LET’S REMEMBER FEDERICO

On Monday 20 January 2020, on the day of the centenary of his birth, Federico Fellini is remembered at the Palazzo Reale in Milan with the international conference, entitled “Let’s remember Federico Fellini”. An opportunity to celebrate the great director and pay him homage.

The exhibition at Palazzo Reale: “1920 – 2020 Federico Fellini. A story ”Palazzo Reale in Milan will be the protagonist of the celebrations also thanks to the great exhibition“ 1920 – 2020 Federico Fellini. A story ”, to be held from 17 September to 15 November 2020, the first that Milan dedicates to the director.

The exhibition, which will close the celebratory year, traces the life and work of the master through the exhibition of original materials, documents and objects – from drawings to caricatures to costumes, sketches, film scenes, sketches of his dreams in drawn notes – and at the same time he re-creates that world, “Fellini”, made of circuses and fairs and inhabited by puppets, clowns, disinherited and calves.

MILAN FASHION WEEK

The big appointment of the Milan fashion week dedicated to men’s fashion F / W 2020-21 starts today, and WHITE returns to the protagonist with a new project totally focused on sustainability. WSM Fashion Reboot will be hosted tomorrow at BASE Milano, in the heart of the Tortona district, and will offer installations, exhibitions, events and a rich calendar of activities and workshops to involve not only professionals, but the whole city. Among the main themes of this first edition: the relationship between fashion and water, fashion and chemicals, fashion and fossil fuels, fashion and waste management.

BOLLE IS BACK

With his “Roberto Bolle and Friends” Gala, the beloved ‘étoile of the two worlds’, together with an exceptional cast of specially composed dance stars, is back by popular demand on the stage of the Arcimboldi Theater in Milan from tomorrow. Roberto Bolle, absolute protagonist of the dance, of these Gala is not only interpreter but also artistic director. Next to him the most important dancers in the world to create a surprising program, able to fascinate an increasingly vast and heterogeneous number of spectators.        A rare and highly prestigious cultural opportunity, an unmissable journey through different styles and different schools that always arouse new emotions.

GOSPEL COUNTDOWN

If you have not yet decided how to spend this evening, Milan’s Blue Note celebrates the arrival of the new year by hosting one of the most important gospel choirs in the world, the Harlem Gospel Choir, which will perform on the prestigious Milanese stage just tonight.

The choir was founded in 1986 by Allen Bailey, who came up with this idea while attending a celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Harlem.  U2 renamed them “Angels in Harlem” in appreciation of the magnificent interpretation of “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” which they recorded together in 1988. Since then the “Angels of Harlem” Gospel Choir have done national and international tours. Thanks to their authentic gospel spirit of joy, they have well deserved the reputation of being the “Angelic Ambassadors of Harlem”.

An alternative New Year with concert, dinner and toast to the New Year. Best wishes.

I.LAB LEONARDO

From Thursday 26 to Tuesday 31 December and from Thursday 2 to Monday 6 January, the National Museum of Science and Technology will be open on holidays and a great offer of activities for adults and children.

The interactive activities in i.lab Leonardo will allow children and adults to experience firsthand his working method, in which art and science are intimately connected. The large interactive models of flight and construction machines, the tools used to draw, sculpt, paint and a large wall to create frescoes will allow you to deepen various aspects of the historical and cultural context of the Renaissance and the deep connection with Leonardo’s work .

In the Tinkering Zone, adults and children from 8 years of age can build light boxes to tell the Christmas stories, made of light and shadows, or build paths for marbles using gravity, elasticity and geometry. In Gen. ib, adults and children from 8 years of age will be able to observe closely how a small plant develops and extract genetic material from cells. While in i.lab Biotechnology, they will be able to observe living organisms and understand how to use them to transform food. In the i.lab Nutrition, they will instead discover the consistency of ice cream and how to use the ingredients of the kitchen to create bright foods. In the i.lab Energy & Environment they will discover that energy is involved in every aspect of daily life and they will be able to understand how to produce it, using renewable sources. In the i.lab Area for Children, children aged 3 to 6 can play with lights, shadows and music to build a great Christmas scene together, or play with mathematics to keep geometric shapes in balance. Other interactive activities will be proposed in the i.lab Soap bubbles.

With the Museum ticket you can also visit the New Leonardo da Vinci Galleries, an immersive journey that uses many interpretation tools (videos, multimedia, original works and settings), and the temporary exhibition Fragility and Beauty, to see our planet with the eyes of satellites and understand how much these tools can help monitor changes and protect the environment.

BALLET ACADEMY

Since yesterday evening, the A.U.B. Italian Ballet Company will perform in “The Nutcracker” at EcoTeatro in Milan. The next shows are scheduled for tonight 21st, and for December 22nd and 26th. The Ballet will be staged with the traditional music of Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij, in a classic and elegant edition with the dancers of the company of the Ukrainian Ballet Academy of Milan, which changed its name to “AUB Italian Ballet Company”, for emphasize the Italian component of its dancers. A show represented in the most traditional form that will enchant young and old with the magnificent scenes, the sumptuous costumes and the high technical level of the artists. The tale of little Clara and the soldier-shaped nutcracker who suddenly comes to life on Christmas night and accompanies her into an enchanted world. An unforgettable experience to make the atmosphere of this Christmas even more magical.

LEGO CITY

Until February 2, 2020, the Permanent Museum of Milan will be the setting for “I Love LEGO”, an extraordinary exhibition created with over a million of the famous colored bricks that will make up modern cities and ancient monuments. You will be able to admire entire worlds in miniature, from the ideal contemporary city to the legendary adventures of pirates, from medieval landscapes to the splendours of Ancient Rome, reconstructed by RomaBrick, one of the oldest LUGs (Lego® User Groups) in Europe. The exhibition also boasts an exceptional partnership with “Legolize”, a humorous page that creates comic installations using LEGO. Then, among the various installations, 12 oils inspired by great masterpieces of art history reinterpreted and transformed into “lego men” by the young contemporary artist Stefano Bolcato: combining his passion for LEGO and his art – through a oil painting technique – creates assemblage forms inspired in particular by the “magnetism” of Renaissance portraits.

DREAM OF CHRISTMAS

The largest Santa Claus Village ever built in Italy arrives in Milan for the first time and, in the spaces of an exceptional location, symbol of the city, the Snai Hippodrome of San Siro, will transform “The Dream of Christmas” into reality!

More than just a village, it will be a unique theme park, created under the creative direction of Riccardo Ferrero, which will give adults and children an immersive experience of Christmas. The idea, in fact, is to bring the public into a parallel reality: in a total area of ​​30,000 square meters, organized in theme worlds, professional actors and dancers in the guise of elves and giant puppets will stage live shows.

The main route will wind between the large Toy Factory, the House of the Elves and the House of Santa Claus. It will end with a visit to the reindeer shelter where Santa Claus’s large sleigh is kept. The second route of the village is the Lettering World, divided into the writing room and the post office where the letters will be stamped and postmarked. There will also be the Borgo degli Elfi, a Nordic-style market populated by the helpers of Santa Claus, in which it will be possible to dedicate oneself to Christmas gifts. There will be a food area with wooden houses turned into food stands. A colorful train will take visitors to the various worlds to be explored.

And this year you can enjoy the Christmas holidays – until Monday, January 6th 2020 – a bit like if you were in Rovaniemi, in Lapland … the city of Santa Claus!

RAFFAELLO 2020

World premiere at the Permanent Museum of Milan until 2 February 2020 “RAFFAELLO 2020”, an extraordinary immersive multimedia exhibition dedicated to the great painter of Urbino, to celebrate the five hundredth anniversary of the death of one of the most extraordinary artists of all time, whose opera has left an indelible mark on painting.

The heart of the multimedia sensory journey through 5 rooms, lasting a total of about 75 minutes, is the immersive area: here it unfolds 360 degrees, from the floor, to the walls to the ceiling of the room, an unprecedented 45-minute story that illustrates the I publish the story of Raphael, his works and the places where he was born and he realized his artistic production. Through immersive video mapping the viewer will be literally lowered into those sixteenth-century places, which will be “revived” through animations, sets, sounds and colors, thus recreating the historical and geographical context within which the Raphaelesque works will be recreated .

Raffaello 2020 is produced by Crossmedia Group, based on authoritative scientific contributions, curated by Professor Vincenzo Farinella.

PALACE ART

After the Guggenheim in Bilbao and the Hotel de Caumont in Aix-en-Provence, Palazzo Reale in Milan will host the last stage of the “Guggenheim exhibition. The Thannhauser collection, from Van Gogh to Picasso “, open until March 1, 2020, and an ideal follow-up to the” Impressionism and Avant-gardes “exhibition that brought a selection from the Philadelphia collection to Milan.
On display about fifty masterpieces of the great impressionist, post-impressionist and avant-garde masters of the early twentieth century, including Paul Cézanne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh and an important nucleus of works by Pablo Picasso, a friend of the Thannhauser family.