G20 Russia Opening Ceremony

As Creative Director at Drive working with Orion Arts in Russia we launched the G20 Summit in St Petersburg with a multi-dimensional opening ceremony. 

Peterhof Palace, known as ‘The Russian Versailles’ was transformed into a series of intricate, visually stunning scenes, celebrating the historic summit. The 20 minute son et lumiere encompassed bespoke motion graphics, including a 2 story tall pirouetting ballerina and phoenix; a live and exclusive performance by a full orchestra and pianist Sergei Zhili; and a dramatic performance by the Phoenix Fire Dancers, who interacted with the multimedia effects and projection.

Due to the sheer scale of the Peterhof Palace we used 18 projectors to map the 293m wide building, the equivalent to 21 London double decker buses end to end.