40 years is not very comfortable – the time for a mid-life crisis. It is embarrassing to go back to the mad idealism and courage of our youth, but go back we must: Not for nostalgia, but to pay our respects to them.
We celebrated the actual anniversary of the first arrivals in Malérargues on the 1st of July with fun and beauty with young and old friends. There was the inauguration of a new gallery with an exhibition of photographs taken in 1974 by Ivan Midderigh.
Then there was the opening presentation of the 30th. Myth and Theatre Festival by Enrique Pardo.
Followed by a wonderfully chaotic dinner for sixty people – chaotic because it was in Salamandre due to the traditional thunderstorm that always seems to want to join our biggest parties. Speeches, toasts, songs, lightning and thunder.
The next event will be our own party on the 18th of July, which will kick-off with a water volleyball match Europe v the Americas. Followed by dinner and dancing and early to bed, because we are not so young as we were and there are workshops in the morning.
On the other hand, on August 9th. there will be La Nuit de performances: 10pm to 6am filled with a full moon, shooting stars and all the creative variety of Roy Hart Theatre. Find out more on the blog.