Saturday, 19 January 2013

Alberto Testa

Today in Rome Maestro Alberto Testa is being honoured on his 90th Birthday. The Tribute is being organized by the Accademia Nazionale di Danza a Roma. This will be an all day event to celebrate the life of this great artist who has done so much for dance in Italy. We met him through our friend S.A. while we lived in Rome and spent our Easters with him and friends. He is a delightful person.
I had dinner with him in Rome last March at one of our favourite restaurant I Limoncini on Via del Giuba. He is known amongst many things as the choreographer of the classic movie The Leopard (Il Gattopardo, 1963) with Burt Lancaster and Claudia Cardinale. The movie was an adaptation of the novel of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. He had some funny stories about the making of the movie and about the main actors.

Before we left Rome in 2011 we went up by train to Spoleto to meet him and to attend a tribute to his career and work, it was a wonderful day.  


  1. YOu always look so dapper in your jackets. I really wish more men would 'dress up' again. No chance I suppose, not down here anyway.

    1. You have to start a trend, you will see people pick up on it.

    2. I do my best with bowties and dressy slacks and shirts - spo shirts aside.