Feria de Melo 2018
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Sometimes only by leaving the island you live on can you get to know it better and see it with new eyes... It's been a really proud moment to bring our Eivissa Ancients to Mallorca, an island which neighbours Ibiza and is geographically close, but worlds apart in terms of its ancient cultural roots and identity. The goddess supposed to have shaped Ibiza as the island of hedonism and healing 2500 years ago, Tanit, is barely known on Mallorca. Likewise, the podenco hound, brought with the Phoenicans along the trade routes from Egypt, along with many other aspects of Egyptian and Middle Eastern mythology, simply never arrived on Mallorca. Less cultures passed through here, meaning the culture seems more developed, but also more narrow and rigid.
And now we return to our strange little 'no mans land' Eivissa - misunderstood, mysterious pirate island belonging to no one,
home to free-thinkers, mega-rich VIPs and layer upon layer of mind-blowing ancient secrets which even now are only beginning to surface to the daylight. And that's the reason why every time I leave, I always return. ✨
First we take Vilafranca...
Then we take Berlin.
Theatre of the Ancients is performing with the Eivissa Ancients Tribe for the first time off Ibizan soil...
We are at a melon festival in Mallorca!
A dreamy culture fest of traditional Mallorcan crafts and folklore... Thank god @shiatsusol and @ferapawoodhandcraft are returning via van so we can transport the hand-woven baskets, honey and... melons we've splashed out on.
This adventure wouldn't have been possible without the funding support of Talent IB, a scheme which helps artists and performers to travel between the Balearic islands... Oh and a certain Catalan-speaking ❤️ who translated six pages of text into Catalan for me to fill in the application form on a cold winter's day many moons ago... 🗿🍈🗿🍈#eivissaancientstribe#puppetry#giantpuppet#cabezudo#talentib#feriademelo#vilafranca#ibizaculture#ibizafolklore#eivissa#ibiza#balearicislands