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Love, What Language Do You Speak?



Love, What Language Do You Speak?

Please join an international gathering of cultural organizations for a multimedia, multilingual evening of poetry, music, film, and theater in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

Suzanne Petri will emcee and provide English language love poems amidst performances co-presented by multiple Chicago cultural institutions.

Germany: “Liebe, welche Sprache sprichst du?“German short film „Pantoffelhelden“ and love poems with harmonica accompaniment, presented by Goethe InstitutItaly: “Amore, che lingua parli?”Recitation of Dante’s Inferno, Canto V, the Paolo and Francesca episode presented by Istituto Italiano di CulturaFrance: "Amour, quelle langue parles-tu?"Excerpt from Corneille’s “Le Cid,” presented by students in the DePaul University Department of FrenchSpain: "¿Amor, qué lenguaje hablas?"Frederico García Lorca’s “Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías” performed by spoken word artist Rey Andújar, presented by Instituto CervantesLithuania: “Meile, kokia kalba kalbi?” Folk song performance by classical singer Ms. Agnė Giedraitytė and Lithuanian “kanklės” (zither like instrument) player Ms. Genė Razumienė

Translations will be provided.Free AdmissionA reception will follow the program.


Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015

Entrance : Free