February 06 from 2016 - 00: 01
In spite of the intense history of fallas that exists in Dénia, its tradition and its current liveliness, a lover of the party will not be able to find any book or document that talks about the history of the joseph party in the capital of the Marina Alta. And precisely because they do not count on it, failures of Dénia have not been recognized Cultural Intangible Good of the Valencian Community, as has happened with those of Gandia or Xàtiva.
This has been one of the main motivations for creating the Center d'Estudis Fallers de Dénia i la Marina Alta, a cultural association formed by an entity linked to the fallero world that have worked over the years to recover in one way or another the history of the failures in Dénia. They themselves are called "Fans fans", they recognize that the fallera party is their passion and that is why they have embarked on this adventure.
And it is not for less, since in spite of the fact that the history of the failures of Dénia officially begins in the year 1947, twenty years before there were monuments in the neighborhood of Les Roques, planting the fallera seed in the city. But this and other data from Dénia's faller history are not officially documented, everything that is known has been collected through llibrets falleros or orally through testimonies of those moments.
Now, the Center d'Estudis Fallers It has marked several objectives in the way they begin. The first, the recovery, classification and study of the material of individuals from the 1927 year, so that the history of the party can be reconstructed through testimonies and real documents.
The second objective is the promotion of the festival in its more cultural side by means of collaboration agreements with festive entities, as well as agreements with the administration to have access to the information of archives and at the same time yield the information that they compile so that it is part of the archival background of the city.
As a third objective, the Center d'Estudis Fallers intends to publish annually a magazine with studies and articles of opinion about the party in the Marina Alta, some works that would become every three years in a book that would contain all the research carried out in those years.
This work will be completed with the launch of a web page that will have all the digitized information and its corresponding social networks, which will also serve as a claim for those who want to collaborate with the cause of the CET.
El Center d'Estudis Fallers It is chaired by Joan Felip Sala and include Manolo Catalán, MªDolores Guntiñas, Bruno Moreno, Leo Castillo, José Vicente Benavente, Vicent Marti, Juan Céspedes, Pere Pérez and the local journalist Toni Reig, who collaborates with his cinematographic pieces of the first years of the party. In addition, the CET has a very special collaborator, Rosa Sastre, expert in the faults of Pego and Marina Alta.
Recently they have won the second prize in the cultural section of the Dénia Foundation, endowed with 1.000 euros that will be destined to the edition of the first magazine, scheduled for the end of the year. From the CET remember that all the money that is collected from the sale of the copies or the possible actions that are made, will be used for the publication of both magazines and books.
The official presentation of Center d'Estudis Fallers was carried out in the house of the Baix la Mar failsWithin the framework of the II Cultural Days that the commission organizes.