the first European festival on creativity

2011 Programme

Evento n.23

Silvio Orlando

Diderot, Rameau and other paradoxes

Denis Diderot’s Rameau’s Nephew is a masterpiece of late 18th century satyre. In this philosophical conversation, Diderot tells the grotesque parable of a failed musician, cynical by vocation and servant by choice, who is prey to an irrepressible self-destructive drive. Rameau is the archetype of those who are always ready to flatter and cajole the high and mighty. In the embarrassing absence of any moral perspectives, Rameau cynically observes human nature and is convinced that it is unredeemable. He succeeds in a paradoxical manner in overturning the notions of vulgar and sublime, of genius and mediocrity, of good and evil. The lively, extremely contemporary figure of Rameau attracted Silvio Orlando to pick up, with the help of Edoardo Erba, the challenge of adapting this 18th century ethico-philosophical dialogue for the stage. The performance is previewed in Sarzana in the form of a reading.


Silvio Orlando

is a very popular Neapolitan stage and screen actor and director. An appreciated interpreter of the vices and virtues of the man in the street, Orlando has worked under some of Italy’s best authors and directors: G. Salvatores in Kamikazen-Ultima notte a Milano and Nirvana; N. Moretti in Palombella rossa, Aprile (that won him the 1998 David di Donatello award for best actor in a supporting role), La stanza del figlio, Il Caimano; D. Lucchetti in Il portaborse, La scuola; C. Mazzacurati in Un'altra vita and La passione; P. Virzì in Ferie d'agosto; S. Citti in I magi randagi; G. Piccioni in Luce dei miei occhi; A. Grimaldi in Caos calmo. In 2008, under the direction of P. Avati, he won the Coppa Volpi at the Venice Film Festival for his interpretation of the father in Il papà di Giovanna. His success in moving pictures, however, has not led him to neglect the stage, where he continues his acclaimed career.

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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