The carnival tradition
Morsano di Strada (UD) was started in 1929, while a few years later, in 1946,
he began to see the first floats and masked groups.
In 1980 he founded the group "Lis Mascaris" Triveneto only
group that can count on 30 years of uninterrupted activity.
The Association owes part of its reputation as the only carnival group
in the world, devoted to the particular research that makes for many years to
create masks which, starting from the technique of papier mache, come now to
the use of materials that are normally used in aircraft such as carbon fiber
honeycomb composite materials, Kevlar, the fabric of glass and resin of
And in particular different types and themes in the representations
that were made in all these years, ranging: from historical representations,
the mythological references, etc. to the newspaper, with measures that reach
These masks are the setting of the majestic costumes made with sumptuous
fabric and silver laminate combined with gold and silver lace and adorned
with lavish, brilliant pins of various shapes.
The original use of these materials have allowed him to achieve
excellent results and as will be explained below numerous awards nationally
The Association of Morsano Street has also had the unique privilege of
having marched in the carnival world's most important, namely that of Rio de
Janeiro in the closing night of "Night of Champions".
You want to remember, moreover, the fourteen consecutive wins in the
competition "Silver Mask of Abano Terme," the special award
"Bolgan Nino", and the three awards by the Veneto Region as
the best group masked for creativity, research materials and processing
No less important is the prestigious "Golden Griffon" obtained in
the town of Abano Terme for research, study and application of innovative
techniques and materials in the creation of masks. This award ranks among
those who have received names including that of Nobel Prize winner Rita Levi
Moreover, the group was host to the historic event, "The Carnival
of gnocchi" in Verona, where he was awarded the "Best Group
manufacturer of masks."
"Lis Mascaris" also participated in the carnival of hundred years
"Carnival of Europe", to Carnival Cream and Cortina, the events of
Nisa in Portugal, Saalbak Austria, for Abbey in Croatia and the biggest
carnival of 'Europe in Nice, France.
Participation as a guest to remember the TV show "Zecchino
d'Oro" at the 40th edition, and numerous appearances in national and
Worthy of mention are the numerous exhibitions held over the years, reminding
one of the most prestigious ones held in Pordenone, Abano Terme, Abano terme.
Finally it must be stressed that it is the only group in the Italian and
European to have marched in several carnivals in Cuba, Holy Spirit, Trinidad
and that of the capital Havana, where he met with great success.
Here "Mascaris Lis", as well as they have been received from
leading authorities such as the Cuban Minister of Culture, as a reminder
Presidentissimo the unforgettable meeting with Fidel Castro, who has honored
the group with one of his creations.
During the 45 th anniversary of the founding of the PAN, "LIS
MASCARIS", in collaboration with the 313 Squadron Aerobatic Training
"Tricolour Arrows", has created "The flight of Icarus to the
The thirteen masks cover the history World Air passing through the
most important steps.
Also you want to remember that the group was invited to present some of his
work in Venezuela, where he could meet the communities in Friuli, Italian and
not in the cities of Caracas, Puerto La Cruz Valencia and Chorus.
Following all this, the theme STARS IN LAGUNA, which takes in some respects
some processing techniques already known to the group, while the themes are
based on simple images with historical references, geographical or cultural
in our daily lives.
Beautiful pictures in front of the airbrush painted masks, special
clothing crescent-shaped golden or silver embellished with satin and tulle.
The pride of our Association is a mask for Beijing, which was performed to
accompany the participating nations
the qualifying tournament for Beijing 2008 Olympic softball,
Disputatio in Friuli Venezia Giulia.
The 12 masks taking pictures simple but unique to these countries
(South Africa saw the lion, the windmill to the Netherlands, etc. ..) while
the side featuring their national flags.
Majestic costumes in shades of gold and silver fabrics embellished
with rhinestones and brooches.
So in 2009, "Lis Mascaris" celebrating 25 years of
uninterrupted activity, suggesting that the masks, chronologically from the
construction point of view, structural and technical milestones have marked
the most significant (starting from papier mache, leather, to fiberglass, to
start to kevlar) as well as from the point you do not forget the references
thematically in Rio de Janeiro, Cuba, and Tricolour Arrows etc. ..
Particularly interesting is the back of the mask decorated with
papier-mâché faces of great value, while the clothes from the base rounded
reach considerable size.
Another fascinating topic is created with the title "Celtic
Sorceries", as they have tried to present the masks that reflect an
ancient theme, but very modern in its complexity. They are used in the front
of the mask, rather gloomy and scary figures: like ghosts, skeletons, skulls,
ect., Which in this context take on a positive meaning, of reincarnation, in
that complex cycle are: the birth, life and the death.
The interpretation of this subject that has enthralled and interested man
since ancient times for its peculiarities, is a world where witches, wizards,
orcs, etc.., Were protagonists of fantastic legends and stories of
incredible, where the reader or the audience has always been attracted to
these stories of terror, excitement, magic and scary themes, but where,
however, the supernatural power of witches has always been something
intriguing, prodigious also seductive.
Since ancient times these figures were represented along with a spinning,
weaving in the act of nodes, ie, as if to recall the idea of revenge,
weaving the destiny of man, so here's the reason for the stylization of the
web the front of the mask. Given the funereal theme Treaty, it was decided to
pack clothes in a round shape with bright colors and shiny, as if to
emphasize the contrast with an argument so bleak and sad.
The association has participated in the tour in Uruguay, where he
received applause from nearly half a million people, the members of "Lis
mascaris" Bite of the road. It 'was, as it informs the president of the
association, Edi Todaro, crowned by unforgettable experience exciting because
consensus. The group marched with giant artistic masks made for the event
(special attention was given to the front of work, where the masterly use
Airbrush incorporates some aspects of everyday life of the lagoon areas of
Friuli). She was also applauded the event of Colonia del Sacramento, a UNESCO
heritage city. "For us - Todaro said - was a huge success, because in
Uruguay had never seen masks like that. Another big parade was held in East
Point, the Monte Carlo of South America, while the third performance,
certainly the most important took place in Montevideo, the capital of the
country, in front of over 300 000 people, with the People stood to cheer.
Finally, the masks marched in "Tablada", huge open-air theaters.
Our delegation was received by the Italian ambassador in Uruguay satata. We
also donated a mask at the Museum of Carnival in Montevideo, in the presence
of ministers, mayors and other authorities. Then the meeting memorable with
our emigrants, the headquarters of the "Fame Friulian" in
Montevideo. Finally, the icing, and that is the meeting with the president,
Tabare Vazquez, to which we donated a valuable mask made for the event. "
INDEX CHRONOLOGICAL DELLE DIFFERENT THEMATIC EXECUTIONS
1982 World of foam
1983 Mark Pole
1984 The happy company
1985 Robin Hood and the Giovanni prince
1986 Tripudio of the courtiers in the season of the buck
1987 The return of the crusaders with the fleece of gold
1988 Odissea 3001
1989 you four seasons
1990 Imagination '90
1991 The illusion of a dream
1992 Image of author
1993 Rainbow of fans
1994 Colors on leather
1995 A window on the world
1996 Plays of leaves
1997 Images in the rock
1998 Rhapsody of the Zecchino of Gold
1999 flow it of the time
2000 A mask for I Recover Janeiro [de]
2001 Each month a flower
2004 A mask for Cuba
2005 The flight from Icaro to the Tricolor Arrows
2006 ARTISTIC TIMEKEEPER
2007 The stars in the lagoon
2008 A mask for Pechino
2009 Lis Mascaris : 25°
2009 A mask for Uruguay
- 2010 Sorceries Celtic
- 2010 Viareggio
- 2011 Pour purr
- 2012 Roman friuli
- 2012 The art of wine masked
Castions of Road (show permanent by ROOM MASKS schedules office)
Abano thermal baths
· Palazzolo of the Stella
Montegrotto thermal baths
· Lignano Sabbiadoro
· Motta of Livenza
PRIZES ACHIEVED DALL'ASSOCIAZIONE LIS MASCARIS
In the course of his activity, from the 1983, the Association
"LIS MASCARIS" it has stayed honorable with the followings
special Prize "NINO BOLGAN" for have contributed the birth
of new initiatives storico-carnascialesche in Italy and in the world
Rewards GRIFFON Of GOLD City of Abano thermal baths to the Association
"Lis Mascaris" for the search, the study, the application of
techniques and materials [innovativi] in the realization of masks
Primo rewards MASK Of SILVER City of Abano Term achieved for well
THIRTEEN consecutive times
Prize special LEO Of BRONZE, region of the Veneto, for the continuous search
and innovation of the materials
Prize special LEO Of BRONZE, regional counsel of the Veneto, for the creativeness
Rewards LEO Of BRONZE, regional counsel of the Veneto, CARNEVAL GODS TWISTED
the [miglior] group
Rewards WINGED LEO, Common from Venice Assessorato to the Tourism
Rewards CITTA' Of JESOLO to the [miglior] in disguise group
Rewards COLOMBINA Of GOLD, Jesolano Carnival
Prize special VENETO CARNIVAL, Campalto, for the particular cleverness and
sensibility of combine , couple the art to the show
Rewards PROVINCE From VENICE CARNEVAL GODS TWISTED the [miglior] group
"Plays of leaves"
Rewards CARNAVAL Of DARK MASCARÓN PLÚI BIÉL EL BUIÀT
Rewards PANTALONE In SILVER for the [miglior] group, CORTINA Of AMPEZZO
· Rewards CITTÀ Of MULHOUSE, seal of silver, Klapperstein