Title

Letter to kaoru: the misteri, the moon and the son

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

Communications and Multimedia

RAS ID

714

Comments

Originally published as: Ballantine, K. (2001). Letter to Kaoru: the Misteri, the moon and the son. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 15(1), 5-7. Original article available here

Abstract

Photographing Easter Sunday’s Misteri procession of the ‘Sacro e Profano’ in Prizzi was fun. Mischievous devils danced in the spring sunshine before a risen and triumphant Jesus was reunited with his mother, a majestic Madonna. As the two approached from opposite sides of town, the procession and music gathered momentum and then with a rush and the beating of drums they came together. The Madonna’s black robe was stripped away to reveal another of radiant blue and the crowd applauded and cheered. Kaoru, a dancer from New York, said it was more like lovers meeting rather than a mother and a son. Paolo, a photojournalist from Rome, laughed. After doing some reading Kaoru was right. I must write to her.

DOI

10.1080/713657763

 
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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1080/713657763