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visual Kids Carnival 2014

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Introduction by Paolo Baratta

The International Kids’ Carnival is an important Educational Project of the Biennale di Venezia. Its intent is to stimulate the creativity and participation of young people in performances, exhibitions, workshops, mask and costumemaking, encouraging their personal participation and effort. All the activities are supervised by the Educational Team of the Biennale.

“This represents yet another step forward. The 5th International Kids’ Carnival has become more diversified, more complex and more fun. The Director of the Dance Biennale, Virgilio Sieni has personally stepped in to lead the kids through The Cookie Cottage, to dance, play, and build the most stimulating of experiences as they experiment with the dances and musical notes, costumes and colours.
We confirm our special attention to the younger generations, and the importance we place in familiarity with the arts on the one hand, and creativity as dedicated fun on the other. The Carnival is a programme that will harness the combined energy of many institutions and academies throughout the city; over 150 schools have announced their participation and we wish to express our deepest gratitude to them all”.

Paolo Baratta
President of La Biennale di Venezia