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Monuments, “Panormus. The school adopts the city”

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The XXVI edition of “Panormus.
The school adopts the city” is linked to the themes of the sea and music.
of the councilor Giovanna Marano to the students of the city.
53 schools involved together with the boys and girls of the 19 nurseries will animate the symbolic places of the maritime Palermo over the course of four weekends: April 9-10, April 23-24, May 7-8 and May 14-15.
From the Foro Italico to the pier of S.
Erasmo dalla Cala in Romagnolo and Settecannoli up to the seaside villages of Mondello, Sferracavallo and Arenella, the students of the Palermo schools will organize games, workshops, theatrical and musical performances.
Music will in fact be the other protagonist of this year’s edition.
The pupils of seventeen musical institutes involved in the project will play and sing directed by Maestro Michele De Luca on Tuesday 17 May on the steps of Piazza Verdi and in some internal rooms of the Massimo theater, partner of the project.

“The things that remain – says Marco Betta, Superintendent of the Massimo theater – to quote a sentence from the poet Emily Dickinson, are the important ones.
music and for one’s city, an important combination not to be overlooked “.

Multiculturalism, peace, attention to the female figure, the sea and music are therefore the different aspects of the event whose goal is to investigate issues of important social relevance and urban redevelopment.
“Despite its position – says Giovanna Marano in recent decades the link between Palermo and the sea has been declassified and only recently rediscovered through a gradual re-appropriation: from the Cala to the Foro Italico in Sant’Erasmo, in a continuous process of redevelopment of the it costs”.
And right at the Foro Italico, after Largo Arafat, a stretch of the coast will be dedicated to the memory of Alessandra Siragusa, creator of the event, who passed away in 2013.

On the promenade, the little ones of the nursery schools will participate on 9 and 10 April with workshops and musical performances, tales and dramatization of stories, while at the pier of S.
Erasmo the students will reproduce the paintings of the artist Maurilio Catalano and will perform in the dramatization of the Odyssey and the adventures of Ulysses.