Tango, ‘Dreamscape’ & ‘Cinderella’ at the FDF

The fourth and last week of the Florence Dance Festival at the Bargello will begin with a performance by Naturalis Labor on July 18 (9:15 pm). The company will interpret “Piazolla Tango” featuring the music of one of the greatest tango composers, Astor Piazolla. The work is a tribute to his music. Sultry, romantic, and daring, “Piazolla Tango” is nice shift into the sultry world of dance, while recognizing a musical icon. The [...]

‘Bolero,’ ‘eVOLUTION’ & ‘Feeling’ at the FDF

The Florence Dance Festival continues this week at the Bargello national museum courtyard (via del Pronconsolo, 9:15 pm). The opener comes with DaCru Dance Company’s “TheKitchenTheory” (July 11). The work describes the significance of a kitchen, showing that it may leave a bigger impact on our lives than imagined. The pairing of urban-influenced movement and deep intellect makes for a powerful performance. Molissa Fenley and Company and the Kinesis Contemporary Dance Company will present [...]

Week 2 at the 2017 Florence Dance Festival

The Bargello museum courtyard is hosting a spectrum of contemporary dance companies with productions that also examine classical themes. The Florence Dance Festival continues into July with performances at the Bargello by a number of reputable companies, diverse in their styles. The popular imPerfect Dancers Company begins the second week of the festival with “Hamlet” (July 4), an eclectic work based on the struggles intrinsic to human relationships as well as death. Based on [...]

July 2 Free Museum Sunday

On Sunday, July 2, no admission will be charged at Florence’s state-run museums, while city-run museums are also accessible at no cost to residents of the greater metropolitan area. So, take the opportunity to visit, for free: the Uffizi Gallery; the Palatine Gallery, the Porcelain Museum, the Costume Gallery and the Silver Museum in the Pitti Palace; the Academy Gallery; the Bargello (National Sculpture Museum), the Archeological Museum; the Medici Chapels and Palazzo [...]

‘Apriti Cinema’: Free Films at the Uffizi

Florence’s summer film festival, Apriti Cinema, has always been celebrated for the diversity of the films that it features. This year’s festival will include all of the elements that have made this event a success: free entrance until 285 available seats have been filled, original language films with Italian or English subtitles, from last fall’s 50 Days of International Cinema Festival and the 2017 Asian Spring Festival. One notable aspect, however, has changed: [...]

‘Enchanted Garden’ Concert at Castello

The last of the series of Enchanted Villa and Garden Concerts will take place on Friday, June 23 starting at 7 pm, accompanied by the breathtaking scenery of the Villa di Castello garden (via di Castello 47, Florence), declared an World Heritage site. Historically, the Medici family favored it as a seasonal residence.  The Castello county home was commissioned by Cosimo I, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Merely a year after he became region’s [...]

‘Cannes a Firenze’ at Spazio Alfieri

For the fourth consecutive year, the international film festival Cannes a Firenze will take place in Florence from June 19 to June 23 at Spazio Alfieri Cinema, located on via dell’Ulivo 10. Throughout the week, 10 of this season’s critically acclaimed films presented at Cannes will be shown to the public. The festival will also give audiences the opportunity to watch a Cannes classic, Unforgiven by Clint Eastwood. To kick off this year’s [...]

Secret Florence 17’s Performances, Shows & Screenings

Until June 16: SECRET FLORENCE Florence will transform into a contemporary playground of art and entertainment during Secret Florence, a special initiative, which takes place from June 10 to June 16. Utilizing various platforms––performance, sound, and visual art—this wide-ranging program highlights the city’s’ lesser-explored locations and a multitude of protagonists from the international art community. Returning after last year’s successful edition, Secret Florence combines the city’s architectural tradition with free, innovative events reflecting [...]

NYU’s 2017 ‘The Season’

NYU Florence’s scenic Villa La Pietra (via Bolognese 120) will be home to the 13th edition of The Season; a summer celebration of collaborative and creative minds. The picturesque Tuscan landscape, from now until August, will host artists, musicians, poets, actors, and intellectuals as they work together and alongside one another, crossing disciplines and sharing inspiration as they present their work in front of Italian and American audiences.  All events have free admission. [...]

June ’17 Free Museum Sunday

On Sunday, June 4, no admission will be charged at Florence’s state-run museums, while city-run museums are accessible at no cost to residents of the greater metropolitan area. So, take the opportunity to visit, for free: the Uffizi Gallery; the Palatine Gallery, the Porcelain Museum, the Costume Gallery and the Silver Museum in the Pitti Palace; the Academy Gallery; the Bargello (National Sculpture Museum), the Archeological Museum; the Medici Chapels and Palazzo Davanzati. [...]