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    • 19 Apr 2018
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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    This class is for students who would like to customize and advance their learning of Italian (15 hour total for 1 student).  Please contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org to schedule a private lesson.

    All adult students must hold active ICC memberships.


    • 19 Jun 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • 28 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 3
    The goal of this course is for the student to be able to communicate about events of the past, to write a letter or converse on the phone, and to express feelings, emotions and sensations.Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

    NOTE:  There will be no class the week of July 4.

    Please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NUOVO-ESPRESSO-3-B1-STUDENT-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM389/






    • 19 Jun 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • 28 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 0

    The goal of this course is for the students to be able to speak more extensively about themselves, their profession, their likes and dislikes. Students will also learn how to handle situations related to ordering at restaurants, shops, ask about prices, clothes and daily activities. Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

    NOTE: There will be no class the week of July 4.

    Please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549

     

    NOTE:  An optional workbook is available for purchase.  Please use this link if you are interested in obtaining a copy.

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/


     




     


    • 19 Jun 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • 28 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 0

    The goal of this course is for the students to be able to speak more extensively about themselves, their profession, their likes and dislikes. Students will also learn how to handle situations related to ordering at restaurants, shops, ask about prices, clothes and daily activities. Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

    NOTE: There will be no class the week of July 4.

    Please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549

     

    NOTE:  An optional workbook is available for purchase.  Please use this link if you are interested in obtaining a copy.

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/


     




     


    • 20 Jun 2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • 29 Aug 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 5

    The goal of this course is to be able to talk about past events, make predictions and express probability, ask and answer questions about time, weather, locations and places.  Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life. 

    NOTE: There will be no class the week of July 4.

     

    If you do not have the text used in the Beginner 1 and 2 classes, please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549/

    NOTE:  An optional workbook is available for purchase.  Please use this link if you are interested in obtaining a copy.

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/

     

     

     

     

    • 20 Jun 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • 29 Aug 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 10
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    L'italiano Per La Cucina

    Learn Italian through the world of food and cuisine. Practice vocabulary, phrases, and grammar needed to understand and talk about Italian food. Become familiar with traditional Italian recipes, their origin, and idiomatic expressions to enjoy food like Italians.

    Pre-requisite: Pre-intermediate 2

    NOTE: There will be no class the week of July 4.

    This class will meet for 10 weeks, from 12:30 until 2:00 p.m. Tuition will be $225, and the text may be ordered with the following link.

    Textbook:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/LITALIANO-PER-LA-CUCINA/productinfo/ALM536/

    • 20 Jun 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • 29 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 0

    The goal of this course is for the students to be able to greet others and introduce themselves, ask for information, describe their house, family, objects, and their location. Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life. 


    NOTE: There will be no class the week of July 4.

     

     

    Please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549/

     

    NOTE:  An optional workbook is available for purchase.  Please use this link if you are interested in obtaining a copy.

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/




     


    • 26 Jul 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • 30 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 3
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    Adults and students who wish to spend a period of time in Italy, either for tourism, cultural interest or study abroad, will benefit from a fast paced, communicative approach to the Italian language. 

    This 6 week course will allow for simple but effective communication in everyday life situations such as greetings, getting to know each other, finding out about transportation, asking for directions, reserving a room or an apartment, shopping at a coffee shop or a restaurant. 

    This course aims at reaching these abilities through simple dialogues, comprehension activities and a rich and illustrated vocabulary, all while discovering the rules of everyday life in Italy.  Tuition is $190, and all students must hold active ICC memberships.

    The text for class may be ordered in advance following this link:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/FACILISSIMO-CORSO-RAPIDO-DI-LINGUA-ITALIANA-BOOK_CD/productinfo/ALM297/

    • 06 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10 Aug 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave., Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 16
    Register

    The Italian Summer Camp is almost here! Don’t miss the chance to register your kids for this wonderful adventure in the authentic language, culture and food of the Bel Paese.

    Camp will be based on Italian culture, art, music, food and language.  Participants do not need to speak Italian to enroll. 


    Activities will include going on two field trips: a guided visit to the MIA to explore and learn about Italian art; and a visit to Punch Pizza to learn how to make wood-fired pizza. 

    The material, the food and the field trips are all included in the cost of the registration!

    The camp is designed for all levels of Italian knowledge. For those who already speak the language, this will be a great opportunity to practice with their peers. For those who are just approaching the language for the first time, this will be an opportunity to start to learn simple words, phrases and new meaning of the language. The camp is lead by passionate native Italian instructors. 


    When: Mon-Fri, August 6-10th from 9:00am to 2:00pm
    Ages: 4-12; divided into two age groups (4-6) and (7-12)
    Fee: $265 members, $295 non-members  (Lunch and snacks are included.)
    Where: ICC 528 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403 room 502

    A minimum of 8 registrants is required for the summer camp to materialize.

    Registration Deadline June 30th

    For info contact luisaogara@hotmail.com




    All events must be cancelled at least 7 days in advance to receive a refund, less administrative fee.
    • 19 Aug 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Start & finish lines at E. Lake Como Dr. & Lakeview Ave
    Register



    4th annual GIRO DEL LAGO DI COMO

    An Italian inspired 5K Fun Run / Walk

     Sunday, August 19 at 8:30 AM

    Pronti, partenza, via! REGISTER TODAY

    Meet Italians and Italy lovers!
    This is the perfect early morning social event for individuals and families.

    Warm-up session in Italian

    Music / Prizes / 
    T-shirts / Gelato

    Exhibit of Italy's most beautiful runs and hikes

    Raffle to include one complimentary adult language class, as well as tickets to the 11th annual Italian Film Festival!!!




    Gelato provided by Nonna Rosa's Ristorante!

    Cari italiani, questo è un appuntamento annuale da non mancare , ideale per incontrare altri connazionali e trascorrere insieme un momento tutto italiano. Vi aspettiamo!


    Check-in: 8:30 AM
    Start: 9:00 AM


    The Start Line is on the east side of Lake Como in Saint Paul.

    Cost:

    • $20 adult members, 
    • $25 adult non member, 
    • $10 child member, 
    • $15 child non member, 
    • $55 family member ( two adults, two children ) 
    • $70 family non member (two adults, two children)

    Registrations must be cancelled 72 hours in advance in order to receive a refund, less an administrative fee.


    Looking for sponsorship opportunities? Click here

    Thank you to our generous sponsors:


        




    Disclaimer

    By registering for this event, I agree with the statement below:

    Waiver: I know that running a road race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of race officials relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with running in the event, including, but not limited to, falls, contact with any participants, the effect of the weather including high heat and humidity, traffic and the condition of the road with all such risks being known and appreciated by me. In consideration of the foregoing, I, for myself, or heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against the Italian Cultural Center, volunteers, organizers, and any individuals of organizations otherwise involved with the operation of this event for any and all claims or damages, demands, actions whatsoever which may arise as a result of my participation in this event. I grant all foregoing to use any photographs or any records of this event for any legitimate purpose. Because of the nature of this event, registration fees are non-refundable. I have carefully read this Waiver and Release and fully understand its contents. If I am under 18 years of age at the time of registration, my parent or legal guardian has completely reviewed this Waiver and Release and understands and consents to its terms, and authorizes my participation by his/her signature below. I am aware that this is a RELEASE OF LIABILITY, a contract between me and the persons and entities mentioned above, and I sign of my own free will.



    • 22 Sep 2018
    • 07 Oct 2018
    • Reggio Lingua, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    • 1
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    Emilia Romagna - 2018!!

    WAITLIST ONLY!  Remit $250 deposit now to be placed on a waitlist.  If a space opens up, we will notify you.  If not, your deposit will be returned to you.

    Do you dream of studying Italian in Italy?  Would you love to visit the region of Emilia Romagna?  This year will be our 5th educational trip, and our thoughts turn to Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Prosciuto di Parma, balsamic vinegar, and perhaps some of Italy's best cuisine!  We'll base ourselves near the home of Italy's famous car-makers, as well as the most important mosaics in the country....and the oldest university in Europe. Now is the perfect opportunity for you to join fellow travelers at the ICC, study at a well-renowned language school and experience one of the most wonderful regions of Italy!  Emilia Romagna....here we come!

    For complete details go to our Educational Travel page. . A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required. You can remit your payment via this Paypal link. These are very popular adventures which will sell out quickly.  Be sure to act NOW! 

    Please contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org for more information.

    NOTE: All participants must hold an active ICC membership.





    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Illusion Theater, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55403



    SAVE THE DATE: Oct. 27th !
    Famed Italian theater company
     


    We are proud to announce the 1st edition of Italian Theater in the Twin Cities, with The Great Duel Between Orlando and Rinaldo for the Beautiful Angelica’s Sake, a unique performance 
    by the famed Italian company Associazione Figli d'Arte Cuticchio on Saturday, October 27, 7:30 PM, at the Illusion Theater in Minneapolis.

    This is a rare opportunity to see a performance of the Sicilian Opera dei Pupi, led by master puppeteer Mimmo Cuticchio, outside of Italy.  An understanding of the Italian language is not required to enjoy this amazing show. 

    Opera dei Pupi (“pupi” means puppets in Italian) represents a unique example of the Italian theatrical tradition showcasing one of the most important artists of the contemporary Italian stage.

    Mimmo Cuticchio
    Opera dei Pupi has been seen around the world — across Europe, Australia, Japan, and Indonesia and to San Francisco in 2010 and 2015.

    His theater also inspired a film documentary directed by American actor John Turturro and Roman Paska. The Opera dei Pupi is included in the UNESCO Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list. 

    This 1st edition of Italian Theater in the Twin Cities is part of "Italian Excellence in Arts and Sciences", a new series of cultural events and lectures curated by Francesca Bortoletti and organized by the Italian Cultural Center. 

    This first edition is made possible by the support of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Chicago, and by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

    Mark your calendars, more soon!


                 


            

            

                                                







    • 01 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 AM (CDT)
    • 30 Nov 2018
    • 11:00 PM (CST)
    • Will be announced soon!
    Register

    Help us bring Italian Theater 

    to the Twin Cities 

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    Master-puppeteer Mimmo Cuticchio

    November 2018




    In 2008 UNESCO proclaimed the Opera dei Pupi a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The theatre has ancient roots in literary masterpieces of the Renaissance – epic medieval European novels that created a unique style of theatre in Sicily at the end of the 19th century. The stories were narrated and sung in the streets of Palermo by storytellers (cuntisti) and subsequently transferred to the theater where the movement of the puppets (Pupi) was added.

    Mimmo Cuticchio renews this century-old theatrical tradition and ensures its legacy. His art nurtures and reinvents the Opera dei Pupi and takes it to new creative directions by infusing the art form with new stories, different theatrical languages, genders and forms of the contemporary theater. Cuticchio takes this Sicilian tradition beyond the geographical borders of Sicily, with appearances in Europe, Indonesia, Japan, Australia and the USA. 

    ICC is eager to bring this artist and art form into the American Midwest for the first time, to share oral literary tradition. The magic of the world he creates delivers profound artistic and human values that belong to Italian history, language, and culture. 

    We have planned a series of performances and meetings for a broad audience and all ages to enjoy in November 2018. We will familiarize the viewers with this form of art through different initiatives occurring before the performances. The audience will thus be prepared to share the experience of an ancient yet alive, new, experimental form of art.

    Some of the main actors of the Twin Cities puppet scene will be actively involved to create a dialogue between the different arts communities and with the ICC’s intention to foster a new and different tradition of puppet theater.

    The stellar artistic reputation of Mimmo Cuticchio and his company, coupled with the uniqueness of his artistic practice, provides ICC an opportunity to expose Twin Cities audiences to this Sicilian art form. The board of ICC has decided that expanding our arts offerings is a good way to expand our activities and highlight important Italian contributions to world culture. While the Twin Cities offers a wide variety of puppetry, Cuticchio’s form is unique and will add to the local dialogue.

    This will be the largest live performance project ICC has undertaken. Bringing such project to a reality requires a great balance of energy, passion but also financial support from our members and community partners. The ICC, as a non-profit organization, has the duty to define strong strategies to help cover the costs.

    We are currently applying for local and Italian grants but also wanted to ask if you would be interested in supporting the project (total budget of $25.000).  

    We have planned different options for you to choose from:

    Tickets for the performance

    An exclusive dinner with Mimmo Cuticchio

    Option A - $5,000

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    4 guests

    Option B - $2,500

    12

    2 guests

    Option C - $1,000

    10

    Option D - $500

    4

    Option E - $250

    2


    GRAZIE!


    VIDEOS

    John Turturro and Mimmo Cuticchio: https://vimeo.com/24118533

    Mimmo Cuticchio and his son Giacomo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsXD9vUkduo&t=90s

    National Geographic documentary on Mimmo Cuticchio and his company (1984): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxVii0J1P4A


    Questions? Contact Tiziana Cervesato, ICC Events & Membership Director, at events@theitalianculturalcenter.org










    • 31 Dec 2020
    • Lucca Italian School, Lucca, Italy
    Register

     SPECIAL OFFER! INDIVIDUAL EDUCATIONAL STUDY - LUCCA ITALIAN SCHOOL

    The ICC is pleased to announce our new collaboration with the Lucca Italian School, located in Lucca, Italy!  

    In the fall of 2016, a group of ICC members ventured to Lucca, Italy, for a two week program of study at the Lucca Italian School.  It was an amazing experience, and we are now able to offer a special arrangement for those of you who wish to travel on your own and study at the school.

    For the cost of $75, remitted to the ICC via our website, you will receive one of these opportunities at the ICC:

    * a $40 credit to be used towards an ICC event of your choice, good for one year

    * a complimentary, one year individual ICC membership (value $40), or

    * a $50 credit towards one ICC adult group language class, good for one year

    In addition, the ICC will pass your contact information on to the administration at the Lucca school.  When you have confirmed a course of study with them, they will offer you a 10% discount towards the cost of your program.

    For additional information in regards to the Lucca Italian School, please follow this link.  Be sure to read the Lucca Adventure 2016 Blog entries, under Educational Travel, on the ICC website, and contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org with your questions.

    To participate in the special opportunity, please select which of the three opportunities you wish to receive, and process your payment of $75 here.







    • 31 Dec 2020
    • Solemar Academy, Cefalu, Sicily
    Register

     







    SPECIAL OFFER! INDIVIDUAL EDUCATIONAL STUDY - Solemar Academy, Cefalu, Sicily!

    The ICC is pleased to announce our new collaboration with Solemar Academy in Cefalu, Sicily! 

    In the fall of 2017, a group of ICC members ventured to Cefalu, Sicily, for a two week program of study at Solemar Academy.  It was an amazing experience, and we are now able to offer a special arrangement for those of you who wish to travel on your own and study at the school.

    For the cost of $75, remitted to the ICC via our website, you will receive one of these opportunities at the ICC:

    * a $40 credit to be used towards an ICC event of your choice, good for one year

    * a complimentary, one year individual ICC membership (value $40), or

    * a $50 credit towards one ICC adult group language class, good for one year

    In addition, the ICC will pass your contact information on to the administration at the Cefalu school.  When you have confirmed a course of study with them, they will offer you a 10% discount towards the cost of your program.

    For additional information in regards to Solemar Academy, please follow this link.  Be sure to read the Cefalu Adventure 2017 Blog , under Educational Travel, on the ICC website, and contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org with your questions.

    To participate in the special opportunity, please select which of the three opportunities you wish to receive, and process your payment of $75 here.





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