First edition starting Thursday 27 June at the Rifredi Ex-Customs
FLORENCE FROM ABOVE: OTHER POINTS OF VIEW
A review of other points of view on the theme of the cities of the future, told by the unpublished and privileged views of the roofs and terraces of Florence. Six sunset meetings in music, theater and words with national and international guests who wonder about the many possible cities. Among the places selected in this first edition: the roof of the Ex-Customs of Rifredi, the walkway of the Arnolfo Tower in Palazzo Vecchio, The Student Hotel, La Terrazza del Verone / Museo degli Innocenti, Forte Belvedere and the roof of the Manufacture Tabacchi
A different perspective on those that will be or could be the cities of the future, looking at the present from an elevated position: it is Florence from Above, six meetings at sunset, every Thursday, starting from June 27th until August 1st. Between music, theater and words, national and international guests wonder about the many possible cities.
Florence from above is a strategic project of the City of Florence for the Florentine Summer 2019 organized by LAMA Development and Cooperation Agency Soc. Coop. in collaboration with Murmuris, Attodue, Omega Musica and La Scena Muta.
The first appointment, scheduled for Thursday 27 June at 7:00 pm, will be held at the Rifredi Ex-Customs Office . Here, where once there were only warehouses for the storage of goods, now they have two of the most important professional and cultural realities in Florence, namely Impact Hub and BUH! Urban Cultural Circle.
On the roof of their building, Florence from Above will stage "Kaleidoscope", performance on original dramaturgy curated by Murmuris / Attodue, with text by Luca Starita and directed by Laura Croce. In this show the author has imagined looking at the city through different and unusual positions: lying, oblique, in starting position, prone, kneeling, standing. But in the end the gaze always ends up towards ourselves and our being citizens. To interpret the performance, Alessandro Averone and Giorgia Coco.
For the following week, appointment at The Student Hotel , the former headquarters of the State Railways in the Fortezza da Basso area. On the terrace of his gym overlooking the Duomo, there will be a reading by Davide “BOOSTA” Dileo, musician, DJ, composer, author and producer.
Thursday, July 4 at 7:00 pm will wear the role of writer, presenting his latest book "Once upon a time there was silence and other fairy tales for lovers", released in November 2018 for Mondadori, with illustrations by Marta Carraro. adults, for those who have not stopped feeling like children, imagining, dreaming and wondering why.
Thursday 11 July Florence from above makes a stop at the Museo degli Innocenti, in the Terrazza del Verone , an area of the building recently restored and once devoted to drying clothes (hence the name "del Verone"). Here, at 7:00 pm, the reading of the novel "You who are not romantic", interpreted by the author himself Guido Catalano, one of the most famous contemporary poet of Italy, writer and performer, published by Rizzoli in February 2019, it is a story full of kisses, poetry, cats, looks, but also of war and fear, of sex and magic, and love, so much that even those who are not romantic cannot help it. Catalano is also the author of six books of poetry, including the collections "Ti Amo Ma Can Spiegarti" and "Pi pretty Che Morire M'Ammazzo" and "Every Time You Kiss Me A Nazi dies", which together exceed 50,000 copies.
For the fourth meeting of the Festival, appointment in another historical place in Florence, symbol of the whole city: the Arnolfo Tower of Palazzo Vecchio . You have to climb over two hundred steps to reach the top, but once you reach your destination, the view you enjoy is spectacular. Here, Thursday 18 July, another performance by Murmuris / Attodue, entitled "Elevation". Along the walkway of Ronda that leads to the tower, the show by Laura Forti, theatrical author for twenty years now, is represented in many European countries, in particular France and Germany, and that in Italy has collaborated for several years with Teatro two from Parma. Directed by Simona Arrighi, while behind the costumes is Antonio Musa. To interpret the show, Sandra Garuglieri and Alessandro Baldinotti.
The following week, a concert in honor of Fabrizio De André, on the occasion of the celebration of 20 years from his death. The show entitled "The Good News", like the album considered by the songwriter himself as the greatest work of his career, will be held at Forte Belvedere , born to protect the city and a place with an extraordinary visual on it. The appointment is for Thursday 25 July at 20:00 and to interpret the concert / show will be the Mosaic Choir S. Felicita di Lucca directed by Silvano Pieruccini, the Nuova Europa Orchestra conducted by Alan Freiles and born from the OMEGA Musica association, and Mattia Braghero, actor and singer engaged in theater and TV as well as soloist of the Jesus Christ Superstar - Peep Arrow with Ted Neeley.
The exhibition closes on Thursday 1 August on the roof of Manifattura Tabacchi , a contemporary space outside the historic center, which looks to the future. Here will resound the polyphony of San Salvador, a collective of six voices and percussion in search of a universal folklore that starts from the Occitan, the ancient Provençal language originating from the south of France. In their compositions the voice is used as a rhythmic instrument, combining poetry and hypnotic harmonies.
All appointments are free upon reservation, subject to availability (with the exception of the 25/07 event at Forte Belvedere, free admission subject to availability).
Reservations of the first three events already active at the following links:
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