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Dozens of young people, not just Italians interested in the technique of representation, meet every year in Cesena in July to follow the lessons of Cònia Skole, the three-year summer course in Representation Technique conceived and directed by Claudia Castellucci. The lessons are held by teachers at the university level, called by the playwright, choreographer and teacher from Societas, who in 2014 created this fruitful and intense experience.

The course brings together study disciplines that may be of interest to those who in any way face the theoretical and technical problem of the representation of the world. Its characteristics of behavior are the critical attitude, the practical exercise, the rhythmic disposition, the terminological care. Also this year, about eighty young people are participating, (some of whom come from different Italian and foreign universities. Divided into three progressive classes, divided into different rooms in the city of Cesena, the didactic path in Cònia ends with a practical exam in the form of scenic or The focal point of Cònia is the San Domenico Monastery, where lectures, public conferences and some of the exams are held – that is, the installations of the students who have reached the end of the three-year period – which also involve spaces in Comandini the theater and the Santo Spirito church.

Since its inception, Cònia – which has counted the participation of about 350 students – each year during its busy days has offered some Public conferences. Also this year, the conferences – which are only part of the school’s intense didactic activity – announce themselves as prestigious and close, starting with Andrea Cavalletti (Professor of the History of Medieval Philosophy, University of Verona), entitled Dalla vita socialis to the people to be held Thursday, July 14 16.00, centered on the concepts of people and community based on the “most ambiguous and at the same time stringent” definition given by Martin Heidegger in the triumph of totalitarianism. The lecture refers to Heidegger’s inspiring source, namely the tenth book of St. Augustine’s confessions, seen through the philosopher’s student Hannah Harendt’s essay. This last text – says the scholar – “will help us to understand the urgent and political resonance of the first Christian philosophy, to free our gaze from the pernicious mythologies of the people, generation, generation, generation”.

The second appointment will be with Luigi Monteanni (musician and anthropologist), Monday, July 18th 16.30 entitled The sound of a sound. Elements of forms of radical listening, about the intertwining of physical, interpretive, cultural and even existential aspects that determine our perception of sounds, noise and music. “A banal vibration and compression of the air under certain conditions – says the musician – generates metaphysical and sacred experiences, anger and love. So what sound makes a sound? Or rather, what should we really hear in a sound?”. famous zen riddle on the sound of one hand, through various sections and case studies, elements will be offered to answer this question and deepen radical listening practice.

The third and final public conference will be Gaetano Lettieri (Professor of History of Christianity and Churches, La Sapienza University, Rome), scheduled Wednesday, July 20th 16.00 with the title The Hidden Fruit. The mysterious disorder of Valentinian Gnosticism. An excursion to ancient Gnosticism from Epistle to Flora, by the martyr Ptolemy, the first treatise on biblical hermeneutics, in which the order of creation is described as undermined by error and evil. “Only the revelator Jesus (‘the hidden fruit’) is able to decipher the enigmatic figure of the world – says Lettieri – to haze / order it, to know it as an imperfect trace of a secret and completely transcendent liturgy, mysteriously loving fullness where contradictions, violence, worldly traumas find meaning, harmony, ecstatic intelligence ”.

The three conferences take place in the convent of San Domenico in Cesena (entrance from Piazza San Domenico 34). Thanks to the support of the municipality of Cesena, the Emilia-Romagna region and the MIC – and a contribution from Romagna initiatives – access to public conferences is free. Organization and information, Camilla Rizzi: tel. 0547 25566 – 331 1206028,,, facebook: @SocietasTeatroComandini

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