ANIMATAZINE was born with the deep desire to activate a dialogue and a debate to grow and develop a multifaceted and broad collective thought.
This space is reserved for the publication of your texts, reflections, researches, thoughts, notes, notes, scribbles around animated art.
In this issue ZERO we launch two themes of contemporary reflection.
ANIMATED THEATER : a reflection on the state of the art: how is puppetry in Italy today? How do we understand this language? Do we all recognize ourselves in the expression Puppet Theater? Starting with a reflection on the terminology used here in Italy to define animated art, we would like to capture some aspects from the past looking for the thrusts towards the future that are emerging in the present.
ANIMATED BODY : a reflection on the body on stage intended as a puppet to be animated.
To WRITE and PARTICIPATE in the ANIMATED DEBATE with your texts, reflections, drawings or other: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Linguistic bottlenecks - by Alessandra Amicarelli
Animated theater is an artistic universe in awakening, research and movement.
With its rich mix of expressive forms it generates multiform and hybrid languages.
Draw fictitious universes that cross unexpected fields and horizons.
His symbolic observational gaze poetically places himself on the border between the non-living and the living.
With his creations he testifies to the complexity, diversity, beauty, fragility of the world.
With his experiments he echoes the most current reflections and gives shape to glimpses of future visions.
It preserves in its roots the trace of its origins, the matrix of its multiple identities, the strength of its possibilities.
Puppetry or figure theater, theater of animated forms, image theater, animation theater, puppet theater, puppet theater: depending on the countries, regions, theatrical cultures, historical time, the hat under which to welcome the 'set of the various forms to which this theater refers, changes its name.
Elusive, mobile, in perpetual change: definitions are narrowed to him, categories suffocate him, determinations reduce him.
We know how in Italy the expression has been commonly and institutionally recognized for some time now .
" Figure, as we know, is the definition that was chosen in Italy at a certain moment (The end of the '70s) to define the" New "puppet theater " 
Cristina Grazioli, in her article, refers to the exhibition The Theater of Figures between tradition and experimentation organized by Fiorenza Bendini in Florence, in 1979.
This was the first public occasion in which the expression Theater of Figures was used in an official way .
In the ZERO issue of Dedalo, a magazine published by Unima Italia (three issues issued from 1984 to 1986) Fiorenza Bendini quickly traces its origin, highlighting the etymological meaning of the word figure.
 See the article "La marionnette, ou la mimésis complexe & La complexité des« figures "in the théâtre en tant que« mimesis », by Didier Plasard and Cristina Grazioli (page 58).
 This passage is quoted in Antonio Attisani, «Possible theaters», Quaderni di Teatro, (Pretending figures), 31, 1986, p. 17-37: 27.