Atelier Colla e Figli: The magical world of marionettes

Primary School class 3B – A. Feraboli – I.C. Arcadia – Milan
Teachers: E. Cacciatore, A. P. Gellini, P. Scala

This video documents the meeting between the children of class 3B at Feraboli Primary School (Istituto Comprensivo Arcadia) and the Carlo Colla e Figli marionette company, whose historical Atelier is located on Via Montegani. The video summarises their interview with the puppeteers to learn about the history of the company, techniques for making handmade marionettes, and the secrets of their animation. The document presents a fascinating insight into the tangible and intangible culture tied to the centuries-old tradition of this marionette company.