sabato 25 maggio 2019

Sure, Edna, I’ll leave you a ticket at the theatre’s box office

Fuchsia and Dahlia

Arianna Settembrini and Giuditta Sottili performing (along with Ester Marra, Letizia Rogai, and Serena Vinci) Alessandra Innocenti’s coreography “Sleuth”, presented — in the name and behalf of the Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna” — at the 21th International Dance Festival “Vetrina Scuole di Danza AICS” on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Teatro Verdi in Florence, Italy. Photo: Matteo Bertelli.

Save the date! The Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna”’s final dance performance show will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Teatro SMS of the People’s House in Grassina, Metropolitan City of Florence starting at 20,45 as usual.

StakMat timer

From left: Maddalena Sottili, Matilde Guerri, Caterina Gaja, and Aurora Cheli performing (along with Emma Giuliani and Chiara Parrini) Chiara Angelini’s coreography “Puzzle”, presented — in the name and behalf of the Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna” — at the 21th International Dance Festival “Vetrina Scuole di Danza AICS” on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Teatro Verdi in Florence, Italy. Photo: Matteo Bertelli.

Save the date! The Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna”’s final dance performance show will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Teatro SMS of the People’s House in Grassina, Metropolitan City of Florence starting at 20,45 as usual.

Dancing Through the Horizon

Olga Calamai performing (along with Silvia Bertini, Viola Rocchini, and Valentina Trafeli) Alessandra Innocenti’s coreography “Wind chimes”, presented — in the name and behalf of the Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna” — at the 21th International Dance Festival “Vetrina Scuole di Danza AICS” on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Teatro Verdi in Florence, Italy. Photo: Alessandro Botticelli.

Save the date! The Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna”’s final dance performance show will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Teatro SMS of the People’s House in Grassina, Metropolitan City of Florence starting at 20,45 as usual.

Tempered Steel

Scunthorpe, England: A cat sits outside traditional steel workers cottages in the town where British Steel employs 5,000 people. The company has been forced into liquidation and not only are those jobs at risk, but also the 20,000 dependant jobs in the local area and supply chain. Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images.

Yes, Edna, even if from a formal standpoint you are the only and best go-between between you and yourself, I think that for decency you ought not to occupy two seats at the gala dinner table

venerdì 24 maggio 2019

Vermilion

Matilde Guerri performing (along with Aurora Cheli, Caterina Gaja, Emma Giuliani, Chiara Parrini, and Maddalena Sottili) Chiara Angelini’s coreography “Puzzle”, presented — in the name and behalf of the Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna” — at the 21th International Dance Festival “Vetrina Scuole di Danza AICS” on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Teatro Verdi in Florence, Italy. Photo: Matteo Bertelli.

Save the date! The Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna”’s final dance performance show will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Teatro SMS of the People’s House in Grassina, Metropolitan City of Florence starting at 20,45 as usual.

Additive colour

Olga Calamai performing (along with Silvia Bertini, Viola Rocchini, and Valentina Trafeli) Alessandra Innocenti’s coreography “Wind chimes”, presented — in the name and behalf of the Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna” — at the 21th International Dance Festival “Vetrina Scuole di Danza AICS” on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Teatro Verdi in Florence, Italy. Photo: Alessandro Botticelli.

Save the date! The Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna”’s final dance performance show will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Teatro SMS of the People’s House in Grassina, Metropolitan City of Florence starting at 20,45 as usual.

Colour wheel

Giuditta Sottili performing (along with Ester Marra, Letizia Rogai, Arianna Settembrini, and Serena Vinci) Alessandra Innocenti’s coreography “Sleuth”, presented — in the name and behalf of the Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna” — at the 21th International Dance Festival “Vetrina Scuole di Danza AICS” on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Teatro Verdi in Florence, Italy. Photo: Matteo Bertelli.

Save the date! The Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna”’s final dance performance show will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Teatro SMS of the People’s House in Grassina, Metropolitan City of Florence starting at 20,45 as usual.

The Legend of Zorro

A work by street artist Banksy depicting a migrant child wearing a lifejacket holding a pink flare is painted on the outer wall of a house overlooking the canal Rio de Ca’ Foscari, in Venice, Italy. Photo: AFP/Marco Sabadin.

Never count years

Saved by Dolphins

A conservation agency official feeds a critically endangered Eurasian otter after it was confiscated from smugglers in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Photo: Antara Foto/Reuters.

European Integration

Appearance to the contrary notwithstanding, tomorrow is a Saturday like all others, so do not miss your chess960 class at Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna”, starting at 16,00 as usual — and as a reward, you can dance whatever way you like!

Once Upon a Time in Venice


“Setting out my stall at the Venice Biennale”, anonymous street artist Banksy captioned his video. “Despite being the largest and most prestigious art event in the world, for some reason I’ve never been invited”.
Municipal police apparently prompted him to pack up and leave because he didn’t have a permit to operate a stall.

Yes, Edna, they understood — too late — that you are the only one who can make a cake taste sweet without putting sugar

giovedì 23 maggio 2019

Speedcubing

From left: Maddalena Sottili, Caterina Gaja, and Matilde Guerri performing (along with Aurora Cheli, Emma Giuliani, and Chiara Parrini) Chiara Angelini’s coreography “Puzzle”, presented — in the name and behalf of the Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna” — at the 21th International Dance Festival “Vetrina Scuole di Danza AICS” on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Teatro Verdi in Florence, Italy. Photo: Matteo Bertelli.

Save the date! The Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna”’s final dance performance show will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Teatro SMS of the People’s House in Grassina, Metropolitan City of Florence starting at 20,45 as usual.

Shaping Light

Arianna Settembrini performing (along with Ester Marra, Letizia Rogai, Giuditta Sottili, and Serena Vinci) Alessandra Innocenti’s coreography “Sleuth”, presented — in the name and behalf of the Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna” — at the 21th International Dance Festival “Vetrina Scuole di Danza AICS” on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Teatro Verdi in Florence, Italy. Photo: Matteo Bertelli.

Save the date! The Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna”’s final dance performance show will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Teatro SMS of the People’s House in Grassina, Metropolitan City of Florence starting at 20,45 as usual.

Four for

From left: Valentina Trafeli, Silvia Bertini, Olga Calamai, and Viola Rocchini performing Alessandra Innocenti’s coreography “Wind chimes”, presented — in the name and behalf of the Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna” — at the 21th International Dance Festival “Vetrina Scuole di Danza AICS” on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Teatro Verdi in Florence, Italy. Photo: Alessandro Botticelli.

Save the date! The Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna”’s final dance performance show will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Teatro SMS of the People’s House in Grassina, Metropolitan City of Florence starting at 20,45 as usual.

Venice in Oil

Street artist Banksy, in order to emphasize the fact that he has not been invited to the Venice Biennale, set up an improvised stall in Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square) — with an installation titled “Venice in Oil” detailing the plight of city residents against the enormous cruise ships which dock in its canals — just to be promptly kicked out by municipal police for running a stall without a permit. Photo credit: Banksy.

Sing-song

Back to Nature

Astrantia major “Ruby Wedding” in the Back to Nature Garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, still open until May 25. Photo: David Levene/The Guardian.

mercoledì 22 maggio 2019

Winging It

From left: Arianna Settembrini and Giuditta Sottili performing (along with Ester Marra, Letizia Rogai and Serena Vinci) Alessandra Innocenti’s coreography “Sleuth”, presented — in the name and behalf of the Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna” — at the 21th International Dance Festival “Vetrina Scuole di Danza AICS” on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Teatro Verdi in Florence, Italy. Photo: Matteo Bertelli.

Save the date! The Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna”’s final dance performance show will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Teatro SMS of the People’s House in Grassina, Metropolitan City of Florence starting at 20,45 as usual.

Centering

Silvia Bertini performing (along with Olga Calamai, Viola Rocchini, and Valentina Trafeli) Alessandra Innocenti’s coreography “Wind chimes”, presented — in the name and behalf of the Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna” — at the 21th International Dance Festival “Vetrina Scuole di Danza AICS” on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Teatro Verdi in Florence, Italy. Photo: Alessandro Botticelli.

Save the date! The Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna”’s final dance performance show will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Teatro SMS of the People’s House in Grassina, Metropolitan City of Florence starting at 20,45 as usual.

IDA*

From left: Chiara Parrini, Matilde Guerri, Aurora Cheli, and Caterina Gaja performing (along with Emma Giuliani and Maddalena Sottili) Chiara Angelini’s coreography “Puzzle”, presented — in the name and behalf of the Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna” — at the 21th International Dance Festival “Vetrina Scuole di Danza AICS” on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Teatro Verdi in Florence, Italy. Photo: Matteo Bertelli.

Save the date! The Associazione Culturale “Il Delta della Luna”’s final dance performance show will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Teatro SMS of the People’s House in Grassina, Metropolitan City of Florence starting at 20,45 as usual.

Social equality

Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (pictured above), has thrown her support behind Queens District Attorney candidate Tiffany Cabán in a pivotal Democratic primary set for June 25. “Our criminal justice system needs to change. New Yorkers deserve a seat at the table, and a champion who will fight to realign our priorities towards equal treatment under the law”, Ocasio-Cortez declared. “If Tiffany Cabán wins, things are going to change. Instead of criminalizing poverty, we’re going to dedicate resources towards prosecuting abusive landlords. Instead of targeting people who use marijuana, we can go after the drug companies that took advantage of working-class folks for profit. We can end broken windows policing and rebuild the relationship between our communities, and the justice system that’s supposed to work for us. We can end cash bail, so that the rich and poor are held equal in the eyes of the law. We deserve a district attorney that understands that to make our community safer we help people prosper. We deserve Tiffany Cabán”. Photo: Reuters.

“I am a public defender. I have spent my career working for people who did not have resources to defend themselves against the brutal system of mass incarceration. I am running to transform the Queens District Attorney’s office after years of witnessing its abuses on the front lines”, Tiffany Cabán says about herself. Photo: Megan Magray for Cabán for Queens District Attorney.