Saturday, August 27, 2016
Nicola Lagioia, autore di romanzi, racconti e saggi, editor di nichel, la collana di letteratura italiana di Minimum Fax, e personalità molto attiva nel panorama culturale italiano, uno degli scrittori di cui, negli ultimi tempi, si è parlato (e si sta parlando) maggiormente...
1) Da Tre sistemi per sbarazzarsi di Tolstoj (senza risparmiare se stessi), pubblicato nel 2001 da Minimum Fax e vincitore del premio Lo Straniero, a La ferocia, 2015, pubblicato con Einaudi e vincitore del Premio Strega. E nel mezzo due altri romanzi Occidente per principianti, 2004, Einaudi, vincitore del premio Scanno e Riportando tutto a casa, 2009, vincitore del Premio Viareggio, senza contare le opere a più mani, i saggi e i racconti: com’è cambiata (se è cambiata) la tua maniera di raccontare storie e di rapportarsi al mondo?
Mi sembra di poter dire che, dal primo romanzo alla Ferocia, sono andato sempre più verso la costruzione di una storia. Verso romanzi, cioè, che avevano un impianto narrativo sempre più pronunciato e complesso. Credo di essermi reso conto, andando avanti, che il
Sunday, August 21, 2016
The Imperial Roman Legion LEGIO IV FERRATA will march through the streets of Newmarket and stop for photos with the public, starting at 11am in Railway St and covering Davis Cres, Carlton Gore Rd, Lumsden Green, Broadway, Station Square, Nuffield St, Rialto Centre, Osborne St and Kent St.
Sunday 25 September, start at 11am, Railway St, Newmarket
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
In occasion of our Festival Italiano the Dante Auckland is proud to announce the annual raffle. There are only 3000 tickets so be quick for your chance to win some fantastic prizes, including a trip to Italy!
Win a trip to Rome or Milan (your choice) offered by the Dante Auckland
in collaboration with Moa Travel
The prize includes 1 return economy class airfare to either Rome or Milan, plus 3 nights accommodation in your chosen city.
Raffle draw on 25 September 2016, 3.30pm, at the Festival Italiano, in the presence of a Justice of the Peace. The lucky winner will need to arrange the travel dates, which will be between 1 March and 30 September 2017 depending on availability, with Moa Travel by 30 October 2016.
Italian dinner for two offered by Pasta & Cuore
CENA PER DUE dal titolo L'Emilia a tavola, degustazione piatti tipici di Bologna e dintorni accompagnati dai vini regionali. Dall'antipasto al dolce (valore circa $200)
DINNER FOR TWO: degustation of traditional dishes from Bologna, from starter to dessert, matched with wine (Value approx. $200) cooked by Stefania Ugolini, chef of Pasta & Cuore.
A luxurious hamper of Italian products offered by Sabato, valued $190
A beautiful Dune tray (choose your colour!) from Italian design house Kartell, valued $142
$100 Voucher from Shoe Connection
Tickets on sale at the Dante Alighieri Society of Auckland, $5 for one or $20 for a pack of 5. Remember that there are only 3000 tickets for sale, so be quick!
The winning tickets will be drawn on September 25th, 3:30pm, at the Festival Italiano
All money raised will go towards the Dante Auckland school for children to run our classes and holiday programmes. The school of the Dante Auckland doesn't receive any funding from Italy or New Zealand and relies entirely on its own finances, donations and the work of our volunteers. This raffle is our yearly fundraiser so thank you all for your support.
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Festival Italiano Special: Food and rituals of Luna Nuova – Exhibition of the Sardinian nuptial breads and Launeddas (Sardinian flute) music
Visit the Luna Nuova Stand at the Festival Italiano to see these beautiful nuptial breads and learn about their history and meaning. A cultural delegation is coming all the way from Sardinia to present the Sardinian art of baking nuptial breads to and play the traditional flute Launeddas.
The Sardinian nuptial bread is rich of symbolism. Traditionally a bride had to demonstrate her baking knowledge, which was passed down from generation to generation. The future wife also had to prove her artistic skills in shaping and decorating the bread.
Each different shape of nuptial bread carry its own symbolism, and the heart shape is almost always present and offered to the couple to be hung on the headboard of the wedding bed.
Nuptial breads would be prepared and packed three days before the wedding by the bride to be, her girlfriends and her female relatives, surrounded of Launeddas musician and dancing.
Cibi e Rituali di Nuova Luna – Gastronomia e antropologia per la comunione tra Sardegna e Nuova Zelanda
Il pane nuziale sardo è ricco di simbologia. Innanzitutto la sposa deve dimostrare la conoscenza della panificazione. Le donne sono le uniche a poter ereditare questa sapienza. Inoltre la sposa deve dimostrare la sua abilità nella manifestazione plastica-decorativa, quindi per il suo naturale gusto estetico. Tre giorni prima del matrimonio questo pane viene preparato e confezionato dalla sposa e dalle sue amiche e parenti.
Le svariate forme del pane nuziale sono ricche di simbologia, il cuore, quasi sempre presente, viene offerto agli sposi per essere appeso a capo del letto nuziale.
Durante i tre giorni di preparazione del pane non mancano mai la musica delle launeddas e i balli.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Dear members and friends,
The 2016 Italian Embassy Film Series is on again this Friday, 6pm at the University of Auckland (Building: Arts 1, second floor, Lecture Theatre 220).
This is a free event and we look forward to seeing you there!
Il Sole Dentro (Bright Flight) 2012, a deeply touching film directed by Paolo Bianchini which tells the tale of two stories. 1999 – Yaguine and Fode’, two Guinean teenagers write a letter to describe the situation of all the children in their country “To their Excellencies the members and leaders of Europe”. Their plan is to deliver it by hand so they hide in the cargo compartment of a plan to Brussels. 2009 – Thabo, a teenager taken from his African village for his promising football player abilities, gets thrown out on the street once he is no longer deemed up to standard. Rocco, his training team mate, finds him and together they start their journey from Europe to Africa to return to N’Dola where Thabo’s family lives.
Parking: the Owen Glenn Building, via Grafton Rd opposite Stanley St, has five storey of parking and a flat rate from 5pm; it is very handy to the University.
The Dante Team