The Carnival on Stage exhibition inaugurated

“Carnival on stage. Types of the comedy of Art”, will remain open at the CERE until March 18

On Friday, January 26 at around 8:30 p.m. at the CERE, the mayor of Miguelturra Victoria Sobrino, inaugurated the exhibition “Carnival on stage. Types of the comedy of Art”, accompanied by Francisco Javier Navarro Haro, Provincial Director of Education of the Board of Communities of Castilla-La Mancha , Luis Alberto Lara Contreras, Provincial Deputy of the Ciudad Real Provincial Council, Diego Rodríguez, Councilor for Celebrations of the Miguelturra City Council, Nuria Sánchez, Churriega Exemplar 2017, Jorge Jiménez, curator of the exhibition and supported by a very large audience that filled the room, the councilor thanked the celebration of these events that help achieve a common objective: the declaration of the Migueltura Carnival as a Festival of National Tourist Interest.

Jorge Jiménez, curator of the exhibition, began his speech with a plea about the value of MOMO. Carnival Interpretation Center as a very competitive cultural product and service. He remembered when the space was designed – a project in which he participated – it was done in a very ambitious way, trying to be a reference. To achieve this, a large number of transversal lines of development were included to keep MOMO alive, one of them is the temporary exhibition hall that was full of life yesterday.

The exhibition mixes carnival with the world of theater and addresses how in the Italian Renaissance a new theatrical genre emerged while the first companies became professional, it is what is known as “Comedy of Art.” This is not born from nothing, but arises from a very rich popular tradition that floods the public square, in it we find everything from acrobats to farces, from jesters to blind storytellers, and of course, the thousand and one manifestations of the carnival.

Carnival was introduced into this theatrical genre that lasted more than three centuries and traveled throughout Europe and the rest of the known world with its characteristic characters on stage. These were stereotypes, they acted with masks and always played the same role. They were divided into three: the servants, the old and the lovers. Among them, the most famous are Pantaleón, Arlequín, Pierrot… names that sound familiar to all of us because they are deeply rooted in our culture. When the genre was exhausted and died, the common people did not let these characters disappear and kept them alive in that carnival from which they were born, so we are talking about a two-way relationship.
The exhibition consists of more than sixty pieces including prints, costumes, books, toys and a contemporary art mural made specifically for it by the artist Roberto Carretero “Gobi”.
This piece will especially delight the most local audience, since in it the artist addresses something so from Miguelturra such as the Hermitage of Christ and the street mask. It also includes three sets to tell us what the stages of the Commedia del Arte, the world of the mask and the ballet were like, along with two supporting audiovisual resources. With it the viewer will be able to see the complete series of illustrations by the Frenchman Maurice Sand, part of which was already used to create some of the MOMO rooms.
Jorge Jiménez closed the event, remembering the words of Victoria Sobrino at FITUR, when she said that Miguelturra was called to be the tourist gateway to Campo de Calatrava, something with which the commissioner said he agreed, taking into account that for that MOMO gate , is the key.