Sunday, March 17, 2019

A night at the Opera



 Beautiful concert yesterday evening with Lilia Carpinelli, Luca Manghi and Matteo Napoli who performed music for piano and flute, and arias from Italian composers like Vivaldi, Puccini e Rossini, and famous Italian songs from Sica, De Curtis and De Crescenzo, among others. Below the finale of Non ti scordar di me (Ernesto De Curtis). 





Grazie to the Italian Embassy in Wellington for organising this event!

Before the concert we observed a minute of silence to remember the victims of the horrific terrorist attack in Christchurch on Friday 15 March, and on the same evening, through a joint effort of the Dante Auckland and the ComItEs Wellington, we started a fundraising which we will keep open for the rest of this week at the Dante School.





Friday, March 8, 2019

Next musical appointment in Auckland: A night at the Opera


Italian-born New Zealand based artists, Lilia Carpinelli, Luca Manghi and Matteo Napoli will perform in public together for the first time, with a special programme for soprano, flute and piano.
Their recital will take you on a fascinating journey through Italian opera and traditional Italian songs.

Free entry

Grazie to the Italian Embassy in Wellington for organising this event!


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Italian Film Evening - 18 Ius Soli, 22 March



18 Ius soli, il diritto di essere italiani - This 2010, multi-awarded, first Italian grass-roots documentary, written and directed by Fred Kuwornu, addresses the issue of the right of citizenship for the so-called second-generation immigrants, or for those born or raised in Italy by immigrant parents. The documentary sheds light on a reality unknown to many and which sometimes also reaches the paradoxical. In fact, it is the reality of hundreds of thousands of young people who were born and raised in Italy but who are forced to live with a residence permit and who are not guaranteed those rights that their Italian friends and peers enjoy. Not having citizenship in a state of law like Italy means to be denied many possibilities and to feel different from the people around you and with whom you grew up.

Author and director Fred Kuwornu was born in Bologna in 1971 from a Ghanaian father and a Bolognese mother. In 2008 he worked as a set assistant for Spike Lee in the film Miracle.

The following year Kuwornu produced and directed Inside Buffalo, the first documentary on the history of the Buffalo Soldiers, for which he received the appreciation of Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama (both appear in clips in the documentary), the Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and of the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano.


Presented by Bernadette Luciano of Italian Department, University of Auckland. Friday 22 March, 6.30pm, Room 315, Building 206, Arts 1 Humanities In Italian with English subtitles. Free entry.

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Buona lettura !

The Dante Team



Sunday, March 3, 2019

Il "linguaggio di genere" nell'informazione sulle donne alla Dante Auckland, con l’intervento della prof.ssa Cecilia Robustelli.


"linguaggio di genere" nell'informazione
sulle donne 
Presentation by Cecilia Robustelli
Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali,
Univ. di Modena e Reggio Emilio, Dante Alighieri. 
Il linguaggio è responsabile della costruzione di modelli di genere spesso inadeguati rispetto alla realtà odierna. 
Il saggio illustra il ruolo dei media in questo processo, con particolare riferimento al linguaggio giornalistico. 
Il 21 febbraio la Società Dante Alighieri di Auckland (Nuova Zelanda) ha ospitato un incontro con la prof.ssa Cecilia Robustelli (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia), studiosa ed esperta del rapporto tra lingua e genere femminile nella lingua italiana. L’incontro, a cui sono intervenute anche la console Bernadette Luciano e la prof.ssa Gabriella Brussino (University of Auckland), è stato incentrato sul linguaggio di genere nei media, in particolare nella stampa, e sul ruolo di questi ultimi nella costruzione di modelli di genere spesso inadeguati alla realtà di oggi. La presentazione ha coperto sia gli aspetti grammaticali del linguaggio di genere nella lingua italiana, sia quelli culturali, per concludersi auspicando una maggiore sensibilità e l’uso di un linguaggio rispettoso della parità dei genere da parte dei media, nonché delle istituzioni. All’incontro hanno partecipato sia appassionati di lingua italiana che cittadini italiani, che hanno accolto positivamente e con grande interesse l’intervento della prof.ssa Cecilia Robustelli.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Luca Ciarla's concert in Auckland

Yesterday we were treated with a beautiful concert with Luca Ciarla, (pictured here with Bernadette Luciano, Italian hoorary consul for Auckland) a St Matthew-in-The-City, Auckand. 🎼🎻 

Clare Martin has written a beautiful review of the concert for Radio13, below an extract:

A highlight was Ciarla’s version of Astor Piazzolla's Libertango with the bow bouncing percussively on the violin strings, with complex cross-rhythms and biting tango edge. A fantastic fusion of violin and an absolute mastery of looping. Also beautiful was Ciarla’s own composition titled Albero Democrazia or ‘democracy of the trees’ with soft thumb knocks creating branches knocking together and a susurration of spoken and sung phrases.

You can read the full review on Radio13 by clicking here.

Grazie to the Italian Embassy in New Zealand for sponsoring the event, to all our Dante Auckland members and friends who attended, and to Luca for his wonderful performance. Luca’s music tour will now continue ‘across the ditch’ (Australia).

Monday, February 11, 2019

Win 2 tickets for Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1964 film Deserto Rosso



GIVEAWAY TIME!  Be in to win 2 tickets for Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1964 film Deserto Rosso/Red Desert, courtesy of Italian Embassy in Wellington, for Sunday 24th February 4.30pm, Academy Cinema, Auckland
Competition ends Thursday, winner announced on Friday.
Deserto Rosso is part the Architecture Film Festival which showcases a collection of films that utilize architecture as a narrative device and explore historical architectural styles through cinema. The Festival aspires to unify architecture and cinema, giving exposure to diverse international films. For more info about the Architecture Film Festival click here:


Thursday, January 31, 2019

Dissolving margins between life, writing, and reading in Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend


Public lecture:
Dissolving margins between life, writing, and reading in Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend
Ferrante’s quadrilogy is a story of female friendship that challenges the patriarchal sexual, social, and linguistic order of post-world war II Italy. I read the intertwined lives of the protagonists, Elena and Lila, as a space of resistance, agency, and creativity and propose that Ferrante is appealing to women to recognise the power of women’s words and to utilise them to create this space.
Speaker:
Prof. Adalgisa Giorgio
Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
University of Bath
26 February 6 pm University of Auckland Arts 1 315
Free Entry

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Dante Lecture with visiting Italian Professor Cecilia Robustelli


Il "linguaggio di genere" nell'informazione sulle donne

21 February, 6.00 pm,  Dante Alighieri Rooms, Freemans Bay Community Centre
In Italian and English
Free Entry

Il linguaggio è responsabile della costruzione di modelli di genere spesso inadeguati rispetto alla realtà odierna. Il saggio illustra il ruolo dei media in questo processo, con particolare riferimento al linguaggio giornalistico.

è una scrittrice, linguista e accademica italiana, docente nel Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, fa parte del comitato esecutivo dell'Accademia della Crusca, vicepresidente della Fondazione Piaggio di Potedera e Presidente della Commissione Pari Opportunità dell'Unione Valdera.