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Italy’s First Disco Museum To Open At Cocoricò Riccione

Italy’s “first-ever” disco museum, Museo Discoteca (MUDI) will open in Riccione this weekend.

Located inside Cocoricò, the nightlife hotspot’s famously pyramid-shaped nightclub, the new museum will showcase 29 musical and visual artworks across multiple rooms, combining tenets of performance, design, and sound throughout.

Coinciding with MUDI’s official opening, this Sunday, May 19, at 6PM local time, a special inauguration event dedicated to the iconic nightclub’s trailblazing spirit of hedonism will feature live performances and art activations.

Musician and lifestyle designer Filippo Sorcinelli will open the event with “Ciao Sex,” a “sensory performance” inspired by his line of “X Sé” fragrances, inside the venue’s gender-inclusive bathrooms.

Ciao Sex will feature music from Italian underground band Saló Collective, who are also set to deliver a mix of psychedelic, noise, and avant-rock performances at other venue spaces on the night.

Celebrating the cultural impact of Cocoricò, La Furia Film and Sunset Productions will screen Cocoricò Tapes in the club’s T-Room. Directed by Francesco Tavella, the film documents Cocoricò’s rise to becoming the “most transgressive” nightclub in Italy under the guidance of artistic director Loris Ricciardi in the mid-1990s.

Elsewhere on the night, MUDI will host a live poster exhibition from artist Sara Leghissa, and a “cocktail of sexual education and live entertainment” from erotic brand MySecretCase, while animation collective Collettivo Colore will take over the club’s “secret room” with an exhibition showcasing a “slice of venue life” at Cocoricò.

Finally, the MUDI opening’s grand finale will be held inside Cocoricò’s iconic glass pyramid, with “Bring it to the Runway, a live performance from artistic director La B. Faujiko with voguing, runway, and lip-sync challenges that “expresses the energy and talent of the Italian ballroom scene. A DJ set will follow to close out the night.

After the opening showcase, MUDI will remain an ongoing experience for clubbers as they return to one of Italy’s most famous dance music venues. Tickets for MUDI’s grand opening are available here.

Featured image from Cocoricò Riccione.

Written by
Peter Volpe

Journalism student at The Ohio State University with a passion for culture and fat basslines.

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