Vitrum Lab: creative workshop becomes event

A performance-event at the prestigious marionette theatre of Gianni and Cosetta Colla marked the closing of the first Vitrum Lab project, a creative workshop dedicated to the art of glass working and …

A performance-event at the prestigious marionette theatre of Gianni and Cosetta Colla marked the closing of the first Vitrum Lab project, a creative workshop dedicated to the art of glass working and designed for interactive learning for elementary school children in the city of Milan, held during Vitrum 2009, in cooperation with the Vetroricerca Glas&Modern Association. On Monday 30 November 2009, the first group of schools to participate in the special initiative were rewarded with a day at Milan“s Teatro Colla thanks to Vitrum and the support of the Lombardy Region – Education, Training and Work, and the Province of Milan, where they attended a performance of The Adventures of Pinocchio, put on by the Gianni and Cosetta Colla Company, a branch of one of the leading dynasties in Italy“s marionette tradition. After the performance, the theatre also set the stage for presenting the children with the 500 coloured glass tiles created during the workshops. Half of the tiles were used in the construction of 12 glass showcases offered to the schools by Vitrum to commemorate the initiative. The remaining tiles were given to the children so they could take them home and share their experience with their parents.