Our Blogger: Wanda On October 5 th 2009, in Rome…
GETTING LUNATIC (AND POETIC) IN ROME
Our Blogger: Marcelo
From May 26th until June 25th if you are in Rome you have the chance to get a little ‘’lunatic’’. In fact the term ‘’lunatic’’ has a connexion with ‘’luna’’ which means “moon” in Italian. So the eighth edition of the festival of literature in Rome is called "Earth- Moon. An infinite resonance." The idea is to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the first man on the moon. Through history the Moon has inspired artists, poets, scientists and lovers…just think of Dante, Ariosto, Galileo, men who like many others have been moved by its creative energy. Therefore, the subject appears to be more than suitable.
The event will take place in the Basilica of Maxentius, in the forum area. Sixteen narrators, 2 scientists, 8 poets who will read passages in seven different languages: Greek, Italian, Spanish, English, French, Dutch and Swedish. Solar panels have been installed to provide energy on the set.
This time the line of background music was changed. The choice wasto leave jazz to give space for the first time to the fantasy genre and the songwriter Vinicio Capossela was invited.
Here is the complete program for every evening:
Tuesday 26th May
Thursday 11 June
Tuesday 23th June
Free entrance (limited to the amount of people in the audience). You can be there at 7 P.M on every day of the schedule shown above, consider the action begins at 9 P.M. For further information check: http://www.festivaldelleletterature.it/