Friday, August 14, 2009

Commedia dell'arte in Jerusalem

Italian Festival -- Art and Pasta
the poster says.
It was my first time to see the 3-day festival put on every summer by the Museum of Italian Jewish Art.
Masked and costumed actors interacted with the crowd.

Their funny antics were billed as Commedia dell'arte.
I'm reading now that this kind of improvised drama started in 14th century Italy.

More pictures from the event tomorrow.
But now, Shabbat shalom, Sabbath peace to you.


Kay said...

Hi Dina! Isn't it your birthday today? I thought it was the day after Jon.

Have a wonderful, happy, fun filled day. I'm glad you are in my world. We all love you and celebrate your special day with you.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Just by looking at these pictures, I am so sure that it feels great to be there in that festival.
Thanks for sharing this to us.
Enjoy your weekend. :)

Cloudia said...

What a specialized museum, fascinating!
Shabat Shalom, Sistah-

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cieldequimper said...

That is way cool. Just like Molière month in Versailles, only you got to enjoy it, I didn't!

Turquoise Diaries said...

Didint you eat any pasta?? It looks like a very fun festival..

JM said...

I immediately thought of Venice and the beautiful Carnival masks.

Dina said...

Thanks everybody. Wish you had been here at the festival too.

TD, I didn't eat pasta; too busy looking for photo ops.

Kay, on the 14th. Thanks for the good wishes. It was a good day.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How cool that the actors interacted with the audience.