At the start the third summer festival of live shows at the Uffizi
Just presented the third edition of “Uffizi Live”, the summer festival of live performances taking place on each Tuesday evening from 7pm to 9pm from 12th June to 25th September. From digital art installations to theatre, from dance to music, all the performances are internationally oriented: be they played by famous or rising artists, all of them are based on a common interplay between different cultures and traditions in search of new ways of enhancing the Uffizi’s art collection. This is the very aim of the “Uffizi Live” summer festival since its first edition: creating site-specific performances as a dialogue with artworks is the key for a new way of enhancing and fostering art. Actors, dancers and every kind of performers have applied for the 2018 call: more than 550 projects have been sent, and Director Eike Schmidt said he is really flattered: “It is quite moving to realize how many creative energies have been dedicated to our art and treasures. I’m willing to arrange a full year of live performances conceived in specific relationship between the artworks preserved in all the museums of the Uffizi, Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens.
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SilviOmbre & Giovannangelo De Gennaro
The Strength of Ariadne. Performance of shadow puppetry and live music for “The Sleeping Ariadne”
Secret Theater Ensemble
Dimitri Grechi Espinosa
Oreb - Solo sax with reverb effect for prayers and meditations on the divinity of the Virgins with Child enthroned in Medieval altarpieces.
04.09 Monsieur David
“I’ve just stopped thinking!” Short story of aware feet
Painting's Soul Voices: Music with a Movie Camera
21.08 Zlatko Kaučič. Mystical Nature
Set of unusual percussions: objects, natural things and instruments in dialogue with “The Spring” by Botticelli
ROCKS - Experimental contemporary dance for Niobe’s mourning with the use of digital technologies through Myo armband which, by detecting muscle impulses, translates them into commands for computers.
MD Academy - Claudio Cinelli
C.T.R. Centro Teatrale di Ricerca di Venezia
GRATIA CANTANTES - A performance-tribute inspired by Sandro Botticelli’s Spring
Stellario Di Blasi
Around the Round. A dance inspired by the study of Michelangelo’s sculptures for his “Doni Tondo”
Koinè | Humana Società
D’MES. Contemporary dance performance inspired by “Pallas and the Centaur” by Botticelli.
A Flower is not a Flower - About a Solid Body
A performance both for dancing and lifeless bodies dedicated to Medusa by Caravaggio
String Trio from the Teatro Carlo Felice of Genova
Art and Music Visions