Posts Tagged ‘Venetian Masks’
Ballroom dancing consist of two main branches:
1. American Style Ballroom Dancing
2. International Style Ballroom Dancing
American Ballroom dancing is composed of two subcategories. Those two categories are American Style Smooth and American Style Rhythm. American Style Smooth is composed of Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot and Viennese Waltz. American Style Rhythm is composed of Rumba, East Coast Swing, Cha Cha, Bolero, and Mambo
International Ballroom Dancing is composed of international standard and international latin. International Standard is Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, and Quickstep. International Style Latin is Read the rest of this entry »
If you�ve never been to the Venice Carnival then it�s about time you did. The city of water is certainly a beautiful place to visit any time of year, but during the carnival it is transformed into a magical world of incredible costumes, extravagant masks, and all kinds of entertaining events. You can enjoy the sights of the city as well as the atmosphere of the carnival. The festivities are held from late February to early March, but if you haven�t yet booked then rest assured you can still find some late holiday deals. Be sure not to Read the rest of this entry »
Venetian carnival masks were made in Venice as a tradition that dated long ago, centuries past, as early as the 1200’s. The masks are still living on today as artisan create beautiful Venetian mask version of their own using their creativity and imagination. These masks are handmade that could comprise of different materials like precious fabrics and feathers. Masks are sold in stores and people d not usually know its historic value like that of masks that are used in the classical Venetian classic theaters.
In Italy, a city is suspended between the skies and the Read the rest of this entry »
Europe Masks can be traced back over several centuries. Our ancient ancestors seemed to know the power of disguise even before written history. These traditions and links to shamanism could possibly pre date all our knowledge of recorded history. Masks of one form or another can be found in our three most powerful historical cultural times and areas, Egypt, Greece and Rome
To access some of our earliest European mask we need to visit France. In France, at Trois Freres, the caves inhabited by Paleolithic people have hunting scenes painted on the walls showing masked dancers. Read the rest of this entry »
Masquerade Masks For Women
People know that masquerade is used to define someone who is trying to hide their identity or be secretive. The masquerade masks date back to the twelfth century. It was used in the Venetian carnival to hide a persons identity. Much of the time wealthy socials would have had consequences for socializing with commoners but while wearing this mask they had much more freedom.
During the Italian Renaissance they were used for balls, parties and celebrations. These celebrations were very elegant and luxurious. The people of the high society held these gatherings. While wearing the mask Read the rest of this entry »