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IL BALLO DEL DOGE 2018: A WORK IN PROGRESS

Antonia Sautter

01 September 2017

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After this incredibly hot summer, in these warm days of September I keep on thinking about ideas and images for the XXV Il Ballo Del Doge edition: my greatest dream.

Ready to go again onstage with this experience, accompanying my beloved “child” by hand, will be a renewed challenge and pleasure. Preparing an event that has such a powerful past and history is never easy, but it is absolutely rewarding.
My Il Ballo Del Doge is in fact a unique occasion for Venice’s Carnival, that is able to move and excite people even from its mere anticipation, thus, it is essential to be ready to satisfy the expectations of my future guests since the beginning.

Considering that this year’s date coincides with my sixtieth birthday, the 10th of February, I decided to celebrate the 25 years of Il Ballo Del Doge with a night of pure magic called “ Rebirth & Celebration.

Ballo del Doge 2018 Antonia Sautter

I am really convinced that in order to be born again, we need to find our purity keeping our roots alive, together with our spirituality. It is indeed important, especially in a time like today, where Mother Nature, even if still generous with us, has to face everyday our modernity threads.

It is in fact in Mother Nature’s hug that it is my intention to welcome you for this 2018 Il Ballo Del Doge edition, in order to be born again together, leaving behind the unnecessary and embracing our true selves, in an enchanting, lyric and pleasing dimension, full of magic creatures, trees, flowers and Mother Nature’s fruits.

Even a birthday can be a way towards rebirth, but it is also the sign of the passing of the time, that often makes me reflect. That’s why it has been decision of my heart to elect time as protagonist of the scene, celebrating it and paying homage with a real time box and its own master, ready to play with all of you.

At the end, it is only because of the luxury of time that I have been able to dream, create and love, and enjoy all these beauty and freedom. Without it, none of these important values would be part of my life. With this intention in mind, I imagined five rooms where to represent and share the most important aspects of my life path so far.

Antonia Sautter Ballo del Doge 2018

The final dimension of this 2018 Il Ballo Del Doge, that I am working on these days, will be instead dedicated to Pleasure itself, intended as universal engine and nourishment of every existence. If in the thrill of transgression we could finally find an unaware going back to our instincts and to life experienced through all our senses, then we would really have our Rebirth. We will see!

Last thoughts: it is interesting to see how Il Ballo Del Doge takes form, often while the thermometer goes up to 30°C or at the very beginning of September. Between a ginger drink, a new sketch and the vivid inspiration that a recent holiday has brought with it, giving me magical horizons, with the echo of nature and sea, the silent charm of a sunset in the sky…

In Venice, in a september night, the dream continues.

Contact me for any information and book Il Ballo del Doge 2018!
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