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Museums and everything in them (19/05/2020)

| Both painting and dance carry spontaneous and emotional feelings that are not experienced with other forms of art | Under this approach, and on the occasion of the International Museum Day, the Siyâsa scheduled this Monday the activity 'The states of emotion' by the painter Álvaro Peña and the dancer Sofía de los Ángeles.

If he, with his painter's hands, did something beautiful, she would go and try to express it as a dance.

It was expected that the Department of Museums would limit the influx of spectators to thirty percent of the capacity and would take extreme measures of social distancing in this fight to win the battle against the coronavirus."The last time I was in Cieza was a few years ago with an exhibition at the Hospedería San Sebastián," explained the painter Álvaro Peña when they introduced him to someone during the opening of 'Las flores del bien' at the Siyâsa Museum last month.

February, within the Flowering tourism project.

Invariably, his interlocutor said: "Cultural life in Cieza has changed a lot since then." He smiled: "Me too".

The Murcian artist, to whom this International Museum Day has been invited by the Department of Museums, returned this Monday afternoon to star in 'The States of Emotion', an intimate access to the creative process -more than is possible with any other artist- accompanied by bailaora Sofía de los Ángeles.

Their forms take movement,with curved and vibrant brushstrokes.

Peña allowed his work to speak for itself before the curious gaze of some twenty spectators, among whom were the mayor of Cieza, Pascual Lucas; the councilors for Museums, Commerce and Youth, Conchi Villa, María Jesús López and Marta Sánchez, respectively; the director of the Municipal Service of Museums, Joaquín Salmerón, and the curator of 'Las flores del bien, Pedro López.For the Siyâsa Museum, the promotion of its funds must be accompanied by the dissemination of what has been recovered and investigated.

Hence the efforts made by the management, since its inception, to make available to the general public the fruits of the work of archaeologists, researchers, etc.

Anyone who visits its rooms will probably experience a unique sensation: that of contemplating the history of Cieza, grateful for those moments, for the work of municipal archaeologists and technicians who recovered their heritage, and more aware than ever of how urgent it is to preserve those archaeological sites and the treasures they contain.

Only by knowing our history and the mistakes made in the past can we avoid them.

The municipal museum on Calle San Sebastián is still news: on May 12 it turned twenty-one.An example of what a cultural space should be for your delight, preservation and dissemination, it was created in 1999.

Thanks to its work, Cieza recovered part of its heritage and made Siyâsa a first-class museum center, a mandatory stopover for citizens and visitors.

Being in it revises the concept of heritage from top to bottom, as it provides a new reference standard with which to evaluate the social function of these spaces for provides a new reference standard with which to evaluate the social function of these spaces for provides a new reference standard with which to evaluate the social function of these spaces for culture.Let the music play at the Esparto MuseumUpon arrival, one has the feeling, as often happens in this secluded space that houses the Club Atalaya Ateneo de la Villa, of having gone back in time.

Beyond the rooms, all that can be seen is a row of ropes, maromas, and olive milling caps that complement the objects and furnishings on display.

With its large photographs, the place has an elemental beauty that makes one think of a research work by Antonio Pérez Gómez titled 'The manual industry of esparto grass': "If we could make him speak to a grass rope, to a rope, and that we Tell your story, whoever listens to it, not having with this economy old relationships that would have brought you up to date with your interiors, would hear things that would amaze you ".

It is the Esparto Museum.The culture of esparto grass in Cieza would not exist without the work of this institution, which opened its doors in 2012.

Few industrial vestiges remain in the city of that decisive manufacturing stage, but the genetic memory of the Czezanos continues to house, for all reason, the images of a historical era of light and shadow.

It is an old collection, full of objects, disused gadgets and other ties to the past. Visiting these unique facilities for their heritage so thoroughly preserved, which provides an exceptional testimony about the 20th century science, had an added incentive on the occasion of International Museum Day.

And there was a demonstration of 'hilao' with a wheel, of making a suit by the esparto maker Antonio José Salmerón and other esparto braiding techniques.

Some of the images evoked manual labor and the livelihood of 'hilaores' that they had so honestly earned.

It was not the only surprise of the afternoon.

The powerful voice and full of feeling of Celia Aroca led the presenter of 'Órbita M', from 7 Televisión, to praise her "vocal power and her tear", after having heard her sing in the studios El Señor Guindilla Récords.

Always spirited and expressive,the vocalist of the ciezano group Tovarich offered this Monday her readings of well-known songs together with effective own compositions.

Both she and Andrés Villa delved into their efforts to bring the liturgy of their music closer to the sounds of the soul.

The result was a concert of high caliber and deep poetic content, which was followed by the president of the Atalaya Ateneo de la Villa Club, Antonio Balsalobre, and the Councilor for Museums, Conchi Villa.and the Councilor for Museums, Conchi Villa.and the Councilor for Museums, Conchi Villa. Another proposal that attracted interest through social networks was related to ethnography and folklore.

The activity prepared by the Folklore Center brought the public closer to its facilities, with initiatives that inspired the Cieza Group of Choirs and Dances in previous editions of May 18.

We talk about his costumbrista shows 'La casa de la tía Motas' and 'Noche de comadres', broadcast on the Youtube channel of the Choirs and Dances of Cieza on May 16 and 17 at 8:00 p.m., respectively.

Attracted by the offer programmed by the Department of Museums, the public found an International Museum Day "atypical and special at the same time" as highlighted by the head of this municipal area during the opening of 'The states of the emotion'.

For its part, the alderman's address highlighted the need to "start little by little to resume the social, economic and cultural pulse of the municipality.

To this end, the Cieza City Council has devised the project of revival We return.

It is a campaign focused on the economic and social recovery of the city that carries with it measures in employment, commerce and hospitality, youth, sports, social policy and culture ".social policy and culture ".social policy and culture ". 

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cieza

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