The Garden of Creativity - 1st Biennale’s Children’s Carnival
This year Venice Biennale will enrich the Carnival program with The Garden of Creativity - Biennale’s 1st Children’s Carnival, to be held in the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in the Giardini from 6th to 16th February 2010.
A rich programme of educational activities, creative initiatives, interactive games, entertainment, surprise performances and many curiosities aimed at schoolchildren and kids, families and public.
The Garden of Creativity will help the participants in the realisation of costumes, accessories, masks and instruments that will remain on show in the Palazzo delle Esposizioni. Subsequently, those who wish to participate will be able to process from the Giardini to St Mark’s during the Shrove Tuesday parade (16 February).
The colours of art, the sounds of music, the fantasies of theatre, the magic of dance, the utopia of architecture and the dreams of cinema will all blend at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in the Giardini, in a single container that will draw visitors into an unusual discovery of the contemporary arts, all under the banner of the Carnival festivities.
OPENING OF THE GARDEN
Saturday 6 February at 10 a.m.: opening of the Creativity Garden
AN INVITATION TO CREATIVITY
Daily at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Plus Saturday 6 and Sunday 7, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February at 11 a.m.
Guided/animated tour: discovering the magical and interactive places of the Creativity Garden.
EVERY ART PLAYS ITS PART IN THE CARNIVAL
Saturday 6 February at 3 p.m., Sunday 7, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February at 11 a.m. And 3 p.m.:
Art workshop: let’s make costumes, followed by parade, entertainment and games.
LET’S GO WITH… ART
Monday’ 8 February at 3 p.m.
Art workshop: the art of the mask…. a mask with Art, followed by parade, entertainment and games.
Tuesday 9 February at 3 p.m.
Art workshop: today, it’s the instruments’ turn, followed by parade, entertainment and games.
LET’S RAISE THE CURTAIN
Wednesday 10 February at 3 p.m.
Art workshop: Let’s create the “mantario”, the theatre curtain, followed by a performance of “Dal Sole al Quadrato Nero” by class 5M of the Istituto Statale d’Arte di Venezia, a free adaptation of the Russian cubo-futurist work, “Victory over the Sun” by Malevich.
ON WITH THE DANCE
Thursday 11 February at 3 p.m.
Art workshop: in movement between the rooms, followed by parade, entertainment and games.
Friday 12 February at 3 p.m.
Art workshop: I build, followed by parade, entertainment and games.
Monday 15 February at 11 a.m. and at 3 p.m.
Art workshop: tail-end credits, cinema for wearing, followed by parade, entertainment and games.
Tuesday 16 February at 11 a.m. Start of the parade in costume from the Creativity Garden to Ca’ Giustinian (San Marco) with surprise finale.
CARNIVAL IN THE DARK
From Saturday 6 to Tuesday 16 February
Edition with new itineraries and surprises
An official event of the 2010 Venice Carnival
In collaboration with the
Istituto dei Ciechi di Milano (Milan Institute for the Blind) (entry charge)
Entertainment and promotional activities will also be held at Ca' Giustinian, S. Marco, which since 2009 has been the refurbished venue of the Biennale and an “open house” for the city.