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  • A 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage ProjectLegends on Circular Ruins

  • In Archeological Sites in Italy, Spain, Romania and AlbaniaRuins of Segovia, Castro, Rudiae, Nivica, Constanta

Legends on
Circular Ruins

Circular Ruin Segovia

Spain

Segovia is a city in the centre of Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile and León. The city was already inhabited in the Bronze Age.

Circular Ruin Castro

Italy

In the southern part of Salento Peninsula there is another gem of historical, archaeological and naturalistic heritage, the small village of Castro that overlooks the Mediterranean sea.

Circular Ruin Rudiae

Italy

The archaeological remains of the ancient city of Rudiae are situated in the countryside, in the south part of the “valley of Cupa”, close to the town of Lecce.

Circular Ruin Nivica

Albania

Nivica is a small village in Labëria, situated in Butrint National Park, hidden in the mountains above some spectacular canyons, strung out along a sheer cliff behind an old, crumbled fortress.

Circular Ruin Constanta

Romania

The city of Constanta is in the Dobrojea area which is characterized by several influences due to the geographical location, connecting the interior part of Europe with the Black sea.
About Legends on Circular Ruins

Legends on circular ruins is a project by Astragali Teatro-Eufonia, supported by the European programme "Creative Europe" for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. The project features the implementation of artistic residences and of an international conference, from July 2018 to March 2019, in five archaeological sites, in Italy (Rudiae and Castro, in the province of Lecce), Spain (Segovia), Romania (Constanta) and Albania (Nivica). The sites and their history will be at the center of the activities through the collaboration between artists, archaeologists, operators of cultural heritage, communities. The project partners are the Department of Cultural Heritage of the University of Salento (Italy), the National Theater of Constanta (Romania), the 'Alicia Alonso' Dance Foundation of 'Rey Juan Carlos' University of Madrid (Spain), the International Theater Institute - UNESCO (France) and the National Coastal Agency (Albania). The interventions in the places will be site-specific and crossed by the presences, by the traces of mythological and historical figures such as Medea, Enea, Quinto Ennio, Ovidio, Maria Zambrano and many others, present in these places. Legends on circular ruins is based on the conviction that tangible and intangible cultural heritage is a resource that unites peoples, highlighting their crossings and syncretism, reviving memories and stories, regenerating, through the 'past', a deeper view of the present and of the future.

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The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

The year will see a series of initiatives and events across Europe to enable people to become closer to and more involved with their cultural heritage. Cultural heritage shapes our identities and everyday lives. It surrounds us in Europe's towns and cities, natural landscapes and archaeological sites. It is not only found in literature, art and objects, but also in the crafts we learn from our ancestors, the stories we tell to our children, the food we enjoy in company and the films we watch and recognise ourselves in.

Cultural heritage has a universal value for us as individuals, communities and societies. It is important to preserve and pass on to future generations. You may think of heritage as being ‘from the past’ or static, but it actually evolves though our engagement with it. What is more, our heritage has a big role to play in building the future of Europe. That is one reason why we want to reach out to young people in particular during the European Year.

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12November

Unique and impressive Residence in Segovia (Spain)

Teatro Astràgali/Fabio Tolledi
With different workshops, a visit to the Segovian Traditional Craft Trade Union, a heritage international seminar, a lecture on the traditions of the “Romancero”, different performances the residency in Segovia was impressive and an inspiration for the international visitors.
10October

creative residency in Constanta (Romania)

Teatro Astràgali/Roberta Quarta
At the historial site of Constanta modern culture met history. The international event was composed of meetings, visits of the Park and the Archaeological Museum of the ancient Roman city and the performance "Legends on Circular Ruins".
26September

Unparalleled Residence in Nivica (Albania)

Teatro Astràgali/Roberta Quarta
An international public visited the historial site of Nivica, met the community, enjoyed a book presentation, a play by Teatro Astràgali and a play by Fundacion de la Danza Alicia Alonso University.
29August

History meets Culture with "Night of the Poets"

ColucciArte/Marina Colucci
Romanian and Italian poetry at the site of Rudiae. Featuring the Romanian poet Iulia Pana, the actress Mirela Pana (State Theatre of Constanta), the musician Adrian Mihai, in a reading produced by the State Theatre of Constanta. The Italian poet and theatre director Fabio Tolledi, the actress Roberta Quarta, the musician Mauro Tre, in a reading of the poem by Antonio Verri ‘La Betissa’, by Astragali Teatro.
18August

History meets Culture with "Night of the Poets"

Teatro Astràgali/Roberta Quarta
The play "Metamorfosi" by Teatro Astràgali performed at the Park of Rudiae was an extraordinary experience: a modern piece of theatre in an ancient surrounding.