All Secret Under the Sun

Friday at 8:00 pm the 17th Pan American Games will be inaugurated at the Rogers Center. About the show, for sure, we only know it to be two and a half hours of an original story told by the prestigious Canadian company Cirque du Soleil

By: Norland Rosendo

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2015-07-10 | 14:02:44 EST
Rogers Centre, the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies, but about the show, for sure, we only know it to be two and a half hours of an original story told by the prestigious Canadian company Cirque du Soleil.Rogers Centre, the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies, but about the show, for sure, we only know it to be two and a half hours of an original story told by the prestigious Canadian company Cirque du Soleil. Photo: InternetZoom
TORONTO.- The big day has come. Today at 8:00 pm the 17th Pan American Games will be inaugurated at the Rogers Centre, the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies, but about the show, for sure, we only know it to be two and a half hours of an original story told by the prestigious Canadian company Cirque du Soleil.

In a press conference on Thursday, what the organizers did was raise expectations. Details were a minimum. Many adjectives yes, most grandiloquent. And it was not boasting. It announced something extraordinary for tonight.

«We will show the cultural diversity of Canada in a ceremony that we have been preparing since 2013 and with the participation of artists from 25 nationalities, although the story is mainly concerned with the traditions of local communities,» said the creative director of the show, Jean Guibert.

The head of the staging described the special and iconic show, between the surreal and the contemporary, which breaks the codes of the traditional circus. «It combines elements of sport, dance and acrobatics,» he added.

Among the higher expectations of the ceremony it is how to ignite the cauldron. The organizers only advanced that there is a very human story around that time.

For this magical night, in which athletes are part of the scenario at some point, about 50 makeup artists were hired, with more than 500 costumes included.

It will be a coherent story, which defends Toronto's multicultural identity, regardless of race, and thought, especially for young people. «The Cirque du Soleil likes challenges, and this is one of them. It still excites us when we rehearsed it,» he concluded.

In addition to the 45,000 people who already have tickets, it is expected there will be several millions who enjoy it live on television and giant screens installed in the city, according to sources from the organizing committee Toronto 2015.

At the ceremony they will be paying tribute to the man who was president of the PASO for four decades, the Mexican Mario Vazquez Rana, who died earlier this year.

Translated by ESTI

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