A picnic in history at the Abbey of Vezzolano

From a point of reference for spirituality to a cultural pole of primary importance. It is the story of the complex of Vezzolano, founded in the Middle Ages and today the venue for appointments with art and entertainment, but also for those who love to rediscover the area by walking. Tomorrow,. Sunday 11 September, it will be the natural setting for the debut of “Andante”new project of the Chivassese company Faber Teater which arises from the desire to correlate two areas, already deeply investigated over the years, through different perspectives: the singing and walking.

“They are two expressions – explain the actors-singers – that explore, in those who practice them, the territories of the relationship between what happens inside and what happens outside, between external and internal landscape, between breathing and its dynamics, between spaces different, with feelings of well-being and balance. The journey and music are ways of being together, everyone’s heritage, anyone can experience them, and they are also practices that go beyond pure intellectual understanding ». It can be added that the Vezzolano complex, founded in the Romanesque period, took into account the sound aspect, both in the architecture and in the position. An example: from the churchyard you can distinctly hear the speaker in the valley below.

Tomorrow’s debut takes place in the context of Concentric’s theatrical outings. Francesco Micca, Marco Andorno, Lodovico Bordignon, Lucia Giordano, Paola Bordignon, Sebastiano Amadio, will dialogue with each other and with the spectators along the path in the green, which turns into a journey marked by music and stories, including personal stories that intertwine between them, in which we divide and find ourselves to complete the journey together. The traveling theatrical show makes use of the writing and musical dramaturgy of Antonella Talamonti and the text of Gian Luca Favetto and of Faber Teater himself.

The show
«Andante» is a journey of words and sounds, steps and thoughts, strides and songs. It is a going and, like going, it is a movement of the body and of the soul, a getting involved and setting out on a journey. It has to do with music, with time and with rhythm. We embark on a journey that becomes a story as if it were a boat. “Stories are means of transport – explain the actors – as well as communication. The story is an intertwining of stories, those of a crew, a community that goes together along paths and through landscapes: it is as if it went by sea crossing horizons. We set sail from a port, from a place that welcomes passengers, and we go in a direction that is towards the other and towards the other. Each with their own personal stories, their own intentions, reflections, points of view, stories ».

«Andante» is the winner of the Compagnia di San Paolo’s ArtWaves competition «for creativity, from idea to scene» which looks at the consolidation of the creative identity of the territories in an ecosystem logic to strengthen the artistic vocations of the territory.

The appointment is at 11 at the Abbey of Vezzolano. The complete package which includes the show, a light lunch and the visit of the Abbey costs 25 euros (20 euros for groups of at least 4 people). Reservations: libro@rassegnaconcentrica.net, 011 / 060.60.79.

Restored frescoes
About ten kilometers from Vezzolano is the country chapel of the Madonna of Raseto which preserves parts of the twelfth century, in the locality of Cascine Garesio, a hamlet Mondonioto Castelnuovo Don Bosco. Tomorrow, Sunday 11 September, after the 5pm mass, the presentation of the newly restored eighteenth-century frescoes will be held. The restorer Rosetta Baratti Rava, the architect Marco Maccagno, Franco Correggia of the Terre Boschi, Gente e Memorie association, and the art historian Carlotta Venegoni will talk about it. The organizers recommend that you leave your cars at the base of the Cascine Garesio hill and walk to the church, because there is not enough space to park nearby.

A picnic in history at the Abbey of Vezzolano