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Grandfather and grandson, volunteering together #expopeople

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© Amedeo Novelli / Canon / Expo 2015

We are grandfather and grandson: I'm 22 years old, he’s 74. But when I told him that I was coming to volunteer, he said, "then I'm coming too, so let's go together". I don’t think that many can say they’ve had a similar experience. We answer the visitors’ questions, my grandfather in Italian, and me in English. The strangest question so far: "Isn’t there a map available in the local Bergamo dialect?"

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Every day, each show produces a lasting memory #expopeople

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Amedeo Novelli / Canon © Expo 2015

"The auditions were in October and I arrived quite near the end. I captured the heart of the producer immediately was offered a part in the show. I started out as a dancer, but in this show I perform on a pole that sways and moves with the movement of my body. The great thing is that it’s the first time this has been done in a Cirque du Soleil show. To follow my dream I had to make sacrifices, such as always being on a diet, but when you have a clear goal in mind it’s easier. Unfortunately these months are about to end and every day, as I perform, I cry a little.”

 

Behind the scenes of the biggest exhibition ever seen in Italy #expopeople

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Amedeo Novelli / Canon © Expo 2015

"I’ve been working for Expo Milano 2015 since it was just a construction site. I’ve seen it grow and change. I’ve had the opportunity to photograph people from every country and every walk of life, from the queen of Belgium, to Nobel Prize winners, politicians, stars, singers and visitors. Thanks to my job I’ve had access to many wonderful places that are usually off limits, such as the top of the Tree of Life and the terrace of Palazzo Italia, where you can enjoy the best view of the site. When Expo Milano 2015 ends I think I'll take a long vacation! I’ve been thinking of Haiti or Angola, the countries that have really won me over in recent months."

 

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