. & fax (+39) 6-33267447 – mobile (+39) 328-3645555
e-mail: info@teatrodellamemoria.org

Location: Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio
Programs, registration form and fees are available at this page
Teachers’ curricula (in Italian) are available on the webpage curricula

Fill in the form below if you want more info:

Saturday 2 August the closing Early Music & Dance performance of “L’Humor Bizzarro 2014”

The outcome of the international workshop will be presented to the public in the Ruskaja Theatre at Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome 

Thanks to the collaboration with Accademia Nazionale di Danza directed by Maestro Bruno Carioti, next Saturday 2 August the 13th edition of L’Humor Bizzarro will be hosted in the splendid location of Teatro Ruskaja. This will be an occasion for the public to visit a fascinating archeological site in the heart of Rome (for an info sheet about AND see this link). Also this year the international Workshop organized by Il Teatro della Memoria (dir. Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi) has been held under the auspices of Roma Capitale – Assessorato alla Cultura, Creatività e Promozione Artistica.

After starting on July 28, the courses  have unfolded at an intence pace under the guide of internationally active artists: Claudia Celi (Balli leggiadri, et amorose rime: danze per le nobildonne romane dai trattati di Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta –16th century dances), Paolo Di Segni (Paris qui danse! Danse de salon – 19th century Social Dances), Federico Marincola (Lute and Baroque Guitar, Ensemble Music Workshop), Angela Paletta (Baroque Oboe, Qi Gong), Marco Rosa Salva (Recorder), Rosanna Rossoni (Renaissance and Baroque Singing), Ilaria Sainato (Les jours amusants, dances de bal et de ballet – European 17th & 18th Century Dances), Paolo Tagliapietra (Cembalo Accompaniment). Following a consolidated practice, during the performance students and teachers will interact side by side.

Teatro Ruskaja – Accademia Nazionale di Danza
Largo Arrigo VII, 5 – Rome – 2 August 2014 – 6.00PM – free entrance
Info:  (+39) 320-0557319 – e-mail: info@teatrodellamemoria.org

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The teachers of the 2014 edition: Paolo Di Segni, 19th Century social dances

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The course, open to students of all levels, features the study of the technique and the basic steps of 19th century dance and the teaching of dances from the treatises by E. Giraudet, H. Cellarius, F. Paul.

Paolo Di Segni, born in Switzerland and introduced to music and rhithmics by L. Di Segni-Jaffé (Jaques Dalcroze method), has studied pianoforte and violoncello. He specialized in historical dancing under the guidance of  B. Sparti, F. Lancelot, S. Wynne and has been a member of Gruppo di Danza Rinascimentale di Roma; with this and with other early dance groupos he has taken part in many concert tours in Italy and abroad. He devotes himself to the reconstruction and popularization of historical dances, in particular those of the 19th Century. He curated TV programs on the Quadrille for TeleMontecarlo, taken part in Telethon ’97 e ’98, held seminars at the Scuola di Ballo del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, in Catania at Balletto di Sicilia and in Naples. He collaborated with Orchestra del Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari and with Associazione Dimensione Polifonica towards the realization of events for the city of Naples.

Info on the workshop costs and registration is available at this link.

On Saturday August 3 the final concert of the Early Music and Dance Workshop

At the Testaccio Ex-Slaughterhouse the students of “L’Humor Bizzarro” will present the results of an intense study week

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Big Bamboo, the huge work by U.S. artists  Mike and Doug Starn, has welcomed teachers and students taking part in the 12th edition of  L’Humor Bizzarro, dedicated to the memory of Nora Frontali Toschi, deceased on last June 9, a founding member and steady supporter of the Associazione il Teatro della Memoria.

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After starting on July 28, the courses have unfolded at an intence pace under the guide of internationally active artists: Angela Bucci (Renaissance and Baroque singing), Ninad Massimo Carrano (Percussion), Claudia Celi (Danze nel Giardino d’Amore – Court dances between 15th and 16th Century), Paolo Di Segni (Tout le monde en place – Social Dances of the 19th Century), Federico Marincola (Ensemble Music Workshop), Mauro Morini (Sackbut and Baroque Trombone) Angela Paletta (Baroque Oboe), Marco Rosa Salva (Recorder), Ilaria Sainato (Recueil de Dances et Contredances – European 17th and 18th Century dances), Antonella Moles and Paolo Tagliapietra (Cembalo accompanists).

On the evening of Saturday August 3 agosto the work carried out in the singing, instrument and dance classes will be presented in spectacular form. Following a consolidated practice, during the performance students and teachers will interact side by side. The events will be hosted by the Sala della Mangiatoia (Testaccio Ex-Slaughterhouse – p.za Giustiniani 4/a). Two shows have been scheduled, the first at 7.00PM and the second at 8.45PM, both at free entrance with advance booking. It’s possible to book by phoning to the mobile number +39-320-0557319 before 4.00PM of the performance day.

Location: Sala della Mangiatoia – Ex-Mattatoio – p.za Giustiniani 4/a – Roma (Italy)
First show 7.00PM – Second show 8.45PM
Free entrance – Advance booking by phoning to the mobile number +39-320-0557319 before 4.00PM
e-mail: info@teatrodellamemoria.org