On 21 February, at the Sala Roma – Teatri di Roma, H.R.H. Prince Emanuele Filiberto, together with the Delegate for Lazio of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy Avv. Alfonso Marini Dettina and some representatives of the Delegation, met a group of children with their parents and teachers who have been attending the art workshops of the MUS-E Association, supported by the Savoy Knightly Forces thanks to A.I.C.O.D.S.
MUS-E Italia was represented at the event by Secretary General Federica Maltese. The children and their parents, led by artist Patrizia Sorba, gave a quick demonstration of the laboratory, also involving H.R.H. and the representatives of the Delegation, with a series of activities involving expressive movement and theatrical improvisation. The children were a little shy at first, then they relaxed and showed that spontaneity only children can have. The artist then involved everyone in a visual activity, in which children and adults, including H.R.H., made a mark on a sheet and filled it with colours. As Patrizia Sorba explained: “Artistic language has a fundamental role in the educational path of the children, who can discover beauty in others and in themselves, breaking down every socio-cultural barrier”. “We have chosen to support Mus-e as we believe every child has the right to experiment with the language of art”, said H.R.H. Prince Emanuele Filiberto. “I am reminded of that famous film by Jim Jarmush, in which [comedian Roberto] Benigni draws a window on the prison wall, letting his fantasy fly freely through that wall. This is the freedom of art, and I would like these children to experience it”. H.R.H. Prince Emanuele Filiberto then received a glazed clay slab made by the artist together with the children during the school year with Mus-E as a gift.
Prince Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy and MUS-E in Rome.