Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


ANIMATERIA 2023 Advanced training course for puppeteer expert in techniques and languages, analogue and digital, of puppet theatre.

Until 31 January 2023 registrations for ANIMATERIA 2023 / IVa Edition will be opened.

ANIMATERIA is a specialised training course for promoting and stimulating the practice of contemporary puppet theatre in all its forms particularly, but not exclusively, amongst young and up-and-coming artists, to awaken interest in its extraordinary possibilities for scenic and dramaturgical experimentation.

The course, co-financed by the Emilia-Romagna Region and the European Social Fund, is organized by Teatro Gioco Vita, Teatro del Drago and Fondazione Simonini, and will be held in Piacenza and Ravenna, from April to December 2023.

ANIMATERIA is completely free and is open to people, Italians or foreigners, residing or domiciled in Emilia Romagna that have completed compulsory education and are interested in developing and enriching their skills with the techniques and practices of contemporary puppet theatre.