“Isabella, Orlando and Melissa’s Charms”

Casa Internazionale delle Donne in Rome hosts a performance to raise funds for Vita di Donna Onlus

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Isabella, Orlando and Melissa’s Charms

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Dosso Dossi – La maga Melissa

Five hundred years after the first edition of Orlando Furioso, the voyage to the Moon is the theme of an itinerant performance during which the audience is involved by the sorcerer Melissa in a sensory path that binds Isabella d’Este and her court to Ariosto’s characters and images, evoked by scenographic elements, sound, perfumes and live performance of music and dance reconstructed according the period’s treatises.

Ideation and coordination: Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi

Adaptation and staging of Ariosto’s texts: Marco Paciotti e Lorenzo Pasquali – ONDADURTO TEATRO

Players: Francesco Bocchi, Simona Buompadre, Fiorella Cardinale Ciccotti, Claudia Celi, Maria Costantini, Paolo Di Segni

Music performers: Mauro Morini (trombone), Angela Paletta (shawm), Rosanna Rossoni (singing), Francesco Tomasi (lute, renaissance guitar), Andrea Toschi (recorder, curtal, ocarina)

Scenographic elements: IN SITU

Casa Internazionale delle Donne – via S. Francesco di Sales, 1a – Roma
17 June 2016 – 1st performance 8,45PM – 2nd performance 9,45PM

Free offer in favour of Vita di Donna Onlus
Limited places – book at (+39) 320-0557319 SOLD OUT

The no-profit Association Vita di Donna Onlus supplies free of charge advice, help by phone and e-mail for any women’s health problem, a clinic for urgent examinations and info about where to apply in the National Health System for any aspect of female health and sexuality.

Thanks for the collaboration to Accademia Nazionale di Danzaintestazione AND

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A Tale of Shawms and Hoboys

Concert-lecture with Angela Paletta and young pupils in a Tuscan hamlet

Chiesa di San Giorgio at Montemerano: detail from the Assumption of the Virgin by Lorenzo di Pietro, known as Il Vecchietta

Next Saturday 24 May at 5.30PM the Biblioteca di Storia dell’Arte at Montemerano (Grosseto, Italy) will host the concert-lecture From the Shawm to the modern Oboe, an event organized by Accademia del Libro di Montemerano, Filarmonica “G. Verdi” di Montemerano and Il Teatro della Memoria, with the support of Comune di Manciano. During the meeting – curated by Il Teatro della Memoria – oboist Angela Paletta will illustrate the evolution of the instrument starting from Renaissance double reed aerophones (shawm, ciaramella). The musical repertories from the various periods will be exemplified with live performance by the speaker accompanied by Ilaria Castagnetti e Gabriele De Nisco – two young pupils of the Early music workshop L’Humor Bizzarro – and Andrea Toschi (bassoon). The historical oboes played by the students have been kindly provided by the maker Alberto Ponchio.

In Montemerano – besides the Chiesa di San Giorgio with 15th century frescoes and the Madonna della Gattaiola – it’s possible to visit the charming hamlet recently featured in the TV program Sereno Variabile (see link). Nearby are the scenic Cascate del Mulino thermal waterfall and the Terme di Saturnia spa.

Travel directions: from the Thyrrhenic coast you can reach Montemerano through Manciano (from Albinia take 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. Navigator coordinates are 42.620772, 11.491468 – see map on Google Maps.

Saturday 24 May – 5.30PM
Biblioteca di Storia dell’Arte
Via del Bivio – Montemerano (Grosseto – Italy)

Images from Notturno Kircheriano 2013

The photo album by Marco Mancini about Il Teatro della Memoria’s performance in Guadagnolo on august  17

The second event of  Kircher Festival – promoted by the Municipality of Capranica Prenestina with the sponsorship of Regione Lazio and dedicated to the multifaceted figure of Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher, the great broker of wisdom in 17th century Rome – has taken place during the night of 17 August  in the evocative hamlet of Guadagnolo nearby the Mentorella Sanctuary, a location dear to Kircher who promoted its restoration and arranged for his heart be there buried.

The performance Notturno Kircheriano – produced by Il Teatro della Memoria – takes its inspiration from Kircher’s book Iter exstaticum, in which he narrates a fantastic knowledge journey among the planets under the direction of the angel Cosmiel. The event has transformed Guadagnolo into a magic town where the audience, following a sensorial guide, watched from time to time dance, music performend with replicas of period instruments and scenes by commedia dell’arte players.

Credits

  • Concept and coordination: Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi
  • Actors: Marco Paciotti, Lorenzo Pasquali
  • Dancers: Simona Buompadre, Mauro Carboni, Claudia Celi, Paolo Di Segni
  • Musicians: Serena Bellini (recorder), Flavio Cinquetti (cornett, gaita), Federico Marincola (cittern), Federico Occhiodoro (percussion), Angela Paletta (shawm), Andrea Toschi (curtal)
  • Sensorial guide: Maria Costantini
  • Scenographic elements and props: Umberto Giovannini
  • Audiovisual installation: sound by Giovanna Natalini; video editing by Giangiacomo De Stefano and Massimiliano Valli
  • Photos: Marco Mancini

Renaissance dance and music in southern Tuscany

Next Saturday in Montemerano a performance by Il Teatro della Memoria

Montemerano

From 23 to 25 August the ancient hamlet of Montemerano will be the backdrop to the festival E si fece festa per Tre giorni produced by the Accademia del Libro di Montemerano, the Municipality of Manciano and Pro Loco Montemerano. Main features will be a ceramic art fair, an exhibition of art comics and three evenings of entertainment with – respectively – the Cavranera traditional Emilian music ensemble, the Il Teatro della Memoria early music and dance company and the L’Ottava di sotto bass tuba quintet. Also featured – every evening from 8 to 9 PM – will be the traditional cuisine of Maremma with Le Zuppe in Piazza.

On Saturday 24 August Il Teatro della Memoria will oversee two events: at 6.00PM at the Biblioteca di Storia dell’Arte an introduction by Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi will present the performance A lieta Vita Amor ci invita, that will take place at 9.15PM in the Piazza del Castello, followed by the involvement of the audience in collective dances of the Renaissance. This is the cast of the evening:

  • Dancers: Mauro Carboni, Claudia Celi, Maria Cristina Esposito, Daniel La Penna
  • Musicians: Serena Bellini (recorder, cornetto), Flavio Cinquetti (cornetto, gaita, recorder), Angela Paletta (shawm), Andrea Toschi (curtal)
  • Coordination: Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi

ProLocoMontemeranoFor the complete program of the festival: click on the right-side poster or check the Facebook event page.

To reach the location: if you’re on the Thyrrhenian coast you can reach  Montemerano through Manciano (from Albinia take the SS74, from Montalto di Castro the SP105); from the Viterbo area follow the signs to Pitigliano or to Valentano-Ischia di Castro-Farnese. From Grosseto take the SS322 and pass through Scansano. From Mount Amiata it’s possible to reach Montemerano through Saturnia (check the routes on Google Maps).

If you come to Montemerano don’t forget to visit the Chiesa di San Giorgio with its beautiful 15th century frescoes and with the unique Madonna della Gattaiola.

A journey among the arcanes of the planets in the highest town of Latium

On Saturday 17 August Il Teatro della Memoria will present Notturno Kircheriano, an itinerant performance through the streets of Guadagnolo

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click on the picture to see the promo video

The second event of  Kircher Festival – promoted by the Municipality of Capranica Prenestina with the sponsorship of Regione Lazio and dedicated to the multifaceted figure of Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher, the great broker of wisdom in 17th century Rome – will take place during the the night of 17 August  in the evocative hamlet of Guadagnolo nearby the Mentorella Sanctuary, a location dear to Kircher who promoted its restoration and arranged for his heart be there buried.

The performance Notturno Kircheriano – produced by Il Teatro della Memoria – takes its inspiration from Kircher’s book Iter exstaticum, in which he narrates a fantastic knowledge journey among the planets under the direction of the angel Cosmiel. The event will wind through the streets of Guadagnolo, trasformed into a magic town where the audience, following a sensorial guide, will watch from time to time dance, music performend with replicas of period instruments and scene by commedia dell’arte players.

Credits

  • Concept and coordination: Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi
  • Actors: Marco Paciotti, Lorenzo Pasquali
  • Dancers: Simona Buompadre, Mauro Carboni, Claudia Celi, Paolo Di Segni
  • Musicians: Serena Bellini (recorder), Flavio Cinquetti (cornetto, gaita), Federico Marincola (Baroque guitar), Federico Occhiodoro (percussion), Angela Paletta (shawm), Andrea Toschi (curtal)
  • Sensorial guide: Maria Costantini
  • Scenographic elements and props: Umberto Giovannini
  • Audiovisual installation: sound by Giovanna Natalini; video editing by Giangiacomo De Stefano and Massimiliano Valli

It’s possible to reach Guadagnolo through Palestrina (From Rome take the Prenestina road, Casilina or Autostrada per Napoli – exit San Cesareo) as well as through Ciciliano (A24 for L’Aquila – exit Castel Madama). Traveling time from Grande Raccordo Anulare is about one hour.

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click on the picture for the detailed route

For more info see the facebook page of the event or phone (+39) 340-2921311.