The choreographer of the Concertone della Notte della Taranta in Melpignano (Lecce) will be Davide Bombana. The announcement was made in Lecce at a press conference, preceded by an engaging flash mob of 12 dancers from La Notte della Taranta Corps in Piazza Sant’Oronzo. Davide Bombana, a prominent name in international dance, celebrates his parts danced in the New Year concert of the Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by Jansons, Metha and Muti and performed by the first dancers of the Vienna State Opera. Bombana will realize the choreographies of the Concertone directed by the maestro Fabio Mastrangelo, translating La pizzica with its expressive power.
The twenty-second edition of the Notte della Taranta (# Taranta22), will be the protagonist of the project for the enhancement of 4 oases of Southern Italy promoted by Intesa Sanpaolo and Legambiente with the collaboration of the La Notte della Taranta Foundation. At the presentation of the "Rigeneri AMO Nature" project participated, the Regional Tourism Councilor Loredana Capone, the president of the La Notte della Taranta Foundation Massimo Manera, the Regional Director Puglia, Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, Intesa Sanpaolo Francesco Guido, the creative director of the brand Yezael Angelo Cruciani and Nunzio Cirino Groccia of the national secretariat of Legambiente. The objective is to defend the environment and nature and make the places identified by Legambiente accessible to all.
Italy is rich in exciting landscapes and an extraordinary heritage of biodiversity, which makes our country the richest in Europe. It is for these reasons that Legambiente and Intesa Sanpaolo have decided to share an extraordinary fundraising campaign on the occasion of the twenty-second edition of La Notte della Taranta, which this year will become solidarity for environmental protection.
Thanks to the contribution of all the people who decide to participate in "Rigeneri AMO la Natura", it will be possible to redevelop, with simple and concrete projects, four valuable areas from the environmental point of view in Puglia, Calabria, Campania and Basilicata.
Each with its own story to tell:
· The Bay of Torre Squillace, in the municipality of Nardò (Puglia), in the center of the protection area of the protected marine area of Porto Cesareo, to be made accessible with guided tours to discover the history of the Tower and the natural heritage that surrounds it;
· The Dunes of Sovereto, in Isola di Capo Rizzuto, in the province of Crotone (Calabria), with naturalistic habitats and paths to restore;
· The Oasis of Variconi, in Castelvolturno, in the province of Caserta (Campania), a destination for many birdwatchers, devastated by arson;
· The Special Protection Area "Ionian Coast Foce Cavone", in Pisticci, in the province of Matera (Basilicata), rich in dunes, beaches, and wildlife to be observed but not accessible to disabled people;
“Rigeneri AMO la Natura”, it also wants to be a journey through the beauty of a less known and often, therefore, neglected Italy. Italy with its wonderful beaches and its traditions is a country to rediscover together, to defend and promote, as has been done for twenty-two years
La Notte della Taranta with its popular roots and the universal language of music.
The project starts with the journey of the Notte della Taranta in Intesa Sanpaolo conditions in 4 cities in the South:
- 27 June in Matera Capital of Culture (piazza Vittorio Veneto);
- 4th July in Reggio Calabria (via Nicola Miraglia);
- 11 July in Bari (from via Sparano to via Abate Gimma);
- 18 July in Caserta (piazza Generale Amico).
Everyone will be able to contribute to the environmental protection project by purchasing the official t-shirt of the 22nd edition of La Notte della Taranta designed by Angelo Cruciani, creative director of Yezael. At the center of the white t-shirt is a large tambourine where the rattles are the moons. Primitive and explosive as a Magritte dance, the wheel of Lune culminates with that of the most awaited night of summer: the Taranta. Cruciani's shirt is a manifesto in defense of nature and will be worn by the musicians of the Popular Orchestra in the Melpignano Concertone. The partnership with Intesa Sanpaolo has made it possible to increase the offer of the Festival with concerts and courses of knowledge of pizzica organized in the branches of Southern Italy of the banking group.
Itinerant Festival Calendar Night Of Taranta 2019 - # Taranta22
La Notte della Taranta will convey its article-cultural message and will turn on the summer of Salento in the month of August, in the squares and among the castles, in the courts and in the alleys of the municipalities of Grecià Salentina and Salento up to the final evening with the Concertone di Melpignano. The stages of the traveling festival await you on:
August 3 - Corigliano d’Otranto
August 4 - Galatone
August 5 - Nardò
August 6 - Sogliano Cavour
August 7 - Ugento
August 8 - Acaya (Vernole)
August 9 - Cursi
August 10 - Calimera
August 11 - Zollino
August 12- Cutrofiano
August 13 - Alessano
August 14 - Lecce
August 15 - Torrepaduli (Ruffano) – Piccola Ronda alla Festa di San Rocco
August 16 - Carpignano
August 17 - Galatina
August 18 - Castrignano de Greci
August 19 - Soleto
August 20 - Martignano
August 21 - Sternatia
August 22 - Martano
August 24 - Melpignano Concertone
The program of the traveling festival has been unveiled and for each stage you can read in addition to the program of the evening, even small insights that will allow you to learn more about each individual town of Salento where the artists of the Festival della Notte della Taranta 22 will perform. Concerts, meetings, music, dance, books, theater, cinema, pizzica and tambourine workshops, research, guided tours, history and art, archeology and craftsmanship, discovery and rediscovery. 40 concerts of popular music, 400 artists involved, 19 stages in Salento and the final Concertone in Melpignano. A journey of culture and entertainment between the historic centers and communities of the Salento countries # tarantafestival2019.
To discover the program of each single stage, to deepen the knowledge of the single municipalities in which each evening of the Taranta Festival 2019 will take place and the artists that will perform can click on the following link:
- Tutte le 20 Tappe del Festival Itinerante 2019 #Taranta22 ;
The program can also be consulted for each single stage, scrolling this page to the bottom.