The Carnival of the Animals
Fossils • The Swan

20 June 2020 16:00


This year, a dastardly microorganism prevents us from gathering together in Verbier to offer our VF Kids summer programme. The Internet to the rescue! During this time of confinement, visit us here at the VF Kids Zone for music-based fun for children and their families.

The Carnival of the Animals

Last summer, VF Kids took part in a week of creative workshops focused on Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals. Illustrations, masks, musical discovery were on the menu for our ‘petits festivaliers’.  To conclude the week, the children were invited to a live performance of the this classic work, performed by members of the Verbier Festival Academy and Chamber Orchestra, set to an film featuring their own drawings, which was animated by artist Marc Philippin.

Episode 1:
Introduction & Royal March of the Lion
Episode 2:
Hens & Roosters
Episode 3:
Wild Donkeys Swift Animals
Episode 4:
Episode 5:
The Elephant
Episode 6:
Episode 7:
Episode 8:
Characters with Long Ears
Episode 9:
The Coucou in the Depths of the Woods
Episode 10:
Episode 11:
Episode 12:
Episode 13:
The Swan

Calling all budding artists and zoologists!

Each week at the VF Kids Zone, VF at Home invites children and their families to dive into a world of imagination by creating their own musical menageries! Send us your original portrait of each week’s featured Carnival animal. Use your own art supplies at home or our online tableau below. Scan or save your creation to your computer and send it to the VF Kids team by email at unlimited@verbierfestival.com. You might be lucky enough to be featured in the Carnival Gallery, here on our website and on our social networks. Five lucky artists can win a limited edition Carnival of the Animals poster!