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Italian Language Classes Resume October 5

by Giuseppe Tassone

Congratulations to our students for completing their third quarter of Italian and thank you to our instructors for their dedication and success.

We have decided not to offer Summer review sessions this year to give our instructors a much needed break and to regroup for next school year. Therefore, language Classes will resume in Fall Quarter, with classes beginning October 5th and will once again be offered only online.

Registration is now open for students at all levels. Absolute beginners should register for Level A1 in Fall Quarter.

Buone vacanze e buon riposo.

Dante Society English Meeting May 12! MARKETS of ROME!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

don’t miss the
Dante Alighieri Society’s
May English Meeting
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Zoom room opens at 7:00

(link below!!)
Presentation begins at 7:30

The Markets of Rome
I mercati dei Rioni Romani

presented by Jonathan Brandt

“La strada per il cuore passa attraverso lo stomaco.”
(“The way to the heart is through the stomach.”)
-Italian proverb

The markets in the heart of Rome are popular destinations for tourists and locals alike.  Even from its inception, the Roman Forum was as much a popular market as well as a sacred pilgrimage.  Join me in a virtual walking tour of the rioni of Rome, browsing through some of its neighborhood markets, both past and present.  Highlights include the Markets of Trajan, Piazza Navona, and Campo de’ Fiori, among others.  As the Romans say, “Annamo va!”

Topic: Dante Society English Meeting May 12
Time: May 12, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time
(US and Canada)

Availalable on YouTube: https://youtu.be/T8BMue2Azzw

Jonathan Brandt, AIA, is an architect living in a Seattle bungalow with his wife Renatta and 11 year old son Alexander.  He received his Master of Architecture from the University of Washington in 1993, and has taught architectural history, design and drawing at the UW’s Pio Center in Rome, Iowa State and Texas A&M.  He currently designs custom homes and draws architectural renderings.  To contact Jonathan for a house design or rendering, you can visit his website at: www.jbarch.net His work can also be viewed on Facebook: See JB Architectural Renderings. 
 
What a nice way to end our 2020-2021 Season.
Please join us!

 


 

Dante Society English Meeting May 12

Join us for the
Dante Alighieri Society’s
May English Meeting
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Zoom room opens at 7:00

(link will be sent one day before the event)
Presentation begins at 7:30

The Markets of Rome
I mercati dei Rioni Romani

presented by Jonathan Brandt

“La strada per il cuore passa attraverso lo stomaco.”
(“The way to the heart is through the stomach.”)
-Italian proverb

The markets in the heart of Rome are popular destinations for tourists and locals alike.  Even from its inception, the Roman Forum was as much a popular market as well as a sacred pilgrimage.  Join me in a virtual walking tour of the rioni of Rome, browsing through some of its neighborhood markets, both past and present.  Highlights include the Markets of Trajan, Piazza Navona, and Campo de’ Fiori, among others.  As the Romans say, “Annamo va!”
Jonathan Brandt, AIA, is an architect living in a Seattle bungalow with his wife Renatta and 11 year old son Alexander.  He received his Master of Architecture from the University of Washington in 1993, and has taught architectural history, design and drawing at the UW’s Pio Center in Rome, Iowa State and Texas A&M.  He currently designs custom homes and draws architectural renderings.  To contact Jonathan for a house design or rendering, you can visit his website at: www.jbarch.net His work can also be viewed on Facebook: See JB Architectural Renderings. 
What a nice way to end our 2020-2021 Season.
Please join us!
 
 


 

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DAS Membership Card

The Dante Alighieri Society of Washington is an official chapter of the Società Dante Alighieri, an international organization headquartered in Rome, Italy. When traveling in Italy, current Washington Chapter members are eligible to receive discounts at many museums and businesses. Information on the available discounts is available here and here.

To receive a discount, you must present a Dante Society Membership card with a sticker showing your membership is up to date. You can obtain a card and sticker at one of our meetings or by completing the request form available here.

Zoom link for Dante April 28 Italian meeting

 

 

Join us for the
Dante Alighieri Society’s
April Italian Meeting
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Zoom room opens at 7:00

(LINK BELOW!!!)
Presentation begins at 7:30

Ellis Island
  Presented by Maurizio Igor Meta
Maurizio Igor Meta on the Presentation:
“Ellis Island” is the Journey of Life. It is not only a project related to my memory, my identity, and to the deep connection with my land and roots, but it is something that affects every human being: it is a Tribute to the Origin, a tribute to that inborn ability of the human being to challenge the unknown. At the Origin of our lives, when we are born, we face that challenge for the first time. Immigrants face it again, taking a “leap in the dark to leap in Life”. In the Presentation we will open a time-gate on the late 1800s Italian immigration, we will talk about the origin of the project and how the experience of retracing the steps of my great grandfather turned in artworks, and we will listen to the sound composition of the installation “The first ship” to experience the ocean crossing of our fathers and the many immigrants of that age.
 
Author and actor, Maurizio Igor Meta works mainly in theatre and in the last few years in art installations. Drama, poetry, sound, video, light and scenography, are some of the means he uses in a dramaturgical composition to create a symbolical imagery. In November 2015 he sailed by a cargo ship from Naples to New York to retrace the steps of his great grandfather Domenico, who left Italy in the late 1800s to the United States, where he worked, pick and shovel, for the Pennsylvania Railroad. So he started his multidisciplinary project “Ellis Island”, which includes The Journey, the theater Solo with the same title – opened in the Napoli Teatro Festival Italia in July 2017 – the exhibition “On my great grandfather steps. Toward Ellis Island” – which includes several installations, and “The First Ship”, which opened in 2018 at the Madre Museum; a documentary and a book.
 
Topic: Dante April Italian Meeting ELLIS ISLAND
Time: Apr 28, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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