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Associazione Culturale Coco

Float “Il Paese dei Balocchi” - category B

The Coco shipyard is back on the Carnival scene focusing on a cult of Italian fiction: The Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. This time, however, Pinocchio is not only that wooden puppet and then transformed into a “good boy” that gladdens and moves the life of each of us: Pinocchio becomes the metaphor of Italy, of our country.

Like the puppeteer, our peninsula, shaken by the economic crisis and the loss of political centrality, it moves disarranged and is confused looking for a new proposal, a new identity but, along the way, comes across a thousand risks and a thousand dangers . The country-Pinocchio, governed by a ruling class that for years has been delaying reforms is mephistophelic coupled with cats and foxes, it seems the puppet of a great street theater. Citizens ask: Who really governs our country? Do they govern the banks, finance, the International Monetary Fund or who else? the great Mangiafuoco, who holds the belpaese in his wagon, represents the common sentiment of Italians: the loss of political leadership. The work, built on the binomial Pinocchio-Mangiafuoco, winds to the right with the presence of Di Maio and Salvini who impersonate the cat and the fox, on the left with a school of donkeys who do not want to know to study and go to the search for lost time. The realization is an invitation to Italy to escape from the hands of Mangiafuoco, to break the threads, to take back their own future. the grotesque allegorical satire becomes exploitation to talk about the need for politics to recover itself, to return to the problems of the citizens.

If it does not, it will not be enough for any Fata Turchina, no magic wand to go up the slope. Only if he wishes, will Pinocchio become a child and walk on his legs.