Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
The 'flying' fairy tale
From the end of July until mid-August, Piazza Malatesta is transformed into a real dream square, just like Kensington Gardens, after 'closing time' into a fairyland, an enchanting and supernatural world where anything can happen.
An unmissable live show that will include flying choreographies, projections, music and words, will bring magic and amazement to the square of dreams for adults and children alike, and will transform the outdoor area of the Fellini Museum into a place where one can continue or begin to dream again of an eternal present with a great event dedicated entirely to the joy of children and to that of adults who long for the good times when they lived a carefree childhood.
An extraordinary tale full of interactivity designed and directed by Monica Maimone, accompanied by Festi Group, produced by Studio Festi - with video scenography performed by Matthias Schnabell and Edoardo Maimone - based on the text by J. M. Barrie creator of the myth of Peter Pan, which in fact consists of the myth of eternal youth, through the archetype of the garden as a source of salvation.
The project and themes
The popularity of the child character who wanted absolutely nothing to do with growing up was such that the author decided to republish, another publishing work, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.
The latter recounts the arrival of Peter, the protagonist, in the Gardens and how he learns to fly.
Such a visit to his mother is described, in which he observes that she has given birth to another child in some way 'replacing him': thus Peter makes the decision never to return to the adult world.
The fairy beings, inhabitants of the Gardens, previously frightened by the child's presence, gradually become his friends.
The main theme of this work is of course the conflicting relationship that exists between the innocence of children and the responsibilities of an adult.
Taking flight into a world of fantasy and play, Peter has deliberately chosen to avoid the transition from one to the other, remaining perpetually segregated in an eternal childhood.
Nevertheless, this choice is not without repercussions:
it inevitably leads him to gradually alienate himself from the world, to the extent that he begins to be unable to comprehend the albeit very simple actions performed by some children slightly older than him.