A unique place in the world, a gateway between East and West, Taormina will host the Taobuk Festival again this year.
Born in 2012 from an idea of Antonella Ferrara, its chair and director, Taobuk centres its events calendar around the goal of acknowledging the “literary sediments” of the city, the result of a history rich in events, legends, experiences and traditions.
Exhibitions, theatre and dance performances, and film retrospectives bring to life picturesque locations, like the Teatro Antico amphitheatre, the privileged venue of an increasingly multidisciplinary festival.
This year’s theme is “Freedoms”.
“Taobuk will explore the immense and intoxicating creative power, the strength of aggregation, the dignity and the opportunities that freedom and freedoms confer on free people, in guaranteeing the inviolability of your own body, of your home, of privacy,” says Antonella Ferrara.
It is a pressing topic dictated by the times we live in; freedom is anything but taken for granted, especially considering the plight of Iranian women. This isn’t just something that happened in the past; today, bizarrely, the concept of “freedom” still needs to be affirmed.
The Taobuk Festival is, therefore, an important event that, through culture and literature, stories of unequal and nonconformist freedom in their own right, aims to contribute to this process of creating a better world.