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54th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
Main performance - Nicola Della Maggiora

Main performance - Nicola Della Maggiora

Nicola Della Maggiora is an Italian actor, sign actor, translator and poet.

Main performance Nicola Della Maggiora

During the festival, meet one of the world's most beloved visual vernacular artists, Nicola Della Maggiora. This Italian sign language performer is known for his upbeat performances in which he tells beautiful stories through expression, gestures and body language. Nicola works tirelessly for the emancipation and power of deaf people, which is palpable during his performances.

During this half-hour program, Nicola will perform several pieces, after which the audience will have the opportunity to ask him questions about his work.


Bio Nicola Della Maggiora

He started his career in theater and has played on Italian and international stages. After the first yeras of his career, he began to appear on visual media, such as short films and television. Della Maggiora has been an anchor at H3 World TV’s WorldSign Week and is a sign actor on the children’s TV series Lampadino & Caramella. Most notably, he has performed at the Festival di Sanremo. He ex...

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Main performance Nicola Della Maggiora

During the festival, meet one of the world's most beloved visual vernacular artists, Nicola Della Maggiora. This Italian sign language performer is known for his upbeat performances in which he tells beautiful stories through expression, gestures and body language. Nicola works tirelessly for the emancipation and power of deaf people, which is palpable during his performances.

During this half-hour program, Nicola will perform several pieces, after which the audience will have the opportunity to ask him questions about his work.


Bio Nicola Della Maggiora

He started his career in theater and has played on Italian and international stages. After the first yeras of his career, he began to appear on visual media, such as short films and television. Della Maggiora has been an anchor at H3 World TV’s WorldSign Week and is a sign actor on the children’s TV series Lampadino & Caramella. Most notably, he has performed at the Festival di Sanremo. He expresses himself artistically through poetry but also through the art of Visual Vernacular. Besides this, he has also made a career through signing and translating songs and gospel in and into LIS (Lingua dei segni italiana). 

As director of the Academy Department at the Institute of the Deaf in Turin, Della Maggiora works on strategies of learning and communication that make educational content available to deaf people. Furthermore, he has taken part in several cultural endeavours, such as the MAPS project, which aims to make museums around Italy accessible to deaf people, and the CABSS storybook app I Capafiori (2021). Della Maggiora is passionate about the fight for deaf people’s right to communication, information and access to culture and social relationships. 

Sunday June 9th  

15.30 - 16.15

LantarenVenster - Auditorium 1


Pricing

Buy a day- or passe-partout-ticket via the link above.

Language and duration

Language: International Sign and Visual Vernacular

Poets recite in their own language. You can read the translations into English and/or Dutch via projections. 

Duration: 45 minutes

 

Festival poets

See also

Sponsors
Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Prins Bernhard cultuurfonds
Lira fonds
Partners
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère