Location: Anconella GardenAddress via di Villamagna 39/d , Firenze
Date: Saturday 19 June 2021
From 19 June, free admission. On 2 July Daniel Lumera and Immaculata De Vivo
Florentine summer, the Anconella Garden season starts again
3 months of theater, music, cinema and meetings in the South Florence Park
From June to September every day a different appointment to experience the green, thanks to the cultural programming of Diramazioni Festival and the active contribution of local associations.
An even more inclusive festival this year, with activities designed to involve the disabled
Theater, dance performance, live music, open-air cinema, big screen to follow the European football championships and meetings on topical issues, which can be integrated with subtitles and sign language : the season of Anconella Garden , an immersed Summer Florentine space, starts again in the green lung of South Florence. From next weekend until mid-September, three months of outdoor events, thanks to the cultural programming of Diramazioni Festival , with the active contribution of local associations. An even more inclusive festival this year, with activities designed to involve people with disabilities. Attention to the little ones, the neighborhood and the environment is confirmed, in an atmosphere that aims to regenerate sociality, always in compliance with anti-contagion rules, after the long breeze of Covid. Admission is always free, with access from the gate in via Villamagna 39 / d .
It starts tomorrow, Saturday 19 June, with a double performance: at 7 pm with the Teatro Cantiere Obraz , followed by the choreography of the dancers of the Gonzaga University , inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement in collaboration with Il Parachute di Icaro, on the main stage, while in the basketball area of the park the hybridizations between game and art, sport and free street dance will be staged, by the Group of LED, dancer and choreographer. Preview of a richer program than ever, which already on Friday 2 July will see the wellness science expert Daniel Lumera, international reference in meditation, and Immaculata De Vivo, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School for the presentation of the book “The lesson of the butterfly. Seven awareness to regenerate and discover a new well-being ” (Mondadori).
THEATER . Great space will be given to the theater, after a season once again marked by the inability to stage and attend live performances. The main platform of Anconella Garden, designed to interact with the environment, will host a series of contemporary theatrical performances, including Mercè, an interactive theatrical review based on the interaction of the audience with the actors, in collaboration with Costanza Mascilli Migliorini. For the little ones there is a theatrical review in five shows dedicated to children and adolescents .
DANCE AND PERFORMANCE . Space also for dance, with an urban and contemporary key, to start moving again to the rhythm of the music, in safety: to lead the LED dances, dancer and performer who will lead a street dance workshop inside the park. Every Saturday afternoon children and teenagers will be involved in extemporaneous choreography and free style improvisation.
CINEMA . Screenings, debates and cinema-themed walks in collaboration with the Anémic Association will populate the entire month of August, enhancing the maxi screen that will be installed in the park from June to be able to attend the European Football Championships. The most current themes will be the main theme of the film festival: environment, social, cultural development, art.
LIVE MUSIC . The great protagonist will be live music, with programming that is characterized by a mixture of styles, genres and expressive freedom. Three reviews are scheduled, which will follow one another throughout the season: every Friday, Suoni dal Mondo will take the audience on a journey through South America, Africa and Europe, passing through Italian popular music; Anconella Jazz Garden will see talented and successful young musicians of the Italian jazz scene alternate; while the Night Concerts will give life to suggestive atmospheres by night in the Park, marrying with the sounds of Nature. Many concerts are scheduled, as well as weekly reviews.
SPORT . The program dedicated to sport and health with yoga in the park is not to be missed every Tuesday and Friday evening (from 6 to 7 pm) and every Wednesday morning (9 am), but there will also be pilates lessons in the trees (Mon-Wed-Fri 11.30-12.30, Tuesday 14.30-15.30, Thursday 19-20), and gentle gymnastics on Wednesday (14.30-15.30) and Friday (9.30-10.30), in collaboration with Il Parachute di Icaro, in addition to the traditional Wellness Festival of Florence , scheduled for September.
MEETINGS . The calendar of meetings is rich, organized in collaboration with experts in the sector and with local associations, including the Nottola di Minerva . We will talk about healthy lifestyles, with particular attention to nutrition and physical activities, addictions, environmental sustainability and circular economy.
INCLUSIVITY. The “TOGETHER FOR GAVINANA” Committee and the Libero Accesso Association, on the other hand, have created a program aimed at eliminating physical and mental barriers, for the participation of blind, deaf and disabled people. “The intention is to make all the botanical paths we have created in the park usable for - declares Ilario Poggesi , president of the Committee - through guided tours with a sign language interpreter and tactile experiences. But the visits will be open to all, with a view to wider inclusiveness ”.
"We are particularly proud - declares Domenico Luca Longo of the Cambiamusica Association! - Florence - Festival Diramazioni - of having created a program capable of involving all age groups (from the smallest to the elderly) without leaving anyone behind, with the contribution active of associations born and created to give support to people with visual, auditory, intellectual disabilities or with reduced motor functions. We will make an adequate and specific welcome and some of the theatrical performances and meetings can also be followed by people with hearing disabilities through sign language. This is because we believe that both the park and the shows can and should be enjoyed by all people without any distinction ”.
THE RESTAURANT POINT . Every day, from 16.00 until late in the evening, it will also be possible to stop at the Anconella Garden refreshment point. Among the proposals are alcoholic and non-alcoholic aperitifs created ad hoc by the bartenders, accompanied by hummus, guacamole and tacos , best sellers in past seasons. The dinner menu is even richer: in addition to the great classics such as fried fish, burgers and pizza , this year the chef Alexandro Sala and his staff will offer fresh first courses - linguine with clams, paccheri with zucchini and burrata - second courses plus hearty - the chef's sea bass fillet, kaarage chicken - and veg alternatives such as Quinoa in Japanese sauce, as well as lots of vegetable crudités to fight the summer heat with.
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