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A tribute to Sir Ken Adam – a life in film

The International Festival of Scenic Arts will launch a series of events in Rome with an extraordinary celebration: a tribute to Sir Ken Adam – a life in film.

The 1st Faculty of Architecture “Ludovico Quaroni” of the Università La Sapienza di Roma, to mark the launch of the International Festival of Scenic Arts  in Rome  (26-30 October) will, on 26 October, confer an honorary degree in architecture on acclaimed production designer Sir Ken Adam. The event organisers, in accordance with the University, have wanted to honour Sir Ken with  a degree “honoris causa” in recognition of his achievements as a production designer, having created environments that are not only part of film history, but have universal appeal, icons of a distinct visual style and architectural sensibility.

The afternoon begins with the honorary degree ceremony, followed by a masterclass held by Sir Ken. As evening falls, a multimedia show will be projected onto the University’s imposing façade: a choreographed sequence of large-scale images accompanied by celebrated soundtracks of the most memorable film projects representative of Sir Ken’s illustrious career. The show will be created by multimedia artist  Paolo Buroni.

The International Festival of Scenic Arts  launches in London, on 23 September, at the Victoria & Albert Museum, before migrating to Rome  (27-30 October), at the University “La Sapienza”, then Milan (9-13 November) at the Polytechnic’s Faculty of Architecture & Society, completing its itinerary at SIB in Rimini, (18-20 April 2010) – Europe’s leading Expo on lighting, audio, video and installations for the entertainment industry – with the second edition of the International Contemporary Scenography Days. 
For further information: www.scenic-fest.com



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