Entry Title: "Eyes Wide Shut"
Category and Expertise: Events-Music, Professional
Entry Description: The Carnival of Venice is one of the most renowned event in the world. The first record dates back to 1904, to be precise to a document of Doge Vitale Falier, which speaks for the first time the public amusements related to the Carnival.
The establishment of the Carnival is attributed to the need to provide to the population, especially the most humble walks of life, a period dedicated to the fun and festivities, during which the Venetians and foreigners poured into the city to celebrate with music and dances. The use of masks and costumes guaranteed anonymity, which allowed the leveling social divisions.
On February 6, 2016 it held the 23rd edition of "Il Ballo del Doge" in the historical palace Pisani Moretta along the Grand Canal. It is one of the most famous events and exclusive of the city, which annually attracts visitors from around the world. Tickets for dinner and show cost between 800 and 2,000 Euros.
The event is organized by Atelier Antonia Sautter, who also designed the costumes worn by guests.
Antonia Sautter, Venetian designer and entrepreneur, is known for the creation of historical costumes ranging from the 17th century until the beginning of 1900. In 1994 he created "Il Ballo del Doge", an idea born during the collaboration with Terry Jones, a member of the Historic Monty Python, in a BBC documentary about the Crusades.
In 1999 he collaborated with Stanley Kubrick for the creation of some of the masks used in the film Eyes Wide Shut.