ICONE Tradizione/Contemporaneità

ex Church of Sant’Agostino in piazza IX aprile, from December 13th 2019 to April 18th 2020

Opening hours: everyday 10.00am-7.00pm

 

Post-byzantine icons in north-west Sicily and their contemporary interpretation.

 

Made by Greek iconographers who moved to Sicily the 17th and 18th centuries, these masterpieces are today kept in the churches of Piana degli Albanesi and Mezzojuso (Sicily, near Palermo).

The historical icons are combined by 12 contemporary works by Sicilian and Greek artists who gave their personal interpretation of  the “sacre”
Greek artists: Manolis Anastasakos, Dimitris Ntokos, Nikos Moschos, Kostantinos Papamichalopoulos, Zoi Pappa, Christos Tsimaris.
Sicilian artists: Giuseppe Bombaci, Sandro Bracchitta, Giorgio Distefano, Roberto Fontana, Antonino Gaeta e Ignazio Schifano.

 

MORE INFO

Taormina Culture Office, council member Ms Francesca Gullotta
ufficio.cultura@comune.taormina.me.it – Ph. 0039 0942 610 260
www.facebook.com/francesca.gullotta.39

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

PHOTO EXHIBITION

Von Gloeden, Taormina e il Mediterraneo

Del Carmine ex-church, from December 4th 2019 to January 15th 2020

curated by Luca Beatrice and Willy Montini

Opening hours
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 10.00am – 2.00pm and 3.00pm – 7.00pm
Saturday/Sunday: 10.00am – 7.00pm
Monday: closed

Free entrance

 

A photo exhibition of some of the most beautiful photographs taken by baron Whilelm Von Gloeden who spent in Taormina most of his life and, thanks to his work, made our town worlwide famous.

The exhibition – by displaying more than twenty original photographs now belonging to the artist Bruno Di Bello – aims to show the artistic evolution of the photographer, detailing his journey from the first nudes to the last portraits.

 

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ABOUT WHILELM VON GLOEDEN

Wilhelm Iwan Friederich August Freiherr von Gloeden (September 16, 1856 – February 16, 1931) was a German photographer who worked mainly in Italy. He is mostly known for his pastoral nude studies of Sicilian boys, which usually featured props such as wreaths or amphoras suggesting a setting in the Greece or Italy of antiquity. From a modern standpoint, his work is commendable due to his controlled use of lighting as well as the often elegant poses of his models. His innovations include the use of photographic filters and special body makeup (a mixture of milk, olive oil, and glycerin) to disguise skin blemishes.
After studying art history in Rostock (1876), Gloeden studied painting under Karl Gehrts [de] at the Weimar Saxon-Grand Ducal Art School (1876–77) until he was forced by lung disease (apparently tuberculosis) to interrupt his studies for a year, convalescing at a sanatorium in the Baltic Sea resort of Görbersdorf. In a search for health, he travelled to Italy (1877–78), first staying in Naples before moving on to Taormina in Sicily. He lodged at the Hotel Vittoria before buying a house near San Domenico Convent. Apart from the period 1915-18, during the First World War, when he was forced to leave Sicily to avoid internment as an enemy alien, he remained in Taormina until his death in 1931.

The mayor of Taormina in 1872-82 was the German landscape painter Otto Geleng [de] (1843–1939), who had moved there in 1863. Through him, Gloeden became acquainted with the local inhabitants. He set up his photographic studio in Taormina at first as a hobby and was exhibiting his work internationally by 1893 (London), including Cairo (1897), Berlin (1898–99, including a solo exhibition), Philadelphia (1902), Budapest & Marseilles (1903), Nice (1903 & 1905), Riga (1905), Dresden (1909) and Rome (World Fair 1911).

(Sorce: Wikipedia)

 

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

 

The Home of Santa Claus

From December 19th to 23rd 2019 @ Hotel Isabella (Corso Umberto, 58)

Opening hours: 4.00pm-8.00pm

Free entrance

 

Bring your kids to meet the Christmas elves and write with them a letter to Santa Claus.

 

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

Immagini & Parole – 6th ed.

Taormina meets the Sicilian Photography

Organised by the Photo Association “Taormina… click”

Saletta Conferenze, Archivio Storico (Via Teofane Cerameo) @ 5.30pm

 

A series on nine seminars with some of the main Sicilian photographers.

 

Friday October 25th – A.T.
Meet Laura Tellini

www.facebook.com/laura.tellini.5

 

Friday November 8 – Females
Meet Ornella Mazzola

www.facebook.com/ornella.mazzola.1

 

Friday November  22 – Gente di Sicilia
Meet Fia Zappalà

www.facebook.com/fia.zappala

 

Friday December 6 – Skin Tales
Meet Gaetano Belverde

www.facebook.com/gaetano.belverde – www.facebook.com/rogika.robertomendolia/videos/2616279068459042/

 

Friday December 21 – L’amima dei pupi
Meet Alessandro Ingoglia

Friday January 10 – Bucarest e i segreti sotterranei
Meet Samuele Formichetti

Friday January 24 – Suddenly
Meet Peppe Gambino

Friday February 7 – in-CONTRO-al-LA-LUCE and Allusiva
Meet Enrico La Bianca and Attilio Scimone

Friday February 21 – Antologia in bianco e nero
Meet Enrico Borrometi

 

 

MORE INFO

Associazione Fotografica Taoclick

www.facebook.com/groups/taoclick

robertomendolia@live.it

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

 

 

 

 

 

Autunno all’Odeon

Musics and plays by the small theatre “Oeon” (200 seats)

Entrance: € 12,00 (residents € 10,00)

Odeon, via Teatrino Romano @ 6.30pm

Tickets
Ctbox shops in Sicily: www.ctbox.it
In Taormina: at the “Casa del Cinema” in Corso Umberto I n. 61 and on site half an hour before the beginning of the show.

Comuicato stampa (Italian press release)

 

OPENING OF THE SEASON
Monday, September 23rd
PUNTI DI VISTA
Direction: Monica Felloni
Compagnia Nèon Teatri

 

Thursday, September 26th
CARMEN AVELLONE ‹ VITO GIORDANO QUINTET
Guests: Brass Talents
Gaetano Castiglia trumpet
Gaetano Laura trmpet
in collaboration with The Brass Group

Friday, September 27th
MUSICHE DEL NOSTRO TEMPO
BEPI GARSIA piano
music by Gershwin, Debussy
in collaboration with The Brass Group

 

 

Saturday, September 28th
MAURIZIO MASTRINI piano
original musics by Maurizio Mastrini
in collaboration with Associazione Musicale Almoetia

Sunday, September 29th
I SOLISTI DI OPERA LABORATORIO
Arias from operas by G. Verdi, G. Donizetti, G. Puccini, P. Mascagni, V. Bellini

 

Saturday, October 5th
Plectrum Orchestra “CITTA’ DI TAORMINA”
Direction: Antonino Pellitteri
Music by Pullara, Verdi, Mascagni, Sollima, Gulotta, Morricone.
Fort the first time together withe soprano Francesca Adamo Sollima

The Taormina Plectrum Orchestra was founded at the beginning of the 20th century by a few local friends. Today it counts many musicians playing mandolins, mandolas, mandoloncelli, guitars and double basses.

www.orchestraaplettro.it/english.html

 

Sunday, October 6th
HOMAGE TO FRENCH MUSIC
CARLA AVVANTAGGIATO- MAURIZIO MATARRESE 4 hands piano
Music by Debussy, Ravel, Faurè
in collaboration with Associazione Musicale Almoetia

 

Thursday, October 10th
NOTE DALL’INFERNO – DANTE IN JAZZ
with Gigi Borruso
music by Diego Spitaleri and Fabio Lannino
Interview to Dante by Gery Palazzotto (in Italian)

Friday, October 11th
A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF DIANE SHUUR
with Lucy Garsia, Umberto Porcaro, Fabrizio Giambanco, Diego Spitaleri and Fabio Lannino

 

 

Saturday, October 12th
DUO NEW VISIONS
ANTONIO SERRATORE- LODI LUKA clarinet and piano
Music by Piazzolla, Galliano, Boccadoro, Luka, Porro, Galante
in collaboration with Associazione Musicale Almoetia


Friday, October 18th

LOTUS FLOWER – THE DREAM OF LIFE
DT Junior Ballet – Choreography by Alessandra Scalambrino

 

Saturday, October 19th
Soulsville – SKILLIE CHARLES ORCHESTRA

 

 

Sunday, October 20th
11.30am >> SICILIAN PUPPET SHOW by and with Giovanni Calcagno
La canzone di Orlando
Martirio dei Franchi a Roncisvalle
Vendetta dei Cristiani
In collaboration with the Pasqualino Puppet Museum
More info:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Roncevaux_Pass
www.museodellemarionette.it/en/

18.30 >> DANCING KEYS
GEORGI MUNDROV piano
Music by Chopin, Debussy, Albeniz, Ginastera
in collaboration with Associazione Musicale Almoetia

 

MORE INFO

Fondazione Taormina Arte

www.facebook.com/fondazionetaorminartesicilia – www.taoarte.it – info@taoarte.it – Infoline 009 391 746. 2146

 

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione Svizzera – Hotel Villa Schuler – Hotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Pio e Amedeo

“La classe non è qua”

Ancient Theatre, September 21st 2019

 

Pio D’Antini (August 20, 1983) and Amedeo Grieco (August 25, 1983) are an Italian comedy duo who work on stage, film, television and books as Pio e Amedeo.

 

TICKETS on ticketone.it
Stalls (Parterre): € 79,00
Gallery: € 69,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 49,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 29,00


The Look of the Year

Taormina, September 12th-16th, 2019

Gala evening at the Ancient Theatre on Sunday 15th

 

 

Host: Jo Squillo

 

MORE INFO ASAP

 

www.facebook.com/thelookoftheyearitalia

info@thelookoftheyearitalia.it

 

www.facebook.com/thelookoftheyearitalia


NEW DATE

Levante

Ancient Theatre, Saturday 14 September 2019 @21.30

 

Claudia Lagona (born 23 May 1987), better known by her stage name Levante, is an Italian singer-songwriter. She debuted in 2013, releasing the single “Alfonso”, which became popular after being launched by Italian radio station Radio DeeJay. The single was later certified gold by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Levante’s first studio album, Manuale distruzione, was released on 11 March 2014. It was followed by Abbi cura di te (2015) and Nel caos di stanze stupefacenti (2017).

In 2017, she was chosen as a judge for the eleventh series of Italian talent show X Factor.

 

TICKETS on ticketone.it
Stalls (Parterre): € 46,00
Gallery: € 40,30
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 35,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 29,90

 

https://www.facebook.com/levantemusic/

https://www.facebook.com/events/271268543572661/

 

 

Fondazione Taormina Arte

presents

Sicily seen by Italian filmakers

Casa del Cinema (Corso Umberto I n. 63) every weekend from September 14th to November 16th 2019

Entrance: € 6,00 (residents in Taormina: € 4,00)

Tickets can be bought at the Casa del Cinema in Corso Umberto I n. 63 – open everyday except Mondays from 10.00am to 10.00pm

 

The Casa del Cinema is a museum that hosts posters and photographs of the film shot in Taormina. It is open every day fom Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.00am to 10.00pm. Free entrance

During the period September 14th to November 16th, in the cinema room of the museum hosts a mini film festival, a careful selection of the rarest films among all those filmed (totally or partially) in Taormina.
Masterpieces are subtitled in English.

 

 

Click here to download the program

 

PROGRAM

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th
4:00pm – Gitarren klingen leise durch die Nacht
by Hans Deppe (Ger.,1959 – 84’)
with Fred Bertelmann, Margit NÜnke, Vivi Bach
original version, Italian subtitles
6:00pm – Gitarren klingen leise durch die Nacht (encore performance)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th
4:00pm – L’altro piatto della bilancia
by Mario Colucci (It., 1972 – 107’)
with Catherine Spaak, Philippe Leroy, Claude Reynaud
6:00pm – L’immagine meravigliosa
by Richard Brooks (It., 1951 – 110’)
with Stewart Granger, Anna Maria Pierangeli, George Sanders

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st
4:00pm – Agguato sul mare
by Pino Mercanti (It., 1955 – 100’)
with Ettore Manni, Maria Frau, Nadia Gray
5:45pm – L’avventura
by Michelangelo Antonioni (It., 1960 – 140’)
with Monica Vitti, Gabriele Ferzetti, Gabriele Ricci, Lea Massari

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd
4:00pm – Le confessioni di una donna
by Amleto Palermi (It., 1928 – 100’)
with Augusto Bandini, Maria Catalano, Gemma De Ferrari
6:00pm – Visioni private
by Francesco Calogero (It., 1989 – 92’)
with Jessica Forde, Patrick Bauchau, Ninni Bruschetta, Antonio Caldarella, Antonio Alveario, Donald Ranvaud, Maurizio Puglisi, Lella Costa, Tatti Sanguineti, Roberto De Francesco, Maurizio Marchetti, Mario Venuti and the special guest Cyd Charisse

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th
4:00pm – Carne inquieta
by Silvestro Prestifilippo (It., 1957 – 100’)
with Marina Bert, Raf Vallone, Clara Calamai
French version with Italian subtitles – in collaboration with Cineteca della Calabria
6:00pm – Un amore di Gide
by Diego Ronsisvalle (It., 2008 – 92’)
with Olivia Magnani, Gigi Angelillo, Guido Caprino, Alessandro Haber, Mariano Rigillo, Nicola Di Pinto

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th (free entrance)
4.30pm – Archivi aperti – La Storia Rivelata
Fondazione Taormina Arte will share its hystorical archives. A 35 years long story in photographs, posters and readings
In collaboration with NaxosLegge

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4th
4:30pm – Il Gattopardo (The Leopard)
by Luchino Visconti (It.,1963 – 205’)
with Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paolo Stoppa, Rina Morelli
Original version with English subtitles

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5th
4:00pm – L’Immagine meravigliosa (encore performance)
6:00pm – Gitarren klingen leise durch die Nacht (encore performance)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6th
4:00pm – Agguato sul mare (encore performance)
6:00p, – Carne inquieta (encore performance)

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11th
4:00pm – Divorzio all’italiana (Divorce Italian Style)
by Pietro Germi (It,1961 – 108’)
with Marcello Mastroianni, Stefania Sandrelli, Leopoldo Trieste, Daniela Rocca
Original version with English subtitles
6:00pm – Divorzio all’italiana (Divorce Italian Style) (encore performance)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12th
4:00pm – L’avventura (encore performance)
6:30pm – Visioni private (encore performance)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13th
4:00pm – Un amore di Gide (encore performance)
6:00pm – Made in Italy (episode “La donna”)
by Nanni Loy (It,1965 – 20’)
with Virna Lisi
to follow Il richiamo del sangue (L’appel du sang) by Louis Mercanton (Fr., 1919 – 57’)
with Charles Le Bargy, Ivor Novello, Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Desdemona Mazza, Salvatore Lo Turco

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18th (free entrance) <<CineMigrare 2019>>
5:30pm – Il mondiale in piazza
by Vito Palermi (It.,2018 – 15’)
6:30pm – Presentation of the book “Matrimonio siriano”
by Laura Tangherlini
> free entrance

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19th (free entrance) – <<CineMigrare 2019>>
5:30pm – Presentation of the book “Tu promettilo al vento” (Carthago)
by Valentina Conti
6:30pm – Sharifa
by Fabrizio Sergi (It.,2018 – 14’)
> free entrance

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25th
5:30pm – Salvatore Giuliano
by Francesco Rosi (It.,1961 – 135’)
with Frank Wolff, Salvo Randone, Federico Zardi,
Original version with English subtitles

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th
4:00pm – Le confessioni di una donna (encore performance)
6:00pm – L’altro piatto della bilancia (encore performance)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27th
4:00pm – Visioni private (encore performance)
5:45pm – L’avventura (encore performance)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st
4:00pm – Stromboli, terra di Dio
by Roberto Rossellini (It.,1950 – 107’)
with Ingrid Bergamn, Mario Vitale, Renzo Cesana
Original version with English subtitles
6:00pm – Stromboli, terra di Dio (encore performance)

For Sicily of the best Italian fimakers, Friday 1st November: “Stromboli, land of God” by Roberto Rossellini with Ingrid Bergman, Mario Vitale and Renzo Cesana, with English subtitles. It is the director’s first film shot with Ingrid Bergman, his partner for several years.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd
4:00pm – L’immagine meravigliosa (encore performance)
6:00pm – Gitarren klingen leise durch die Nacht (encore performance)

For the films shot in Taormina on Saturday, November 2nd: “L’immagine meravigliosa” (1951) by Richard Brooks with Stewart Granger, Anna Maria Pierangeli and George Sanders to follow “Gitarren klingen leise durch die Nacht” (1959) by Hans Deppe with Fred Bertelmann, Margit Nunke and Live Bach.

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd
4:00pm – Carne inquieta (encore performance)
6:00pm – Agguato sul mare (encore performance)

Sunday, November 3rd, is the turn of “Carne inquieta” (1957) by Silvestro Prestifilippo with Marina Bert, Raf Vallone and Clara Calamai to follow “Agguato sul mare ” (1955) by Pino Mercanti with Ettore Manni, Maria Frau and Nadia Gray.

 

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8th
4:00pm – Sedotta e abbandonata (Seduced & Abandoned)
by Pietro Germi (It.,1964 – 120’)
with Stefania Sandrelli, Saro Urzì, Aldo Puglisi, Leopoldo Trieste
Original version with English subtitles
6:00pm – Sedotta e abbandonata (Seduced & Abandoned) (encore performance)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9th
4:00pm – Un amore di Gide (encore performance)
6:00pm – Made in Italy (encore performance)
to follow Il richiamo del sangue (encore performance)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10th
4:00pm – Le confessioni di una donna (encore performance)
6:00pm – L’altro piatto della bilancia (encore performance)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15th
5:00 – La terra trema (The Earth will Tremble)
by Luchino Visconti (It., 1947 – 165’)
with Maria Micale, Sebastiano Valastro
Original version with English subtitles

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th
5:30 – Made in Italy (encore performance)
by Nanni Loy with Virna Lisi (It,1965 – 20’)

to follow Il richiamo del sangue (L’appel du sang) (encore performance)
by Louis Mercanton (Fr., 1919 – 57’)
Italian version of the first black and white film shooted in Taormina
With Charles Le Bargy, Ivor Novello, Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Desdemona Mazza, Salvatore Lo Turco

 

MORE INFO

Fondazione Taormina Arte – www.taormina-arte.com

Mobile 0039 391 746 2146

www.facebook.com/fondazionetaorminartesicilia

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

Concert

“La musica che integra il molteplice”

performed by the students of the Musco Music School of Catania and the Orchestra Mandolinistica Gioviale of Taormina

Cathedral of Taormina, Friday September 13th @ 8.00pm

Free entrance