The Sarzi Family
Teatro delle Mani
Otello Sarzi Madidini
Mauro Sarzi Madidini
The Teatro delle Mani Company
Ours is one of the first theatre companies aimed at a public of children; Mauro Sarzi has also worked for the State Television Company, and has collaborated with well-known authors of children's books.
70s, Mauro Sarzi moved to Sardinia, where he based his
puppet theatre which was recognised by Public
Institutions; in particular, the Ministry of Culture and
Entertainment, the Regional Department of Education, and
the Italian Theatre Authority.
the Teatro delle Mani was officially recognised by the
Ministry of Culture and Entertainment as a Centre for
Children's Theatre in the sector of production, staging
research and experimentation: its activity was
consequently divided according to two age brackets:
Children (aged 4 to 13) and young people (14 to 18).
In addition to its regular theatre season, the company soon started a fruitful activity in schools, also developing workshops for teachers.
The Teatro delle Mani aims at setting up and running social services which benefit the whole community: we offer a creative and liberating employment of the spare time of children and teenagers. Their involvement in the puppet theatre, both as spectators and in workshops, is based on an educational perspectives, where the child is enabled to find ways of expressing him/herself and of exploring multiple ways of communicating.
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