Venice Carnival 8-20 February, 2012
Metropoli Fund has arranged “Russian Spectacular” at the Carnival of Venice. Guests from Rome, Milan, Florence and other Italian cities have enthusiastically welcomed the performance by ballet dancers of the Imperial Mikhailovsky Theatre Julia Kamilova and Vladimir Tsal in the central hall at Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro; they performed the “Spanish Dance” from the ballet “Swan Lake", “Panaderos” from the ballet "Raymonda” and a fragment of the ballet “Don Quixote”.
The special three-day program traditionally became an event at the most beautiful festival in the world, while its participants – heroes of society pages. The delegation of Club’s guests was welcomed as old friends in the Tiepolo Atelier, famous for its collection of most elegant costumes. It seemed the exquisite supper “IL MINUETTO” at a most prestigious Venetian Hotel Danieli, situated just several steps from Piazza San Marco, to the music of “Offerta Musicale” orchestra, could last for ages. However, the maestro of the ball invited the guests to minuet and quadrille under the accompaniment of baroque quartet. The program of the first day, which for somebody might be a substantial dinner, was an aperitif for the guests. The “Russian Spectacular” was awaiting them at Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro.
The evening party guests were representatives of business and diplomatic circles of Italy and Russia: Director General of VivaItalia! Club Andrea Lionello; vice-president of the European Association of Cinema Exporters Adriana Chiesa. The Association brought out about 300 Italian and foreign films to the European film market; managers of the world-famous Benetton Group; a delegation of Italian hoteliers; director of Italia’s largest juridical association “Codacons” Marco Ramadori; managers of leading companies from Moscow and Saint Petersburg.