FROM 4th TO 11th OCTOBER at the foyer of Casa del Teatro Ragazzi e Giovani

The appointment about Photograph on Puppet Theatre comes back with an exhibition dedicated to Tradition and Innovation in collaboration with the Istituto per i Beni Marionettistici e il Teatro Popolare. Photographer Alessandra Volpi proposes, besides images of some of the most beautiful puppets of the funds of the Institute, photographs of the puppets who came to life inside the Production Incanti Project (PIP) from 2008 to today.
Next to the ladies, demons and knights of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the perturbing puppets of Neville Tranter and the melancholic ones of the company Thingumajig...

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karakuriningyoWednesday, 8th October, 20:00h.

presentation of the book
Karakuri Ningyo, Japanese Automata

by Yasuko Senda

The passion for robots in Japan probably spread from the tradition of Karakuri Ningyo, a sort of wooden automata which reaches its apogee in the Japan of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Used as toy, in religious processions to stage myths and legends and more extensively in theatre, it has influenced other traditions such as Noh, Kabuki and Bunraku. Yasuko Senda, now Councilor of UNIMA Japan, studied the Karakuri Ningyo for 27 years and with the help of the translator Tom Slemons offers to the western reader a complete manual about history, genres, construction and mechanisms involved in this peculiar traditional form of Japanese theatre.

Yasuko Senda presents her book with the help of John McCormick, historian and founder of the Drama Department at the Trinity College of Dublin.


Saturday, 11th October, 20.00h.

presentation of the book

"In Compagnia da 30 anni Is Mascareddas: una storia"

Edition Is Mascareddas, Graphic and print: Arti Grafiche Pisano

The book traces the history of the company Is Mascareddas through the personal memories of its two founders: the master puppeteers Tonino Murru and Donatella Pau. A double testimony which shows the story of a golden era for the Italian "Figure Theatre", a form of folk art with social value and with educational and expressive strength unequalled . A narraton also using images besides the texts through a rich set of photos by Graphic Arts Pisano. The book has been produced with the support of Provincia di Cagliari Cultural Office - Department of Cultural Affairs, Sports Promotion and Youth Policy.

The authors talk with Giovanni Moretti, president of the Istituto per i Beni Marionnettistice e il Teatro Popolare

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