the first European festival on creativity

2012 Programme

Event #8

Luca Scarlini

Dancing thought: the body as a thinking mechanism

“I could only believe a God who dances”: the famous phrase by Nietzsche inaugurated the 20th century. Dance in all its forms becomes a sort of litmus test of thinking, every form of bodily expression becomes a focus of interest. Oscar Wilde prophesied with Mallarmé on the performance of his Salome. Yeats wrote for a Japanese performer, Isadora Duncan embodied the Greek myth that unhinges the world of tutus and en-pointe ballet. Anita Berber, the queen of decadent Berlin, sat for the painter Otto Dix. It’s a whole world in motion, with Céline and Martha Graham, Ezra Pound, Jerome Robbins and Jean Cocteau dancing in the background. Stories of dancing thought from the mythical antiquity to the present time, where thought becomes incarnated in the bodily dimension with surprising results (duration: approx. 2 hours).


Luca Scarlini

the playwright and essayist, and enjoys telling stories on stage, often together with singers, actors and other artists. Scarlini teaches at Milan’s European Design Institute and elsewhere in Italy and abroad. He has taken part in many festivals in Italy and in other countries. He regularly contributes to Channel 3 of Italian public radio, to Alias and L’indice dei Libri del mese. His books include La musa inquietante. Il computer e l’immaginario contemporaneo (Cortina, 2001); Equivoci e miraggi. Pratiche d’autobiografia oggi (Rizzoli, 2003); D’Annunzio a Little Italy. Le avventure del Vate nel mondo dell’emigrazione (Donzelli, 2008); Lustrini per il regno dei cieli. Ritratti di evirati cantori (Bollati Boringhieri, 2008); Sacre sfilate. Alta moda in Vaticano, da Pio X a Benedetto XVI (Guanda, 2010); Ladri di immagini (Edizioni Ambiente, 2010); Un paese in ginocchio (Guanda, 2011); Ritratti dimenticati. Profili di scrittori e artisti a Firenze dal mondo (Mauro Pagliai Editore, 2011); Il Natale dei Magi (Einaudi, 2011); La sindrome di Michael Jackson (Bompiani, 2011); Il Caravaggio rubato. Mito e cronaca di un furto (Sellerio, 2012).

All theevents2012


Event #1

Gustavo Zagrebelsky

The right to culture, the responsibility of knowledge

Event #2

Marco Santagata

Dante: an egocentric or a prophet? Creativity and writing as a mission

Event #3

Anna Salvo

Sorrow is like a telescope that helps us look into the distance: creatività and suffering

Event #4

Andrea Moro

I speak, therefore I am Like the starry sky: visions of language across the centuries

Event #5

Giulia Lazzarini

WALL – before and after Basaglia

Event #6

Alfredo Lacosegliaz, Paolo Rumiz

I Narrabondi. A reading in music

Event #7

Alessandro Barbero

How did women think in the Middle Ages? St. Catherine of Siena

Event #8

Luca Scarlini

Dancing thought: the body as a thinking mechanism

Event #9

Duccio Demetrio

The tenth Muse: Writing and its myths

Event #10

Giuseppe Civitarese

Get out your colors! Dreaming as the mind’s poetic function

Event #12

Franco Cordero

The phobia of thinking

Event #13


The artist as sacred parasite

Event #14

Marino Niola

Between organic and divine. Food as knowledge, resistance and penance

Event #15

Giacomo Marramao

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Event #17

Ascanio Celestini

How stories are born

Event #18

Erri De Luca

Words as tools

Event #19

Ruggero Pierantoni

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Event #20

Andrea Moro

I speak, therefore I am The hidden waft: the secrets of language

Event #21

Marc Augé

The primacy of knowledge

Event #22

Enzo Moscato

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Event #23

Alessandro Barbero

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Event #24

Gianfranco Capitta, Rafael Spregelburd

Seven sins that make life possible

Event #25

Gustavo Pietropolli Charmet

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Event #28

Mauro Agnoletti, Ilaria Borletti Buitoni

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Event #30

Sergio Givone

Invention and discovery. About creation

Event #31

Jacopo Perfetti

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Event #32

Haim Baharier

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Event #33

Mario Brunello

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Event #34

Telmo Pievani

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Event #35

Andrea Moro

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Event #36

Marco Paolini

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Paolo Pejrone

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