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Dante2021 • 9th edition
Various venues of Ravenna - Via Dante Alighieri, 4/6
Dates: from 11/09/2019 to 15/09/2019

Dante2021, the only national festival entirely dedicated to the father of the Italian language, comes to its 9th edition and offers a full calendar of events towards the 7th centenary of Dante Alighieri's death.

This year's edition of the Festival is inspired by the verse from the Comedy «unto the future people» (Paradiso XXXIII, v. 72), which asks us to be spokespeople, divided by centuries of history but nonetheless united by this bright verse both full of hope and desperation at the same time, through which the Poet, in front of the Divine's mysteries, begs to be gifted with a «tongue of so great puissance» to reach all of the humanity that will come.

The rich schedule of events will take place from 11 to 15 September with five days of meetings, performances, concerts in the historical and symbolic places of the "City of Dante". Moreover, in the previous week, a special preview as a sort of "starter" will offer a series of readings of Dante's work entitled Dante Hors d’Oeuvre (D.H.O.).

Promoted by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Ravenna with the scientific direction of Accademia della Crusca di Firenze.

All events are free - all events will be in Italian


• Old Franciscan Cloisters | From 5pm
Festival opening
Ernesto Giuseppe Alfieri, president of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Ravenna
Claudio Marazzini, president of Accademia della Crusca
Domenico De Martino, art director of Dante2021

To follow
Il titolo nella Commedia (Dante e noi)
with Claudia Villa and Claudio Ciociola, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

“Questi fu quel Dante". The poet's life told by Giovanni Boccaccio | At 9pm
by and with Virginio Gazzolo


• Old Franciscan Cloisters | At 5pm
Il "derby" delle due corone: Dante e Petrarca condannati al confronto
with Alessandro Pancheri, University “Gabriele d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara

To follow
Maledetto Fiore (Paradiso IX, V. 130)
Triptyque in video-loop activated by a live-performance:
Riccardo Vaglini performer, Riccardo Dapelo electronics

1. Inferno: Riccardo Dapelo
2. Purgatorio: Andrea Nicoli
3. Paradiso: Valentina Merzi e Riccardo Vaglini
Co-production Dante2021 by Ravenna and Festival Camino Contro Corrente of Camino al Tagliamento
First preview

• Basilica of San Francesco | At 9pm
Concert promoted and offered by Associazione Musicale Angelo Mariani of Ravenna


• Classense Library (Sala Dantesca) | At 5pm
With Enzo Moavero Milanesi, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation,
Antonio Patuelli, president of Associazione Bancaria Italiana and of Gruppo La Cassa di Ravenna

For the DANTEDÌ, World Dante Alighieri Day
With Paolo Di Stefano, “Corriere della Sera”
Michele de Pascale, Mayor of Ravenna
Carlo Ossola, director of the National Committee for the 7th centenary of Dante's death
Francesco Sabatini, honorary president of Accademia della Crusca
Wafaa El Beih, director of the Department for Italian studies of the University of Helwan - Il Cairo
René de Ceccatty, French translator of Dante's works
José María Micó, Spanish translator of the Comedy
Harro Stammerjohann, foreign member of Accademia della Crusca


• Old Franciscan Cloisters | At 11am
Dante, Ulisse e il mondo moderno
with Piero Boitani, Accademia dei Lincei, Dante Society of America

To follow
Winners of the 2019 Italian Olympics: Anna Tiso (Valdagno) and Alessandro Poloniato (Paris)
with Ugo Cardinale, scientific executive of the Olympics, organized by MIUR

Dante nella grande guerra | At 5pm
with Ida De Michelis

Award Dante-Ravenna: Gian Luigi Beccaria, Accademia dei Lincei, Accademia della Crusca | At 9pm
Introduction by Nicoletta Maraschio, honorary president of Accademia della Crusca and Claudio Magris, winner of Musica e Parole


• Casa Matha | At 11am
Botticelli, lettore e interprete della Commedia
with Marcello Ciccuto, president of Società Dantesca Italiana

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