Welcome to the 8th edition of the Kids Euro Festival! It’s like taking a trip to Europe — but you don’t need a passport! Kids Euro Festival is a two-week long festival of European arts and culture presenting more than 150 free activities to D.C. metro area children and their families. There are performances, concerts, workshops, movies, storytelling, and more... and it’s all brought to you by the 28 European Union Member States!
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This year Italy presents a performance and a workshop by Pazzi Lazzi.
ARIA DI COMMEDIA - October 25 at 6PM
The Kennedy Center Millenium Stage
"Time Travel Back to Renaissance Italy!"
Close your eyes, and imagine you’re in an old Italian town square (piazza)… through the magic of Pazzi Lazzi's Aria di Commedia, you'll time travel all the way back to the year 1593 — an age known as The Renaissance — to be entertained by a zany troupe of Commedia dell’Arte actors and musicians! In Italian, “Commedia dell’Arte” means “comedy of professional artists”, and it has had a lasting influence on opera, musical theatre, sit-coms, and improv comedy. You’ll probably already recognize some of the funny characters: the wily servant (Arlecchino); his pompous boss (Dottor Balanzone); the vain lady (Flaminia); the witty trickster (Pulcinella); and the clever maid (Colombina). Together, their madcap adventures — including multiple misunderstandings, mistaken identities, and romantic rivalries — have kept audiences laughing worldwide for hundreds of years!
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - SEATS AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS
Duration: 55 mins.
Chiara Durazzini, Emanuele Capoano, Liz Adams, John Tyson
The John F. Kennedy for the Performing Arts
2700 F. Street NW
Washington, DC 20566