Company Aiello is offering workshops in puppet-making from recycled materials. Things we would otherwise throw away every day are given new life as whimsical characters. Participants are provided newspaper, tape, and an assortment of other found objects with which to build their own bizarre figures.
This event is fun for the whole family. We’ll bring the materials, you bring your imaginations!
Workshops — Sundays, September 3rd, 10th, and 17th from 10:30-12:30
Performances — Weds, Thurs, and Fri, Sept 20th, 21st, and 22nd at 6pm
All events are pay what you can.
Note: There are some picnic tables at the park, but participants may want to bring a blanket or chair to sit, just in case.
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About Puppet Theater/Teatro d’Immaginazione
Angelo Aiello, an inventive puppeteer, storyteller, director, and teacher of creative theater, began his journey as a burattinaio in the commedia dell’arte tradition in 2001. He has participated in festivals both in Italy and abroad (France, Belgium, Austria, Israel, Poland). In 2007, he participated in “La ci darem la mano”, a show dedicated to Mozart’s Don Giovanni, under the direction of Roberto De Simone. In September of 2013, he was selected to participate in the World Puppet Carnival’s International Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, where he performed his original work “Spazzolino and the Rubbish City”.
Traditional Burattini Scenes:
Drawing from the traditional repertoire of glove puppet theater (Pulcinella, Fagiolino, Punch, etc.) and using the history of commedia dell’arte as a canvas, old stories are reimagined in a contemporary light. Out of this theatrical tradition, Angelo has created an original character named Spazzolino. He’s a rascal and prankster who can’t help but save the day, a wooden-headed hero to the people who embodies a mischievous joie di vivre. He wants only two things: a mountain of beans to eat and justice for everyone. With a good heart and a good fork, he can get himself out of (almost) any situation.