Just a few days after the end of In Scena, Italian Theater Festival NY, i-Italy had a chance to chat with Nicola Iervasi, Artistic Director of Mare Nostrum Elements (MNE). The company was in charge of the festival's tribute to Italian playwright Mario Fratti, which consisted of the representation of three short once act plays: Dina and Alba, Missionaries (starring Nicola himself), and Actors.
Jointly organized by the Italian Wine & Food Institute and the Italian Trade Commission, Wonderful Italian Wines for Summertime was a special wine and food tasting event exhibiting the best summer wines, especially Spumanti,Rosé, Prosecco and Moscato, and food specialties from Italy prepared by Serafina, Le Cirque and SD26 restaurants.
The celebrated over-life-size bronze statue Boxer at Rest — an exceptionally realistic ancient Greek sculpture created between the late fourth and the second century B.C., on loan from the Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, is shown outside Europe for the first time in a special presentation at The Metropolitan, beginning June 1. This extraordinary work will be on view for six weeks only.
With the booth Ceramics of Italy, 8 Italian producers once again drew crowds in its 5th year participating in the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. Sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica and the Italian Trade Promotion Agency with support from the Italian Trade Commission of NY, they were showcasing the latest introductions in Italian tile.
The European fresh fruit and vegetable products promoted by the European Flavors project – including kiwis, apples, nectarines, chicory and Sicilian oranges, and also processed products such as tomato sauce or orange juice – are an attractive option for US consumers.
Italian Trade Commissioner Aniello Musella, shares his thoughts with i-Italy on the role of the Italian Trade Commission in the Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival.
"This has been the meeting point for a great number of people who are attracted by the chance to taste a great selection of Italian wines and food specialties that already are available on the American market. . It is a practical way to deepen the general knowledge of a product that gets distributors, importers and consumers going. This is what the Italian Trade Commission does: not only do we educate, we also promote authentic Italian products."
The celebrated Italian actor's directorial debut Uerra (War) is a delightful comedy that revolves around a father and his three sons, who take dad's war stories a little too much to heart. It was presented at Iron Mule, a short comedy screening series presented at 92Y Tribeca.
The Italian Trade Commission and the Italian Wine & Food Institute organized a day-long tasting of delicious whites, rosés and sparkling wines (Prosecco, Moscato and Brachetto) for the press and insiders of the wine business promoting light and crisp wines that will cool down any hot summer day.
The Origin Theater Company in association with Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò and Kairos Italy Theater presented a one-act play by the celebrated Italian screenwriter, playwright, novelist, journalist and drama critic who is best known for his work with Fellini in honor of the fortieth anniversary of his death.
The international art contest, in collaboration with the Fondazione Cesare Pavese, ended its program in New York at Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò where it presented the works of winners of its Film and Literature categories and a conference on Translation featuring author Giorgio Faletti and the translator of his work Antony Shugaar.