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Something unique in the Region of Murcia: the Permanent Exhibition of Dioramas of Las Torres de Cotillas (07/09/2019)

Working the cultural identity of every town is the best investment for the future in many orders for the young generations of the place.

Offering something of its own while unique in the context of the Region in which the locality is inserted is a goal of overcoming and an attractive and referent of presence and quality of what a human community represents.

Anthropologists define cultural identity as the set of values, traditions, symbols, beliefs and modes of behavior that function as elements within a social group and that act so that the individuals who form it can base their sense of belonging.

A sense of belonging that endures in the collective ideology and that passes the time that passes will always remain in the memory not yet living in the municipality.

With these premises, an idea came true after four years of intense and constant work by a series of neighbors closely related to the cofrade world of Las Torres de Cotillas.

We talked about the unique Exhibition of Dioramas of the Passion of Las Torres de Cotillas that, since its launch in 2015, has been visited by schoolchildren, associations and individuals from and outside the Region.

Created at the initiative of the Cabildo Superior de Cofradías de la Villa torreña, the Permanent Exhibition of Dioramas of the Passion of Christ of the town, the only one of its characteristics in the Region, has not ceased to receive free guided tours of students, members of various groups and from people coming from beyond the land of Murcia, in addition to disseminating its importance in the Network of Networks and other media of notable projection such as the virtual press, television and the dissemination of diptychs and explanatory posters.

Elaborated with thorough techniques by the local artist José Antonio Egea and thanks to the teamwork of members of the eight passionate brotherhoods of the municipality, the spectators who visit it get a pleasant impression of this sample, which, gathering pieces of Remarkable artistic value modeled by famous Murcian belenistas, represents the scale-up recreation and achieved level of precision and preciousness of those New Testament passages that condense scenes of great emotional intensity such as the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ.

The visitors of this pioneer Exhibition in Murcian geography, located at the headquarters of the Cabildo Superior de Cofradías, at number 11 of the Plaza Mayor Torreña, find in this cultural proposal in addition to an example of virtuosity an instrument designed to preserve and disseminate a of the most refined expressions of popular culture, faith and tradition that this Villa proudly boasts.

It is this accumulation of factors in favor that has led to request for the Diorama of the Passion of Christ of Las Torres de Cotillas the declaration - before the competent Ministry of the Autonomous Government - his declaration as a Property of Cultural Interest.

In short, a harmonious body of art and devotion of which Torreño and Murcia are proud and always willing to show the world.

Juan José Ruiz Moñino

Source: JJRM

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