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9/11/2019 - On 23rd opening of the Autumn Program at the Odeon
Enhancing, through the show, an archaeological site also favoring its use by tourists and disabled people, was the primary objective of the Taormina Arte Sicilia Foundation and of the Naxos-Taormina Archaeological Park. The Roman Odeon of Taormina is a suggestive, unique but for a long time forgotten corner, it becomes an alternative cultural space of about 200 places in the city and reappropriates its function, that of hosting theatrical and musical performances. In fact, the Taormina Arte Sicilia Foundation has been responsible for a large autumn program which, by favoring entertainment to the many tourists present, makes concrete, often evoked, the idea of seasonal adjustment. Niche and high-quality shows will be staged, realizing a concrete cultural and territorial promotion action, bringing the Roman theater of Taormina back to its former glory. Excellence in classical, jazz, theatrical and dance music has been focused, creating a program that involves various artistic genres in some September weekends and in all of October. The inauguration will take place on September 23rd and the calendar will continue until October 20th. To open the program of Autumn at the Odeon the Compagnia Nèon with the show Points of View by Monica Felloni. The production, specially created for the inauguration, confirms that every possible distinction between different can disappear and every single diversity can become the significant fulcrum of the human being. Points of view contains all the previous shows created by the Nèon Company including Magnificat, Ciatu, Invasioni, Boxeurs. Once again, Piero Ristagno and Monica Felloni, founders of the company, together with professional and non-professional actors, artists with different abilities will involve the audience in a passionate and light sequence that focuses on the human race in its possible variety. Four musical paths, a sort ofmusical journey through bebop, jazz and swing with international artists suchas Carmen Avellone, Vito Giordano; Bepi Garsia, Lucy Garsia accompanied by theexceptional The Brass Group. An absolute gem is the show Notes from Hell -Dante in jazz, by and with Gigi Borruso, live jazz music and improvisationsperformed by Fabio Lannino and Diego Spitaleri. A literary and musical game,ironic and delicate, which intends to enhance the musical dimension of theComedy, interpreting Dante's work in all its linguistic and semanticsignificance, crossed by the scraps and improvisations of jazz. Finally, theSkillie Charles Orchestra, with soul and blues music, will flood thearchaeological space created thanks to the financial intervention of SensiContemporanei, of the Agency for Territorial Cohesion, the Mibac and theSicilia Film Commission. On the other hand, there arefive classical music concerts ranging from Debussy to Chopin, from Ravel toFaurè, from Verdi to Mascagni, from Piazzolla to Boccadoro interpreted by thegreatest Italian artistic expressions famous throughout the world such as thepianists Maurizio Mastrini, Georgi Mundrov, Carlo Avvantaggiato and MaurizioMatarrese, the duo New Visions, Antonio Serratore on the clarinet and Lodi Lukaon the piano, the Soloists of Opera Laboratorio and the Orchestra a PlettroCittà di Taormina directed by Maestro Antonino Pellitteri. A real journey intothe history of music from the eighteenth century to the present day, offeringevents with chamber groups, vocal music and solo recitals. In the programming of the Taormina Arte Sicilia Foundation there is also an evening dedicated to contemporary dance with the dancer and choreographer Alessandra Scalambrino and her dance troupe. The Autumn season at theOdeon is supported by the Regional Departments of Tourism, Sports andEntertainment, Cultural Heritage and the Municipality of Taormina. Info: www.taoarte.it info@taoarte.it tel. 391. 746. 2146 Tickets Single seat € 12.00 € 10.00residents Presale Casa del Cinema CorsoUmberto, 61 Sale to the Odeon startinghalf an hour before the shows (subject toavailability)