International Festival of Puppetry
Always a point of reference for the Puppet Theater, every year it hosts over fifty companies from all over the world, including every technique and artistic expression of the variegated universe of the Puppet Theater. Shows of traditional italian glove puppets, marionettes, shadows, object or visual theatre, some previews, productions for children and adults, as well as a rich program of collateral events for both the public and sector operators, managing to speak to a vast and transversal audience as evidence of how the Puppet Theater can combine tradition and contemporaneity with a universal language to tell the present without forgetting the past but this year between the pandemic and the restrictions it was an even more that we at Teatro del Drago have taken on as a challenge, both first with our online version and now with the Second Act, joining many other organizers of exhibitions and festivals in the area and trying now more than ever to build up strength and collaborate to the live show and why the magic never ends.
The Festival, one of the longest-running in Italy, was born in 1975 with the “landings” in Ravenna and Cervia. Since 2015, the Artistic and organizational direction has been entrusted to Teatro del Drago/Monticelli Art Family