1st European Games – Opening Ceremony

Creating a wild meadow for the 1st European Games

Held at the prestigious Olympic Stadium in Baku, 68,000 spectators attended the opening ceremony for the inaugural European Games.

Working with the event’s Creative Director we were tasked to design and deliver the highlight of the show — an ambitious kinetic installation. We transformed a large section of the stage into a wild meadow, growing up through the cracked earth in an undulating trail behind the lead actress.

Behind the scenes, under the stage deck, we designed a bespoke control system that could animate the grass, enabling it to grow and oscillate organically as natural meadow caught in a summer’s breeze.

— Client

Five Currents

— Location

Baku, Azerbaijan

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