Festa Farina e Forca was performed in the Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa in Palermo on 25th July 2013. This was a large scale site-specific piece that stretched around three streets and two warehouses (old aircraft hangars). The audience followed the procession between the sites, led by a band of folk musicians/dancers, in a close parallel to a local cultural event – the feast of the Santa Rosalia.
I co-directed the performance in collaboration with Michelle Li. The performers were drawn from a local group of folk musicians, as well as a cellist and a dancer. Andrea Cusumano, who was responsible for organizing the festival, also performed a role in the piece.