FAIRY GOATS AND KNIGHTS ERRANT: PRESENTATION-PERFORMANCE ON MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE SIBILLINI MOUNTAINS
Presentation-performance with Cesare Catà
The Sibillini Mountains are the cradle of ancient and precious myths, from the figure of the Apennine Sibyl to those, no less fascinating, of the goat-footed fairies and elves called Mazzamurelli. Based on the events recounted by Antoine de La Sale and Andrea Barberino, the presentation interprets the story of the hero, Guerrin Meschino - his wanderings through the known world from Turkey to Ireland, passing through the Sibillini - to compare his icon with that of other great heroes of Greek, Celtic and Norse legendary traditions. The audience is drawn into an amazing journey in the fantasy tradition of Marche, through a natural blend of narrative theatre, philosophical disclosure and stand-up comedy irony.
Born in Porto San Giorgio, Marche, in 1981, Cesare Catà is a philosopher and theatrical performer. Like a troubadour of the new millennium, his presentation-performances are dedicated to Shakespeare, ancient myths, folk tales and the great classics of modern literature, bringing his stories both to the theatre and unusual locations such as beaches, pubs, woods and mountains. With a PhD in Philosophy focused on the Renaissance, his training includes experiences in Honolulu, Dublin, Trier and Paris. He is the author of plays and various essays on philosophy and literature. He has translated and edited the works of Henry D. Thoreau and Pamela L. Travers, amongst others. A passionate teacher, he conducts corporate training courses and seminars for pupils of different ages, from primary school to university. He lives in the Marche region of Italy, his beloved homeland between the Adriatic Sea and Sibillini Mountains, with frequent intermittences in the island of Ireland.
Among his most recent books are Chiedilo a Shakespeare (Ask Shakespeare, Ponte alle Grazie, 2021), Una zattera per Itaca (A raft for Ithaca, Ponte alle Grazie, 2022), Tra i Pub e le Fate. Viaggio magico e letterario in Irlanda (From Pubs to Fairies. A magical and literary journey through Ireland, Il Melangolo, 2023).