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Round out your knowledge

Interdisciplinary courses 2022-2023

The "Round out your knowledge" interdisciplinary courses are opportunities offered to Bocconi students to enrich their cultural backgrounds on topics not related to economics and law.

Previous knowledge of these topics is not required. Students who attend classes will be given a certificate of participation/open badge.

Please find below an overview of the offer. At the end of the page you will find the detailed program for each course.

Some details about courses and opportunities offered for academic year 2022-23 is being defined.

Please, note! Each of the following courses requires a minimum number of participants in order to be activated. 

First semester
Calendar and modality
How to register
Unconventional Music Meetings (in collaboration with Yamaha)
2-16-30 November
h 7pm-9pm

In presence
Aula Magna Gobbi

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Registrations are open

Biology Labs
9-16-23 November

In presence at the Museo Nazionale di Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

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Registrations are open

Geopolitics "Understanding the world around you"
9-23-30 November 6:15pm-7.45pm


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Registrations are open

Odissey - The journey of a dance traveller
14-15 November, 6:15pm-8:00pm

In presence
Aula N12, Sraffa 13

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Registrations are open


Unconventional Music Meetings

This course, offered in collaboration with Yamaha Music Europe GmbH, will be held in Italian. For further information please check the Italian website.

Biology Labs

This lab, offered in collaboration with Museo Nazionale di Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, will be made up of 3 lectures that will be held at the museum.

Further information on the calendar available here.

Geopolitics Lab

The course is offered in collaboration with ISPI. Further information can be found here.

Odissey - The journey of a dance traveller

Through three “dancetime stories” we’ll discover the journey of dance. Dance is the traveller of all classical arts, being born in Tuscany, having moved to France, to Russia, and finally to the United States. Through its travels, dance has developped to the art we know today. Dance only represents the present moment, but it could not do that without the history that has helped it evolve and develop.

The lectures will be held in English in presence in the following dates: 14-15 November 2022 at 6.15pm-8.00pm in Aula N12, Piazza Sraffa 13.

Students who attend both the classes will be given a certificate of participation.

How to register

Students: yoU@B Student Diary, various activity widget

Faculty and Staff: fill out this form

The course will feature two lectures, which will focus on:
> “Never give up a crown to anybody” (Caterina de’ Medici)
Ballet was born under Caterina De’ Medici who exported it to France.
It was there, however, that it developed and became the form of Art that we know today, thanks to Louis XIV and his insane passion for jumping.
Through fun facts, anecdotes, and videos we will travel back in time, to the genesis of this incredible form of art: ballet.
> “This Love is Sick”
In the 1800s a new ideal of beauty was created in France and moved to Italy, where it influenced many composers, among whom were Verdi, Bellini, and Donizetti; the “Belle Malade”.
The new romantic heroine is strong but sick, she’s called “belle malade”, the “beautiful sickly one”.
Ballet depicts this new ideal too, especially with one of the most famous ballets of all time “Giselle”.
Anecdotes and videos will take us through a very strange century, both fascinating and creepy.
> ”Dance, Dance, Otherwise We’re Lost” (Pina Bausch)
A different type of dance is travelling across Europe: Tanztheater (Dance Theater).
Even though some of its influences come from the New York scene from the 1940s and 1950s, Tanztheater is mostly a European phenomenon.
Carolyn Carlson will be the bridge from the US to Europe, Pina Bausch is one of the founders of this cryptic yet fascinating style, Sosta Palmizi will be the most important Italian voice in regard to TanzTheater.

This fascinating journey will be accompanied by several videos, fun facts, and anecdotes.

Instructor: Marco Pelle
Choreographer. Recipient of the 2016 Primi Dieci USA Award as one of the ten most influential Italians in the USA, Mr. Pelle began his dance training in his Italy, continued in Monaco before moving to New York City to study with Merce Cunningham. He’s been one of New York Theatre Ballet’s resident choreographers since 2012. In 2013 Mr. Pelle also collaborated with great ballerina Alessandra Ferri on her comeback show "The Piano Upstairs". As an Opera choreographer he has worked extensively in the US and abroad. In Beijing, China, he has choreographed a total of four productions. In 2013 he choreographed "Passage", starring Mr. Bolle and Mrs. Semionova, a short movie directed by Fabrizio Ferri, with music by Fabrizio Ferri which opened Venice Film Festival. After many successful experiences in the US, in 2020, ballet star Roberto Bolle premiered Marco Pelle’s “LXIV” on the Italian national tv in his extremely successful tv show “Danza con Me”. In 2022, Mr. Pelle created two new projects sponsored by the Italian Culture Institute in New York and the italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC, titled “AbunDance” and “Statuesque”. In 2022 he’s also directed and choreographed Javier Rodriguez’ opera “Frida” at Michigan Opera Theater.
More info abuot Pelle's carreer and projects available in the interview conducted by Tg2 and part of the program "Tg2 Storie  I racconti della settimana"; you can find the interview on Raiplay (press).

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