Special Events + Workshops

Superstizioni e Credenze Popolari

June 2, 2018

Cost: $55

Workshop is in Italian. Pre-registration required.

Have you ever heard of a “munaciello”? Do you know where a “Jana” lives? Have you ever been afflicted by “malocchio”? Are you superstitious?
Join us in a fascinating exploration of the Italian superstitions and popular beliefs dating back to times unmemorable. You will discover an intriguing side of the Italian culture and a really entertaining one. “Being superstitious is a sign of ignorance, but a lack of superstition brings bad luck!”

Il teatro di improvvisazione

May 5, 2018 from 2pm to 4:30pm

Cost: $30

Workshop: Il teatro di improvvisazione



A look at the “teatro d’improvvisazione” open to all those who want to approach this form of impromptu and creative theater. Whether you are professional or curious, you will experience what it means to improvise, becoming authors and directors of yourself within a group that builds together. The workshop will aim to develop creativity, communication skills, listening skills and integration with the group. Florentine by birth with an Armenian background, Michaël Alexanian approaches the theater in the high school period. A few years later, in Lausanne (CH), Michaël joins an improvisation theater company and has never stopped nurturing his passion for this form of art. He will guide us through this short journey. No acting experience is required: the workshop is open to all. Are you ready to get out of your comfort zone and experiment with your Italian? Pre-registration required!

Workshop: Giotto

Saturday March 17, 2:00 to 4:30 pm

Cost: $55

Workshop: Giotto

Giotto di Bondone, known simply as Giotto, was an Italian painter and architect who lived and worked between 1200 and 1300. His original work makes him the first modern artist in history, whose influence lasted for the entire 14th century and whose masterworks have been admired ever since by all. In his paintings Giotto gives volume and emotions to the human figures and perspective to the compositions, overcoming both the hieratic character and the bidimensionality of the Byzantine style. Drawing on both history and legend, we will explore Giotto life and work through the frescoes of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, the frescos in the Upper Church at Assisi, and the Campanile in Florence.