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10/14/2019 - Autumn at the Odeon program ends
The program Autumn at the Odeon 2019 organized by the Taormina Arte Sicilia Foundation concludes with two special events contemporary dance, the Sicilian puppets show and two concerts of classical and contemporary music. A week in the name of dance, music and excellence for the Odeon, a historical space in the heart of Taormina that returns to its natural destination of musical, theatrical and literary performances thanks to the Naxos-Taormina Archaeological Park.Friday, October 18, Lous Flower - The Dream of Life, DT Junior Ballet for choreography by Alessandra Scalambrino, a show inspired by the various stages of love. Starting with the version of romantic love, the one in which they made us believe that we can only be happy in two, until the discovery that we are born already complete and we do not need anyone to perfect ourselves. We possess within us all the tools to turn pain into wonder and our lives into a masterpiece. The lotus flower is a magnificent metaphor of people capable of bending pain and then unfolding it in the form of serenity, self-control and persistence. From this metaphor the choreographer Alessandra Scalambrino developed the movement on the notes of Chopin's poetic genius among the great masters of romantic music. Saturday 19 October Skillie Charles Orchestra - Soulsville. The Skillie Charles Orchestra was born from the passion for blues of the founder Carlo Schilleci. The band's repertoire, founded in 2004, takes its cue from the roots of black African-American music, with the reinterpretation of blues and gospel songs according to the canons of their respective genres and there are references to the great masters of soul and R'n'B of the 60s and 70s. The band, in addition to performances in various famous venues participated as many national and international festivals as well as commercial events of well-known world brands. The group is characterized by the powerful wind section and is enriched, in full respect of the soul tradition Stax and Motown style, by a group of choirs some of them from gospel experiences.unday, October 20 at 11:30 The Song of Orlando. Martyr of the Franks in Roncisvalle. Revenge of the Christians of and with Giovanni Calcagno, actor, director, storyteller. a new production of the Antonio Pasqualino International Puppet Museum in collaboration with the Cultural Association The House of Saints. The show is inspired by one of the most representative and perhaps represented moments of the Chanson de Roland and that creates a bridge between that oral on which the project of the Association is based, the tales of oral tradition spread in the South of Italy from one of the most representative traditional Sicilian theatrical practices at the local and international level, the work of the puppies, declared in 2001 by Unesco "Masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity.In the Chanson de Roland, in the story of Gano's betrayal of Mainz to Charles, King of the Franks, of the subsequent massacre in the Pyrenees, in Roncisvalle, of the rearguard of his Christian army captained by Count Orlando, and of the tremendous revenge against the Muslim Moors and the traitors, so many issues are current and urgent. Even before the entry of Love into the deeds of these medieval warriors (admission that will give life to the most famous poems of the Ariosto and the Rate), these events, mainly related to war, religious fanaticism (both Christians and Muslims), reasons for politics and conquest, confirm once again that history is always written by the winners. But alongside all this, in the Song of Orlando, the powerful voice of a warrior, who through his tragic experience in battle, celebrates for us his encounter with death, in which wonderful shine his heroic greatness and his human sensitivity . The Song of Orlando is a one-hour story for voice and tammorrah in which Giovanni Calcagno uses the techniques of traditional Sicilian narratives arm in arm along with the diction of some lyrics in endecasillabi in Italian and some pieces in ancient French drawn from this fundamental text of Western literature, which is now tremendously timely. A new production of the Antonio Pasqualino International Puppet Museum in collaboration with the Cultural Association The House of Saints. Free entry.Also Sunday at 6.30pm Dancing Keys. The well-known pianist Georgi Mundrov will take the audience on a musical journey through the works of Chopin, Schumann, Debussy, Albeniz, Ginastera, Salgan and Piazzolla. Georgi Mundrov, described by critics as "extraordinary pianist with absolutely colossal performances", is considered not only a virtuoso of the piano, but also a poet, who encourages the audience to share his musical reflections. Georgi Mundrov has managed to cement his reputation as a soloist far beyond European borders, performed several recitals and played as a soloist with several orchestras in Latin America, Australia and the Middle East. He is artistic director of the "Dreieicher Musiktage im Mai Musik Festival" and lecturer at the Musikhochschule des Saarlandes in Saarbruecken, Germany. The concert is in collaboration with the Almoetia Music Association.The Autumn season at the Odeon is supported by the Regional Councillors Tourism, Sport and Entertainment, Cultural Heritage and the Municipality of Taormina.