Deprecated: implode(): Passing glue string after array is deprecated. Swap the parameters in /home/customer/www/ on line 127
Puppet Books 2014 - Festival Incanti - Teatro di Figura

Puppet Books 2014

karakuriningyoWednesday 8th October - 8:00 PM

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 - 8:00 PM

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 narration 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.


Print Email

loghi 2019

We use cookies to provide you with a seamless and comfortable user experience on our website.
By continuing to navigate this site you agree to the cookie policy. Learn more about cookies on our Cookie Policy page.