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Different weekend for Fiesta Globàl

We arrived in Fattoria della Legalità (Isola del Piano, PU) Saturday afternoon at 2 pm, and just after leaving the car we could enjoy the picturesque view that there would have been there for the next two days.

Fattoria della Legalità is a house taken from the mafia and now it’s used by the Town Hall and the people for social and cultural activities in order to keep the freedom and to do something useful for society. The town major, a very gentle and kind person, explained us a bit about Isola del Piano history as the first biological farm area in Italy and how the Fattoria della Legalità developed as a social site, after the mafia man who owned the place until twelve years ago.

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All of us, as the group of the Vicolocorto’s EVS, we were there for helping to organize the Fiesta Globàl, the street art festival that will take place in Montefabbri, from 21st to 23rd of July. In order to make the organization successful, first of all we got to know each other better, so we could easily cooperate with the organizers and local volunteers of the festival. Because of that we joined two workshops on the arrival day, one about experimental theater, and the other one, after dinner, about playing djembe.

The djembe session was so successful and funny that some of us continued playing until it was  really time to go to bed.

We all slept in a non-common way: in a camper, in a tent under the stars, on the floor, in a car… But we managed to get up full of energy! So on Sunday we started with a nice breakfast in the middle of those beautiful mountains, some of us had a nice walk and came back with a bag made of leaves plenty of wild cherries (which we are still wondering if there were cherries or not, but that weren’t toxic and tasted very good!). After eating a real Italian pasta meal and “crostata” as dessert, we had the main meeting for preparing the festival.

The whole group, more or less twenty people, discussed about many different important aspects for the organization of the Fiesta Globàl: the prize of the ticket, the decoration of the entrance, the logistic of the events, how to do the promotion, and which extra activities would be nice for the festival audience. It was long enough for realizing how the event will be and, moreover, how important it is to meet the people with who you will collaborate before starting to. And that’s the value of the art labs and the meals that we shared before organizing meeting, because only after that we felt free and we were able to show to the others our opinions and our ideas to enrich the festival.

We went back home with some things to do on our own for the festival, but with a lot of new memories and friends that we hope we will meet again!

Maria

An EVS afternoon in Montefabbri at Fiesta Global Festival 2015

With some late we are glad to speak about one of the most important ethnic event in Italy: the Fiesta Global 2015.

Organized by TribalEgg Association, Fiesta Global at the 12th edition attract every year more o less 10000 participants from all Italy and abroad.

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Our afternoon in Montefabbri (Pesaro and Urbino) was spent with some cold beer and matches of backgammon, speaking with the artists (already) met in Zoe Microfestival, artisans and performers.

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We spoke about EVS and the opportunity to have a volunteering experience abroad and the experience who can have the EVS here in Pesaro.

Moreover, we tried unsuccessful to participate to some workshop like African dances and African percussion. Maybe we needed more talent.

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ZOE MICROFESTIVAL – Day 2

After the first day of Zoe, the second day of this open art concept festival arrived, and with it many different artists ready to perform and to give their maximum on the different stages. Orti Giulii was alive again, by the second night in a row!

People start to arrive at 20.00 p.m, a great part of them arrived to the Pesaro Language Exchange that was going to start exactly at this time near the Vicolocorto’s spot. The event went fine with people interacting with each others.

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When the concerts started we went looking for victims willing to do an interview with us about their opinion on the Festival. We found a few people interested in, inclusive Elisa Magi and Stefano Breschi. When we asked about their general opinion on the Festival Elisa said: “The first thing I noticed was how green this place is, full of beautiful trees (…) There are a lot of things to do, I liked especially the drawing panel in the entrance and the pictures on the sidewalls”. Not so happy Elisa mentioned: “The drinks are quite expensive… but it’s ok, I came to meet my friends and the people that I liked so I’m good anyway”. When we asked about the last editions of Zoe, Elisa answered: “The last editions (especially last year) should have more music artists, cheaper food and drinks, but this year it seems ok with more artists. It’s for sure a good meeting place with different concerts to enjoy”. Stefano had the same opinion that Elisa said: “The concept of the Festival is very interesting, with different music to hear and different places to explore art itself.”

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After we finished to torture our amazing interviewed we went to speak with Sarah Tonelli, that in microfestival is taking photos of the eyes with a very characteristic focus of every person that comes to take a picture of his/her eye. After giving a response to all the people that came to take a picture, Sarah had a moment to talk with us about her work and expectations. First we talked about her inspirations, as she said: “In general my inspiration comes from the passion of what I do, mostly because I can be myself in what I’m doing. I study biology, so I like the scientific individuality of each person, each eye. I have to confess that one of my inspirations is the film ‘I Origins’ that tells the story of a molecular biologist whose studies of human ocular points to highlight with profound implications on our scientific and spiritual beliefs.”

When we asked ‘what do you search in this work, in this pictures you take?’ Sarah answered: “I search the unique of each person, because, even if I have brown eyes like the majority of people, it’s always different the shadows, the formats, even the brown colour, form person to person, and I want to capture this difference in a close way. This play game between light and shadows is unique in every person. With this work I catch the individuality of the being letting the physical paranoia behind.” To finish our interview we spoke about dreams and expectations for the future, and Sarah said: “I hope I won’t lose the passion from this art, because I love to transmit emotions to people. I wish, in the future, to be satisfy with my options, with myself and what I do.” To finalize, with a beautiful smile Sarah said: “To be a transparent person”.

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The second day of the Festival ended, but with the certain for another day, another sunset, another artist, other visitors, but for sure the same spirit of this big art concept festival called Zoe Microfestival.

Carlos & Mert