This is the title and the theme of the XXVI edition of Il Ballo del Doge
“The Magnificent Ephemeral”
In praise of Dream, Folly and Sin
Saturday, march 02nd 2019
A provocation, a challenge, an invitation to indulge in the attractiveness and beauty of the ephemeral, which seduces and that one wishes to set in stone, despite being fleeting and passing.
In front of the vacuity of time, schemes, plans and all the certainties fall apart and when the absolute becomes relative, one can play to subvert the rules.
Are you ready to overthrow the status quo ante?
Are you ready to praise the folly of human life?
Are you ready to revolutionise the view of capital sins?..
This and much more will constitute the screenplay of Il Ballo del Doge 2019.
About Il Ballo del Doge:
Since 1994, each year as the candles alight and the portals to the Ballo del Doge open to welcome the most sumptuous and exclusive Masquerade Ball of the Carnival of Venice. Il Ballo del Doge is an artistic event, a mundane appointment, an unforgettable experience that unites Guests coming from all corners of the earth.
Antonia Sautter is the artistic soul and the producer of this International Carnival Gala — an interpretation that revisits the historical aristocratic banquets and re-proposes them in a contemporary manner with over 100 extraordinary performers, about 1.200 luxurious costumes designed and handmade by Antonia Sautter, three different floors with extraordinary set designs, a delicious dinner with refined dishes and Champagne, an after dinner dancing party and open bar.
Masquerade Guests reaching the Palace by the water, fall immediately into a fantastic world made of luxurious decorations, never ending artistic shows with over 100 performers and exclusive foods and drinks. The party continues late into the night among the variety of settings settled on the three floors of the palace facing one of the most enchanting view of the Grand Canal of Venice.
This is a private event and the entrance to the party is reserved exclusively for those who bought the ticket in advance by contacting Antonia Sautter office at [email protected]
or +39 0412413802
Pperiod costume (evening gown strictly prohibited)
Costumes rental is available by booking a costume fitting appointment at Antonia Sautter Atelier, close to St. Mark’s Square where Guests can choose among more than 1200 creations: period costumes that cross history from the middle ages to the 1920s and stage costumes all designed and handmade by Antonia Sautter.