The DAM received the donation of more than one hundred books belonging to the collection of the dancer Roberto Mezzera

The DAM received the donation of more than one hundred books belonging to the collection of the dancer Roberto Mezzera
The DAM received the donation of more than one hundred books belonging to the collection of the dancer Roberto Mezzera

The Department of Movement Arts received the donation of a collection of books and magazines belonging to the dancer Roberto Mezzera. The donation, made by Mr. Fernando Giesso, will become part of the “Edgardo Pacha Brandolino” Library-Media Library under the cataloging of “Roberto Mezzera Collection”.

The books and magazines that make up the donation represent a valuable contribution to the bibliographic collection of the Department of Movement Arts since they are high quality materials, out-of-print editions and volumes on topics that are not very affordable, both from our country and abroad.

The donation, approved by the Departmental Council of the DAM and which took place on Friday, May 17, was possible through the efforts carried out by Mrs. Liliana Piñeiro and the survey carried out by Lic. Irene de la Puente.

The set of volumes will be part of the DAM Library-Media Library, forming the “Roberto Mezzera Collection” and will be available for consultation by researchers, teachers, students and the dance community, under the terms that allow its integrity and maintenance to be preserved over time.

Roberto Mezzera was an Argentine dancer trained at the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón, and with the teacher Hector Louzau, he was part of the stable staff of the Teatro Colón as well as the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro and the Teatro Argentino de La Plata. Additionally, as a dancer, he was part of Leonor Calvo’s group, retiring from the stage in 1989, despite maintaining a close bond with ballet throughout his life: its history, its theaters and its creators.

This collection contains books on the history and theory of dance, biographies of dancers and choreographers, specialized magazines among a wide variety of texts written in Spanish, Portuguese, French, English, Italian and German. Acquired or given as gifts on trips and tours, the “Roberto Mezzera Collection” is the record of an intense intellectual and artistic life.

On the other hand, Mezzera studied at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning of the University of Buenos Aires, a profession he practiced since 1980, leading him to form the Giesso-Mezzera Architecture Studio company. Likewise, he dedicated himself to architectural research, mainly corresponding to the 19th century and the first half of the 20th; and together with Fernando Giesso he published Our Tiger Houses: Architectural heritage (1997) with the sponsorship of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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