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.
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”
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”
Sumirago is a village 15 km from Golasecca, Rosita Missoni’s birth place. Along with her son Luca and her daughter Angela, she is the owner of the homonymous fashion house.
Well known for its colorful garments, Missoni was founded by Rosita and her husband Ottavio “Tai” Missoni (1921-2013) in Gallarate in 1953.
Sebastião Salgado does not need a presentation. In October 2017, the photographer was in Milan to promote his book and the exhibit, Kwait. A desert on fire. A couple of thousand people attended the event.
We arrived at the location in front of Forma Gallery around 9:45 AM. At that time the situation was manageable. Cristina set the tripod and I found an available chair. Read more “SEBASTIÃO SALGADO – “KUWAIT. A DESERT ON FIRE””
The Salinas de Levante are placed in an area, ranging 135 hectare of marshland in the South-East of Mallorca, mayor island in the Spanish archipelago of the Baleares. Thanks to its appointment to “Natural Area of Special Landscape and Rural Interest”, this area is protected from the real estate development and shielded from mass tourism. Read more “SALINAS DE LEVANTE IN ES TRENC”
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”
Mental asylums radiate a mysterious allure soaked with anguish, injustice, prevarication and deceit.
Volterra former psychiatric hospital originated from an economic evaluation. In the XVIII century, the community of Pisa used to send its own mental patients at a dear price to Siena. To save money, the city launched an offer that was met by Volterra. Therefore, the Mendicity Hospice of this town welcomed the initial body of mental patients and, in 1989 the Mental Asylum was established. The first pavilion was erected near a hilltop called Poggio alle Croci. Read more “VOLTERRA FORMER PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL”
After two days of watching a bunch of youngsters tempting their fate, I felt like attempting myself something more risky. With a camera. Read more “BIG AIR MILAN – FREESTYLE OVER THE CITY – 2”