The wedding is a party celebrating love – in first instance – then family and friendship, shining in the happiness of the most important day of your life and – very important – giving a lot of FUN! So after the religious or institutional function, in the church or in the town hall; after kissing all invited people congratulating you; after having taken photos with parents and grandparents, old friends and cousins; so, after all this, the party starts: so everybody enjoys the time together eating, drinking, then singing … ok, now let’s start with the music and we all dance like crazy … then, then…? Have you ever thought of having a wedding played at your wedding? That sounds funny, doesn’t it?!
In the Venetian theater of mid 1400′s there is a typical short composition called Mariazzo or Mariazo. In the form of a comedy, the Mariazzo is based on a canvas, which is a text tracing few basic elements of the plot of a work, just giving a general idea of the facts and people involved, without entering excessively into details, in fact only a trace for the improvisations of the actors, who acted and expressed all their skills, sometimes changing words and moves depending on their audience (look at the picture: it’s my handsome boyfriend during one of his performances!). (more…)