14th International Kids’ Carnival from 11-19 February 2023
Workshops and fun at Venezia Ca’ Giustinian and in Mestre, Centro Civico del Parco Albanese.
The Kids’ Carnival
The 14th International Kids’ Carnival of La Biennale di Venezia will take place from Saturday February 11th to Sunday February 19th 2023 in two spaces: one in Venice (Ca’ Giustinian, San Marco 1364/a) and a brand new space in Mestre (Parco Albanese, Bissuola).
In addition to the traditional venue in Ca’ Giustinian (Venice), which hosts the creative workshops for schools and families, the Kids’ Carnival, thanks to the collaboration with the City of Venice, will branch out to Mestre this year, to the Centro Civico in Parco Albanese (Bissuola) with a new musical section featuring concerts and workshops for schools and families in the spaces of CIMM (Centre for Computer Music and Multimedia) of La Biennale.
In particular, starting at 4:00 pm on Sunday February 12thand on Sunday February 19th, the Teatro del Parco Albanese will be the venue for two concert/workshops: Favole in Musica, three tales by Italo Calvino set to music by the students of the Liceo Musicale Pigafetta in Vicenza, and Su il sipario; i musical per giovanissimi!, a performance focused on the world of musicals, created by the young students of the Accademia di Musica Giuseppe Verdi in Venice. There will be make-up workshops at these events, and in the adjacent bar space, the children participating in the events will be offered a free cup of hot chocolate at the end of the shows.
The Biennale Kids’ Carnival will hold its traditional free activities – with reservation required – open to schools (on weekdays, 13-17 February, from 10 am to 4 pm) and to families (Saturday and Sunday, 11-12 and 18-19 February, from 11 am to 6 pm). 3400 students have already registered for the workshops, from schools of every level.
Workshops at Ca’ Giustinian
(San Marco 1364/a, Venice)
In the Biennale headquarters at Ca’ Giustinian, workshops will be held from February 11th to 19th. They will include Dance Workshops (Sala delle Colonne), Music Workshops (Sala Maschere and Sala Commedie), Hands-on Artistic Workshops (Sala delle Colonne and Portego) and Scientific-Technological Workshops (Laboratorio delle Arti, Calle del Ridotto), organized as follows:
- On weekdays (13-17 February) for the students of the schools, organized into three sessions beginning at 9:45 am, 12:15 pm and 2:30 pm
- On weekends (11-12 and 18-19 February) for families, organized into three sessions beginning at 11 am, 3 pm and 4 pm
To get to Ca’ Giustinian, from Piazzale Roma and from the Stazione FS railway station, take the ACTV vaporetto Line 1 to the San Marco Vallaresso stop; from the Tronchetto, Line 2 to the San Zaccaria stop.
Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 – Saturday 18 – Saturday 19 February
Tel. +39 041 5218828
Concerts/Workshops and Musical Workshops at the Teatro del Parco Albanese (Mestre)
The new musical section will be held in Mestre in the spaces of CIMM (Centre for Computer Music and Multimedia) of La Biennale and in the Aula Educational (at 9:45 am, 12:15 pm, 2:30 pm), which thanks to the collaboration with the City of Venice constitute the new innovative hub of the Centro Civico complex in Parco Albanese. In addition to the workshops, the musical section will also feature two concert/workshops dedicated to families and young children at the Teatro del Parco Albanese, on Sunday February 12th and Sunday February 19thstarting at 4 pm. In the spaces of the adjacent bar, there will be free hot chocolate for the participating children at the end of the shows. The two concert/workshops are:
- Favole in Musica (February 12th, starting at 4 pm, duration 60’). Performers: students from the Liceo Musicale Pigafetta musical high school in Vicenza. Description: an experimental musical reinterpretation of three tales by Italo Calvino (the year 2023 is the centennial of his birth) performed by an ensemble of 12 guitars, soprano, narrating voice and mime. There will also be a makeup workshop in the educational space in collaboration with the Liceo from Graz.
- Su il sipario: i musical per giovanissimi! (February 19th, starting at 4 pm, duration 60’). Performance by the Accademia di Musica Giuseppe Verdi in Venice. Description: A performance that casts light on the characteristics that make the world of musicals so fascinating and exciting, featuring short excerpts from famous musicals for all ages. The young performers of the G.V. M&T COMPANY will accompany the public in an irresistible, musically-rich performance with repeated changes of scenery.
To get to Parco Albanese, Bissuola (Mestre), take the T1 tram (Oberdan or Serravalle stop), bus Route 24 (Via Rielta stop), Via Sergio Gori – Parco Alfredo Albanese, 11 Mestre
Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 – Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 February
Tel. +39 041 5218828
The programme for the Kids’ Carnival is organized in collaboration with various institutions. The events organized with the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti in Venice, the Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello in Venice and the CNR-ISMAR, the National Research Council – Marine Science Institute will be back, along with new collaborations with institutions such as MUS.E in Florence and the return of the Il Violino Colorato project with the children of the Orchestrina Colorata in Rome.
The programme of the Kids’ Carnival enjoys the collaboration with the following schools: Liceo Marco Polo in Venice, Liceo Artistico Nanni Valentini in Monza, the Istituto Primo Levi Quartu Sant’Elena (Cagliari), Liceo Caravillani in Rome, Liceo Pigafetta in Vicenza, Liceo Boccioni in Valdagno (Vicenza), Liceo Scientifico Marinelli in Udine, Liceo scientifico Fanti in Carpi (Modena), and finally the Ortweinschule Kunst & Design in Graz – Austria.
During the Kids’ Carnival, guided tours of Ca’ Giustinian in Venice and of CIMM (Centre for Computer Music and Multimedia) in Mestre will be scheduled on weekends, dedicated to families.
Tel. +39 041 5218828
We would like to thank F.I.L.A. – Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini, which with their Giotto brand are the Official Colours of the International Kids’ Carnival, and Vela – Venezia Unica.
The International Kids’ Carnival is a project by La Biennale di Venezia, which since 2010 has been organized for children and schools with their teachers and families, stimulating young people’s creativity and participation and maintaining a constant direct, practical and active dialogue with the participants.