Rastelli Festival 2018-07-17T11:42:02+00:00

RASTELLI FESTIVAL

JUGGLING FESTIVAL IN MEMORY OF ENRICO RASTELLI: THE EXTRAORDINARY JUGGLER in collaboration with Ambaradan

BERGAMO, 7-8-9 September 2018
From Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September Bergamo will host the third edition of the Rastelli Festival: three days of events in memory of Enrico Rastelli, the one-of-a-kind innovator in the art of juggling. Through various initiatives, shows, workshops and tournaments organised by the Fondazione Teatro Donizetti in collaboration with Ambaradan, the Festival aims to rediscover the spirit and art of Enrico Rastelli, the “master of equilibrium”, forerunner of the contemporary circus and whose influence can still be strongly felt today.

Over the last few seasons, the Donizetti Theatre has opened up its programming to include a theatrical genre that is as fascinating as it is lesser known in Italy: circus theatre. The language of the circus-theatre touches the most intimate fibres of the human soul: its limits and fragility accompanied by virtuosity, surprising talent. In theatre, the aesthetic dimension of movement and the poetry of the clown become direction, expertly-used lighting, stage settings and music that come together to amplify the magical atmosphere of the circus. Enrico Rastelli was a forerunner of all this, an instrumental cornerstone for those who work in the sector: not merely an unparalleled juggler but also a true showman who shared his art with theatres throughout the world. We therefore consider it both an honour and a duty to celebrate his memory every year through this Festival.
For the first time the Rastelli Festival will intertwine with the “I Maestri del Paesaggio”, the important international event that every year celebrates the culture of the landscape in Bergamo, creating an interesting synergy and fusion of genres.
The three days of the festival will be preceded by laboratories and workshops with important European jugglers open both to professionals and amateurs.

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