Scuola Toscana at NiMi Festival

the stand of scuola toscana

The NiMi Festival is over. After a tranquil friday, we had a great saturday and sunday. Was it a success ? Too early to say, usually you can tell it after a couple of months, when the dust is settled and the enrolment (hopefully) start to arrive, with the tag “yes, I got to know you at the fair in Florence…”

the lesson of japanese

the show of Kyoto Minsai school

For sure, it was a lot of fun, for us, and for the public. We made our small contribution with a test lesson of Japanese language for beginner (we discovered that no one who came was a real beginner), and a show of traditional Japanese dance, courtesy of our hosts from Kyoto Minsai School.

scuola toscana team, and tandem

Late afternoon, we organised also a tandem (conversation exchange) between Japanese students of Scuola Toscana and someone of the public who already knew some Japanese language.

Scuola Toscana : the movie

When a prospective student proposed us to shoot a movie about the school – for free, we did not give too much weight to the offer: many students are too nice and offer their professional abilities to us, and then they lose themselves in the beauties of Florence…

But when some months later Mrs Dawn Dubriel, from Los Angeles, CA., showed at the secretary of Scuola Toscana with a professional tripod – and an even more professional camera, we started to think that maybe there was something… after that, we heard that some of our students and teachers were interviewed – and then, we received a project for our interview as directors: we realised that it was for real – the next thing, we were in front of the camera talking about Scuola Toscana, Florence, the students, and so on.

Now, after the film has been edited, we can guarantee that the young Mrs Dubriel is a professional filmmaker – just have a look at the movie yourself !

Scuola Toscana : the movie

The only weak spot is us, the wooden directors, Mrs Dubriel tried hard but our performance did not improve too much, but do not worry: Scuola Toscana 2 is already in the works…