Art, in all its expressions, is a moving force. It evolves, travels through the ages, contaminates them and goes beyond them. Art dismantles boundaries and unites under a single direction, which is emotion.
This is what the story of a festival launched in 2015 suggests, in the aftermath of the UNESCO recognition of the Langhe-Roero and Monferrato wine-growing landscapes. A design that effectively united an area that stretches across the provinces of Asti, Alessandria and Cuneo and that had to revise the way it perceived itself.
It was with this vision in mind that Attraverso was born, the festival that first understood the need to metaphorically knock down the bell towers in the name of beauty and of human, rural and architectural landscape: a festival that travels along streets and unites places that are sometimes far apart, but which share the same noble landscapes. A new district was born and it was necessary to work hard to combine the souls of these hills. The disruptive force of art had to be brought into play.
Over 20 municipalities have accepted the challenge. A travelling festival, held in squares, courtyards and gardens: more than 40 top-level events over an area of 180 km for a festival that starts in July and ends in September.
A programme that is being renewed every year and is growing and being enriched with testimonies and content. The festival is not only about theatre, featuring small quality productions, but also about music and exhibitions, conferences and pleasant cultural chats: artistic contaminations and new languages to travel through the summer and cross it to discover villages which look quite enchanted and incredibly suggestive.
Inside the courtyard of Palazzo Traversa in Bra, at 6pm, Giorgio Dell'Arti will present the novel Onorevoli duellanti (La nave di Teseo).
Admission is free.
At 9 p.m. on Friday 30 July in the courtyard of the Primary School of Mombaruzzo (AT), Steve Della Casa and Efisio Mulas, voices of the cult Rai-Radio3 program Hollywood Party, will take us on a journey to discover the great career of Gigi Proietti. By retracing his most famous roles on the big screen (for Monicelli, Citti, Lattuada, Altman up to the enormous success of Febbre da cavallo), his television successes and some of his most famous one man shows in the theater, the life and successes of one of the most important and easy-going actors Italy has ever had will be told. Actor but also director, voice actor and even singer. In short, an artist who has become one of the most extraordinary and complete personalities of Italian cinema.
There is something evocative and almost spiritual in a trio that uses the great empathic ability of its members to compose art and communicate life. This is what happens when we talk about Paolo Fresu, Dino Rubino and Marco Bardoscia, guests of Attraverso Festival in a double repetition of the concert In Tempo di Chet, a tribute to the great musical legend Chet Baker, in Bra on the evening of Wednesday, August 4, at 9 pm.
An unprecedented trio that confronts the reciprocal direct experiences (Paolo and Marco play together in the chamber project "Altissima Luce", and often in trio with Daniele Di Bonaventura when Paolo's duo with the famous bandoneonist becomes, in fact, a trio) and the different styles that characterize the individual musicians; different but perfectly assimilable and complementary. A refined three-voice dialogue, of great emotional and intellectual impact, made up of Fresu's warm and full-bodied sound and vivid and creative mind, Bardoscia's powerful and involving double bass lines and Rubino's elegant and vibrant pianism.
At 6 pm, in the courtyard of Palazzo Traversa in Bra, Elisabetta Sgarbi, historic editorial director of Bompiani, then founder, with Umberto Eco, of La nave di Teseo, creator of La Milanesiana, music producer and director and producer of many documentary films, including the film "Extraliscio - Punk da Balera. Si ballerà fino entra la luce dell'alba" dedicated to the eclectic group, awarded with the SIAE Prize for Creative Talent at the 77th Venice International Film Festival (2020), will be the protagonist of a meeting with the public, in which she will tell about her passions between literature, cinema and now also music.
After their success at the 71st Sanremo Festival with the song "Bianca Luce Nera" (music by Mirco Mariani, lyrics by Mirco Mariani, Pacifico and Elisabetta Sgarbi), Extraliscio's mission continues to contaminate the music of Romagna that has made entire generations dance with noise guitars, electronics, rock, pop in an explosion of sounds, irony and freedom.
The eclectic group led by the experimenter and multi-instrumentalist Mirco Mariani (voice and guitar), accompanied by the star of ballroom dancing Moreno Il Biondo Conficconi (voice, clarinet and keyboards) and the "Voice of Romagna mia nel mondo" Mauro Ferrara (voice), will also touch Attraverso Festival on the evening of Friday, August 6, at 9 pm, in the performance area set up in Bra in the Town Hall square, where they will present live the songs of their new album "E' bello perdersi" (Betty Wrong Edizioni Musicali / Sony Music), accompanied in the tour by Alfredo Nuti (guitar and bass), Enrico Milli (trumpet and accordion), Roberto Forti (drums) and Fiorenzo Tassinari (saxophone).
This year Attraverso Festival sees the return of the writer so loved for his stories on Thursday nights on TV at "Piazzapulita": Stefano Massini on stage at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25 in Alba with the show Alfabeto delle emozioni.
We are what we feel. And telling others about ourselves means telling them about our emotions. But how to do it, in a time that seems to confuse everything with everything, losing the boundaries between the states of mind? We are told that we are emotionally illiterate, and it is from here that Stefano Massini sets off on a journey that is both profound and ironic at the same time, into the labyrinth of our feelings and sentiments. In an imaginary alphabet in which each letter is an emotion (P for Paura (fear), F for Felicità (happiness), M for Melancholy...), Massini drags the audience into a succession of stories and irresistible examples, with the unique aim of calling by name what moves us from within. Faces, portraits, names, situations flow. They range from Arthur Conan Doyle who makes the experiment of probing his friends on the theme of doubt to the great Chagall who is unable to react to the disappearance of Bella Rosenfeld, from Al Capone who trembled at the sight of a syringe to Giosuè Carducci's wife who was forced to beg the poet's companions to let him win at cards. On stage is the strength and fragility of the human being, painted with the flair and fun of a passionate storyteller, defined by Repubblica as "the most popular storyteller of the moment".
Meeting with Vladimir Luxuria
In dialogue with Paola Farinetti in Piazza Garibaldi in Nizza Monferrato on Friday, August 27 at 9 pm.
Free entrance with reservation.
Reservations online: www.nizzaeventi.it or by calling the nr. +39 0141 720500 / 507
On Saturday, August 28, Attraverso Festival reaches Alba, in the heart of the Langhe region, and in the summer arena of the Teatro Sociale of Alba, Professor Umberto Galimberti, one of the most lucid thinkers of our time, will give a lectio magistralis.
Philosopher, sociologist and university professor, Professor Galimberti, in a meeting with the public, will explore the concept of freedom, addressing the theme of "The illusion of freedom. A topic more topical than ever, which for Galimberti transcends, in fact, the strict contingency: for some time we have been slaves of technology, which sees us as officials of an apparatus, outside of which we do not know how to live. The health emergency, says the philosopher, could have been an opportunity to reflect, but we did not take it.
In dialogue with Steve della Casa in Piazza Garibaldi in Nizza Monferrato at 9 pm.
Free entrance with reservation.
Reservations online: www.nizzaeventi.it or by calling the nr. +39 0141 720500 / 507
Dori Ghezzi and Francesca Serafini in dialogue with Gabriele Ferraris in Nizza Monferrato, Piazza Martiri di Alessandria, at 9 pm.
Free admission with reservations.
Reservations online: www.nizzaeventi.it or by calling nr. +39 0141 720500 / 507
"Love cannot but take in this situation the form of caring, of taking care of those who are more fragile. We are in a difficult time. The pain and anguish are great. We are lost, without certain references, frightened. It is the time in which love takes the form of thought and actions aimed at those who are in the darkest darkness".
Thus begins Massimo Recalcati in an interview with the Huffington Post last November 2020. The Milanese psychoanalyst will be the guest of Attraverso Festival in two evenings, the first of which will be held in Monforte d'Alba (CN), in the wonderful and now customary setting of the Auditorium Horszowski, on August 30, 2021 at 7 pm. The event is organized in collaboration with Banca d'Alba.
At 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31 in the Belvedere Gardens in Bra, the Attraverso Festival returns, this time with "Pojana e i suoi fratelli" by Andrea Pennacchi. From the pages of the book, the actor interprets the character of Pojana, brought to the fore by the program "Propaganda Live".
To accompany, live, Pennacchi there will be Giorgio Gobbo and Gianluca Segato. Pojana is a greedy landlord of the Northeast obsessed with the chips and his, not at all veiled, racism. He shows off without hesitation very hard opinions (nourished by prejudice) about the uncertain times that the Northeast and the whole country are living. The band of Propaganda Live (La7) wanted him on its stage, and he fully revealed himself for what he is: a demon, small, not lacking in wisdom but not particularly high up in the infernal hierarchy, who uses the truth for his own ends and finds funny things that are not, and who is inside each one of us. And here he is, with all his brothers, telling stories with a little truth and a little falsehood mixed in, to look in the mirror.
Wednesday, September 1, at 6.30 pm in Cherasco, in Piazza Arco del Belvedere.
Conversation on Dante by Alessandro Barbero.
On the slopes of a hill stands in an enchanting position the small medieval village of Monforte d'Alba with its steep and narrow streets leading to the central square with the Old Church and the famous natural amphitheater Auditorium Horszowski inaugurated by the homonymous musician in 1986, at the hour of sunset on Thursday, September 2, Attraverso Festival is pleased to present the musical variety of Lillo e i Vagabondi, the new project of Pasquale Petrolo, television host, radio and comedian among the most beloved by the public.
Big fan of rock music, as well as being one of the founders of Latte e i suoi Derivati, and together with Greg of the comedy duo Lillo e Greg, the Roman artist with the Vagabondi, brings to the stage a tribute to rock music in an ironic key, a real musical variety of music, dance and comedy that traces the great hits of Rock enriched by the choreography of Cristina Pensiero.
Friday, September 3, in Cherasco (CN) is staged the third round with Moni Ovadia, guest of this edition of Attraverso Festival with the show Dante: the courage to assume their destiny Lectura Dantis - Canto XXVI of Hell, with live accompaniment of traditional greek-Roman music performed by musicians Stefano Albarello and Maurizio Dehò
Moni Ovadia has always had as a common thread in his shows and in his vast record and book production the composite and multifaceted tradition, the "cultural and real wandering" of the Jewish people and, more generally, the figure of the exiled. It is now confronted with Canto XXVI of Dante's Inferno in which the figure of Ulysses emerges, inciting his companions, calling them "brothers", to question themselves about the meaning of life and not to deprive themselves in the last part of existence of the possibility of continuing to know. A great lesson of awareness and a call to those values that characterize human beings.
Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 19.30, in Novello (CN) will take place the dinner/show Una cena in Langhe inquiete, with Marco Giacosa and Chef Mendo (Fabio Mendolicchio)
for info and reservations: +39 333 4375342
This year at Attraverso Festival returns one of the most committed authors in the civil battles Michela Murgia, who arrives for the first time in the village of Calamandrana Alta (AT), bringing on stage, at 21 hours of Sunday, September 5, his point of view on women's issues in a lucid monologue that goes beyond the narrow confines of the pink quotas.
Dove sono le donne? is a monologue written and performed by Michela Murgia, with a dramaturgy sound performed live by Francesco Medda Arrogalla and illustrations by Edoardo Massa. In the show, the author wonders what aliens would think if, having arrived on earth today, they tried to get an idea of mankind by looking at the places of public representation. She hypothesizes that they would probably think that a mysterious virus has struck all female people in Italy, making them dumb or incapable of understanding. In fact, she points out how the government, television debates, and the front pages of newspapers overflow with male interventions, despite the fact that women are more than half of the human race.
Saturday, September 11, 2021 in Serralunga d'Alba, at the Fontanafredda Estate, the Grape Harvest Festival will take place at 6 pm.
Ready to press the grapes? In the park of Fontanafredda there is the Grape Harvest Festival of Serralunga d'Alba! A very rich program with lots of things to do: musicians, street artists, hawkers, jugglers, entertainers for children and adults.
The festival offers lots of wine, street food and other goodies, there will be dancing and surprises!
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