Tuesday 25 June 2019, 21:00 - 22:30
Summer at MAXXI - Books at MAXXI.

Dancing Paradiso di Stefano Benni

Museum Piazza – free entrance until full capacity
10 individual seats reserved for myMAXXI card holders writing to mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it, by the day before the event

Dancing Paradiso: a song of fears, wounds, and obsessions of our present.

With his last book, Dancing Paradiso, Stefano Benni returns to tell in verse – in which he maintains the rich and inventive style of prose, adding lyrics and musicality – a story that is a song of fears, wounds, and obsessions of our present, to talk about the daily challenge of sacrifice, care, and hope.

Dancing Paradiso is a nightclub in a cruel metropolis. It is in that club that a guardian angel tries to bring the five main characters together: Stan, the Sad Pianist who is preparing a last concert for Bill, his drummer friend who is dying in the hospital; Amina, a young refugee who lost her mother by passing the border; Elvis, an obese and brilliant hacker locked up in his home for years, who might be a compulsive liar or a murderer; the poetess, Lady, who is refined but drunk, obsessed with suicide.

Introduction
Giovanna Melandri Fondazione MAXXI President

Reading
Stefano Benni
Giordano Agrusta
Dacia D’Acunto
Lucrezia Coletti
Francesco Guglielmi

Piano
Umberto Petrin

In collaboration with Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore

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