In Italy February is the month of festivities celebrating Carnevale. This tradition has its origins in Roman time and is part of the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar.
We will have a look at the history of Carnevale, the various traditions and how Italians from different regions celebrate this even.
If you have anything that forms part of the Italian Carnevale festival like a Venetian mask, please bring it along for everyone to see. There will also be a Migliaccio napoletano to share as well!
The event is free.
The event is free. However, we would appreciate generous donations to cover catering expenses.
Dante Alighieri Society of WA in collaboration with Stelle Nascenti, Italo-Australian Theatre Group Inc. is proud to present a short theater performance:
Eduardo De Filippo, l’uomo e la maschera
The show is made of several comedy scenes played by the young actors from “Stelle Nascenti”, and a brilliant single act of Eduardo De Filippo “Pericolosamente” interpreted by Rino Pellone, Maria Conte and Sammy Pizzata.
Directed by Rino Pellone
“Dante and his Comedy: From the Past to the Present” by Irene Guidotti
The event will deal with a historical literary itinerary dedicated to some of the passages and the most famous characters of Dante’s Divine Comedy. We will travel the places known to Dante during the exile and what is still visible today.
About the speaker
Irene Guidotti holds a BA from the University of Florence in Literature and Communication Science and an MA in Librarianship from Monash University (Melbourne).
In the past, she collaborated with the Manuscript Collection at the State Library of Victoria and is currently Digitisation Coordinator and Research Repository Librarian at Monash University. As an ALIA (Australian Library and Information Association) associate member and social media coordinator, she is involved in events and activities in Victoria.
She specialises in archival research and in the study of 18th and 19th-century documents, with a particular focus on manuscripts of archaeological interest.
Irene presented the outcomes of her research at International conferences in Europe and published in peer-reviewed publications.
In 2008, she participated in the organisation of the exhibition “Mugello, the cradle of the Renaissance: Giotto, Beato Angelico, Donatello e i Medici” and worked at the Tourist Office of Unione Montana dei Comuni del Mugello between 2008 and 2009.
Members Free – Visitors Donation
Venue: Dante Alighieri Society Western Australia, Unit 3/239 Fitzgerald Street, Perth, WA 6005
Date and Time: 26/04/2019 at 7.30pm
Bagaglio in eccesso. Duration: 4:00 mins (2015)
“This short film talks about a young couple that is about to take a flight to Paris, but his luggage has an excess weight. The only way to take that flight is therefore to lighten it, but the seemingly simple operation will prove to be a difficult task, because the man has something to hide.”
Domani smetto. Duration: 10:30 mins (2016)
“An actress’s audition becomes the way to retrace in an amusing and melancholic way the meaning of the choices of an entire career.”
Gaiwan. Duration: 3:00 mins
“A cemetery. Two men. An unusual ritual in front of a tomb will arouse judgment, a sarcastic preconception in the first instance, then wonder and reflection. A parable about the hope that men have in common beyond their prejudices.”
Lila. Duration: 8:30 mins (2014)
“The protagonist of this short film is Lila, a girl who has the ability to “adjust” reality through her drawings. The short film is very beautiful, as well as for the music and the colors also for the ability to excite. I confess that every time I look at it it touches me a little.”
Ammazziamo tutti gli avvocati. Duration: 5:30 mins
“Created for the Shakespeare Fest Globe Theater, Rome and directed by Gigi Proietti.”