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Carnival of Venice 2009

february 14 – february 24; 2009
Voir aussi : programmation théâtrale | histoiry of the carnival

Program carnival of Venice 2009

carnaval de veniseFesta veneziana - Venetian Feast

A great animated festival coloured in Cannaregio district, nautical parades,tasting of gastronomical specialities of the district.

Saturday February 14, from 11:00, Sestiere de Cannaregio

Carnavale al buoi 2009 - Carnival of the darkness 2009

A feast of the Carnival in the darkness, where all the other senses, in particular the touch, are the protagonists. Inspired by the success of the exposure “Dialogue in the darkness” which received visitors from the whole world. Groups are accompanied by blind guides expert on a course full of surprises.

From Saturday February 14, every day, 11:00 - 20:00
Sestiere del Castello (district of the castle). Paying entry.

Contest for the most beautiful mask for the children

Until to 12 years, it is held from Monday February 16 in all the city, islands and municipalities.

Opening day dedicated to the children: Saturday February 14, 15:00, San Marco square
Beginning of the selections of the masks. Monday February 16, 15:00
Handing-over of the prices for the most beautiful masks. Saturday February 21, 15:00

Flight of the angel

One of the most awaited appointments of the Carnival, an old tradition where a special guest “flies” from the Bell-tower until the ground of San Marco square.

Sunday, February 15, 12:00, Piazzetta San Marco

Festa Marie - Festival of Marie

During the day of the Carnival dedicated to the traditions, the San Marco square accommodates the unavoidable Festival of Maria.
Seven Venetian girls parade with a coloured and rich cortège in traditional costumes, and accompanied by traditional groups. The Procession leaves Saint Peter of the Castle (San Pietro in Castello) to arrive on San Marco square.

The victorious Marie is rewarded on Tuesday February 24.
Sunday February 15, 15:00, arrival San Marco Square

Historical evocations (Rievocazioni storiche)

With the Flight of the Angel and the Festival of Maria, the day of the traditions proposes the traditional Festival and artists of the road, fills of colours, dances, stage performances of the old habits on Square San Marco, then changing, with new performances and new groups, the next week end.

Sunday February 15, from 15:00, Piazzetta San Marco
Saturday February 21, starting from 18:00, Piazzetta San Marco
Sunday February 22, starting from 15:00, Piazzetta San Marco

Dorsoduro and music

Dorsoduro accomodates the musical initiatives and the sound installations of Sensation 2009. A permanent show in the afternoon by ALL MUSIC is installed in Campo Santa Margherita, while Stazione Maritima becomes the center of musical night recreation.
Sessions of medieval music and traditional acoustics proceed on the other hand in Campo San Barnaba.

All musiC TV show – from Thursday 19 to Tuesday 24, 15:00, Campo Santa Margherita
Opening party - Saturday February 14, Maritime Stazione 23:00
Music party – from Thursday 19 to Tuesday 24, 23:00, Stazione Maritima
Sessions of medieval acoustic music and music from the XVIth, from Thursday 19 to Tuesday 24, 21:00, Campo San Barnaba

San Polo, la Vista per I bambini e i giovanni - San Polo, sight for the children and young people

Campo San Polo and Campo Bella Vienna are the two hearts of the district. The first place of carnival dedicated to the children, with lights, comic masks and spectacles on Campo San Polo. Belle Vienna lives after the sunset, with music, lights and projections.

For the children : from Thursday 19 to Tuesday February 24, 15:00, Campo San Polo.
For the young people : from Thursday 19 to Tuesday February 24, 21:00, Campo Bella Vienna

Cannaregio, il regno del gusto - the kingdom of the taste

Various and amusing gastronomical courses, spectacles. Great chefs offer a spectacle which is at the same time a lesson of kitchen, while walking in Cannaregio one meets sculptures of food, chocolate art...

From Thursday 19 to Tuesday February 24, all the day, sestiere of Cannaregio

Santa Croce and sense of smell

In Santa Croce district in 2009, thanks to several installations and new initiatives, is a large spectacle of street theatre devoted to the sense of smell. It gives homage to this sense thanks to special effects like odorama. Many small remarkable spectacles are held in all the district, really based on the stimulation of sense of smell for a true sensory experiment.

From Thursday 19 to Tuesday February 24 starting from 15:00, sestiere di Santa Croce

Drag Queen beauty Pageant

From all Europe arrive at Venice most beautiful Drag Queen. The true spirit of the Carnival, taste for the disguise and irony, with amusing and coloured beauty contest.

Friday February 20, 21:00, Saint-Marc square

The most beautiful mask of the Carnival 2009

Challenge with blows of masks, costumes never seen, taste and originality are the heart of the new contest of 2009, even richer.
The participants and their creations are judged by a prestigious jury.

Selections: Friday 20 to Saturdays February 21, 15 h00, Saint Marc square
Contest and price: Sunday February 22, 15 h00, Saint Marc square

Flight of the ass

The demonstration which is held Ferretto square in Mestre is one amusing parody of the Flight of the angel in San Marco square.
A host will be thus the ass of the 2009 edition, which will fly since the municipal tower. The center of Mestre fills of truths asses, symbol of the incredible, the surprise ...

Sunday February 22, 12:00, Ferretto square, Mestre

The bath of the ibernisti

Throw icy water and waves of the sea, the ibernisti give appointment to the Lido of Venice for a new adventure lived with a pure carnavalesque spirit.

Sunday February 22, from about 11:00, Lido of Venice

The traditional Carnival of burano

A feast on the Burano island to conclude the Carnival 2009, with resumptions of the old and single traditions and a great surprise in the evening.

Tuesday February 24, from the end of the afternoon, Island of Burano

Official site of the carnival of Venice: carnevale di Venezia (English and Italian)



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