International Arts Festival 2010
|International Arts Festival 2010|
The Friends of the Certosa di Capri announce the programme for the fourth annual International Arts Festival to be held at the Certosa di San Giacomo in Capri from 28 August to 4 September 2010.
This year’s Festival will present an eclectic mixture of drama, documentary film, contemporary sculpture, photography, classical and contemporary music and jazz in the historic spaces of the Certosa di San Giacomo, featuring world class international artists from the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain. Admission to all events is free to the public. The Artistic Director of the Festival is Renato Bossa.
On 28 August, the Festival opens with sculpture and drama. At 19:30, the opening of The Colour of Shadow, an exhibition of contemporary sculpture by Belgian sculptor Jocelyne Mottoulle, curated by the artist. At 20:30, the world premiere of Interview with the Marchesa, a new play inspired by the life of the Marchesa Luisa Casati written by Paolo Puppa, starring Milena Vukotic and Marco Gambino, directed by Terry D’Alfonso with video and audio realisation by Gabriel Zagni and lighting design by Mario Amura.
On 29 August at 20:30 the Friends will present Calvino Cosmorama: The Making of a Film, featuring Canadian director Damian Pettigrew in conversation with Spanish producer Juan Arzubialde on the subject of the new documentary film currently in production by ARTE France, the National Film Board of Canada and the Ministero dei Beni Culturali of Italy on the life of Italo Calvino, featuring archival footage of the famous Italian author shot by Pettigrew in the 1970’s.
On 30 August at 20:30 the Friends will present Jazz in the Small Cloister starring the Ron Odrich Jazz Quartet from New York, with clarinettist Ron Odrich, bassist Gary Mazzaroppi, guitarist Doug Clarke and drummer Richard DeRosa.
On 31 August at 20:30 the Friends will present Indigenous Music of the Amazon, featuring the Italian linguistic anthropologist Maurizio Gnerre discussing the musical traditions of the indigenous tribes of the Amazon, accompanied by live recordings of tribal music and musical extracts played on authentic instruments from the region by Italian flautist Fabiana Morandi.
On 1 September at 20:30 the Friends will present Once upon a Summertime, the Italian premiere of the London-based a cappella quartet The 1607 Ensemble, with Emily Atkinson (soprano), Andrew Pickett (countertenor), Robin Burlton (tenor) and Greg Skidmore (baritone) in an eclectic programme ranging from traditional music of the Renaissance to contemporary classics.
On 2 September at 20:30 the Friends will present Music for a Summer’s Night starring South Korean violinist Sunmi Jung and German pianist Henrike von Heimburg in a programme of works for violin and piano, presented in collaboration with the Accademia Europea di Musica e Arte Palazzo Ricci, Montepulciano.
On 3 September at 20:30 the Friends will present Where is Fancy Bred, a programme of 20th Century songs performed by Laura Polimeno (voice) and Stefano Cardi (guitar).
On 4 September at 20:30 the Friends will present the world premiere of the newly completed documentary film The Other Revolution, Gorky and Lenin on Capri by Raffaele Brunetti and Piergiorgio Curzi, a production of B&B Film (Italy 2010). The film tells the story of the presence of the Russian revolutionaries on Capri in the early years of the 20th century and the establishment of The Capri School, with original footage of Gorky and Lenin on Capri, accompanied by readings from the Russian state archives.
Throughout the Festival, the Certosa plays host to two important exhibitions. In the small cloister, The Colour of Shadow, the exhibition of contemporary sculpture by Belgian sculptor Jocelyne Mottoulle. And in the Prior's Apartments, in collaboration with the Capri Foundation, Figures from the Sea, the exhibition of contemporary photography by Italian photographer Mimmo Jodice curated by Roberta Valtorta, organised by the Capri Foundation in association with the Museum of Contemporary Photography of Cinisello Balsamo, continues until the end of the Festival. Both exhibits will be open to the public from 10:00 - 14:00 and from 17:00 - 20:00 every day except Monday.
This year’s Festival enjoys the patronage of the Embassies of Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States to Italy, the Embassies of Italy to Canada and the United Kingdom, the Canadian High Commission to the United Kingdom, and the Consulates of Belgium, Canada, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States in Naples and Capri. The Festival also enjoys the patronage of the Regione di Campania, the Azienda Autonoma Cura Soggiorno e Turismo for the Island of Capri, the City of Capri, the Comune of Anacapri, the Villa San Michele Axel Munthe Foundation, the Goethe Institute, the Italian Cultural Institute in London and the Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico, Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della città di Napoli.
Fawn Wilson White, International Chairman of the Friends, said: "The Festival furthers the Friends' objective to position the Certosa as an international meeting place for the world's great artists, consistent wth Capri's historical role in the cultural heritage of Italy and the world."
Renato Bossa, Artistic Director of the Festival, said: “We are delighted once again this year to present a roster of world class international artists in a challenging and eclectic programme in the historic spaces of the Certosa di San Giacomo in Capri”.
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The Artistic Director
Renato Bossa was born in Naples and received his Doctorate in Musicological Research in 1987. Since 1977 he has held the Chair of the History of Music at the National Academy of Dance in Rome. His extensive writings include articles in scientific journals, various books and exhibition catalogues. For many years he has worked with RAI-Radiotre presenting programmes including Concerto del Mattino, Pomeriggio musicale, Radio3 suite and Il terzo anello. For many years he was the Artistic Director of the Alessandro Scarlatti Association of Naples and he currently acts as consultant to the Association.