Abrivado in Saintes Maries de la Mer

Every year, in November, the “Abrivado” animates the beaches and the streets of Saintes Maries de la Mer in Camargue (France) for the yearly parade of bulls and horses.

Plage Est, Saintes Maries de la Mer. Abrivado 2018. Nikon D810, 24 mm (24-120 mm ƒ/4) 1/200″ ƒ/4,5 ISO 64

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“Abrivádo” – feminine, plural – is a Provencal word meaning “exaltation”, “exuberance”. The accent goes on the syllable before last: “Abrivádo”. The French outside Provence call it “Abrivade”, that reads “Abrivád”, which, for them, is easier to pronounce. Continue reading

12 Days in the Venice Laguna

Cristina and I were in Venice to attend the 75. Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica, a cultural extravaganza culminating with the assignment of the Leone d’Oro award, (Golden Lion), a trophy in the shape of the traditional lion of Saint Marc, appointed by an international jury of movie professionals. Renowned film director Guillermo del Toro was this year president of the panel.

Lounge Campari, Main Sponsor, at 75^ Edition of the Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica, Biennale di Venezia. September 2018. Nikon D810, 48 mm (24-120 mm ƒ/4) 1/160″ ƒ/8 ISO 11400

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An Evening of Tango in Galleria

Thursday night, a few thousand citizens stormed the Milano Galleria for a Tango in Galleria dance happening. This opportunity was offered within the initiative OnDance – Accendiamo la Danza (Let’s turn-on the dance) conceived June 11th through 17th 2018 by the ballet star Roberto Bolle for residents and guests.

Tango in Galleria

An evening of Tango in the Milano, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, June 2018. Nikon D810, 120 mm (24-120 mm ƒ/4) 1/125 mm ƒ/4 ISO 12800

A schedule dense with shows, events, free workshops of classic, contemporary and street dance with world-renowned masters, academic courses with as subject various genre of dance, labs of movement design, play dance, lessons at the horizontal bar, flash mobs, photo exhibits, live installations, night tango gatherings and marathons of swing. Continue reading

Setting-up And Opening Of Grand-Art Show In Milano

November 10th through 12th, 2017, “The Mall” – the new exhibition space in the Porta Nuova district – stages the first edition of GrandArt, Modern and Contemporary Art fair.

Setting-up Grand Art

Setting-up Grand Art, Modern and Contemporary Art fair

Just over the entrance of this show, one experiences the nice feeling of being surrounded by objects one can appreciate without being compelled into acrobatic mental concoctions. Alleluiah! Continue reading