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Tue May 27, 2014

Grand Futurist Soiree - Gran Serata Futurista

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Massimiliano Finazzer Flory plays the role of the Italian Futurist movement’s founder, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. In an effervescent monologue which uses the words of Marinetti and other Futurist ideologues such as Giovanni Papini, Libero Altomare and Aldo Palazzeschi, Finazzer Flory, in a frock coat bringing to mind the formality of the era, conveys the essence of the movement, contrasting it with the mediocrity and the conformity that he perceives in today’s Italian society.

“Futurism”, explains Finazzer Flory in the Corriere (11 August 2013), “celebrated life, of which man is the foremost masterpiece and energy the foremost work of art. But what energy do we see today? We live in a time which unites us all politically in the name of transformation and conformity. And so, as Papini would say, opening the windows is no longer enough: we must have the courage to knock down a few doors. Better to disturb the peace than play the compliant chimpanzee”.

With contemporary dance and music (from Stravinsky to Sakamoto) and period set design creating an atmosphere of the headlong rush towards progress, the show, which has already garnered much success in various Italian and international cities, promises to transmit the essence of a movement aspiring to a future which we still await.
Massimiliano Finazzer Flory plays the role of the Italian Futurist movement’s founder, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. In an effervescent monologue which uses the words of Marinetti and other Futurist ideologues such as Giovanni Papini, Libero Altomare and Aldo Palazzeschi, Finazzer Flory, in a frock coat bringing to mind the formality of the era, conveys the essence of the movement, contrasting it with the mediocrity and the conformity that he perceives in today’s Italian society.

“Futurism”, explains Finazzer Flory in the Corriere (11 August 2013), “celebrated life, of which man is the foremost masterpiece and energy the foremost work of art. But what energy do we see today? We live in a time which unites us all politically in the name of transformation and conformity. And so, as Papini would say, opening the windows is no longer enough: we must have the courage to knock down a few doors. Better to disturb the peace than play the compliant chimpanzee”.

With contemporary dance and music (from Stravinsky to Sakamoto) and period set design creating an atmosphere of the headlong rush towards progress, the show, which has already garnered much success in various Italian and international cities, promises to transmit the essence of a movement aspiring to a future which we still await.
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