Montaigne’s students are heroes of theatre, demonstrating that science can put on a show. The theater and science show at Turin’s magnificent Villa Amoretti is an extraordinary show; Included in the 2023 Turin Theater and Science Review program “Viva le Donne”, it is particularly similar to Montaigne’s sensitivity regarding gender equality in stem science. Montagne’s Chemistry Department was the protagonist, with a show written by Teresa Cecchi and directed by Ariana Giuliani and Daniele Trasatti that was well received by the sophisticated audience at Turin’s magnificent Villa Amoretti. “It was a great honor to have the sponsorship of the entire Italian Chemical Society for this exhibition, which, with its nearly 5,000 members, has a particular focus on the education of young people, also through unusual and innovative educational experiences,” explains the teacher. Secchi with Elena Gibodi from the University of Turin. The students from Fermo are Riccardo Bordoni, Canavi Michele, Sofia Callara, Giovanni Campofilone, Luca Cappelletti, Luca Capretti, Fabio Carletti, Tommaso Ferroni, Fabiola Mignani, Nicola Nicolai, Patrizia Cicilia, Patrizia Veronica Plosco, Diego Condamatio, Giorgia Solini, Chiara Sprica. Tarro Boiro Giorgia and Eros Tschauchev are trained by teachers Teresa Cecchi and Arianna Giuliani to bring chemical reaction to the stage and among the audience. Director Giordano Fusi will direct the film entitled “Love? A Question of Chemistry” thanks to the professional photography that was carried out. Montagne’s amazing chemistry show has been with students since 2012, and since this year has become an innovative teaching of the curriculum. The aesthetic side of the enchanting chemical reaction is experienced by tainting it with music, literature and painting, always trying to introduce the ideas of “natural philosophy”.
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