Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Italian Festival Showcase: La Biennale di Venezia

Our first stop in Italy is Venice, and we couldn’t be more excited! Located in North Eastern Italy, Venice is situated on a group of 118 small islands joined by bridges. This glorious city is known for its picturesque beauty, famous architecture and its artwork. Today we’ll be taking a closer look at La Biennale di Venezia.

via Flickr by Iselin
Now recognised as one of the most famous cultural organizations in the world, La Biennale di Venezia was founded in 1895. Today, La Biennale di Venezia hosts exhibitions in a variety of sectors, such as art, architecture, music, cinema, theatre and dance. The Art Exhibition has been in place since the festival’s inception, and the 1930s ushered in the new sectors of music, cinema and theatre. In 1980 the Architecture Exhibition began, and most recently the dance exhibition held its debut season in 1999.

via Flickr by Shaun Dunmall 
La Biennale di Venezia is recognized as a world leader in the research and promotion of new contemporary art trends. The Art Biennale and Architecture Biennale alternate in years, but the Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Biennales run every summer.

We couldn’t help but share this incredible clip from the 2010 Dance Exhibition:

 Have you ever attended La Biennale di Venezia? Let us know all about it in the comments below!