Antonio Giarola is working at Venice Carnival since 1987 as an artistic consultant.

In 1990 he directs street events.

     From 1992 to 1993 he creates and directs the Street Artists Festival with the presence in Venice of more than one hundred companies from all over the world.

In 1993, at the Art Centre S. Apollonia, he exhibits with the photographer Marco Bertin; CARNAVAL, a poetic-photographic work about Venice Carnival.

  In 1994, with Antonia Sautter and Stefano Dardi, he creates and directs for Alan Herreira from BBC, for the documentary Cruisade, "Il Ballo del Doge" (The Doge Ball), that since then is one of the most prestigious “palace party” at Venice Carnival, and that he still directs.

  During the Venice Carnival 2000 he directs with Roberto Bianchin the show IL CASANOVA INQUISITO (The Enquired Casanova), a sold out “comic, acrobatic, erotic variety show” realised by the Compagnia de Calza "I ANTICHI", in the Antique Lounge “La Bauta” at Campo San Polo. Still during Carnival 2000 he is consultant in the main palace parties and directs the second Artists Party. Besides, with the painter Felice Naalin, he creates MASKERADE, a closing-Carnival party, thought for art.

  In 2001 he directs the events at Ca’ Vendramin Calergi, organised by the City Casinò  of Venice during Carnival and directs, with Roberto Bianchin, the Compagnia de Calza “I ANTICHI” in the variety show I GIOCHI SEGRETI DI CASANOVA (Casanova’s Secret Games), performed in a baroque tent at Ca’ Noghera, called Casinò Variety.

  In 2002 he directs the events at Ca’ Vendramin Calergi, organised by the City Casino  of Venice during Carnival and directs, with Roberto Bianchin, the Compagnia de Calza “I ANTICHI” in the variety show Una Venere per Casanova (A Venus for Casanova), in a small theatre specially built up on the first floor of the palace.   

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