Montpellier, a sense of place

Chap. 1: martror, es la davalada!
CIRDOC - Institut occitan de cultura
Meet, Public space, All public, Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole
La Davalada
Saturday November 25th
program :
12pm: bar, food stall, face painting and games
2:15pm: official opening
2:30 pm: Balèti with Cabr’e Can
4pm: Djé Balèti concert
5:15pm: performance-ritual “Martror, la fèsta dels mòrts” by Théâtre des Origines and classes from Montpellier (procession departs from the right-hand gate of the counter-alley)
Contre-allée du Peyrou, Montpellier
open to all – free

Time for the Feast of the Dead (Martror)! CIRDOC, the institute of Occitan culture, sets out to reaffirm the unique character of a capital city which is both cosmopolitan and southern, European and Occitan. To this end, it mobilises the region’s traditions, enriching them with contemporary experiences in a changing social and urban environment. An awareness-raising event with participatory and creative workshops where historic knowledge and know-how revealing the circulation of North Mediterranean myths and rituals are passed on.

© Baptiste Morel