17 December 2020 - 00: 24
The Falleros Studies Collective of the Marina Alta will present next Tuesday in Dénia the first issue of the magazine "L'arreplegà", which collects different research articles on the feast of the failures and its context in the region. The event will take place on December 22 at the House of Culture from the 20 hours.
(NOTE: For reasons of sanitary measures this presentation is suspended. A new date will be indicated).
The magazine was born with the help of the Dénia Foundation that awarded it the Cultural 100x100 award in 2016. With the subtitle of the Fallera History Research Magazine, this first issue has a cover illustrated by the artist Enric Ginestar and includes seven research papers and the facsimile reproduction of documents of local and regional historical interest.
Among the topics covered are a compilation of fire festivals, understood in a broad sense, in the towns of the Marina Alta; an approach to the history of the failures in Pego; the Valencian tradition of the Jocs Flors; notes on the origin and celebration of battles of flowers and floats in Dénia before the fallas; a review of the pioneering local artists who designed and built fallas in Dénia; the experience of the Maristas fault; and some notes on the use of fireworks at the party. Its authors are Joan Felip Sala, Rosa Sastre, Bruno Moreno, Antoni Reig, Manolo Catalán and María Dolores Guntiñas. The articles are profusely illustrated with photographs and documents, some of which are unpublished.
Among the rescued material that is reproduced, there is a photograph of a first falla forgotten by history and planted in 1946 in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, a handwritten letter by the artist Ramón Marco, and the program-libretto published in 1948, the year in which The first fallas districts of the first stage of the Dénia fallas appear.
The Fallas Studies Collective of Dénia and the Marina Alta (CEF) was born in 2015 coinciding with the great repercussion of the Fallas libretti published by the different commissions and that increasingly bet on research and rediscovery of the local Fallas culture. The first group of partners is made up of people linked to the Fallas festival and local research, both in Dénia and other towns in the Marina Alta. From the first moment they set out to recover the memory and the historical and cultural legacy that the fallas have left in their respective towns.