This year, the 48th edition of the Morgana Festival will focus on two interrelated international traditions: Javanese shadow puppetry and Italian and international puppetry. Both techniques share a common characteristic: a single puppeteer operates the puppets. A notable feature of the festival is the inclusion of a large orchestra with 12 musicians. From November 3rd to November 12th, there will be a rich calendar of cultural and theatrical events, as well as workshops and meetings. The festival will take place at the International Puppet Museum and the church of San Apostolo dei Crociferi, showcasing puppet theater from Java, Spain, France, and Italy. The performances are in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute of Palermo. Admission to the shows is free, but reservations must be made on the festival’s website. The festival aims to bring together the ancient art of puppetry with the UNESCO-recognized artistry of the shadow puppeteers.
Burattini, ombre, guanti e pupi: a Palermo al via il Festival di Morgana