Rio, Anconella: Ferragosto at the park is a Brazilian holiday
Jazz, yoga and theater in the hottest week of summer in south Florence
Tuesday, August 13, the first stage of the exhibition dedicated to the Arno by the Affratatamento
Tuesday 14 sunset yoga, Wednesday 15 South American rhythms with the Fora da Ordem
On Thursday 16 experimental jazz returns with the Ipnotize duo
Good food and relaxation in the green lung of the city
A bit of Rio all'Anconella: Mid-August at the southern Florence park promises to be a great Brazilian festival, for those who stay in the city but dream of expanses of sand, sun and Latin colors. The hottest week of the summer is full of events at Anconella Garden , all strictly free (access from Via di Villamagna 39 / d).
Tuesday, August 13th at 9.30pm there will be the first stage of a journey curated by the L'Affratellamento Theater, all dedicated to the Arno river and the floods that have marked the history of Florence. "The Flood" is a journey through history, an inscription hanging from a shop: "Today humid". But also a contemporary portrait of the catastrophic event that struck Florence on November 4, 1966, the fruit of the emotions aroused by the feelings and stories of the inhabitants of the RSA “Il Giglio” health and social structure. Or more simply: The flood is a show that contains the need to share and pass on this historic event. The trip is led by Alessio Martinoli, in collaboration with Anna Maria Ferrigno. The project, which looks like an open container and wants to hold testimonies, starts with the date of August 13th 1547 and will come up to our days.
Wednesday, August 14th at 6.00 pm yoga returns to the park: participation is free, just bring a towel or mat to spread out on the grass to relax in the sweetest time of day, to enjoy the sunset.
Thursday, August 15th the Anconella Garden kiosk will begin to come alive in the afternoon, following Brazilian rhythms. From 21.30 the live performance of Fora da Ordem (Claudia Valastro on vocals, Gionni Dall'Orto, guitar and vocals, Adriano Saldarelli on percussion, Jeppe Catalano, djembè, Dror Briskin, pandeiro), for a tropical mid-August in the green lung of Florence south.
Friday, August 16th at 21.30 the live music returns, with more intimate atmospheres: appointment with the experimental jazz of the Ipnotize duo (Renato Cantini, trumpet and computer, Michele Staino, double bass and effects). The Ipnotize duo was born in 2013 from the collaboration between the musician and producer Cantini and the double bass player Staino. Both music and art lovers write an intense and passionate page of the Tuscan underground scene, from which they will receive many satisfactions and confirmations. With a complete computer setup, effects and respective tools, the duo interpret in a very personal way what the most attentive listeners call nu-jazz.
The cultural programming of Anconella Garden is by the Diramazioni festival, which has activated a series of prolific collaborations with associations active in the neighborhood. Born in 2000 as a traveling festival, designed for Florentine public spaces by artists, students and associations brought together, since 2008 Branches , organized by the Cambiamusica cultural association! Florence , found a home base in the Parco dell'Anconella. Every day, from 4pm until late evening , it will also be possible to make a stop at the Anconella Garden to enjoy a snack, an aperitif, a dinner or a drink surrounded by greenery. On the menu , beef and tuna burgers, chicken wings, fried fish with vegetables, but also pizzas, calzones, covaccini and vegetarian alternatives at pop prices. To satisfy the tastes of the whole Anconella family.
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