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Venice Carnival 2016

Venice Carnival 2016

CREATUM introducing Arts and Traditions

Saturday 23rd January – Tuesday 9th February
Marco Maccapani: Artistic Director

"CREATUM: an idea for a new start, a rebirth of Venice's ancient origins." Names of alleys (calli) and small town squares (campi) like “calle del forno”, “ruga dei oresi”, “campiello del remer”, “fondamenta dei vetrai”, “calle dei fuseri” or “frezzaria” are a tribute to the arts and trades, and will be at their best in St. Mark's Square. Like in a fairy-tale village, with sets organized by La Fenice Opera House, artisans and their mastery recount Venice's unique history.

A BIG STAGE WHERE THE ARTS, TRADES AND TRADITIONS BECOME PROTAGONIST IN VENETIAN HISTORY.
JUST LIKE IN AN OLD WORKSHOP WHERE YOU CAN SEE A FACEMASK OR A BEAUTIFUL COSTUME BEING CREATED

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. 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.

Together with the mainland, where the Carnival will spread, and celebrations become a showcase exhibiting long traditions of Venetian life, even Calli and Campi in Venice will become places for musical and theatrical events. While preparations and re-enactments once again, present Venice's relationship with arts and trades at the Arsenale, the “factory” par excellence.

Theme-based itineraries, special openings, temporary exhibitions, and iconographic itineraries will be offered, thanks to collaborating museums and cultural institutions.

MUSIC AND THEATRE

A rich and well-structured programme dedicated to music and theatre. The art of costume and disguise has had a major expression in Venice. Therefore, the 2016 Carnival rediscovers theatre, opera and comedy, not only inside the theatres – but also in the open air at St. Mark's square to be used as a stage, and in the campi and calli. A big performance where the real world and artistic illusion meet, enhancing all the traditions in the arts and trades of Venetian culture.
Music will be brought back to the campi, calli, and Venetian canals, transforming everything into a travelling Carnival.

A PREVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE: A RICH PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

It all begins on 23rd January with the annual Festa Veneziana, held in the working-class area of Cannaregio. The Carnival celebrations will be opened with a theme-based event on the water and on the banks. The day after, the Festa Veneziana and its Historical Parade of decorated boats (Corteo storico di imbarcazioni addobbate): the tradition of Venetian rowing embraces the Carnival by offering the public present along the Rio di Cannaregio, famous dishes in the Venetian cuisine – from fried sardines in a sweet-and-sour onion gravy (sarde in saor) and bigoli pasta served with an anchovy and onion sauce (bigoi in salsa) to sweets and soft fritters (fritole).

Saturday, 30th January, St. Mark's Square - an extraordinary stage opens to the public and Venetian arts and traditions come alive with their old workshops; visitors become part of a film set. A bridge for a stage and a Ferris wheel for the Angel's arrival - organized by scenographers from La Fenice Opera House– all to complete the set of a fairy-tale, where much-awaited traditional engagements come to life: the Festa delle Marie, historical parade of the 12 girls in magnificent Renaissance costumes; Sunday 31st January, the Flight of the Angel from St. Mark's Bell tower, performed by Irene Rizzi, (2015 “Maria” Carnival winner).
These events will be backed up by evening and nocturnal events at the Arsenale, like the open-air urban costume performances, the sumptuous King's Banquet (“Banchetto del Re”) - the official Carnival “gala dinner”, together with “The Club” and the Dance Machine where guests will be taken back to  times echoing the pomp and splendour of the Venetian Republic, the centre of civilization.

In the week before Lent, from Thursday 4th to Tuesday 9th February an explosion of events, parties, parades: Sunday 7th February, at St. Mark's Square, the finals of the Best Mask Competition, the Flight of the Eagle from St. Mark's Bell Tower to the late - night celebrations at the Arsenale.
The Grand Final on Shrove Tuesday, when the 2016 Venice Carnival celebrates the glory of San Marco with the Volo del Leon, - the majestic St. Mark's flag - the winged lion on a red background – that rendered the Serenissima Republic immortal in the Mediterranean area and in the eyes of the world.

THE CARNIVAL OF CULTURE

The involvement of cultural organizations spreads all over the Venetian territory and on the mainland with a cultural programme: a schedule that has been structured to include the whole period of events connecting city situations, from the Civic Museums at the State Museum centre, including private independent foundations in a precious calendar of events (concerts, conventions, exhibitions, theatrical and cinematographic shows) focusing on the carnival theme, works that testify the culture of arts and trades in Venice; iconographic itineraries centred on the arts even in sacred places; theatrical and comical events; fairy-tales and little theatres for children,  to workshops where even they can become protagonists of handicrafts.

More info www.carnevale.venezia.it

piazza san marco carnevale 2016

The “Fabrica” of St. Mark’s Square

from 30 Jan 16 to 09 Feb 16
Location: 
Piazza San Marco
Price: 
Free

Just like in an old workshop where you can see a facemask or a beautiful costume being created a big stage where the...

Arsenale di Venezia

Carnival at the Arsenale January 30th-31st and from February 4th to 9th 2016

15 Jan 16
Location: 
Arsenale di Venezia
Price: 
Paid admission

Carnival at the Arsenale

The Arsenale of Venice becomes the Carnival at the Arsenale when magic, theatre and sensational pyrotechnical effects animate its atmosphere. The spectacular...

Official Venice Carnival Gala Dinner and club 2016

The King's Banquet

from 30 Jan 16 to 09 Feb 16
Location: 
Arsenale di Venezia Tese 92 e 93
Price: 
up to 40€

 

The 2016 Venice Carnival official...

festa veneziana

The Festa Veneziana – first part

23 Jan 16
Location: 
Rio di Cannaregio
Price: 
Free

Grand Opening of the 2016 Venice Carnival: “The charm of rediscovered Arts. An exciting encounter with the venetian traditions

The huge “Festa veneziana” that opens, as...

festa veneziana

The Festa Veneziana – second part

24 Jan 16
Location: 
Rio di Cannaregio
Price: 
Free

This is the typical feast for venetians and for all the guests interested in local traditions.

After the opening on Saturday, 23th of January, on Sunday 24th January the water parade by...

La femmina del cuculo d'oro

La femmina del cuculo d'oro

09 Feb 16
Location: 
Teatro Carlo Goldoni
Price: 
up to 20€

The female gold cuckoo

with: dance's complex Khakassa Cün Suzy, folk complex Ülger
length: 1 hour and 20 minutes without interval

Teatro Goldoni Venice

...

Topics: 
I Rusteghi

I Rusteghi

from 03 Feb 16 to 07 Feb 16
Location: 
Teatro Carlo Goldoni
Price: 
up to 20€

The Boors

Teatro Stabile del Veneto - Teatro Nazionale

  • By: Carlo Goldoni
  • Scenic design: Federico Cautero
  • Costumes: Stefano Nicolao
  • Lights design:...
Topics: 
pianista sospeso

The out of place pianist

24 Jan 16
Location: 
Rialto Fish Market
Price: 
Free

The “Out -of- place” piano exhibition suspended in the air, along the Grand Canal, accompanies the departure of the Rowers’ Water Parade during the day of the Venetian Festival.

You will...

venice carnival 2016

Carnevale a Mestre Carpenedo

from 23 Jan 16 to 09 Feb 16
Location: 
Mestre Carpenedo Municipality
Price: 
Free

Tutti gli eventi del Carnevale 2016 a Mestre Carpenedo

Parrocchia Ss. Gervasio e Protasio di Carpenedo Mestre
Presso il cortile parrocchiale, ingresso...

Carnival in the mainland

21 Jan 16
Location: 
Mestre Centro
Favaro Veneto Municipality
Marghera Municipality
Teatro S.Ilario - Malcontenta
Zelarino
Price: 
Free

A rich schedule is created by the artistic director Marco Maccapani, dealing with the Carnival “ Creatum ovvero delle arti e della tradizioni”.

There will be lot of interesting...

Viva Piraghetto

Viva Piraghetto: Carnevale 2016

21 Jan 16
Location: 
Parco Piraghetto
Price: 
Free

Here’s all the carnival programm at Piraghetto’s Park:

Saturday, the 30th of January 2016

14.30 Music and workshops

16:30 Carnival small train and shows, entertaiment and body...

Topics: 
7. Carnevale Internazionale dei ragazzi

7th International Kids’ Carnival

from 30 Jan 16 to 07 Feb 16
Location: 
Giardini della Biennale
Price: 
Free

The 7th International Kids’ Carnival  titled GiroGiro Tondo - Around the World will take place, from Saturday  January 30th till Sunday February 7th, in Venice, at the Giardini’s Central Pavilion...

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Famiglie al Museo 2015/2016

Famiglie al Museo - Speciale Carnevale - Under the dress… a lot

07 Feb 16
Location: 
Palazzo Mocenigo
Price: 
Free

Sunday 7 February 2016 at Palazzo Mocenigo
Under the dress… a lot


How did we dress in the '700? Here you can learn it. Then there will be a workshop in which every...

Topics: 
Calendar girls

Io sono Teatro 2015/16 - Calendar Girls

from 22 Jan 16 to 24 Jan 16
Location: 
Teatro Toniolo
Price: 
up to 20€

(I am Theatre 2015/16)

Turns C-D-E

Agidi and Enfi Theatre

by Tim Firth
translation and adaptation by Stefania Bertola...

Topics: 
Les Chevaliers de la Table ronde

Les chevaliers de la Table ronde

from 07 Feb 16 to 13 Feb 16
Location: 
Teatro Malibran
Price: 
up to 20€

Opéra-bouffe in three acts, on the libretto of Henri Chivot and Alfred Duru.
Music by Louis-Auguste-Florimond ronger, known as Hervé (1825-1892).

Interpreters:
...

Topics: 
Jodie Devos, Caroline Meng

C'era una volta...

04 Feb 16
Location: 
Scuola Grande di S. Giovanni Evangelista
Price: 
up to 20€

Lyric show on the fairy tales about the Romantic Era

Arias and duets by Massanet, Offenbach, Isouard, Silver, Serpette, Lecocq, Viardot...

Interpreters:
Jodie...

Topics: 
ed arriva il lupo

Carnival 2016 Pass at Goldoni theatre – 7th edition

from 05 Feb 16 to 09 Feb 16
Location: 
Teatro Carlo Goldoni
Price: 
Paid admission
 
Puppet shows at the theater foyer.

calendar

friday february 5th  at 16.00 - i tre porcellini

saturday february 6th at 16.00 –...

Topics: 
Carnevale all'Ateneo 2014

Carnival at Ateneo Veneto

from 04 Feb 16 to 09 Feb 16
Location: 
Ateneo Veneto
Price: 
Free

Shrove Thursday february 4th at 18.00

The letter of Galileo Galilei to Leonardo Donato
Doge of Venice, august 24th 1609...

Zoghemo e semo seri, Venexia musica e mestieri

02 Feb 16
Location: 
La Fenice Theatre
Price: 
up to 20€
Zoghemo e semo seri, Venexia musica e mestieri
Ezio e Anna Lazzarini, pianoforte a quattro mani
Per questo Carnevale 2016 il Contrappunto Veneziano propone un evento per...
Il gatto con gli stivali

Domenica a teatro 2015/16 - Puss in Boots

31 Jan 16
Location: 
Teatro Momo
Price: 
Paid admission

Compagnia Simona Bucci

Artistic direction Simona Bucci

Dance show

for kids from 3 years old

...

La Catedràl

La Catedràl - tango dance show

07 Feb 16
Location: 
Centro Culturale Candiani
Price: 
Paid admission

A show of tango and contemporary dance
6 dancers, 6 couches, and 227 shoes

Luciano Padovani -concept and direction
Marcelo Ballonzo e Luciano Padovan - choreografy...

Topics: 
Sior Todaro Brontolon, foto di scena

Divertiamoci a teatro 2015/16 - Sior Todero Brontolon

07 Feb 16
Location: 
Teatro Momo
Price: 
Paid admission

(Let's have fun at theatre 2015/16 - Mr Todero Grumpy)

21th amateur theatre Festival

by Carlo Goldoni

a production by Tremilioni – Compagnia Teatrale

This...

Topics: 
Le scostumate

Divertiamoci a teatro 2015/16 - Le scostumate

06 Feb 16
Location: 
Teatro Momo
Price: 
Paid admission

(Let's have fun at theatre 2015/16 - Le scostumate)

21th amateur theatre Festival

from Carlo Goldoni

a production by Compagnia Sottosopra

Five men play...

Topics: 
Immagine tratta dal racconto Il piccolo principe

Not only for kids. Un piccolo principe. L'essenziale è invisibile agli occhi

from 23 Jan 16 to 31 Jan 16
Location: 
Centro Culturale Candiani
Price: 
Paid admission

A little prince
The essential is invisible to the eyes


Sensory journey inspired to the screenplay of Orson Welles, from the novel by Antoine De...

Carnevale di Burano

Burano's Carnival 2016

from 04 Feb 16 to 09 Feb 16
Location: 
Burano island
Price: 
Paid admission

Shrove Tuesday, February 4, 2016

  • 15.00 Parade of children in costume through the streets of the island, starting from Piazza Galuppi and organized by...
Playing and performing puppets

Famiglie al Museo - Speciale Carnevale - Playing and performing puppets

30 Jan 16
Location: 
Carlo Goldoni'House
Price: 
Free

The Museum hosts a precious little theatre with beautiful puppets from the eighteenth-century.

After a short tour of the little theatre, and after a playful story-telling of some of the...

Canto VI, obsessive and sensual lunch

Canto VI, obsessive and sensual lunch

from 02 Feb 16 to 04 Feb 16
Location: 
Carlo Goldoni'House
Price: 
Free

This event is running from 2 February 2016 until 4 February 2016.

    Upcoming Dates:
        2 February 2016 5:00PM and 9.00PM
        3 February 2016 5:00PM...

Carlo Goldoni’s House – “La favola dell’orsa”

Carlo Goldoni’s House – “La favola dell’orsa”

from 05 Feb 16 to 08 Feb 16
Location: 
Carlo Goldoni'House
Price: 
Paid admission

This event is running from 5 February 2016 until 8 February 2016.

    Upcoming Dates:
        5 February 2016
        8 February 2016

From “Lo...

The mask at Carlo’s home

The mask at Carlo’s home

09 Feb 16
Location: 
Carlo Goldoni'House
Price: 
Paid admission

The public will enter in the Museum through a “mask”, and guided to the discovery of the work of the mask-makers (“mascareri”).
The artisan have all met in this famous place, to celebrate the...

Vittoria Puccini e Vinicio Marchioni

Io sono Teatro 2015/16 - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

from 27 Jan 16 to 31 Jan 16
Location: 
Teatro Toniolo
Price: 
up to 20€

(I am Theatre 2015/16 - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)

Turns A-B-C-D-E

Company Gli Ipocriti Foundation Teatro della Pergola

by Tennessee Williams
...

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