Keats-Shelley Memorial House

04/16/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/16/2018 04:26


On Saturday 5 May in Piazza di Spagna the Associazione Nazionale Case della Memoria in conjunction with the Keats-Shelley House will present a series of flash mob performances on the Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti of an exciting new play written by Roberta Calandra and directed by Antonio Serrano.

The project, devised by Giuseppe Albano, Director of the Keats-Shelley House and Regional Co-ordinator for Lazio for the Associazione Nazionale Case della Memoria, will include characters from four historic house museums in Rome, namely poet John Keats, composer Giacinto Scelsi, and artists Toti Scialoja and Giorgio de Chirico. These four personalities represent the four constituent Case della Memoria of the Roman branch of the Associazione Nazionale

These four creative, historical personalities will engage with one another in ways that will inspire spectators to reflect on themes of creativity and interdisciplinary dialogue between the arts, as well as on the artistic, international, cosmopolitan flavour of the Piazza di Spagna area. The initiative is also part of the Keats-Shelley House's wider mission to increase and widen participation so as to include non-traditional museum audiences, and to foster Anglo-Italian cultural interaction and creative friendship.

The Associazione Nazionale Case della Memoria collaborated with Roberta Calandra and Antonio Serrano in autumn 2017 for a series of intimate theatrical performances in some of the rooms of the Keats-Shelley House. Roberta Calandra also represented the Keats-Shelley House in London in 2016 for the Poetry House Live Show, en extravaganza bringing together short plays from literary houses all over Europe.

The event on 5 May is supported and sponsored by the Forte Charitable Trust.