The 14th edition of Ti Fiabo e Ti Racconto, an annual children's theater festival, began last night. Theater groups from around the world participate and the main performance yesterday was by an amazing Russian group called Mini-Dlin Marionettes (click on the name to go to their exhaustive and fascinating website). These marionettes are hand-made by the group members and are incredibly expressive!
The festival begins with three days of free performances in the streets and squares around town. Yesterday there were shows by an Italian group, an Argentinian performer and the Russians.
There will then be six days of performances held in an outdoor amphitheater. These shows are judged by elementary and jr. high school age children and an award is presented to the best group on the last day of the festival.