Friday, July 3, 2009

Children's Theater Festival

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.

12 comments:

lakeviewer said...

Wow, how elaborate! Who finances such an extravaganza?

Ann said...

Amazing colours. That looks like so much fun.

Saretta said...

Ti Fiabo e Ti Racconto is put on by a local theater association. They are financed in part by the city and in part by private sponsors. The performances held in the amphitheater are not free, but the cost is quite reasonable: only €18 for the six days of shows.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

it does look fun
i can imagine taking my kids to this kind of thing

Hyde DP said...

o wow these are most impressive

B SQUARED said...

We have nothing like that here. If it is not attached to a TV, kids seem uninterested.

Tanya said...

Oh I bet the children enjoy that, especially to be in on the judging!

Vogon Poet said...

Kids will be happy and maybe even some adult... Very nice images.

rob said...

I russi sanno sempre come stupirci! Bellissime marionette.

Lachezar said...

Fantastic colours and beautiful puppets! I hope kids and adults will enjoy the shows!

Leif Hagen said...

Wonderful theater pictures! My 3 daughters would have really enjoyed seeing that! Bravo - encore !

marley said...

Great fun and they are all so colurful and animated.