September 14, 2009
The National Dance Academy founded on January,14, 1963, was strongly desired by Jia Ruskaja to encourage artistic initiatives from which both students and Academy can get advantages. It represents the institutional support of promotion, organization and administration of academy’s activity. The building that accommodates the National Academy of Dance is of exceptional historical and archaeological value. The cartographic sources of Stratum (1676) and Nolli (1748) represent both the asymmetric structure of a building that ergs on the “Pianoro dell’ Aventino” in a wonderful landscape. The Nolli, calling “ Castello d’ acqua” , from the Circo Massimo catches up via di Santa Prisca and has, on the left, “l’ Ortaccio degli ebrei”, and, on the right, the Church of Santa Prisca.
September 15, 2009
The National Museum of Castel Sant’Angelo that we will visit rises on the skillful side of the Tevere, near to the Basilica of Saint Peter and gives Via della Conciliazione. Situated in the heart of a zone particularly rich of historical and artistic testimony of exceptional relief, the Castle is close to the Palace of Justice and Piazza Cavour, and it represents one of the most enchanting places in Rome. The visit will during about an hour and will show you the characteristics of the museum in the night, when it becomes more fascinating thanks to the lights enlighting it.
September 16, 2009
Man always understood, even before he was able to explain. He understands and that’s it. He understands becuase it is the unknown itself that arrives and speaks: through the wisdom of a gesture, of a work, of a craft, of an opus. It is sufficient to think about how many tricks an expert knows, without knowing how to explain them: he simply knows. But even more directly, the unknown arrives without warnings, without too many complications. The unknown becomes flesh and speaks. Sure, we don’t have always the ability to listen. Especially us, in this part of the world, we are not used to listen: but in other places, when the unknown arrives, they give it a name, they treat it as something familiar, at least partly, and it is thus possible to understand it. To see the invisible it’s useful: it sustains imagination, faith, and makes us “touch it”. This unknown, often, is sung.
Also the work is sung, as it is joy, desperation, illumination. Every traditional song holds a little detail of every person who carried it to make it survive through generations and time. It holds the memory of desiring, asking, calling: every song is a footstep, a trace of something that once was, something human. One of the questions that guide our research aims exactly at discovering how much we have in common with the people who sang these songs.
September 17, 2009
We will first visit The Casino Nobile, a small but excellent museum devoted to pieces of statuary from the Torlonia collection found in the Villa. Much of the collection still belongs to the family and is conserved in the palace in “Via della Lungara”.
The pieces displayed give a close idea of how the Torlonia family, in particular Giovanni (1756–1829) and his son Alessandro (1800–80), were figures in the field of art collecting for almost a century. Art collecting was a practice that had originated in the fifteenth century when distinguished families in Rome began to adorn their residences with fine works of art and furnishings.The final section of the museum is the reconstructed Bedchamber of Giovanni Torlonia (1872–1938), with the pieces of furniture that were used by Benito Mussolini during the period he resided in the Villa (1925–43). After the visit to the Museum, we’ll go to La Limonaia restaurant, which is the last born, or “reborn” building in Villa Torlonia. It is a beautiful old farmhouse flavor with exposed beams and windows overlooking the garden, used as a restaurant, where are settled up simple and modern furnishings, which do not affect the charm of the place. The most extraordinary thing, however, is outdoors. Immersed in the gardens of one of the ancient parks of Rome, under the umbrellas and light candles, eat in the garden of ‘’La Limonaia’’ is really enjoyable. The menu is absolutely complete in every way. Pizza, fried, grilled meat, fruits and cakes, are pleasant-tasting and make our dinner really special.
September 18, 2009
Risen in a old recording room, the “Balic Disco Club” is a new night club, really enjoyable and cool. A welcoming atmospere surrounded by lounge music and ethnic decoration makes this place pleasant and minimalist. The weekly program at Balic Disco Club is really various, with something different and absolutely unique every day. Situated on a cool and lively neighbourhood, the Balic disco club offers a wide choice of shows like live cabarets, music concerts, dj sets and dance. There is also a very good restaurant, which includes italian typical specialties.
For more information please visit the official website: www.balic.it
September 19, 2009
Technological and psychological community empowerment: social environment and renewable energy in international emergencies
Meeting point in S.Pietro in Vincoli Square
Guided tour to S.Pietro in Vincoli Basilica
Seminar on CIRPS research activities on “Technological and psychological community empowerment: social environment and renewable energy in international emergencies”