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Talk--Father to daughter, Italy to Hawaii: A conversation about family, music and dance

  • 10 Mar 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Honolulu and/or Zoom


Registration is closed

Join a special panel of members for an intergenerational and intercultural conversation about family, music, and dance. The fathers, Salvatore Lanzilotti and Luciano Minerbi, will interview their daughters, musician Leilehua Lanzilotti and dancer Mareva Minerbi, about the intersectionality of Italian and Hawaiian roots in their arts, including in their latest projects at Shangri La, #8x8_shangrila_22.

Together with other fourteen local artists, Leilehua and Mareva have created new work inspired by the beauty and mission of Shangri La. Each artist was entrusted with one of eight museum spaces to serve as both a creative prompt and exhibition area.

In the Ottoman Gallery, Leilehua composed a sonic piece, “Find”, dedicated to advancing the arts of our time by bridging differences. In the Dining Room, Mareva choreographed “Shangri La La Land”, invoking the mesmerizing magic of fantasy and creating connections between conventional and unconventional forms in Doris Duke’s dreamlike palace.

Please review their online exhibitions at #8x8_shangrila_22 prior to the talk.

Leilehua Lanzilotti is a Kanaka Maoli musician dedicated to the arts of our time. A "leading composer-performer" (The New York Times), Lanzilotti’s “conceptually potent” work is characterized by explorations of timbre and an interest in translating everyday sounds to concert instruments using nontraditional techniques. “Lanzilotti’s score brings us together across the world in remembrance, through the commitment of shared sonic gestures.” (Cities & Health) She is currently on the faculty at UH Mānoa.

Salvatore Lanzilotti is a retired Educator and Administrator. He has held teaching and administrative positions in a variety of school settings, i.e., public inner-city, military-dependent, private, university, medical and community college. Also, Salvatore served as Director of four Honolulu city departments for three different Mayors. He initiated and implemented Honolulu’s plan to provide a medical response to a weapons of mass destruction attack, developed programs for disadvantaged youth and implemented programs to reduce domestic violence. Lanzilotti was a co-founder of The Mens’ March Against Violence, which he participated in for 25 years. He received his MS from the University of Southern California and his EdD from Temple University. Salvatore currently amuses himself with tennis, bicycle riding, reading, photography, studying Italian, playing the ukulele and trying to keep up with his two adult daughters.

Mareva Minerbi is an international performer, choreographer and educator from Honolulu. Her interests include improvisation, devised performance, somatic practices, and visual media. She received her MFA from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and is currently a Lecturer in Dance at Leeward Community College.

Luciano Minerbi a Professor Emeritus of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaii. He specializes in land use, environment, cultural assessment, and sustainability, in Hawaii and the Asia Pacific Region. He consulted for international, national, and local groups and organizations. He served on federal, state, and county boards and commissions. You can read more about him here.

Location: In person in Honolulu with also a Zoom option, if allowed; otherwise, we'll remain on Zoom only. 

RSVP by March 3: Registered guests will receive an email with address and Zoom link prior to the event.

Safety policy: All guests will comply with the latest guidance for group gatherings.

Note: The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

Questions: Email us at info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization | P.O. Box 1376, Honolulu, HI 96807 | info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org

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