The extraordinary, fabulous, Cabaret Voltaire Roma was the site of our 2023 ROMA DADA event on 21 September 2023. The brilliant proprietor Manola introduced us to a space she curates to encourage creativity and nurture freedom, while offering a selection of wonderful wines and cocktails.
This was Three Rooms Press’s first-ever Dada event in Rome but it definitely won’t be our last. We encountered an incredible audience and performances that rang out in fierce Dada spirit. Performers included Maura Zarella, Dario Diolo, and Giovanni Fontana, along with hosts Kat Georges and Peter Carlaftes.
Manola, proprietor of Cabaret Voltaire Roma
Outside Cabaret Voltaire Roma
The blank canvas was filled with dada performance during the event
Giovanni Fontana prepares for 2023 Roma Dada
Peter Carlaftes salutes the crowd
2023 Roma Dada with hosts Kat Georges and Peter Carlaftes
Maura Zarella reads the Italian translation of a poem by Gary Lawless in Maintenant 17
Maintenant 17 Contributor and performance artist Dario Roberto Dialo
Giovanni Fontana explains his epigenetic poetry
Giovanni Fontana performs epigenetic poetry
Giovanni Fontana with epigenetic poetry
Maura Zarella translated works from Maintenant 17 into Italian, including poems by Gary Lawless, David Barnes and Hala Alyan.
An enthusiastic crowd in an exquisite setting
Peter signs a copy of Maintenant 17
Kat Georges, Marilisa Merolla, and Peter Carlaftes after the event