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Euforia (Euphoria) by Valeria Golino
Euforia (Euphoria) by Valeria GolinoThursday, September 19, 2019

Premiered as part of the “Un Certain Regard” category at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Euforia is the second directing effort by Italian acclaimed actress Valeria Golino.  Matteo (Riccardo Scamarcio) is a successful young entrepreneur, audacious, charming and energetic. His brother Ettore (Valerio Masta...

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EUROBEATS at Union Stage
EUROBEATS at Union StageFriday, September 27, 2019 → Saturday, September 28, 2019

The EUROBEATS Festival will feature 10 European electronic musicians from 10 countries at Union Stage in Washington, DC on September 27 & 28, 2019, from 6 pm to 1:30am. The festival aims to highlight top young European artists at the forefront of electronic music. Representing Italy, DJ Spiller will perform on Satur...

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Ingenious sounds: Leonardo da Vinci, music and theatre in the Renaissance
Ingenious sounds: Leonardo da Vinci, music and theatre in the RenaissanceFriday, October 04, 2019

Although Leonardo da Vinci is best known for being a painter, an inventor and a scientist, two titles are often overlooked: musician and theater producer. Leonardo was in fact a skilled performer and he was commissioned by some of the most musically prominent courts of his time. His musical inventions opened an unexpected...

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Women Who Jazz: Rita Marcotulli
Women Who Jazz: Rita MarcotulliThursday, October 10, 2019

Our Women Who Jazz series comes back with a much-awaited concert by pianist and composer Rita Marcotulli. Rita Marcotulli, an icon of Italian jazz, carved herself an impressive international career in a very short period of time. She played alongside jazz greats such as Chet Baker, Joe Lovano, Paul Bley, Palle...

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ArteCinema: International Festival of Films on Contemporary Art
ArteCinema: International Festival of Films on Contemporary ArtThursday, October 17, 2019

Held annually during the month of October in Naples, Italy, ArteCinema: International Festival of Films on Contemporary Art was first established in 1996. Filmmakers, artists, scholars, curators, and the general public assemble from all parts of the world for four days to view, converse, and debate the works. T...

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Meet author Helena Janeczek, winner of the 2018 Premio Strega
Meet author Helena Janeczek, winner of the 2018 Premio Strega Monday, October 21, 2019

19th WEEK OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD   On the occasion of the release in the United States of The Girl with the Leica by Europa Editions, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington DC are pleased to invite you for a presentation of the book by Helena Janeczek, winner of the 201...

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Tosca and the Two Downstairs, a Play by Franca Valeri
Tosca and the Two Downstairs, a Play by Franca ValeriTuesday, October 22, 2019

19th WEEK OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD   A satirical, behind-the-scenes sister-story to Puccini's Tosca as imagined by one of the wittiest and most admired Italian playwright and actresses, Franca Valeri. Tosca and the two downstairsis directed by Laura Caparrotti, Artistic ...

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The  secrets of Traviata, a talk by Maestro Speranza Scappucci
The secrets of Traviata, a talk by Maestro Speranza ScappucciWednesday, October 23, 2019

19th WEEK OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD   Revolutionary, controversial, lashing the bourgeois society: this and much more is La Traviata, one of Giuseppe Verdi's most celebrated operas. Maestro Speranza Scappucci, among the first and most acclaimed women conductors in the world, returns to Washington DC to...

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Italian Language and Culture Conference: Challenges in the 21st Century Italian Classroom
Italian Language and Culture Conference: Challenges in the 21st Century Italian ClassroomSaturday, October 26, 2019

19th WEEK OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD   The Department of Italian at Georgetown University, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC and the Italian Cultural Institute, are pleased to announce a symposium for educators focusing on the challenges to research and teaching that 21st century cl...

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LEO DA VINCI: Mission Mona Lisa
LEO DA VINCI: Mission Mona LisaTuesday, October 29, 2019

Now in its 12th year Kids Euro Festival is one of the largest performing arts festivals for children in America, bringing Europe’s most talented children’s entertainers to the DC metro area each fall for two weeks of free performances, concerts, workshops, movies, storytelling, puppetry, dance...

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Il vizio della speranza (The Vice of Hope) by Edoardo de Angelis
Il vizio della speranza (The Vice of Hope) by Edoardo de AngelisThursday, November 07, 2019

Two years after presenting Indivisible at the Toronto Film Festival, Italian filmmaker Edoardo De Angelis comes back with Il Vizio della Speranza (The Vice of Hope), a stunning neorealist drama with a cherry of magical realism on top. The film is a collaboration between De Angelis and his real wife Pina Turco, who plays...

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WOMEN WHO JAZZ: Maria Pia De Vito
WOMEN WHO JAZZ: Maria Pia De VitoTuesday, November 12, 2019

Italian singer Maria Pia De Vito is one of the leading improvising vocalists in Europe. She studied operatic and contemporary singing, piano, percussion and ethnic polyphony before turning to jazz. Testament to her incredible versatility - from scat singing to human beatboxing – De Vito’s performances ...

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4th Week of Italian Cuisine in the World
4th Week of Italian Cuisine in the WorldMonday, November 18, 2019 → Friday, November 22, 2019

Showcasing Italy and the Italian taste in the world, the Week of Italian Cuisine is a yearly initiative developed to promote Italian culinary traditions and food-and- wine connoisseurship as a distinctive trait of Italian identity and culture. Join us on a delicious journey, discovering new touristic destinati...

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