Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Italian movie night tonight: Bellissima by Luchino Visconti

Vintage Spanish movie poster 

Italian movie tonight: Bellissima is a 1951 Italian neorealist drama film directed by Luchino Visconti and starring Anna Magnani, Walter Chiari and Tecla Scarano. Free entry.

Today, Wednesday 21 April, 6pm

University of Auckland Humanities Building (Building 206) Room 315
With English subtitles.




Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Another beautiful Italian school holiday programme with the bambini!


Today the Dante Auckland held a one day school holiday programme in Italian for 42 children!
Art, games, songs, story telling and, of course, a convivial Italian lunch 🍽


Ecco alcune foto del corso per bambini della
Italian Language School Società Dante Alighieri Auckland
! Laboratorio d’arte sui colori dell’autunno, giochi all’aperto, canzoni, storie e pranzo (pasta tricolore con Parmigiano Reggiano, pane e focaccia, mele e pere, e gelato per finire!). Grazie a tutti gli insegnanti, cuochi e volontari, a
Superb Herb
per il basilico, a
Il Forno
per pane e focaccia, e a tutti i bambini 🙌 ci siamo divertiti tantissimo con voi!


Seguiteci sul gruppo Fb Dante Auckland Bambini per video e notizie!









A presto!!



 

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Celebrating Dante Down Under with Marco Sonzogni

 

Top left: Marco Sonzogni with the first prize winner of the Italian poetry competition Jean Annan
Bottom right: Matteo Telara and Marco Sonzogni

On Friday 16 April we celebrated #Dante700 with an Italian cultural evening at the Dante Auckland with a special guest: Victoria University’s Reader Marco Sonzogni. Marco talked about the making of his latest projects, two books to celebrate Dante: Quantum of Dante and More favourable Waters. On the night prizes for the Dante Italian Poetry Competition were also awarded, and Marco, the judge, commended all the students who entered (over 30) for their great works. 


A few of the winners of our Italian poetry competition receiving their awards

The winners, in alphabetical order, were:

Andrew van der Poll

Anne Beresford

Claude Jones

Duncan Eastwood

Gray Taylor

Helen Renwick

Jean Annan

Kathy Meyer

Mary Mason

Naomi Estall

Nobuko Delowe  

Pamela Stone      

Plus a class prize for the collective poems of Barbara Martelli's absolute beginners class.



The first prize was awarded to Jean Annan, (Luca's student) for this poem: 


Lo Shock Culturale

Jean Annan

 

La Poesia

 

Rigida come un tavolo, congelarmi via! 

Le braccia si lanciano verso di me

In silenzio frenetico, la mente urla, “Vai!”

Pressione onnipresente, un muro di cortesia.

 

Di notte in pizzeria aspetto il mio turno 

Aspetto, aspetto, aspetto, …

La voce dentro di me dice,

“Io sono arrivata prima di voi!”.

 

Affronto un gioco che non posso giocare

La voce sussurra, “Devi gridare! 

Gridare! Gridare!” Ma come?

Aspetto il mio turno che non arriva mai.

 

Sdraiata all’ombra, pronta per la caduta

Colpita dalla gentilezza di gente premurosa

Primo, secondo, il dolce … e ancora di più

Il sole dà una sbirciatina al momento laggiù


Thank you for all for attending, and special thanks to Marco for travelling to Auckland for the event, to Matteo for the MC, to Alessandra for the organisation and catering, to Il Forno for the bread and focaccia, to Edwards Sound Systems and Flavia for the PA system, and to all our volunteers who helped on the night.

If you missed the event: Marco will be at the Auckland Writers Festival on May 16, at 2pm, free entry, click here for more details. Also click here to find out more about Marco, and his books Quantum of Dante and More favourable Waters.


Saturday, April 10, 2021

Special event: Dante Down Under




Join us for an Italian cultural evening at the Dante Auckland! Our special guest, Victoria University’s Reader Marco Sonzogni, will present two new books Quantum of Dante and More favourable Waters, and prizes for the Dante Poetry Competition will be awarded. A few books will be available for purchase on the evening.

Doors will open at 5pm for light refreshments, public seated by 5:30 - Free entry

Friday 16 April

5pm-7pm

Auditorium, Freemans Bay Community Centre
52 Hepburn St, Freemans Bay


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Long Italian weekend in Ohakune for the winner of our Dante Raffle!


Dante student Kerry Young was the winner of last year's Festival Italiano Dante School Raffle, she won a long weekend for her and her friends at Borbardino Chalet in Ohakune, with welcoming Italian dinner by hosts Simona and Massimo, who commented:

"Abbiamo trascorso una bella serata insieme e preparato un aperitivo con crostini ai funghi, salumi misti (prosciutto, salame...) olive etc., e da bere Aperol Spritz. Poi come piatto principale cannelloni alla ricotta e spinaci, birra Peroni e vino rosso, e dessert per finire."

Well done Kerry, we hope that you had a great time, and thank you Massimo and Simona for this precious slice of Italy here in New Zealand.






 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Novità per la biblioteca e scuola per bambini della Dante Auckland




Scoprire le regioni d’Italia è ancor più divertente con questi libri di Geronimo Stilton - in italiano e inglese (Mille Meraviglie - A Thousand Wonders). Grazie Ambasciata d'Italia a Wellington e Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale! 

Available now in our library these fun books (in English and Italian) accompany young (and not so young) readers into a journey throughout Italy, exploring all the regions with the ‘simpaticissimo’ mouse Geronimo Stilton!

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Newsletter di Aprile 2021

La newsletter di aprile è in rete, cliccare qui.
The April Newsletter is online, click here.