BACK FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING “ESTATE ALL’ITALIANA FESTIVAL”, AN INITIATIVE PROMOTED BY THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, IN COLLABORATION WITH ITALIAFESTIVAL, THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY ASSOCIATION FORMED BY SOME OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS ITALIAN FESTIVALS.
FROM 4 JULY TO 21 SEPTEMBER 2021 A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE MAIN ITALIAN FESTIVALS: A RICH PROGRAMME OF DANCE, THEATRE AND MUSIC PERFORMANCES AVAILABLE FOR FREE IN LIVE STREAMING AND ON DEMAND ON ITALIANA’S VIMEO CHANNEL (https://vimeo.com/italianaesteri) AND HERE ON ITALIAFESTIVAL.IT
4 July 2021
the tour kicks off with Vinicio Capossela’s “Bestiario d’amore” (Bestiary of Love), a performance freely adapted from Richard de Fournival’s work of the same name dedicated to the forms that love can happily embody, following the pattern of medieval bestiaries: “the lover is a monster, overwhelmed by the need to show himself. And since we cannot avoid love, we celebrate it in the form of a bestiary”.
Orchestra Bruno Maderna
music by Vinicio Capossela
adaptation of the « Bestiario d’Amore » by Richard de Fournival
translation by Francesco Zambon
“In times of pestilence, you have to talk about love’. As prophetic as ever, Vinicio Capossela interprets the era of “liquid music” by producing increasingly complex, narrative and ambitious works. Bestiario d’amore is a mad dash of orchestral, popular and philological songwriting, inspired by the work of the same name by Richard de Fournival (13th century) dedicated to the forms that love can happily embody, following the pattern of medieval bestiaries. Capossel’s taste for the playful deconstruction of taxonomy had already touched Ravenna in 2014, with Saint-Saëns’ Carnevale degli animali e altre bestie d’amore. Today a project is born that wants to reveal to us that “the lover is a monster, overwhelmed by the need to show himself. And since we cannot avoid love, we will celebrate it in the form of a bestiary’.