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Associazione Culturale Ardizzone

Float "40 anni e non sentirli" - category A

40 birthdays 40 heartbeat 40 years have passed since Camillo Ardizzone decided to dedicate his life to the Carnival creating a forge of paints, plaster casts and papier-mâché from which a whole generation has now passed. 40 years of which 28 have lived on the podium of a competition of pugnacious and overwhelming passions, of lights and colors but also of ability to face pitfalls and difficulties, represented in this year’s work by a dragon, always getting up, keep going despite everything.

Because the carnival of Acireale and charm, spell, magic. It is the magic of life that does not allow itself to be compressed, which explodes in a crowd bath in skilled hands, which speak a universal language, which brings the Ardizzone family around the world, up to Saint Martin, up to the Caribbean Pacific! 40 years lived in the sign of surprise, inventiveness … 40 years of youth because the carnival is a great cinema, a great paradise cinema, allowing you to look at things with the eyes of the first time! This year to climb on the cart means like Totò in the film by Giuseppe Tornatore, returning children looking at an intense and passionate story! Totò and his companion of adventures are the protagonists of the Opera: in the baroque city, the cathedral of Acireale stands out in the back of the cart, the two never stop listening to the violin, the aphrodisiac notes of the devil: the symbol of our carnival. King can not be absent because Acireale is the carnival and without it it would lose its identity! “La vida es un carnaval” / life itself is a carnival.

Camillo Ardizzone, who has given his life to the carnival, becomes a mascot on the cart, a character: Camy! He no longer drives a tractor like 40 years ago: he drives a boat that sails the seas and rears to new horizons. W the carnival!