Jeanne Bresciani, PhD, Director
Sacred Topographies: The Body & The Land TM since 1992. Jeanne Bresciani has led Sacred Topographies journeys to sites throughout Europe for lovers of art and the performing arts, philosophy, history and archetypal psychology for more than two decades. She is a former Kress Fellow in Art History and Fulbright Scholar in Dance with a specialty in iconography and the enlivenment of myth, lore and legend. Her background in myth encompasses; M.A. in Iconography and Museumship from Williams College; direct study with James Hillman, founder of Archetypal Psychology; I.M.A. degree in Jungian-based Imaginal Psychotherapy and Laban-formulated Movement Analysis; founding direction of the IDII Myth, Movement and Metaphor Program and the IDII Sacred Topographies: The Body and the Land foreign travel; former Faculty at NYU, while completing there an M.A. on Isadora’s unpublished library and a Ph.D. entitled, Myth and Image in the Dance of Isadora Duncan. Akin her zeal for Venice via participation in historic organizations devoted to the preservation of Venetian culture, her work towards the restoration of the Ancient Festival of the Delphic Games and the safeguarding of the Western cultural heritage resulted in the presentation of the prestigious 10th Muse Award from the Delphic Ecumenical Union and the Mayor of Delphi, Greece in 2017. Additionally, Jeanne is current faculty and Program Director of the Certificate Program in Isadora Duncan Studies at the Apollo Institute in Beijing and Shanghai, China. She has lectured, taught and performed at
the British Museum, the Pushkin Library, Lincoln Center, The New York Center for Jungian Studies, Yale University, and upon stages, at colleges, universities and institutes around the world. Jeanne and the IDII most recently held an artistic residency at the Villa Artes Liberales of the University of Warsaw under the Honorary Patronage of the Kosciuszko Foundation in celebration of Poland's 100th Anniversary of Independence as well as at Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C.
Celebrating and exploring the manifold artistic and festival traditions of Venice, Italy for
cultural enthusiasts and inspired patrons
The mission of Serenissima Circle is to promote and preserve the socio-cultural fabric of Venezia and its deep, unparalleled traditions fostering art and architecture through its unique occasions and heritage. Members seek to emblazon this cause and to carry it in their various walks of life, however close or far to San Marco Square they reside. More than sheer destination, Venezia is a site shrouded in a beauty natural and magical, timeless in its touch, vivid in its lifestyle, unrivaled in scope and eternal in lasting value.