In an era of hyper-connection – as people, goods, content and ideas move with increasing speed across networks – the Cortona Mix Festival has since 2012 offered a unique cultural event, which looks to develop, unite and examine in-depth all that which we call art today: literature, music, theatre, figurative arts, new languages, digital technology and writing. The event advances creative interaction between diverse forms of human creativity, not so that they lose their specificity but, rather, so that they may question and reinvent themselves, to reach the public in often entirely novel ways.
Cortona Mix Festival hosted numerous Italian and international personalities from the worlds.
Launched in 2012, the Festival – promoted by the City of Cortona, Gruppo Feltrinelli and the Tuscany Region in collaboration with Orchestra della Toscana, Accademia degli Arditi and Officine della Cultura – takes place in the heart of Italy and of summer: from late July to the beginning of August, in the streets, theatres and numerous venues offered by Cortona, a fascinating city with a millenary history, whose origins date back to Etruscan civilization and whose fame shined through the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
In its first two editions, the Cortona Mix Festival hosted numerous Italian and international personalities from the worlds of music, literature, show business and culture, offering audiences unforgettable experiences: the passionate energy of Jovanotti’s concert-party; open-air screenings in Piazza Signorelli of masterpieces by Fritz Lang and Charlie Chaplin with live musical accompaniment by the Orchestra della Toscana; daring intersections between symphonic music, cabaret and electronic music; intense musical performances by artists like Stefano Bollani and Emir Kusturica; crowded afternoon discussions with authors Joe Lansdale, Jonathan Coe, Erri De Luca, Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Stefano Benni, Marcela Serano, Suad Amiry, Cristina Comencini and Simonetta Agnello Hornbyto name but a few; the magic of dance, with great European companies and étoiles Eleonora Abbagnato and Mara Galeazzi; Roberto Saviano's extraordinary civic commitment; and an extremely fun jam session between local young musicians and “Mighty” Max Weinberg (Bruce Springsteen’s longtime drummer in the E Street Band and since 2013 an honorary citizen of Cortona).
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