“Estate Romana” becomes “Romarama”: here’s the program of events till December 2020 in Rome
“Romarama, l’arte che muove la città” is the cultural events calendar organized by the Capital after the months of the lockdown. Created by Roma Capitale Assessorato alla Crescita Culturale, Romarama lets you discover the events and activities in Rome from summer to winter 2020.
The objective of the 2020 schedule aims to restore, as a community, the public spaces of our city. Rome is one of the few Italian cities that’s maintaining a summer, autumn and winter calendar of events to allow the many Romans who, especially this summer, will stay in Rome.
The 2020 summer program of Romarama will take place in four major areas: the Cavea of the Auditorium Parco della Musica, the outdoor space of Teatro India, the city’s parks, and MAXXI’s piazza.
The Rome events that are officially back
Rome’s most beloved summer events are back with Romarama. Get ready for the reopening of the Silvano Toti Globe Theater this July, directed by Gigi Proietti in Villa Borghese, as well as the comeback of Davide Enia, one of the artists of Teatro Argentina, who will bring his “Maggio ’43” on stage on July 26th. Great news for the Rome Opera House, who is back with the summer season, this year hosted in the Circus Maximus!
From October 15th to 25th, the Rome Film Festival led by Antonio Monda returns, while from September to November 2020, the 35th edition of the Romaeuropa Festival is in store, directed by Fabrizio Grifasi and chaired by Monique Veaute.
The Romarama calendar continues with the reopening of Macro with the “Museum for Preventive Imagination”, the great exhibition with over 50 artworks, many of which have never been seen before, from July 17th to September 27th. In autumn, the museum in via Nizza will present new special projects in a crescendo until December 3rd, when the Museum for Preventive Imagination will officially take off until the end of 2022.
MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts, has also joined the new Romarama program. Summer takes off at MAXXI from July 2st to 30th with events dedicated to cinema, literature and theater. The program will resume from September 10th to October 14th. Upcoming exhibitions include a significant new installation of the Collection with senzamargine. Passaggi nell’arte italiana a cavallo del millennio (from October 1st 2020).
After summer, The Torlonia Marbles. Collecting Masterpieces exhibition will also inaugurate. Collecting Masterpieces in the new exhibition space of the Capitoline Museums, Villa Caffarelli.
The last week of October will see the return of the Quadriennale at Palazzo delle Esposizioni, which will be curated by the artistic director Sarah Cosulich in collaboration with the curator Stefano Collicelli Cagol. La Festa di Roma 2021 is also confirmed and will be dedicated to the theme of the Future.
Among the confirmed events is the Rome Music Festival, from June 21st, dedicated to Ezio Bosso, who recently passed away. From July 1st to August 7th the summer events of the Casa del Jazz return, bringing the best of Italian jazz with over 30 concerts, but also some extraordinary foreign guests including Michael League, leader of the Americans Snarky Puppy and Bill Laurence, keyboardist of the group (August 1) and Omar Sosa (July 25).
The 15th edition of Short Theater (4 – 13 September) will also be back, and will be hosted in various locations including Mattatoio (La Pelanda), WeGil, Teatro Argentina, Teatro India, among others.
The Tor Bella Monaca Theater has also reopened and will hold a summer program until August 3rd. Teatro Biblioteca Quarticciolo will also carry out activities.
News from Romarama
From August 16th to 25th, Macro museum debuts the exhibition TRACCE by Lawrence Weiner, created by Luca Lo Pinto, which will take place in the sky, on the stretch of coast between Ladispoli and Anzio, allowing thousands of people to participate in a unique collective experience. While the Teatro di Roma will offer an extraordinary program of shows, between July and August, with restricted access to Teatro Argentina and open-air performances at Teatro India.
The Cavea of the Auditorium Parco della Musica is also back with its open-air concerts. And for the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia will dedicate five concerts at the Cavea to the genius from Bonn.
Some news are also in store regarding exhibitions:
- September 9 – December 12: Back to nature – arte contemporanea a Villa Borghese, to give value to the historic parks of Rome. The initiative involves the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Casa del Cinema, Palaexpo and the Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia.
- Mid October: the photography exhibition, Collezione Roma, displaying works by 5 international photographers (Sarah Moon, Nadav Kander, Alex Majoli, Martin Kollar, Tommaso Protti) at the Mattatoio, curated by Francesco Zizola, at the Mattatoio.
- The debut of the “Museo delle periferie di Tor Bella Monaca” in 2021/2022. Two new murals will be created at Block R8 and the street art project already started in Largo Ferruccio Menganoni will be completed.
- October 1 – 3: MACRO will present the work carried out by Rome as leader along with 22 cities, 15 networks, 47 contributors to draft the 2020 Rome Charter, presented in its first draft to 100 mayors of world capitals and to the United Nations in May.