What was the world like in the cities of classical antiquity and how did they evolve? Its expansion, its influence, its problems and its challenges will focus the next Festival of historical recreation Tarraco Viva. The contest consolidates its proposals living history, conferences, monologues of historical figures and workshops and visits to heritage in their 21 edition, which will be held from May 5 to 19 in Tarragona.
it is nurtured by almost 140 activities. An advance of what will be this new edition will be seen tomorrow in the Center for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB), with the debate "The classic Roman city and some contemporary reflections", which will moderate Magí Seritjol, the director of Tarraco Viva and in which the historians and researchers Joaquin Ruiz de Arbulo, Ricardo Mar, Enric Calpena and Irene Cordón.
The Festival will recreate life in the center of the Roman city
The festival will start with a historical recreation show next to the Walls of Tarraco, in charge of training Nemesis Arq and will have as one of the main novelties the recreation of the Forum, a production of Projecte Phoenix. "Everything happened there, there was the market, politics was done, justice was given and the temple was there," says Seritjol.
There will be no shortage of army recreations and legionaries. The Italians Ars Dimicandi they return to the festival just like the Ludi Scaenici, that will recreate the music of the cities. Tarraco Viva will bid farewell on the Sunday before the elections, with a representation of the mayor's election in the city 2,000 years ago. The festival has a budget of 380,000 euros, according to the Councilor for Culture, Begoña Floria.