A Roman Summer that extends more and more towards autumn, rich in art, theater, music, literature, created with the collaboration of the most
representative cultural realities of the city: this is the season promoted by the Department of Cultural Growth of the Municipality of Rome and presented at
the Casa del Cinema in Villa Borghese by the mayor Virginia Raggi and the councilor Fruci. A summer designed not only for the Romans, but also for
tourists who are already arriving at this time, as the mayor underlines when speaking of the flight that landed a couple of days ago with 200 Americans. The
traditional Roman Estate name returns (after the Romarama parenthesis) and a work from the GAM Modern Art Gallery in Rome is chosen to represent the logo of the event; it is Umberto Prencipe’s Clouds of June (1925), “to turn our gaze upwards, to the sky”, explains Lorenza Fruci, “but it is also a way to get our works out of the collections”.
ROME SUMMER 2021
During the presentation, the mayor Raggi and the councilor Fruci mentioned the flagships of the Estate Romana 2021 project. Among the most active municipalities of Rome, there is VI (eastern area of the capital, almost completely outside the Raccordo Anulare), in which there is the Tor Bella
Monaca Theater, home to some shows, and the archaeological site of Gabii, recently reopened with a series of events from June to September.
Among the novelties of the 2021 season, there is the opening of the 39 Libraries of Rome as outdoor reading rooms. And the return of BUFFALO, the event hosted in 2019 at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni. This year’s edition, curated by Michele Di Stefano, sees a co-production between Teatro di Roma and Azienda Speciale Palaexpo, with artistic experiments marked by forms of encroachment and mutual enhancement between dance, video-art, music, painting, theater , installation. It starts with a preview with free admission in the spaces of Villa Maraini at the Istituto Svizzero (10 and 11 June) until arriving at the MACRO (11, 12 and 13 June).
Do not miss the traditional Shakespearean season of the Silvano Toti Globe Theater, from this year also named after the founder Gigi Proietti (Rome, 1940 – 2020), which also lasted until autumn. Marina Abramović’s performance is highly anticipated in a special event on July 16, as part of the Summer at MAXXI.
At the Argentina Theater, from 22 June to 4 July, with the performance installation Sun & Sea, spectators on the boxes will be able to observe the symphony of a choir of 13 bathers, lying on a sandy beach seen from above, created by Lithuanian artists Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė, Lina Lapelytė and curated by Lucia Pietroiusti.
There are many exhibitions in progress, organized by the Capitoline Superintendent of Cultural Heritage: from Back to Nature 2021, in Villa Borghese, in Rome. Birth of a capital 1870-1915 in Palazzo Braschi. The spaces of the Circus Maximus are open, with the shows of the Opera Theater and Circo Maximo Experience (immersive visit in augmented and virtual reality), and of the Forum of Augustus with the usual Journeys in Ancient Rome, by Piero Angela and Paco Lanciano.