Saturday, august 20, 2022 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Mainstage Theater Terrace
Artpark is celebrating its 49th season of expanded, innovative and global programming with a carnival celebrating the world’s revival and renewal.
The main attraction will be a story of the Renaissance giant, Leonardo da Vinci, born of the time of passionate and boundless expectation and striving of an aging epoch thirsting for a new youth. The show built with massive inflatable puppets is preceded by a carnival-inspired by the age of Rabelais’ Gargantua and Pantagruel, the famous giants of the Middle Ages.
Carnival is the feast of time, the feast of becoming, change, and the suspension of all-limitations and prohibitions. Everyone participates because its very idea embraces all the people with a universal spirit.
“Carnival is not a spectacle seen by the people; we live in it.” as it was famously said by M. Bakhtin.
We invite you to take part and celebrate with us.
Christopher & Leslie Leardini
Marcy & Michael Newman
ARTPARK CARNIVAL BENEFIT
Saturday, August 20th, 2022
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Artpark Mainstage Theater Terrace
Attire: Festive Cocktail Party
(Masks and creative attire encouraged)
Featuring food catered by Oliver's Restaurant, a three-hour open bar, and auctions followed by the North American premiere of "Leonardo, Dreams & Nightmares," an outdoor spectacle created and performed by France's Plasticiens Volants.
PATRON OF THE ARTS OPPORTUNITIES
We look forward to celebrating with you and your organization this summer at Artpark’s Mainstage Theater Terrace!
Sponsored in part by: John and Kathleen Camp, Christopher and Leslie Leardini, Thomas Donahower, Chris and Julie Kay, Friends of Artpark: Fran & Marie, Kathy & Duncan, Lyn & John, Mike & Sally
$1,000 - Anurge: a beggar and Pantagruel’s companion, who knows sixty-three ways to make money and two hundred fourteen ways to spend it.
- Tickets for four (4) to Artpark Carnival Benefit including a performance by Plasticiens Volants to follow
- Corporate logo and recognition on Artpark’s website
- Recognition on signage during the benefit
- Ad in Digital Program
Sponsored in part by: Michael and Janice Vitch, Francine DelMonte and Douglas Clark, Pamela and Joseph Priest
In the brilliant mind of Leonardo da Vinci, everything was connected -- anatomy, mechanics, drawings of interlacing patterns, bird flight studies, and even the face of his Mona Lisa. His mastery of a wide range of disciplines reminds us of the infinite possibilities of human understanding and that our minds and imaginations are limitless.
“Leonardo wanted to paint the wind. Plasticiens Volants reinvent the master’s fantasies by sculpting the air.”
- Thierry Collin, Plasticiens Volants
In the North American premiere of “Leonardo, Dreams & Nightmares,” Plasticiens Volants returns to Artpark by popular demand to lead us on an all-ages journey into the mind and insatiable curiosity of Leonardo.
Plasticiens Volants is a 46-year-old institution based in Toulouse, France. Their unique street theater performances featuring giant original hand-painted inflatable creations have been seen in more than 23 countries by millions of people. They have performed at countless international festivals, major events such as the Olympic Games in Rio and Sochi and much more. They have also given unforgettable performances at Artpark which hosted their U.S. premieres of “Big Bang” in 2017 and “Pearl” in 2019. Audiences have been eagerly awaiting their return!
More information on this performance can be found here!
Single and couples are on sale now
Single: $300/ Couples: $550
$1,000/ $3,000 / $5,000 / $10,000
Please call or email the Artpark Box Office at [email protected] or (716) 754-4375
Ticket prices include Facility Fee; *additional fees apply for online and phone orders