Inaugurates the external court
There could be no more fitting event to inaugurate the new external court of the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli than the theatrical show of significant title I Mosaiciscj which took place last night, Thursday, June 8, 2023, and saw the actors of the Teatro Incerto descend to the time of the ancient Romans and juggle between the emblematic depictions of the mosaics of the Basilica of Aquileia.
The show took place in the outdoor space recently paved and embellished with mosaic sculptures, enclosed by the two side wings of the school building: a place that lends itself to hosting events, meetings, presentations, so closely connected to the Mosaic School of Friuli as to experience the specificity, creativity and beauty of the mosaic, but also close to the historic center of Spilimbergo.
This special event was organized by the Maravee Cultural Association, which has been collaborating with the Mosaic School of Friuli for several years for the CREAttivo project curated by Sabrina Zannier and now in its fourth edition. There was a large audience, interested in theatrical representation, but also intrigued by the “location”.
The evening began with greetings from the president of the Mosaic School of Friuli Stefano Lovison and the mayor of Spilimbergo Enrico Sarcinelli expressing satisfaction in being able to offer the community an additional meeting place and sociality.
Despite the inclement weather, the rain did not interrupt the good actors, nor the participation of the audience that armed with umbrellas did not get intimidated, reaching the final applause with the serene.
The show tells of a magical night, in which are enclosed four centuries of history of Aquileia: the master Marcor (played by Claudio Moretti) is hired by Patriarch Theodore to make the mosaics of the Basilica of Aquileia in one night. In his undertaking he will be joined by two particular helpers: the Angel Gabriel and the Devil (respectively Fabiano Fantini and Elvio Scruzzi) who will try to approach him and remove him from his work.
In addition to dealing in a light and unusual way with the deep, philosophical and religious concepts, which are the basis of the figures described in the mosaics of the Basilica of Aquileia, highlights the very nature of man dedicated to knowledge, understanding and improvement. The history and evolution of artistic craftsmanship is an expression of this and the Mosaic School of Friuli is an example of this in preserving traditional knowledge, while looking at innovation and the needs of the current era.
9 June 2023