Golden Age-2012: Rinaldo and Armida
This year annual renaissance culture festival "Golden Age"(GA), also known as "Alexandra's Carusel" will take place in the Alexandria park of Petergof State Museum.
GA is NOT a festival of living history reconstruction. It is an event made for the nowadays spectators and participants, made as close as it is each time possible and required for us to look like festival/carusel/street or court Europeen holiday fair of the end of 16-th - begining of 17-th century. We are focused on the spectators, but not the program for the participants. There will be two days - Saturday and Sunday, from aproximately 12pm till 4/5pm. There are two locations - performance area (main stage, small stage, meadow in front of the main stage for the carusel etc.) and interactive area (tents and other small locations for the authentic and not so authentic games and shows).
Short history of the matter. The project emerged so to say unexpectedly in 2009. For the first time it took place in Gatchina in front of the Priorate palace. Starting from 2010 GA is taking place in the Alexandria park in Petergof. In 2010 this was one-day festival of small format on a small stage with almost no additional program. In the 2011 trees grew larger, the area quite expanded, additional attractions appeared, creative horses, people and volleys of thousands of guns were here and there. Ups, volleys were in 2010... The event lasted one day non-stop and everyone were tired yet this wasn't enough fun:)
In 2012 everyting, for sure, will be far greater:)