CARNIVAL OF VENICE 2015, The world’s most delicious festival !
Saturday, January 31 – Tuesday, February 17 – Art direction by Davide Rampello
A CARNIVAL FULL OF GOOD TASTE
Good taste, quality and refinement, the Carnival of Venice 2015 opens in a triumph of flavours, exquisite tastes and the pleasures of good food, wine and conviviality: “The world’s most delicious festival!” under the artistic direction of Davide Rampello.
ENHANCING THE EXCELLENCE OF THE TERRITORY
The exploitation of territorial excellence continues stronger than ever. Over the previous years the endeavour has seen the collaboration with important artistic realities including set designers Angelo Lodi, Guerrino Lovato and Massimo Checchetto, costumes of the Atelier Nicolao and Atelier Longhi of Francesco Briggi, and this year will open to broader event themes linked to food and good taste.
THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE CARNIVAL OF VENICE AND MILAN EXPO 2015 CONTINUES
Expo Milan 2015 since last year is a partner of the Carnival of Venice. “The world’s most delicious festival!” will be the festive version of the event, Venice’s homage to the universal exhibition “Feeding the planet, energy for life”, which since May 2015 will focus the international attention to issues such as the Earth’s nourishment, food production and the exploitation of cultural traditions.
THE OPEN INVITATION TO ENJOY THE FESTIVITY IN VENICE
“Experiencing” the Carnival in Venice will mean to savour every moment of the festival by definition. Venice will offer a rich calendar of performances, shows and evens linked to gastronomy and its products of excellence. Literary, musical and theatrical tradition, both national and international, offers several suggestions that will inspire the artistic and scenic choices.
THE CARNIVAL’S PASSION FOR FOOD, HISTORIC AND ARTISTIC ITINERARIES OF VENICE – A MOUTH-WATERING EXPERIENCE
Food, of which the Milan Expo will be the global discussion arena in 2015, is for the Carnival of Venice the “plenteousness” dreamed of by Harlequins worldwide, whose atavistic hunger will find satisfaction in Venice, not only from the gastronomic point of view!
The scenic “machina” in Piazza San Marco, the Gran Teatro, will be enriched with triumphs of food and vegetable garlands, stage settings and re-enactments of the Arsenale will reinterpret the relationship of Venice with food: markets, large banquets, arrivals of exotic foods that from Venice spread throughout Europe.
Thanks to partnerships with museums and Venetian collections, the programme will propose thematic cultural itineraries for visitors, special openings, temporary exhibitions devoted to cycles of works that testify to the material culture related to food in Venice. Iconographic itineraries focused on food in the places of the Holy, theatrical performances and comedy, fables for children between fantasy and bountifulness.
In every imaginable artistic form, as is the custom in Venice – where the Carnival is a real cultural happening – the anthropological relationship with food will become the inspiration for entertainment: from the masks, which are so much tied with the success of the Carnival of Venice, that can shape a naturalistic and fantastic landscape inspired by fruit, a platter, a recipe where competitors of the Most beautiful Mask must draw inspiration from to parade in the Gran Teatro of San Marco.
And the Arsenale of Venice, the most beautiful water parterre in the world, will stage the sweetness of the palate of Venetian culture and celebration of the Carnival.