The biggest multi-sport event of the year deserves a spectacular opening and closing ceremony. facts and fiction is involved in the planning and implementation of the event and will present a top-class programme with various video clips and the official World Games song.
In the beginning the course is set for success. Therefore a spectacular opening ceremony for the biggest multi-sport event of the year, the World Games, is of great importance.
facts and fiction is part of the game and designed a show that has it all. The top-class programme is led by star tenor José Cura, Nena und Band and the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Numerous well-known international, national and regional representatives from the fields of sport, politics and entertainment play a role just as important as the 400 dancers and artists from all over the world and - as main actors - the 1,500 athletes in the march of the athletes.
The celebration begins with the symbolic handover of the relay team, accompanied acoustically and visually by the rich sound of the Taiko drummers and the breathtaking body control of the 40 aikidokas. The reason for this Japanese opening: The last World Games were held in Akita/Japan.
This is followed by an elaborate multinational intro-show that builds a thematic bridge to the motto of the World Games "Once in a Lifetime" and its locations Duisburg, Bottrop, Oberhausen and Mülheim an der Ruhr. Symbolically, the rivers Rhine and Ruhr are brought together and become the crossroads of nations.
Duisburg welcomes its guests from all over the world and presents itself colourful and multi-faceted as a city that has developed from a purely industrial location back to nature and culture in harmony.
The individual programme elements complement each other perfectly and are remembered by the audience in the stadium and in front of the television as a show of superlatives. In addition to the planning and execution of the opening ceremony - including the production of various video clips and the World Games song "Once in a Lifetime" - we are also responsible for its complete medialization.
And finally: The closing ceremony is of a similar caliber and also made by facts and fiction.