More recently, fate gave me a gift and brought me into a wonderful place – Venice. In great time – during the famous Venice carnival.
I walked for hours in the famous Venetian squares, where he played countless theatrical performances. Fed brazen pigeons near the Doge’s Palace. Jostled among the motley crowd consisting of people in incredible costumes. And thought: what exactly is the point, metaphysical or even sacred essence of the phenomenon of the carnival.
Observing the behavior of various carnival characters, I drew several conclusions, I don’t know whether they are true.
Firstly, the meaning of all this phantasmagoria of disguise and napalovanie on masks is, apparently, in the eternal search for human prescription, mechanism, method of instant change, the transformation of their destiny. Who among us does not dream to have instant method of transforming Cinderellas into princesses, beggars in the oligarchs, ordinary businessmen in the Deputy Prime Ministers on energy. And here, at the carnival, everything is possible, everything is instantly achievable.
You walk into the dressing room of a nondescript citizen of a poor country, and come out two minutes later by Napoleon’s great General of the French Empire. Or the opposite: you come known CIS oligarch, hunted almost half of the prosecutors of Europe, and come out nobody famous Continue reading
Every year rhythms Samba blow Rio. School this incendiary dance compete with each other. Each comes up with his song, sews costumes, choreography puts and platform builds. Suits must not only dazzle with their beauty, but also to meet the age and place of action of the selected plot.
The main law of the Brazilian carnival – to be naked! However, full nudity is forbidden, so viewers enjoy endless options of luxurious and often spicy costumes. View boldly Nude dancers produces on the audience just knock impression and power of the city of Rio just forced every year to be giving a few million condoms. But how else?
It is curious that on the whole week in the city, no one works. And despite the fact that the carnival lasts four days.
Of course, this is one of the most famous carnivals in the world. The celebration lasts about two weeks. People in ancient robes filled with little streets and spacious squares. Music and wine flow like water. Theatres hold performances on the theme of carnival. In the old palaces of the city are masquerade balls for honorable public. Night streets lights bright colors of fireworks.
During the carnival you can safely mingle with the festive crowd and enjoy the beauty of the costumes and masks. By the way, buy fancy dress that Continue reading