Renaissance dance and music in southern Tuscany

Next Saturday in Montemerano a performance by Il Teatro della Memoria

Montemerano

From 23 to 25 August the ancient hamlet of Montemerano will be the backdrop to the festival E si fece festa per Tre giorni produced by the Accademia del Libro di Montemerano, the Municipality of Manciano and Pro Loco Montemerano. Main features will be a ceramic art fair, an exhibition of art comics and three evenings of entertainment with – respectively – the Cavranera traditional Emilian music ensemble, the Il Teatro della Memoria early music and dance company and the L’Ottava di sotto bass tuba quintet. Also featured – every evening from 8 to 9 PM – will be the traditional cuisine of Maremma with Le Zuppe in Piazza.

On Saturday 24 August Il Teatro della Memoria will oversee two events: at 6.00PM at the Biblioteca di Storia dell’Arte an introduction by Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi will present the performance A lieta Vita Amor ci invita, that will take place at 9.15PM in the Piazza del Castello, followed by the involvement of the audience in collective dances of the Renaissance. This is the cast of the evening:

  • Dancers: Mauro Carboni, Claudia Celi, Maria Cristina Esposito, Daniel La Penna
  • Musicians: Serena Bellini (recorder, cornetto), Flavio Cinquetti (cornetto, gaita, recorder), Angela Paletta (shawm), Andrea Toschi (curtal)
  • Coordination: Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi

ProLocoMontemeranoFor the complete program of the festival: click on the right-side poster or check the Facebook event page.

To reach the location: if you’re on the Thyrrhenian coast you can reach  Montemerano through Manciano (from Albinia take the SS74, from Montalto di Castro the SP105); from the Viterbo area follow the signs to Pitigliano or to Valentano-Ischia di Castro-Farnese. From Grosseto take the SS322 and pass through Scansano. From Mount Amiata it’s possible to reach Montemerano through Saturnia (check the routes on Google Maps).

If you come to Montemerano don’t forget to visit the Chiesa di San Giorgio with its beautiful 15th century frescoes and with the unique Madonna della Gattaiola.

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