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 Mark, appointed by an international jury of movie professionals. This year president of the panel was renowned film director Guillermo del Toro.
Vinile Milano is one of the landmarks of the city nightlife. Located at 17 via Tadino, parallel to shopping neighborhood Corso Buenos Aires, Vinile Milano shares its address with the world-renowned art gallery Studio Marconi.
The term “vinyl” is commonly meant to define the stuff, starting the 1950s, way up to the 1980’s, analog sound storage mediums – better known as “records” – were made of.
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.
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. Read more “An Evening of Tango in Galleria”
The following is a pretty extensive gallery of photos. Though it does not pretend to be an exhaustive review, it aims to visually offer the occasional reader the pulse of the town during the recent Milano Design Week 2018.
The Milano Design Week, also known as Fuorisalone, is an initiative aimed at giving designers, design firms – but also artisans and small businesses – an exposure to the international audience during the week of one of the most important fairs of the trade: the Salone del Mobile of Milano. Read more “Fuorisalone. Milano Design Week 2018”
The Swiss have a gift for amusing themselves while pleasing their guests. In conjunction with the Snow Polo World Cup, which takes place annually in St. Moritz, Cristina and I were graciously invited to the Badrutt’s Palace Cocktail Reception.
Here tout le monde gathered to seep Perrier-Jouët, tasting bocadillos while listening to the last pettegolezzi and – a very few – setting the bases for multimillion-dollar international deals. Read more “Badrutt’s Palace Cocktail Reception”
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.
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! Read more “Setting-up And Opening Of Grand-Art Show In Milano”
From CoderDojo website: «The Foundation of CoderDojo was established in 2013 [in Ireland] by co-founder James Whelton to provide a structured entity to support the rapid expansion of a global movement.
The CoderDojo movement believes that an understanding of programming languages is increasingly important in the modern world, that it’s both better and easier to learn these skills early, and that nobody should be denied the opportunity to do so». Read more “Coderdojo Event In Milano”
When you have the Monza circuit in your backyard, it’s not easy to ignore the return to the “Autodromo” of the sport prototypes that are challenging each others in the Le Mans 24 hours endurance race. Read more “OFFICIAL PRE-SEASON WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP TEST AT MONZA”
Every year, in Ivrea, Italy, during Carnival, the people stand up to recall and celebrate the story of Violetta, the miller’s newly wed daughter who was supposed to lay, on her first night as a bride, with the lord of the town, according to an old infamous principle named “jus primae noctis”. Read more “THE BATTLE OF THE ORANGES AT THE IVREA CARNIVAL”
Let’ put it this way. It sounds trite, but the polo team with the best polo players wins the game. Read more “SANKT MORITZ SNOW POLO 2017 TOURNAMENT”