the first European festival on creativity

2011 Programme

Evento n.5

Giuseppe Battiston, Gianmaria Testa


The Sarzana festival offers a preview of this new performance, designed to tell about Italian migrations in the 20th century through the poetry of Giovanni Pascoli and the words of Giuseppe Battiston, and the music written by Gianmaria Testa. Italy, written in 1904 by the great Italian poet G. Pascoli, was inspired by the true story of a family of migrants. It tells about the living conditions in the country’s past, where poverty led many to try their luck abroad. Many Italians in that period had to cope with the difficulty of being accepted by hostile societies, and many were marginalized and made to feel like aliens in their new countries. By paralleling the suffering and anger of Italian migrants with those of present-time migrants, the authors wish to encourage all Italians to treasure the memory of their past and respect and welcome all migrants.


Giuseppe Battiston
Giuseppe Battiston

born in Udine, is a highly praised film and theatre actor, who has worked with S. Soldini in Un’anima divisa in due, Pane e tulipani, Agata e la tempesta; with C. Mazzacurati in La Passione; with Aldo, Giovanni e Giacomo in Chiedimi se sono felice; with C. Comencini in La bestia nel cuore; with M. Olotto in Zoran, il mio nipote scemo. His theatre performances include Orson Welles’ Roast (2009), which won him the UBU prize for best actor, 18mila giorni-il Pitone, by A. Bajani, with G. Testa (2011).

Gianmaria Testa

singer-songwriter, has done more than three thousand concerts across Europe, Canada, USA. His records include: Montgolfières, Extra-Muros, Lampo, Il valzer di un giorno, Altre Latitudini, Da questa parte del mare (Premio Tenco 2007), Solo - dal vivo, Vitamia, il live Men at work. He has collaborated with countless musicians, including Mirabassi, Pietropaoli, Fresu, Rava and artists like Giuseppe Battiston, Marco Paolini, Erri De Luca. In May his book-cum-record was released, entitled Biancaluna, illustrated by Altan (Gallucci).

All theevents2011


Evento n.1

Chiara Saraceno

Too much inequality hinders everyone’s well-being

Evento n.2

Giuseppe Penone, Sergio Risaliti

Flowing in time like a river pebble

Evento n.3

Kinds of lies

Evento n.4

Edoardo Boncinelli

What is life? Can artificial life exist?

Evento n.6

Zygmunt Bauman

Reflections on the notions of community and network, on social networks and Facebook

Evento n.7

Alessandro Barbero

How did Middle Ages men think? The friar

Evento n.8

Francesco Piccolo

How to write a screenplay

Evento n.10

Maurizio Bettini

Mythological forms of memory in ancient Greece and Rome

Evento n.11

Almudena Grandes, Ranieri Polese

History from the viewpoint of women

Evento n.12

Adriano Prosperi

Crime and forgiveness

Evento n.14

Gian Carlo Calza

Different, eccentric, extraordinary: aesthetics and creativity between Asia and the West

Evento n.16

Marco Belpoliti

As you have seen it on tv

Evento n.17

Salvatore Veca

On philosophical imagination

Evento n.18

Vittorio Gregotti

City, metropolis and urban design

Evento n.19

Enzo Bianchi

Paths of humanization

Evento n.20

Patrizia Cavalli

Poetry knows everything first

Evento n.21

Edoardo Boncinelli

What is life? Life is communication

Evento n.23

Silvio Orlando

Diderot, Rameau and other paradoxes

Evento n.24

Alessandro Barbero

How did Middle Ages men think? The merchant

Evento n.26

Franco Borgogno

In other people’s hearts and minds. A psychoanalyst between tradition and creativity

Evento n.27

Giuseppe Bertolucci, Emanuele Trevi

In words and pictures: cinema and literature

Evento n.28

Michela Marzano

Mind and body: anorexia, or the enigma of desire

Evento n.29

Alfonso Berardinelli

Intellectual types, styles and powers

Evento n.30

Luca Scarlini

The power of images, the images of power

Evento n.31

Felice Cimatti

Mind, communication and language in animals, including Homo sapiens

Evento n.32

Gianpiero Dalla Zuanna

Regretting the families of yesteryear?

Evento n.33

Alberto Manguel

The Muse of impossibility

Evento N.34

Ennio Peres

Mathematics is the game of life

Evento N.35

Luce Irigaray

Saving human energy. Breathing: a source of universal sharing

Evento n.36

Edoardo Boncinelli

What is life? Life yesterday, today and tomorrow

Evento n.37

Sonia Bergamasco, Fabrizio Gifuni

A quiet sunny day. Attilio Bertolucci and Pier Paolo Pasolini, a friendship in verse

Evento n.39

Alessandro Barbero

How did Middle Ages men think? The knight

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