Week End SAI. Quick and Clever Tourism
From 19 to 21 February 2010, on the occasion of the Regional MBA (Museums, Libraries, and Archives) Festival, The Intercity Archive System of Acuto, Paliano, Piglio, and Serrone put on the event Week End SAI. Three days of meetings between literature, music and theatre were held, and another step was taken towards making the archives a 'living' and enjoyable point of reference for residents and non-residents alike. The topics of wet-nurses and emigration were joined together, having been discussed and developed in recent years. In addition to a special reading of Pirandello for the children of Paliano, there was an original and inedited concert of Lullabies in Jazz in Acuto as well as the theatre piece Mamma mia dammi cento lire in Serrone. The script, loosely taken from the volume Migrants, Stories of Flight and Hope in Italy of the Last Century (SAI, 2006), had already been performed in various theatres in Rome. As a result of this event, two exhibitions on wet-nurses were arranged in Acuto and Serrone and, for the occasion, the play The Rocking Chair was produced and performed. It was adapted from an unpublished work of the same name by Viviana Minori. This experience, Week End SAI, besides receiving the approval of the attendees, opens a new door for the Intercity Archive System: 'targeted' cultural tourism. The small centres of Acuto, Paliano, Piglio and Serrone offer weekends of first-rate cultural and artistic initiatives, just a few kilometres from Rome. The programme
Over three days, the official timetable of events:
19.2 Piglio. Female Emigration. Flavia Cristaldi (Geographer, La Sapienza University).
20.2 Paliano. A Literary Analysis of La balia by Luigi Pirandello. Francesco Muzzioli (literary critic, La Sapienza University). Readings by Luca Sperati.
20.2 Acuto. Lullabies in Jazz. Sonia Cannizzo (voice), Paolo Tombolesi (piano).
21.2 Serrone. Mamma mia dammi cento lire by Luca Simonelli. With Luca Simonelli and Eleonora Tiberia. The contributors
Project by Michele Fianco.
With collaboration from Chiara Capomaggi, Emilia Casile, Viviana Minori, Antonello Pacella, Maura Posponi, Annalisa Proietto.
[English version by Rachel Moland]