Venice Carnival 2010
Next edition of Venice Carnival will take place February 6th to 16th 2010.
After the great success for this year edition, Carnival "Sensation 2009", attended by more than a thousand visitors, it's confirmed for next year the artistic direction of Marco Balich.
BURLESQUE AT THE PALACE 2010
Palazzo Grassi will be the location of the 2 parties dedicated to the Neo Burlesque: an exiting mixture of elements from many different entertainment traditions: circus, 20th-century Anglo-American Burlesque, music hall and Neo-Vaudeville.
THE KINGDOM OF TASTE – CAMPO SAN GEREMIA
Campo San Geremia wil become an open air kitchen where discover flavours, traditional products and dishes, prepared by famous italian chefs.
CARLO GOLDONI - VENEZIA GRAN TEATRO DEL MONDO
The film “Carlo Goldoni – Venice Grand Theatre of the World” presented in pre-release at the 64th Venice Film Festival: the magnificence and the splendor of the eighteenth century Venice relieve between intrigues and passion in the multicolored magic of the Carneval and in the licentious fascination of Goldonian comedies
CARNIVAL IN THE DARK
A sensory, "in the dark", experience guaranteed to stimulate and surprise. In collaboration with the Istituto dei Ciechi di Milano, the exhibit is hosted at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni - Giardini della Biennale. Saturday 6 - tuesday 16 february, 11.00 a.m - 6.30 p.m. Admission charged.
CARNIVAL AT SAN SERVOLO
CARNIVALIA - THE OFFICIAL GAME OF SENSATION 2010
Carnivalia è is one of the latest edition of WHAIWHAI, an interactive game based on the story a particular city. Carnivalia requires a mobile phone where players will receive text messages with enigmas to solve in order to discover hidden places and stories. Tha game is based on twenty stories about the fun and original aspects of the Venetian carnival tradition, written by Alberto Toso Fei. An authentic treasure huntin Venice.
THE 2009 BEST CARNIVAL COSTUME CONTEST - QUALIFIERS
Take part in the 2010 Venice Carnival Best Masked Costume Contest and come to Piazza San Marco for the qualifiers. If you are chosen, you can star in the final of sunday, 14th February. Piazza San Marco, backstage area, Thursday 11 february, 4.00 - 5.00 p.m, Friday 12 and Saturday 13 february, 12.00 - 2.00 p.m., 4.00 - 5.00 p.m.
To take part in the final on Sunday 14, you must first be chosen in the qualifiers.
LA COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE - ARLECCHINO SERVITORE DI DUE PADRONI DI FERRUCCIO SOLERI
The famous actor Ferruccio Soleri will bring in Saint Mark's Square the famus goldonian comedy "Arlecchino, servitore di due padroni".
THE TRADITIONAL QUADRIGLIA DANCE
DRAG QUEEN BEAUTY PAGEANT
The most beautiful European Drag Queens are arriving to Venice. The real Carnival spirit and all the fun and irony of fancy dress is once again one of the main attractions of Sensation 2010 as the most coloured and funny Beauty Pageant returns to Venice. Presented by Principe Maurice.
TRADITIONAL FESTA DELLE MARIE AND AWARD CEREMONY
The Festa delle Marie will be held on Sunday, on the special day dedicated to traditional Carnival celebrations on Sunday 7th february. Twelve venetian girls parade in a coloured and rich line, accompanied by historical traditional groups. The parade leaves, as usual, from San Pietro di Castello at 2.00 p.m, and cross the city until it reaches Piazza San Marco at 3.00 p.m.
The special award ceremony for the winning beauty will be on Tuesday 16th February in Saint Mark's Square.
LA FESTA VENEZIANA
Sunday 7 February 2010 - hour 11:00
A colourful and exciting water pageant joins with the district's gastronomic specialities in Rio di Cannaregio together with street entertainers, Maurizio Adamo "Fritoin Express" and all the best- known Venetian delicacies offered by the district's ristorateurs.
THE GARDEN OF CREATIVITY
Educational activities and creative initiatives for children organised by Venice Biennale. Everyday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.
LAMP & RILAMP
Everyday at 11 a.m.
LISTON IN TRICORNO E BAUTA - ANCIENT COSTUMES PARADE
San Marco - Sunday 14 February 2010 - hour 14:00
A ancient costumes parade takes place in San Marco square beautiful garden
San Marco - Sunday 14 February 2010 - hour 11:30
A 9 couples group, dressed in historical costumes, dances a minuetto inside the San Marco Garden. A tribute to the carnival spirit , to the original rococò atmosphere and to the San Valentine day.
LE RIEVOCAZIONI STORICHE
Rievocazioni storiche e artisti di strada. Regia di Massimo Andreoli.
SAN POLO, CHILDREN'S SQUARE
Campo San Polo, thursday 11 - sunday 14 february, 2.30 - 6.30 p.m.
The special children’s square offers kids even more fun this year with games, puppet shows, funny jugglers, street artists and new surprising events.
Monday 8, Tuesday 9, Wednesday 10 februrary, Monday 15 february, 8.30 - 11.00 p.m., Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco plays host to one of the best loved and most sensual dances in the world. The performance includes professional dance couples and tango DJs and any members of the public who wish to try strutting their stuff are welcome to join in. An event created by Nicola Eremita, staged by the Associazione Dame e Cavalieri and Nicola Eremita. The event is promoted by the Embassy of Argentina.
One of the best-loved Carnival events, an ancient tradition with an exciting guest-star. The celebrity “flies” from the Torre del Campanile reaching the ground. The guest star, for the 2010 Carnival edition, is Bianca Brandolini d'Adda.
The sensational event is accompanied by the Doge and Dogaressa’s historical parade.
Where: Venezia, vari luoghi della città
Contacts: Venezia Marketing & Eventi
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Promoter: Comune di Venezia
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