A lecture by Professor Francesco Altimari on the Arbëreshë’s peculiar culture, the extraordinary history, and heritage, co-presented by the Albanian Institute and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò in NYC.
The Arbëreshë people, also known as Italo-Albanian or Arbëreshët e Italisë, are the descendants of the Albanian who fled to Italy between the 14th and 18th centuries as a consequence of the Ottoman invasion of the Balkans.
Hunting Flies, by Albanian-born, Norway-based writer-director Izer Aliu, to premiere in New York City.
The Kosovo-born Finnish novelist Pajtim Statovci, who was hailed by the New York Times as “his literary gifts are prodigius” and New Yorker “strange and exquisite”, will join us to discuss his new novel Crossing, that speaks to identity, exile, war, and love, and much much more.
“Dance is how I express myself. Other artists express themselves by way of painting, music, or acting. I express myself through the expression of the body.” — Doda.
This Silence is a short documentary following dancer and choreographer Gentian Doda. It tells the story through movement and emotions on stage, with a quiet look at New York City streets.
A young poet who seems to have been writing for a hundred years in a language that’s only been written for a hundred years; an erotic lyricist in the ruins of a state; Luljeta Lleshanaku is the real thing…
Deep in the mountains, a young man is caught up in a blood feud that has plagued his family for generations. With one month to live, he must make an impossible choice: break the cycle to fight for love, or surrender to fate.
Sweet Home Albania is a groundbreaking theatrical Monologue written and performed by the talented Albanian born actor Aleksandros Memetaj.
In the award ceremony at Somerset House, Sir John Sorrell CBE, President of the London Design Biennale, presented Dino Korca with the Medal congratulating him for the outstanding contribution to the Biennale. “We are extremely honored to receive this recognition from London Design Biennale” said Dino Korca, Curator and Albanian Institute Director.
Utopia has come to mean a place of ideal perfection, for Korca, however, utopia is a journey rather than a destination. He says: “There is no such thing as a perpetually perfect place, because life itself is but motion, always in a state of change”.
Albanian Institute in collaborative partnership with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is delighted to participated in the groundbreaking creative technologies – the interactive Pen at the London Design Biennale.
Don’t miss Albanian Institute’s choreographer and artistic curator, Brigel Gjoka and Riley Watts performing “Duo” by William Forsythe at the Philadelphia Museum of Art!
Dino Korca, curator of the Albanian Pavilion at London Design Biennale, will deliver a talk titled “The Pursuit of Happiness”, exploring the inaugural theme Utopia by Design.
Albanian Institute New York is pleased to announce that it will represent Albania at the inaugural London Design Biennale 2016. “We are greatly honored to have been invited to present at the London Design Biennale, a truly global stage and the presentation of our participation will be part of a visual conversation that will be captured, shared and amplified all over the world” said Dino Korca, curator and director of the institute.
Cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue are an integral part of the values of the European Union and play an important role in promotion of human rights, tolerance, and non-discrimination across the world.