The Venice Carnival is set to host an extraordinary event: the "Chinese Dress Parade at the Venice Carnival" directly from the "Venice of the East," Suzhou.

Let's find out the details of the event together.

Chinese dress parade at the Venice Carnival: when, where, time, prices

Parade with Chinese clothes at the Venice Carnival

On Feb. 13, 2024, in St. Mark's Square, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., traditional Chinese dresses from the Suzhou Silk Museum will parade in a magnificent display, revealing to the world the unique aesthetics and weaving technology that distinguish this Chinese city. The price? It's free.

Parade with Chinese clothes at the Venice Carnival: the details

Parade with Chinese clothes at the Venice Carnival

Suzhou and Venice: A twinning of cultures and textile traditions

The official twinning between Suzhou and Venice, initiated in 1980, has created an indelible bond between these two cities at the ends of the ancient Silk Road.

This relationship has nurtured historical and cultural exchanges, setting the stage for an extraordinary event celebrating the connection between the two cities through fashion and weaving.

St. Mark's Square transforms into a stage of Chinese elegance

On Mardi Gras, St. Mark's Square will be transformed into a unique stage where traditional Chinese clothes will take center stage in a breathtaking fashion show.

Thanks to the Suzhou Silk Museum, the public will have the opportunity to explore the age-old art of Chinese weaving, admiring the craftsmanship and precision of one-of-a-kind garments.

Extraordinary performances by the Weisong School: Between dance, martial arts and tradition

Following the Chinese Dress Parade at the Venice Carnival, the Weisong School will take the stage, offering an eclectic performance that will range from the grace of fan dancing to the power of dragon dances, from acrobatic martial arts to the serenity of Tai Chi.

Chinese percussion will complete this fascinating artistic picture, bringing the rhythm and energy of Suzhou to Venice.

Parade with Chinese clothes at the Venice Carnival: A twin cities cultural exchange initiative

Jointly promoted by the Municipality of Venice and the Municipality of Suzhou, this initiative (Chinese dress parade at the Venice Carnival) is organized by the Confucius Institute at Ca' Foscari University Venice, in collaboration with Vela and Wavents.

A true cultural bridge between East and West, between Suzhou and Venice, making the 2024 Carnival an unforgettable experience of connection between two worlds that are far apart, but surprisingly similar in their passion for beauty and tradition.

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