By Laman Ismayilova The 2nd M.A.P International Theater Festival opened on November 6 with a stunning performance by the Italian NoGravity theater. The opera "Aria" conquered the main festival grounds of Europe and became a bright decoration of the opening of the 2nd M.A.P International Theater Festival, Trend Life reported. A baroque musical show and aerial dancing, a synthesis of levitation and enchanting performance, were met with applause from the audience. The performance was created on a base of fancy plastic game and work with stage machinery. The bodies of the actors formed unusual figures. Their performance was accompanied by Roma Barocca Ensemble. Elegant costumes, breathtaking choreography, music poetry and the beauty of singing - everything is intertwined in this multi-genre production, in which dancers, musicians and singers play a main role. The most surprising thing about the performance is how viewers from the 21st century look at the machinery from the … [Read more...] about Italian theater breaks laws of physics [PHOTO]
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By Naila Huseynli YARAT Contemporary Art Space is pleased to announce the second edition of M.A.P. International Theatre Festival, held in various major venues across Baku from November 6 to 11. Serving as a platform for communication, education, exchange of knowledge and experience, M.A.P. Festival - an acronym for music, art and performance - combines different forms of theatre to help audiences explore a wide range of contemporary theatrical forms. The festival continually expands its geographical focus, and this year presents 16 performances by theatre companies from Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Russia and the United Kingdom. The second edition hosts an ambitious agenda informed by the artistic director of the project, Kamran Shahmardan, and his concept of ‘theatre without borders’. Shahmardan proposes a festival that erases borders, connects cultures and unites people through the arts: By … [Read more...] about Baku prepares for second M.A.P festival
I'm in Bardolino on the eastern side of Lake Garda, with my wife and friends. We are here to explore Italy’s largest lake, talk about our grandchildren and boast about how many pills we take! No scenic clichés do the lake justice. Its stunning beauty has been an inspiration to some of history’s most famous literary figures. Tennyson, Byron, Dante, have all had their say about the lake and DH Lawrence, who lived and wrote here for a while, described Lake Garda as a “lake as beautiful as the beginning of creation”. However there is much more to Lake Garda than just soaking up the sun in this paradise with ice cream!The first place we explored is Bardolino, our base for the week. We are staying in the unpretentious but sophisticated 4 star Nettuno hotel located just metres from the lakeside promenade and just five minutes walk into town. Gathered around a tiny harbour, and located just 25 kilometres north of Verona, Bardolino is an elegant tourist town, that … [Read more...] about Lake Garda, an Italian paradise… with ice cream!
Internationally acclaimed Armenian conductor Sergey Smbatyan, the artistic director and principal conductor of the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, is to conduct the Roma Tre Orchestra today at a concert organized as part of the first edition of "In Musica" Roma International Music Festival and Piano Competition taking place in Italy from 9 to 17 July. Moscow-based Armenian violinist Haik Kazazyan and accomplished clarinetist Shirley Brill will perform as soloists at the concert, the symphony orchestra’s press service told Panorama.am. The audience will be treated to music of Ludwig van Beethoven and contemporary Maltese composer Alexey Shor. Teatro Argentina, one of the oldest opera houses in Rome (founded in 1732) is set to host the concert, the source said. The Italian international music festival and piano competition is organized by the European Foundation for Support of Culture. The event is aimed at presenting world-famous musicians and revealing new talents in … [Read more...] about Armenia’s Sergey Smbatyan to conduct Roma Tre Orchestra at Italian music festival
If music be the food of love then Huddersfield’s popular Italian Trattoria Domenico certainly has the right recipe. The family-run restaurant boasts a stylish piano bar – and a front of house boss who loves to perform. Giuseppe Cina grew up listening to his uncle playing the piano and over the last couple of months he’s taken to teaching himself. When the restaurant is empty and everyone has gone home Giuseppe loves nothing better than recording a Facebook Live for his friends. In just two months this self-taught one-handed pianist can now play with both – and he’s improving all the time. How much longer before he’s able to perform in the restaurant on a Saturday night? That might not be the plan – the restaurant is far too busy to spare him – but you feel he’d love to take centre stage. It was three years since our last visit, during Christmas party season when it’s a test for any restaurant, so it was about time we returned. … [Read more...] about REVIEW: Giuseppe Cina provides a love of music and a love of food at Trattoria Domenico