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Woods and their animals. Exclusively for children aged between 6 and 14


Monday 17 July – Saturday 22 July

9.00 – 12.00

Sunday 23 July 19.30 – 22.30: performance


Nursery school theatre


6 plus the final performance


Marco Randellini and Maura Invitti, professional puppeteers from the “Il cerchio tondo” company of Mandello del Lario.

Half Tuscan, half Grigionese, Marco Randellini began his artistic career with a Tuscan company, and received a special mention at the 1982 Zagreb Festival for a work on Pinocchio. On moving to Lecco in the early 1990s, he began to work with various theatre companies and, as well as producing shows, he started numerous workshops for different age groups. In the year 2000 he was appointed artistic director of festivals and theatrical reviews.

Maura Invitti, is from the Lake Como area. She started out as an interior decorator and also took piano, guitar, group singing, German flute and painting lessons. She began her work as a puppeteer with Il Cerchio Tondo. She takes part in workshops with important Italian and foreign actors and directors, such as Abani Biswas, Gaetano Sansone, Danilo Manfredini, Edy Maiaron, Zlatko Borec, Julia Varley and Giovanni Moleri. She has a diploma from Lecco’s school of art therapy..



The children will be shown how to prepare and stage a puppet show and they will be provided with the tools and the basic skills for telling a story with the language of the animated figures (puppets, silhouettes, shadows etc.). They will also make the sets and the characters.

The theme will be the forest: the symbols will be forrest trees and creatures. The focal point of the workshop is the story, the structure, the theme, the subject. The puppets are the vehicle and the language is what the children will learn to use.

The performance brings the children onto the stage, facing an audience. The staging requires them to think about the space available for the story and the basic techniques for using their voices and animating their characters.