“Inferno Revisited, a modernised interpretation of Dante written by Peter Howell, was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 17 April 1983.” —Wikipedia
Dante 700th London
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DANTE 700TH London
3rd – 30th September 2021
Dante Society London 22, Bryanston Mews West London W1H 2DD
Visits to the exhibition by appointment only. Contact us by mail.
The exhibition with the participation of a collective of artists from Italy, the United Kingdom, China and the United States of America will take place in London at the Dante Society London premises, during the month of September 2021. The artists accepted the invitation to explore and interpret Dante’s writing and its relevance in the 21st century, each with their own unique artistic brilliance. The original interpretations represent an exceptional panorama that celebrates Dante’s anniversary in a special manner and offers a contemporary perspective in the various artistic and multimedia representations.
The selected artists of Dante 700th London:
Bianca Froese-Acquaye, Despina Symeou, Emilio Guazzone, Francesco Filippini, Giuseppe Pipino, Iluà Hauck da Silva, Jackie Carter, Kat Mustatea, Laura Parker, Louise Marchal, Maurizio Coglia, Michela Papavassiliou, Paolo Rambelli, Rocco Epifanio, Shadi Almualem, Teresa Cecchi and la classe di chimica ITT ‘G.E.Montani, Ying Zheng.
Dante 700th London Prize Jury: Alexandra Lawrence, Dario Pisano, Patrizia Poggi.
Our most heartfelt thanks for supporting this initiative.
The winner of the exclusive interview granted by London One Radio, the first Italian radio in the United Kingdom is: Kat Mustatea
Awarded for Voidopolis – a digital performance about loss and memory currently unfolding on her Instagram feed @kmustatea
“Tutti pazzi per Dante,” puntata di La lingua batte (RAI Radio 3)
“‘Tutti pazzi per Dante’ è il titolo della puntata odierna della Lingua Batte alla luce delle innumerevoli iniziative e pubblicazioni previste per il settimo centenario della morte del poeta #Dante2021. Con l’occasione si inaugura una nuova rubrica, Dante tascabile, in cui il linguista Giuseppe Patota per 12 settimane terrà delle mini lecturae dantis che di concludono tutte con una canzone pop, a conferma delle infinite declinazioni di popolarità attribuibili allo scrittore fiorentino. Tra gli altri ospiti del conduttore Paolo Di Paolo lo studioso Enrico Malato, curatore della Divina Commedia pubblicata dall’editrice Salerno, e Laura Banella che, per le Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, l’anno scorso ha firmato il saggio Rime e libri delle rime di Dante tra Medioevo e Rinascimento. Nello spazio musicale la cantautrice Flo presenta il suo ultimo album ’31salvitutti’. Infine, Cristina Faloci intervista l’italianista Giulio Ferroni a proposito del volume L’Italia di Dante. Viaggio nel paese della Commedia uscito per La Nave di Teseo nel 2019.” –Description from RAI Radio 3
Click here to access the podcast episode, which aired on RAI Radio 3 on January 17, 2021.
Contributed by Carmelo Giunta
The Dante Alighieri Diploma (2020/21)
“To celebrate the genius of Dante Alighieri, experimenter of the language and recall his gaze always turned beyond the borders, the sections of Ravenna, Florence and Verona of the Italian Radio Amateurs Association (ARI), organize, as part of the celebrations for the 700th anniversary of the death, the ‘Dante Alighieri Diploma.’
“Participation in the diploma is open to all radio amateurs and SWLs in the world. The diploma will be awarded to radio amateurs or SWL who will connect or activate ‘Dante places.’
Dante places are defined as:
- Places related to the life of the poet (birth, residence, death, travel)
- Places expressly mentioned in the Divine Comedy or in other Dante compositions
- Places not explicitly mentioned, but whose identification is possible through periphrases or adjectives and which are normally accepted by Dante’s criticism.
“The Dante Places were identified using the database developed by Prof. Andrea Gazzoni of Pennsylvania University who surveyed over 300 geographic references in the Divine Comedy between cities, regions, rivers, mountains and nations.
“Prof Gazzoni’s database can be consulted on the website www.mappingdante.com.
“The diploma will begin on September 1, 2020 and end on September 30, 2021.” –“Introduction,” Diploma Dante Alighieri
Contributed by Andrea Gazzoni
“Walking With Dante” – The Colin McEnroe Show
On a 2015 episode of Connecticut Public Radio’s The Colin McEnroe Show, Colin McEnroe, Chion Wolf, and guests Joseph Luzzi, Ron Jenkins, and Rod Dreher discuss the dark wood of the Inferno.
“The story of The Divine Comedy is an adventure story based on Dante’s real life in 14th century Italy. He was deeply wrapped up in the politics of his time. He was a city official, diplomatic negotiator, poet, and a man who dared to cross the pope. He was exiled from his city, never to return under threat of death. He left all behind, except his unrequited love for Beatrice.
“Nearly broken and in a ‘dark wood’ of grief in midlife, Dante wrote a masterpiece that is remarkably relevant today for all of us who have ever been in the dark wood of loss. This hour, we talk to three people who walked with Dante through the dark wood.” [. . .] –Betsy Kaplan, Connecticut Public Radio, September 28, 2015.
You can listen to the episode and check out the associated links on the WNPR site.