‘Summer with Creati-Vita: Dante is one of us’: four events in the center of Florence

Art, literature, music, theater, architecture and theology celebrate the poet

Statue of Dante Alighieri – Piazza Santa Croce, Florence

Four events look at many different aspects of Dante’s life and legacy. ‘Summer with Creati-Vita: Dante is one of us’ is an event series by the Creati-Vita cultural association.

The first event is on September 7 in Piazza San Martino, with the artist Tommaso Brogini who will conduct an artistic performance titled ‘Visual art in the street: Canti from Hell in the Divine Comedy’, and Caterina Ceccuti who will explore the theme of Hell in the novel ‘The Generator of Miracles’.

The second event will be on September 14 in Piazza San Firenze with a theatrical performance titled ‘Dante in Jazz (Inferno)’, curated by Alessandro Calonaci. The common thread of the work will be Dante’s bewilderment as he encounters human misery. He describes sinners condemned to eternal flames, evoked by the search for revenge. During the evening, you can admire the three gowns created by the well-known designer Regina Schrecker, inspired by the three Dante women: Francesca da Rimini, Pia de ‘Tolomei and Beatrice.

The Palagio di Parte Guelfa will host the third event on September 21, with a lecture titled ‘Dante’s places, between architecture and theology’, curated by Anita Norcini Tosi and Alessandra Pironi. The talk aims to actively involve listeners in the search for religious, civil and different factions, combining with paths linked to the meeting with Beatrice and daily habits in historic Florence.

The festival will close on September 28 at the Palagio di Parte Guelfa, with two talks. The first is entitled ‘Dante’s explanations: Dante’s characters in Hell’, curated by Anita Norcini Tosi and Massimo Seriacopi. Following this, will be “The music that resounds in Hell connected to musical value as an expression of Dante’s poetry”, by Professor Fabio Pianigiani.