Opening event – Cultural Capital of Europe

Building Burning Ice

Building Burning Ice

Just one more week, and then we can finally start enjoying Umeå Cultural Capital of Europe 2014.

On Saturday February 1st the opening ceremony will take place. The stage is now being built on the 40 cm thick ice on the river. I pass by the site every day and I just get more excited for every time I see it. The Burning Ice show will be spectacular, with among others a light beam going 1 km up in the sky, reindeer racing by and choirs singing sami songs . The German company Phase 7 is responsible for the multimedia of the show, and another German company PRG is producing the whole show. PRG is also working on the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Sotji.

All of this is happening in a small town in the north of Sweden, that is amazing. We are going to witness a world class show, so I hope many people will be there to enjoy it!

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