The Teatro Gioco Vita of Piacenza protagonist in Dubai

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Published on 05 November 2021

Almost twenty-five years after the debut, the Italian Ministry of Culture and the Emilia-Romagna Region are re-proposing at Expo Dubai “The Firebird”, one of the most important and successful shows of the Teatro Gioco Vita of Piacenza.

A “tale of shadows and dance” entirely built on the “choreographic story” that Igor Stravinsky composed in 1909 for the Russian Ballets, in which Teatro Gioco Vita shows the great spectacular potential of shadow theater.

Teatro Gioco Vita, which has been exploring shadow theater and theatrical animation since the 1970s, will be protagonist of the cultural program of the Italian Pavilion at Expo Dubai also with a workshop entitled “The Immaterial Art”. During this workshop, through video, staging and the interaction between actors and audience, the participants will get a solid background on contemporary shadow theater in the vision and style of the company that will illustrate its infinite possibilities.

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Emilia-Romagna narrated by Gabriele Salvatores for the Italy Pavilion at Expo Dubai

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Published on 21 October 2021

The Oscar-winning director Gabriele Salvatores narrates the beauty of the Italian Regions’ territories in two different spaces of the Italy Pavilion exhibition itinerary at Expo Dubai. From January 16th to January 30th, 2022 the Video Wall dedicated to Italy’s Know-How screens the Emilia-Romagna Regional Monography, showing the motorcycle factories of Borgo Panigale – Bologna-, advanced robotics and balsamic vinegar as examples of regional excellence. 

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Sustainability in agriculture: SHARE project workshop 15/16 October

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Published on 14 October 2021

Along with the World Food Day and the Conference on  “UN DECADE OF ACTION ON NUTRITION 2016-2025”, the University of Parma together with the other universities of the Region and ART-ER presents the model from “farm to fork” adopted by the Emilia-Romagna as part of SHARE project. Through practical examples, the model, which aims to create an entirely sustainable supply chain from a production, economic and environmental point of view; strengthens the image of Emilia-Romagna as an innovative region in all processes and international scientific and technological research centre. Francesca Scazzina and Beatrice Biasini for the University of Parma, Lara Maistrello for the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Francesco Capozzi, Patrizia Brigidi and Simone Maccaferri will intervene with informative presentations for the University of Bologna and Giacomo Ferretti for the University of Ferrara. More information and programme

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Expo Dubai 2020: Emilia-Romagna in the United Arab Emirates for the inauguration of the first Universal Expo ever held in the Arab world

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Published on 29 September 2021

An official delegation from the Emilia-Romagna Region will be on an institutional mission to the United Arab Emirates on the 1st of October to attend the inauguration ceremony of Expo 2020 Dubai.

The Emilia-Romagna Region participates at Expo 2020 Dubai integrating the different expressions of the productive, academic, social and cultural systems to create one harmony which represents the regional territory’s highest values.

The first Universal Expo in the Arab world represents a great opportunity to build relations with the Middle East and the Asian continent.

With the start of Expo 2020 Dubai the curtain is raised on the Italy Pavilion.  Under the subtheme “Beauty Connects People” our Country, together with its regions, its institutions, businesses and universities brings a vast and prestigious agenda of initiatives to Dubai for the first Universal Expo ever held in the Arab world. The great 6-month global event after the peak of the pandemic will be running for six months, from the 1st of October to the 31st of March 2022.  

On the inauguration day of October 1st the Emilia-Romagna Region will participate with partner regions and institutions to a Special Grand Tour of the Italy Pavilion and its installations, explained by the experts who have conceived, designed and built them:

  • Davide Rampello narrates the sets, the mosaics of the Pavilion and Italy’s know-how;
  • Grazia Tucci talks about the twin of the David, 
  • Italo Rota talks about the materials of the Pavilion;
  • Gilberto Gabrielli tells the story of the Pavilion that breathes through algae;
  • Emilio Fortunato Campana narrates the Innovation Space;
  • The story of the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change;
  • Luiss talks about the Leading Orchestra;
  • Carlo Ratti talks about the external architecture of the Pavilion;
  • Roberto Reali narrates the vegetable garden.

The Emilia-Romagna Region Partner of the Italy Pavilion

“With the presence of 15 Regions – the highest number of participating Regions ever registered in a Universal Expo – Italy brings to Expo Dubai the wealth of scenery and beauty of its territories as well as its extensive know-how. The participating Regions are artistic partners of the Italy Pavilion, creating contents and animating initiatives and events for the entire exhibition period”, says Paolo Glisenti, General Commissioner for Italy’s participation at Expo 2020 Dubai. “The presence of the Regions is essential not only to relaunch our tourism, beginning from the experiential one, but also to increase the attraction of foreign capital towards local business chains, from large industry to innovative SMEs, start-ups, and craftsmanship, also with the aim of attracting the best talents and international skills to the offer of universities and research centers operating in those territories”, he added.

Gabriele Salvatores’ video on Emilia-Romagna at the Belvedere space

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Published on 28 September 2021

The images tell the natural and artistic landscapes of the region in three minutes

The story designed by the famous film maker  Gabriele Salvatores with the participating Regions at Expo, provides a series of highly scenographic and impactful contents, visible in two different sections: the Belvedere, with 360 ° projections of the most evocative Italian landscapes – natural, man-made and urban – in three-minutes film and the “Monographs” in black and white, projected on a screen of 100 square metersSince October 1th, the images of the mosaics in Ravenna, the Calatrava high-speed station in Reggio Emilia and the Po Delta Park have been showing visitors of  the Italian Pavilion the natural and artistic beauties and excellent infrastructures of Emilia-Romagna.

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