Just like in an old workshop where you can see a facemask or a beautiful costume being created a big stage where the arts, trades and traditions become protagonist in venetian history Arts and Trades are the protagonists in this year’s Carnival.
Live for the public in St. Mark’s Square – Mask makers, weavers, tailors and glass-makers in their 18th century Venetian workshops. Their most minute or delicate activities will be amplified on a big screen set up in the Square. Every day from January 30th to February 9th (11.00am to 5.00pm), Actors and masks will emphasize the important moments and phases during artisan activities; the groundwork used to transmit the message that arts and traditions in Venice, are real, unchanged over the centuries, and still present in the city. The St. Mark’s Square backdrop will be a frame to a giant living canvas with masks, costumes, and cloths, where the arts of the trades are framed by bursts of a gone-by Venetian life, where theatre and music alternate until a final triumph.