“PALERMO IS ROSALIA”
THE 392nd FESTIVAL OF SANTA ROSALIA

“The five days of the festival” from July 10th to 15th

Palermo is Rosalia, Rosalia is Palermo, wrote the diarists of centuries past and the people shouted the same. Palermo is Rosalia is the theme for the 392nd Santa Rosalia Festival, giving continuity to the one we organized last year, called ROSALIA IS PALERMO. Rosalia is one of us; she is one of our fellow citizens.
A short poem by the Mayor Leoluca Orlando, summarizes the strong relationship the city has with the Santuzza:

Palermo is Rosalia
Palermo is Rosalia in the heart of the historic center
Palermo is Rosalia on top of Monte Pellegrino
Palermo is Rosalia in the face of a little girl
Palermo is Rosalia in the wrinkles of an old man
Palermo is Rosalia in the heart of a mother
Palermo is Rosalia in the hopes of a boy
Palermo is Rosalia
Rosalia is Palermo

manifesto_santa_rosalia“The Festival of Santa Rosalia belongs to the city and every Palermitan,” says the artistic director, Lollo Franco. “The theme chosen by the municipality looks to the traditions and popular culture. It is a tribute to Giuseppe Pitrè, to coincide with the centenary of his death. Giuseppe Pitrè was a great scholar of folklore, whose immense work is very relevant today, perpetuating the idea of the culture of performance art that exceeds the limits of time. The further enhancement of the Arab-Norman route, which is a UNESCO World Heritage for Humanity site, unites my story as an artist, always seeking to honour the “popular” theatre “reworking traditions” that have accompanied my career as an actor, director and organizer of major events, with the great knowledge of the territory of Palermo and the history of our city.”

Therefore, it is a festival of great tradition but also of great innovation, starting from the chariot design inspired by the Pitrè chariot, growing in height and richly decorated with a triumph of light which will impress with its characteristic decomposition-composition.

Regarding the triumphal chariot and the statue of the Santuzza as the focus of the festival – synonymous with a newfound unity and a desire to win back the city and the people, identifying in this an idea of freedom and purification from the evils of the past centuries that afflict it – came the idea to create a new structure which, starting from the mother chariot, will be enriched by new scenic elements to create a new chariot.

The 392nd FESTIVAL OF SANTA ROSALIA

10 JULY

VILLA GARIBALDI
18.30 – “The scent of the Rose Hermit”
Children’s entertainment show, on the history of Santa Rosalia, by Daniela Allotta, with Gabriella D’Anci and Federica Marrullo, and the extraordinary participation of Piero Arcidiacono in the role of the magician “Mustafà… one thinks it and a hundred do it”.

CATHEDRAL
19:30 Concert of the Complesso Bandistico – Cav. M. Cascino – Palermo City by Gaetano Bonadonna

PIAZZA MARINA
20.00 “Ti racconto Giufà”
Director Daniela Pupella Melluso with Daniela Pupella Melluso, Lavinia Pupella, Nando Chifari and the participation of extras and audacious appearances from popular sources, in which special, whimsical, fun and traditional characters intersect. The Giufà stories teach the young audience about colors, sounds and traditions of a fervent Sicily, experienced through the evocative tales of the great master Giuseppe Pitrè.
21.30 Film Screening – “PALERMO IN SEQUENCE” PALERMO OF THE GATTOPARDO: The Sicily of the Gattopardo by Ugo Gregoretti – Return to the places of the Leopard by Ugo Gregoretti, The locations of Tomasi di Lampedusa by Mario Soldati Consulting by Umberto Cantone Duration, 97 minutes
PIAZZA BOLOGNI

20.30 – “IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PITRÉ”
Filippo Amoroso – Presentation of the project Annamaria Amitrano – The lost religiosity

21.30“VIVA SANTA ROSALIA” The story of Santa Rosalia and the Triunfi
Directed by Lollo Franco with: Gino Carista, Caterina Salemi, Nicola Franco, Gabriele Clemente, Giulia Cutrona, Virginia Bianco, Angela Misuraca, Sonia Fleres, Alessia Greco, Emanuela Bianco, Vittoria Ciraulo, Chiara Vitale, Giovanni Costantino. Music: Simone Ciappa, Ninni Porcaro, Clara Porcaro, Angela Laurannino
The atmosphere of the streets of Palermo during the period of the festivities of Santa Rosalia and the “Triunfo”. Through the notes and the story told by the “orbi” musicians, the characters and the Saint will materalize. From Baldwin to King Ruggero, from the mother to the nurse, and devils to angels. A mixture of comedy and emotion.

11 JULY

CHURCH TO THE MARTORANA
17:00
“In the footsteps of Pitrè”
Keynote address by Prof. Antonino Buttitta – “The material tradition”

17.30 “STUPUR MUNDI” Concert music, song and word. The Arab-Norman poetry with Letizia Colajanni (soprano), Consuelo Lupo (actress), Michele Piccione (percussion), Nicholas Renna (guitar), Francesco Pusateri (cello)

CATHEDRAL
18.30
“The scent of the Rose Hermit”
Children’s entertainment show, on the history of Santa Rosalia, by Daniela Allotta, with Gabriella D’Anci and Federica Marrullo, and the extraordinary participation of Piero Arcidiacono in the role of the magician “Mustafà… one thinks it and a hundred do it”.

PIAZZA MARINA
20.00 – “Ti racconto Giufà” Director Daniela Pupella Melluso with Daniela Pupella Melluso, Lavinia Pupella, Nando Chifari and the participation of extras and audacious appearances from popular sources, in which special, whimsical, fun and traditional characters intersect. The Giufà stories teach the young audience about colors, sounds and traditions of a fervent Sicily, experienced through the evocative tales of the great master Giuseppe Pitrè.

21.30 – “Film Screening – PALERMO IN SEQUENCE”
AN IDEA OF PALERMO: The Normans in Sicily documentary INCOM, Palermo – The Collapse of the Normans with Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi, Palermo and La Conca d’Oro by Piero Marielli, Sicily Seen From Above by Folco Quilici and An Audience with Leonardo Sciascia by Umberto Cantone
Duration 90 minutes

PIAZZA BOLOGNI
21.30“VIVA SANTA ROSALIA” The story of Santa Rosalia and the Triunfi
Directed by Lollo Franco with: Gino Carista, Caterina Salemi, Nicola Franco, Gabriele Clemente, Giulia Cutrona, Virginia Bianco, Angela Misuraca, Sonia Fleres, Alessia Greco, Emanuela Bianco, Vittoria Ciraulo, Chiara Vitale, Giovanni Costantino. Music: Simone Ciappa, Ninni Porcaro, Clara Porcaro, Angela Laurannino
The atmosphere of the streets of Palermo during the period of the festivities of Santa Rosalia and the “Triunfo”. Through the notes and the story told by the “orbi” musicians, the characters and the Saint will materalize. From Baldwin to King Ruggero, from the mother to the nurse, and devils to angels. A mixture of comedy and emotion

12 JULY

GUIDED TOUR OF THE ARABIC NORMAN
17.00 – guided tour of the Arabic Norman – UNESCO Heritage – route. The route winds through some of the main Arab-Norman sites of the city, without leaving behind the story of Santa Rosalia, who belonged to the noble family of Sinibaldi, linked to the Norman court of the twelfth century. Participants will retrace the path of the carriage of the Santuzza and experience a part of the UNESCO heritage of Palermo. The tour includes the participation of two guides and will be in Italian, English and French. Reservations: chiarautro@hotmail.com elisabettazora88@gmail.com

VILLA GARIBALDI
18.30“The scent of the Rose Hermit”
entertainment show for children, by Daniela Allotta, with Gabriella D’Anci and Federica Marrullo and the extraordinary participation of Piero Arcidiacono in the role of the magician “Mustafa… one thinks it and a hundred do it”.

CATHEDRAL
19.30“ON THE FOOTSTEPS OF PITRÉ” Annamaria Amitrano – Oral tradition Songs and Music by Laura Mollica and Giuseppe Greco

PIAZZA PRETORIA
21.30 CONCERT OF THE CHOIR OF THE WHITE VOICES OF THE VINCENZO BELLINI CONSERVATORY OF PALERMO directed by Maestro Antonio Sottile, on the piano, Maestro Antonino Fiorino ARTISTIC LIGHTING OF THE FOUNTAIN AND VIDEO MAPPING on the facade of the Church of Santa Caterina.

PIAZZA MARINA
21.00“Film Screening -“PALERMO IN SEQUENCE”
“The Courtyard of the Aragonese at Teatro Biondo in Palermo” by Ignazio Buttitta with Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia Consultancy by Umberto Cantone

22.30“The Chamber of Wonders” documentary.
There is a place in the heart of Palermo, where time seems to stand still. It is here, in the heart of via Porta di Castro, that a room straight out of One Thousand and One Nights, tells a mute story made of symbols and magical rituals. A few steps from the popular market Ballarò, in the apartment of Valeria Giarrusso and Giuseppe Cadili, is this mysterious room that is being discussed by scholars from various parts of the world.

JULY 13

ARAB-NORMAN ITINERARY
18.00“PALIO OF SANTA ROSALIA”
First edition of the “Palio di Santa Rosalia of the four districts” organized by ACSI Delegation of the Metropolitan Area of Western Sicily. It is an event that is inspired by the ancient races that were organized during the citizens’ festivals. The athletes will face off at the Cassaro, along the strip from Piazza Vittoria to Piazza Bologni, with the start and finish line, just opposite the Cathedral, about 1500 m, which they will cross several times. At every lap, from a particular point, they will sprint for about 300 m. The last four in each sprint will be eliminated and the four athletes still in the race on the last lap will contest for the final victory. Each team will represent one of the four districts of the city and the winner will be awarded a Palio that will be stored at the Palazzo delle Aquile. The last four athletes, who compete for the final victory, will be awarded the plaques.

PALAZZO ASMUNDO Via Pietro Novelli 3
18:00
SICILIAN PUPPET THEATER – FAMILY ARGENTO
“The Battle of Orlando and Rinaldo to win the hand of the beautiful Angelica”, one of the oldest stories of the folk tradition

PIAZZA BELLINI
20.30Exhibition “IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PITRÉ” Filippo Amoroso “Travellers and Festino”

21.30“THE KAIORDA IN CONCERT”
Emanuela Fai Voice, Bruna Perraro, Transverse Flute, Claudio Arena, Flute, Virginia Majorana, Accordion, Massimo Provenzano, Bass, Paolo Carrara, Guitar, Raffaele Pullara, Mandolin, Giovanni Costantino Percussion and Marranzano. Folk music intertwined with the melodies of baroque echoes and Arabian sounds. Giuseppe Pitrè’s research into folk songs is a source of inspiration for Kaiorda who, evoking folklore and popular traditions, will revive the songs, festivals and Sicilian proverbs.

PIAZZA MARINA
21.30 – “Documentary – Palermo and twins” We find the cult of St. Rosalia in the Colombian Palermo and a great devotion of the “palermuna community”. Two twin cities linked by the cult of the common Patron Saint Rosalia. As part of the intercultural exchange with Palermo-Huila in Colombia Carnaval de Santa Cruz Bolivia.

 

Other events
PALAZZO BONOCORE
Piazza Pretoria 10 to 15 July 2016: FOOD AND FESTIVALS IN SICILY from 10.00 to 13.30 and from 14.30 to 17.30. Admission during the period of the 392nd Festival of Santa Rosalia 50% discount on the ticket. Customs and symbols of the traditional festivals and pastries of ancient Sicily. A show that is a real journey between customs, expressions, representations and food knowledge, related to rituals and the most important holidays of the Sicilian ceremonial calendar. An area dedicated to the festival of Santa Rosalia.

CRYPT OF THE CHURCH S. ORSOLA
Via Maqueda 10 to 17 July 2016 EXHIBITION “U VIAGGIU A SANTA RUSULIA” by Antonio GiannusaThe exhibition takes you, via the symbolic pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Monte Pellegrino, on the Mediterranean journey to reach the set destination. The works on display are of multi-sensory installations, contextualized in the space of the S.Orsola church crypt, that immerse the visitor in the dimension of this rough journey making him the protagonist of the work of art. Free entry. Hours 16:30 to 19:00. Sunday, July 10, 2016 18:00 Vernissage

“THE FESTINO IN ONE CLICK” – PHOTO CONTEST

 

13600310_1128297967213326_5950116444215820062_nShoot the 392nd FESTIVAL OF SANTA ROSALIA FROM 10 TO 15 July and send your photos to:staff392festino@gmail.com
Rules:
photos must be consistent with the requirements and sent to our mail address.
They will be published on our Facebook page.
The first 20 photos that receive the most likes will then be examined by a commission composed of the management of the Festino together with the coordinator of Legalitars, Rosellina Garbo.
The winners will receive prizes offered by the following companies:
Photo Lorenzo Gatto 391º Festino

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