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A trip to Dante's 'Purgatory'

A trip to Dante's 'Purgatory'

Calendar from 20/01/2020 to 17/03/2020

In homage to one of the emblematic works of Italian and even universal literature, The Divine Comedy, and as a preview of the celebrations for the 7th centenary of the death of its author, the great poet, thinker and politician Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), the Italian Cultural Institute, after the 2019 Cycle dedicated to Dante's Inferno, invites the public in 2020 to a second cycle of six recitative readings of the songs of Purgatory.

The Istituto offers the public a journey through six readings in Italian and French of the songs of Purgatory, to discover or rediscover one of the major works of universal literature, to savour the beauty and richness of the Italian language and medieval symbolism. Purgatory is the second of the three reigns that make up the work.

The cycle will take place in the premises of the Institute and includes 6 monthly meetings from January to June.
The readings for the first quarter of 2020 will take place :

- Thursday, January 23rd at 6:30 pm - III chant, Manfred
- Thursday 13 February at 6.30 pm - VI singing, Sordello
- Tuesday 17 March at 6.30 pm - XVI singing, Marco Lombardo

Reading dates for the months of April to June will be announced at a later date.
Cristiano Nocera, actor and director of the Strasbourg company Lavoro Nero Teatro, has a degree in philosophy with an experimental thesis in semiology of the spectacle, and is following his dramatic training in parallel with his university studies. He works in the field of cinema and television, but it is mainly in the field of theatre that he develops his professional career. Actor, author, director and musician, he has worked under the direction of Luca Ronconi, David Lescot and many others.

In 2010, he founded with Johanne Maitre the company Lavoro Nero Teatro, which moves to Strasbourg in 2015. For the company, he wrote and performed Riding Buk, Les petits ruisseaux et la grande rivière, Come Bach, Suspiranno Mon Amour, Deux Siciles and 'Ntoni...

First appointment 2020: Thursday, January 23rd at 6:30 pm.
Address: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 7 rue Schweighaeuser in Strasbourg.
Free admission within the limit of available places - On reservation
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