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X WEEK OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD IN ADELAIDE

Date:

10/01/2010


X WEEK OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD IN ADELAIDE
To celebrate the X Week of Italian Language Throughout the World, Adelaide has chosen to highlight non verbal languages and poetry.

A great part of the non verbal languages of Italian people today derives from the 16th Century’s Theatre Companies which were used to represent their Comedies, known as Commedia dell’Arte, all over Italy, in squares and courts: we are talking of simples stories, always a little different, but with the same characters, which developed into archetypes.

The Commedia dell’Arte , its “lazzi”, puns, jokes, gestures and mimicry, sometimes enhanced by the use of masques, connect all the plays and workshops offered by Corinna Di Niro: in the morning, on 18th and 20th October, for Secondary and Primary schools, and then for adults, on the 20th, in the evening, in an interactive show titled “A language for friends”.
The focus on poetry as genre to be developed in the future is stressed by the first night of Mimmo Mangione’s play, which gets its inspiration from the poems by Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Music makes the background to the laboratory for the Secondary schools, is prominent in the Mangione’s show, besides being the first language of the evening of 19th October for the presentation of the works produced from the contenders of the International Composition Competition, inspired from original poems, organized by the Melbourne Italian Government Cultural Office.

There will also be a Round Table at the University of South Australia, Magill Campus, focusing on the friendship with the Italian language and the interest to keep it well-nourished and lively. The experts involved in this meeting are from a lot of local educational centres, and they will discuss about the future of the Italian language from the learners’ point of view. The results will be offered as a contribution to the devising of the Australian Curriculum.
Focusing on the same themes is also the live Radio-play “The Sunday lunch of an Italian family”, acted by the 3B Students of Italian of UniSA – Magill Campus – coordinated by the Lecturer Milena Ciroli.

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