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Palermo - Sicilian puppets and Orlando fuorioso

16.11.2009 - 07.12.2009

From November 19th to December 6th, Orlando Furioso is the protagonist of the Morgana Festival, amid puppets, story-tellers and theater.

Sicilian puppets

The deeds of "Orlando furioso" will be on stage at the International Puppet Museum of Palermo from November 19th to December 6th, and will be the underlying theme of the shows performed at the thirty-fourth edition of the Morgana Festival.

The "Orlando furioso" of Ludovico Ariosto will be the topic of a conference and an exhibition as well, with the purpose of promoting this expression of popular culture and oral tradition made up of the ideals of chivalry, which were the model of Sicilian life for centuries. The festival is also an occasion to get involved with the magic world of puppets at the International Museum Antonio Pasqualino, awarded by UNESCO in 2002 for being the “masterpiece of oral and immaterial heritage of mankind for the work of Sicilian puppets”.

The Museum hosts works of art such as the sceneries of Renato Gattuso, the marionettes and stage machines of Tadeusz Kantor and Enrico Baj’s puppets, as well as the widest and most complete collection of puppets from Palermo, Catania and Naples, and of other puppets coming from all over the world.