ECO LOGICAL THEATer FEST
theatre, music, dance and other encounters that take place under “the light of the sun and the other stars”
At the beginning of summer every year since 2013, the island of Stromboli (Messina. Italy) hosts the Eco Logical Theater Fest. A full week of events featuring artists and spectators from all over the world, together with the island’s inhabitants – shared events that are all “unplugged”, meaning no electrical energy is used for lighting and sound. The bodies of spectators and performers (actors, singers, musicians and dancers, in addition to writers, volcanologists, archeologists, geologists, astronomers, philosophers and other scholars) are all illuminated by the same light, i.e. by “the sun or other stars” (as well as fire and candlelight). They also perform on site without any electronic modification or acoustical amplification. The day after an event, spectators and performers are invited to meet and chat around a table at Bar Ingrid, discussing their experiences of the day before. During the long June days (it doesn’t get dark until 9:30 at night), the festival also offers seminars, courses and children’s workshops related to ecological issues.
The Eco Logical Theater Fest is an island of unpolluted acoustics, an opportunity to put human beings at the center of live performance, as well as a chance to save energy. It is also a special occasion to visit and get to know Stromboli in an original and eclectic way.
By following the events offered by the festival, you can see places and panoramas not always accessible to the public: not only natural sites such as caves, beaches, rocks, slopes, public places like churchyards, squares and jetties, but also private homes and terraces opened especially to the Festival and the people attending it.
Fluidonumero9 is an association of social promotion constituted by professionals and dedicated to the training of actors and the production of live performances, with particular interest in the voice and in the artist's body as a means for thought and energy free from technological filters. The association organizes Linklater Method workshops at major Film& TV schools in Italy, as well as abroad. In 2013, Fluidonumero9 founded the EcoLogical Unplugged Theatre Festival of Stromboli, awarded with a Medal of the President of the Italian Republic in 2014
The Ricola brand was created by confectionery business Richterich & Compagnie in 1930 based on the twin pillars of innovation and quality awareness. The family company now exports its herb specialties to more than 50 countries around the world. As a pioneer in organic herb cultivation, Ricola’s close ties with culture and architecture were established early on in the company’s history. These ties are further reinforced through the two Ricola foundations and its own art collection.