Teaches Semiotics of Culture and History of Music at the University of Siena, and Musicology and Communication at SienaJazz National Academy. His research interests include music, fine and performing arts, intercultural translation. His approach is interdisciplinary, crossing semiotics with anthropology, aesthetics, history and theory of arts. He has been member of the administration board at Accademia Chigiana from 2013 to 2015. He is involved as scientific coordinator in several international research projects on heritage and performing arts, and collaborates with many academic and cultural publications. Recent books: La rivincita di Orfeo. Esperienza estetica e semiotica del discorso musicale (Mimesis, 2012); with T. Sbriccoli, Shifting Borders. European perspectives on Creolisation (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012). As a composer, he writes music for stage, video, and multimedia installations
Is a Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at the University of Kent, Canterbury, where she is the Director of the European Theatre Research Network based in the School of Arts. Margherita has a background in dramaturgy, theatre-making and producing. She is the author of the monograph Reaching Athens: Community, Democracy and Other Mythologies in Adaptations of Greek Tragedy (Peter Lang, 2013) and editor of Theatre and Adaptation: Return, Rewrite, Repeat (Bloomsbury, 2014). She writes about London theatre and culture for Italian publications, such as D – La Repubblica, Hystrio and Ateatro.it. Her theatre translations from English and French to Italian have been published by Ubulibri and performed, amongst others, in Milan’s Piccolo Teatro. As a member of the Scientific and Artistic Committee of Playing Identities, Performing Heritage, she is responsible for the academic side of the project and her role is to carry out research on how the key themes of European identities and traditions, creolisation and performance come to play in the theatre-making process.
Is the Research Assistant on ‘Playing Identies, Performing Heritage’ at the University of Kent, where her remit is to facilitate, observe and study the work of students from all four institutions taking part. Before joining Kent, she wrote her PhD about Italian performance in the 1980s at the University of Roehampton, London; her research is invested in interrogating European theatres and the modes of circulation of images and affects, and those questions will continue to animate her work in this role. Recent publications include ‘Future Future: some Reflections on the Unhappened as Archival Category’ (in Mnemoscape, 2014) and ‘A Theatre of Many Dimensions: the Italian New Spectacularity and the Inhabitable Image’ (forthcoming in Theatre Journal, 2015). Flora also works as a translator, as a reissue editor for electronic music magazine Juno Plus and sporadically as a writer for Italian review Alfabeta2.