Keith Ferrone introduces Stefano Maurizi
Dr Beatrice Paolozzi Strozzi and Marga Nativo
Yesterday Divina.com hosted a conferenza stampa - not a gathering of philatelists as the foolhardy minus their Frommers might surmise, but a press conference.
It was held at the top of the broad and well-trodden staircase that leads from the Bargello's courtyard to its higher galleries of goodies.
To get there, you had to pass through 9/11 homeland-type screening equipment, though the easeful friendliness of the Bargello's welcome cancels out any sense of being in imminent danger. Its OK now - the gallows are gone. And other terror does seem miles away, as you open up to its sunny blend of arches and statuary .
If you lean gingerly over the wide naked stone parapet, the courtyard below is swarming in its now reinvented erection-of-scaffold-prior-to-big-events mode.
At the front table of the Press Conference was Dr. Beatrice Strozzi, Director of the Bargello Museum, Marga Nativo, co-Director of the Florence Dance Company, and Naamleela Free Jones, pianist and daughter of Artist Adi Da Samraj. Discussions were led by Keith Ferrone, Marga's other half and co-Director of the Florence dance Company. Stefano Maurizi, the principle pianist for Divina.com spoke briefly about the artistic importance of Divina.com, spanning many different artistic realms, Art, literature, Music, and Dance.