La Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, announces the 7th International Kids’ Carnival, titled Giro giro tondo around the world, which will take place from Saturday January 30th to SundayFebruary 7th in Venice, at the Giardini della Biennale (Central Pavilion, every day, 10 am – 6 pm), with free admission and activities.
At the 7th International Kids’ Carnival, inspired this year by Music, there will be 6 participating Countries (Austria, Bolivia, Germany, Poland, Romania, United States), as well as Conservatories and Music Schools, foreign institutions and national and local cultural organizations. 150 local Schools have already registered for the workshops.
“This year we return to the Giardini, to the Central Pavilion – declared President Baratta – an advisable move for a Carnival that falls early in the calendar year. We have dedicated it to nursery rhymes, lullabies, tongue-twisters, songs, and expressions that unite us in the memory of our childhoods and seem particularly conducive to the formation of a lively
and cheerful community of young people.”
“As always our Carnival, which lasts nine days – continued the President – will be the result of the contribution, on the one hand, of initiatives and events organized directly by the Biennale with the help and assistance of the educational staff, and on the other of the school groups who come by invitation to participate as actors and not as spectators”.
In the Music Special section conceived by the Director of the Music Sector Ivan Fedele, the Kids’ Carnival will feature important guests such as thePiccoli Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano orchestra (performance on the day of the inauguration January 30th) and the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole(performance on the closing day February 7th).
The musical events will feature the collaboration of the students from the “Benedetto Marcello” Conservatory of Venice, with performances and workshops, and the Conservatories of Bologna with the Orchestra dei Giovanissimi, Castelfranco Veneto with the clarinet class, Adria with theFunny Duets for Children, and Trieste with a jazz group.
Other local Music Schools will also participate: the Orchestra of Flutes from the Accademia musicale Giuseppe Verdi in Venice, the Orchestra of theFondazione Santa Cecilia from Portogruaro (Ve), the Associazione Musicale Ermanno Wolf Ferrari of Venice.
The 7th International Kids’ Carnival will feature a programme that includes:
· School Mornings: workshops, sounds and songs (reservation required)
· The Magnificent: workshops, sounds and songs organized by 15 Schools selected across Italy and Austria
· The Countries (6): workshops, sounds and songs from Austria, Bolivia, Germany, Poland, Romania, the United States of America
· The Institutions: workshops, sounds and songs by 5 Conservatories: Benedetto Marcello of Venice, A. Buzzolla of Adria, G. B. Martini of Bologna, A. Steffani of Castelfranco Veneto and G. Tartini Trieste; as well as the World Food Programme (WFP) – United Nations Agency,UNICEF, and social cooperatives (Il Cerchio Onlus, Venice, Nati per leggere Onlus, Trieste).