Tai Chi Chuan in Masseria

Ever tried the peaceful movements of Tai Chi that millions of Chinese practise every day? Martine Balanza, an ex makeup artist from France living in Puglia today, introduced the beautiful discipline to the heel of the italian boot. She keeps travelling back and forth to meet her maestro in China every now and then. But which is even more important she’s also available for private or group lessons under the ancient olive trees of the masseria. Check dates and availability via reception. This is to get you into the mood…

  

Masseria Art: Valentina D’Andrea

There are many ways to announce an extraordinary art exhibition. Let’s try this way for once, sometimes pictures tell more than words… (PS: For those of you who are curious to know more about the artist from the Salento: Join us at Masseria Torre Maizza. Valentina’s Angels will be there all summer…)

 

 

Behind the scenes

… of our photography workshop. As seen by Stefano Spalluto, the Maizza guide who followed the event. Here’s one picture we found on his “making of” camera, more material to come. Nothing special, he says… What do YOU think?

 

Photo Workshop at Masseria Torre Maizza

They had only 3 days to discover Puglia – but the group of 12 german leisure photographers made the best of it! Literally: The material that they brought back from their foto safaris all around the masseria is stunning. They started off the first morning on the beach of Porto Ghiacciolo: A perfect spot to get into the mood and try out a few new things. During one sunny morning in Monopoli there were countless occasions to improve each one’s skills and get to know the others. Anette Göttlicher, professional photographer from Munich, easy going, super patient and curious at the same time, was there to give a hand, to help out, to indicate details. One of the highlights was “food photography” at the restaurant of Torre Coccaro, our chefs had prepared the most popular puglia dishes to please everyone’s expectations. Another one was a night out in Bari with a visit behind the scenes of the famous Petruzzelli theater and a walk through the storic center of Puglia’s capital. If they liked it? You can tell by the smiles on their faces… Result: A lot of fun, a great time for everyone and a big success.  We’ll do it again!! Here’s a few “making of” shots just to give you an idea, more material to follow – after post production. Stay tuned!

 

A Great Easter Time for Kids and Their Parents!

Easter is almost here, at the Masserias it will be something really special for kids but also for their parents.

While mom and dad will be pampered with a relaxing treatment in the spa, or take a romantic stroll along the Mediterranean coast (choose the magnificent cliffs of Polignano, or the delightful harbor of Savelletri) children can have fun with our baby sitters in an amazing inflatable playground or during dinner.
For the day of Easter everybody is getting very excited for the famous Easter-Olympics Games. Pizza lesson, delicious chocolate eggs making, beach games at the Coccaro Beach Club and a super-secret surprise.

Do you want to discover it?

Come to join us at the Masserias!

 

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Viti Alchemiche di Fernando De Filippi

Masseria Art Project a Masseria Maizza

Dal 13.4 al 30.5.2014

Putti, centauri, figure mitologiche volanti e un sole ieratico: le architetture naturali di Fernando De Filippi sono abitate da esseri sorprendenti, sono il territorio entro cui si sviluppa una vita parallela, di danze, leggerezza, mito e, soprattutto, atemporalità.

Le opere presentate in quest’occasione sono state concepite appositamente per questo progetto: di un luogo così sorprendente Fernando non ha voluto imprimere nella sua memoria d’artista le manifestazioni magniloquenti degli uliveti o degli agrumeti, che fanno parte dell’area più florida del grande parco. Ha prediletto invece quelle che ha battezzato Viti alchemiche. Migliaia di foglie, rami sottili tracciati con cura, infiniti segni concepiti con un microscopico pennello su grandi fogli dai contorni sfrangiati e profili mitici che appartengono a epoche artistiche infinitamente lontane e un’aurea atemporale. Le opere che compongono questo intervento site-specific rivelano riferimenti espliciti all’alchimia e a uno stato metafisico di conoscenza che non può non passare attraverso un rapporto simbiotico con il mondo naturale.

 

Fernando De Filippi Leccese di Nascita; durante il suo percorso artistico soggiorna a Parigi ed a lungo a  Milano dove diviene Maestro D’Arte presso il Liceo Artistico di Brera, coprendo successivamente il ruolo di Direttore dell’Accademia di Brera,

Tra le opere pubbliche realizzate, ricordiamo le Fontane Monumentali presso i Giardini Pubblici di Martano (1991), presso la casa circondariale di Lecce (1995) e in Piazza del Mediterraneo a Bari (1997), le Decorazioni Pittoriche della Sala VIP del Teatro Nuovo di Udine (1997), della Capitaneria di Porto di Cagliari (1998) e della Sede Inpdap di Roma (1999), e infine le sculture monumentali del Palazzo di Giustizia di Palermo (2001) e quella di Piazza Repubblica a Tortolì (Nuoro). Vive e lavora Tra Milano & Lecce