Summer is on its way and Modus is already gearing up. The Veronese cultural association is preparing for the summer season with 80s-themed shows, the theatre en plein air and camps for children and teenagers. This year’s novelty is the traveling photo camp for the city of Verona.    

Meeting point the outdoors. The Modus summer season will also feature events and campuses en plein air to enjoy the courts, gardens, parks and woods of Verona.  

Next appointment: “Teatrottanta Dance Party” with Andrea Castelletti, inventor of the Modus project, who will play an 80s DJ on Friday, May 26. An outdoor theater with no chairs but transformed into a dance floor and an actor who is also a DJ, but contrary to what you may think, it will not be a dancing evening but a true show, a theatrical experiment that will both entertain and make people reflect.

The show will be based on a story set in the 1980s about a little boy riding his bicycle through city traffic: an environmentalist message with educational overtones. Aside from that, there will be a lot of fun; spectators will be able to experience firsthand the mood of the parties held in the Italian houses of the 1980s. Even participants can show up dressed in period clothing and accessories.

The evening will begin at 20 with Aperispriz, where people can enjoy the typical Italian aperitivo drinking the most beloved Veronese drink. Then the show will be staged at 21, all in the garden of the Associazione la Fratellanza in Via Don Pietro Leonardi, 4, in San Massimo di Verona. The cost of the ticket is 15 euros and includes the consumption; however, to participate you must book at the site (link).  

The next appointment will be “The Boom” that will take place on Saturday, May 27 in the green area in front of the schools dell’Oca in Via Selinunte (Borgo Nuovo), with a reprise on Sunday, May 28 at the Park Cantori Veronesi in Via Verdi (Santa Croce). Paolo Rozzi, a novelist, actor, and musician, and Riccardo Pinato, who plays guitars and other instruments, are the protagonists.

They will perform a humorous and bitter monologue in which the protagonist of this “mediocre story” travels in Milan in the early 1960s with the specific intention of blowing up a building, a symbol of power and a phony economic boom. However, the city will eventually harness it in an inexorable process of assimilation and homologation.   

For the youngest there will be the Modus summer camps starting in August. The novelty of this year is the Photo Camp, a city tour proposed to teenagers. Participants will simply need their mobile phone and their imagination, no cameras, prior expertise, or special skills.

The itinerant camp will take place in five different locations facing every day a new kind of photograph, moving through the Arsenale, the Health Path in via Lega Veronese, San Giovanni in Valle and the historic center, until concluding at the Modus theater. The meetings will take place from 9 to 13 and the weekly charge is 120 euros plus 10 euros insurance coverage. There are four shifts available: 12 to 16 June, 19 to 23 June, 26 to 30 June and 3 to 7 July. 

The camp theater is another initiative that will be repeated for the following summer season. Children can spend alternative weekends at Villa Modena, via Zamboli 26 in Porta Vescovo, experiencing their creativity and opening to listening and self-knowledge. There will be two rounds, the first from August 21 to August 25, and the second from August 28 to September 1. All days will begin at 9 a.m. with a theater workshop, followed by a packed lunch, and will conclude at 16 p.m., following the free theatrical game. The weekly registration fee is 150 euros, plus 10 euros for insurance, and reservations are available until August 13.