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A STREET MADE OF GOLD FOR VIRGILIO SIENI

900 sqm of Manetti gold for "Umano" by Virgilio Sieni.

From the 14th until the 31st October “Umano” takes place; a dynamic dialogue among many artists and citizens in Florence, between art and territory, opening to a new employ of the city. Dancing becomes, in this new florentine date, a new evaluation of the body and of all its dailiy gestures.



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The promoter of this particular event is the coreographer and dancer Virgilio Sieni who states “Umano is not a festival, it is a meeting of 18 italian and foreign coreographers and places and people of our city, involved in creation and reflection moments”.

Giusto Manetti Battiloro, with its 900 sqm of 2,5 imitation gold leaf, and in cooperation with the Accademia di Belle Arti of Florence, allowed the gilding of Via Santa Maria which is going to be completely covered of Manetti Imitation gold leaf during the day of 22nd October.

Marco Pelli and Gianfranco Garrutti, two expert gilders, ran the students of the scenography course by Prof. Simonetta Baldini for three weeks. The same gilders thought to use a plastic material as special support for the imitation leaves, to highlight their features. The 60.000 imitation gold leaves, dimension 16 x 16 were placed, with a mission prepared in that place, on long Nylon clothes then placed in via Santa Maria, near to Cango: a place of research, transmission, residence and vision, founded 2003 and articulated in 3 different spaces of different size, which opens up for dancing.

For the Accademia di Belle Arti students, this event gave them the chance to learn a new tecnique: the one of gilding and gold leaf and all this being in strict contact with 2 expert artisans of this antique and noble practic.

From Thursday 22nd October until Saturday 31st October it will be possible to visit Via Santa Maria taking part to the programmed events and to admire the gilded street with Manetti Imitation gold leaf.

All the programmed dates are present to the following website: www.virgiliosieni.it


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Behind the scenes of the street made of gold

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 Photos: ©Sara_Arfanotti

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