The magic of the Middle Ages in Fossanova
In its 20th edition, "The magic of the Middle Ages in the village of Fossanova", which takes place every year on the evenings of 11, 12 and 13 August. The twentieth anniversary of the medieval festival is organized by TWIS S.r.l, in collaboration with the Municipality of Priverno and with the artistic direction of A.T.C.L. Theatrical Association between the Municipalities of Lazio in the context of Creative Invasions.
The main objective of the edition that is about to inaugurate the new twenty years of the medieval festival of Fossanova is to enhance the supreme beauty of the place through the use of the most innovative techniques of video-mapping and architectural lighting and to consolidate pride identity of the community of the village of Fossanova through a cultural, artistic and entertainment proposal that tells of a wise, rigorous, tireless and welcoming community.
Every evening the program includes more than thirty performative interventions among monologues, concerts, medieval circus shows, waders, choirs, historical parades and moments of great spectacularity thanks to the video mapping interventions specially made for the facade of the Abbey by Mixintime Video, collaborator strategic of the 2018 edition. Thanks to the study and the site-specific processing of Mixintime Video, the public of the three days will live an immersive and unforgettable experience.
Light, a modern artifice and a sign of contemporaneity, is a central element in the Vision underlying the strategies for the enhancement of cultural heritage, which the mayor of Priverno Anna Maria Bilancia is wisely acting on the territory. The architectural lighting and the new mapping technologies are for the event, a significant form of both the valorisation and the fruition projects.
Many artists involved and local associations that have always been close to the twenty-year project of the village of Fossanova. Among the guests are the names of Nando Citarella, Stefano Saletti and Pejman Tadayon of Café Loti, who will present the concert "Carmina Burana, at the roots of tradition", the Syntagma musical group, the ensemble of I Cimbali and the musician Harp Anja Bakker. The size of the festival and the celebration of the twentieth anniversary will be given by the numerous street artists, who will present proposals from medieval circus, fire shows and waders. Special guest of the inauguration day is the Gruppo Gruppo dei Dodici, which performs with a suggestive torchlight walk inside the village and with traditional ceremonies linked to the figure of the pilgrim. There will also be the Drums of the Palio di Carpineto, the Templars and many people who will return the dimension of the daily life of the village of Fossanova in the Middle Ages.
Visitors will breathe the magical atmosphere of time, strolling through the spaces of the village enhanced by the work of architectural lighting and between the pews of the apothecary market and ancient crafts or through the universes of highly skilled artisans and craftsmen selected from the excellence of territory and our region.
The XX edition of the Medieval Festival aims to enhance the spaces of the Borgo di Fossanova to affirm a renewed sociality in a form of continuum between local and present Middle Ages. The contribution of A.T.C.L., in the declination of this union between history and innovation, represents
A great opportunity to promote the territory and a valid prerequisite for taking a triennial path of historical valorisation and cultural innovation.