China’ s Olympic opening feat

Pushing the limits to where humans can go through invention

A globe used as a video projector and also designed to allow acrobats the possibility to perform on the surface of the structure

As part of the opening ceremony to the XXIX Olympiad Games in Beijing, China, a large globe floated into the air with acrobats performing around it each suspended by a wire harness. No matter where any of the acrobats stood on the sphere, they remained upright at all times as they cartwheeled along a railing. In its pageantry and fireworks, the ceremony marked China as a world power to contend with. They took all steps to show what was possible.

The preparation for this opening event, performers had rehearsed for many months sparking the degree of dedication to which their athletes have trained for the games. Chinese athletes may break all records unseen before as they attempt to show the world the threshold to their human spirit and endurance.

An art centre under construction in Port of Spain by the Chinese is a sample of China’s globalization and its second rebirth of the Chinese presence in Trinidad and Tobago

The British Olympic committee for the 2012 games are scratching their heads today as to wonder how they are going to match or surpass this presentation. Bets are on floating canopies mobilized by sky walkers.

The Trinidadian carnival designer, Peter Minshall has been responsible for the opening for Barcelona, Atlanta and Utah, Olympics respectively. His popular puppet mobiles (Saga boy and Tan Tan) and disked shaped (Callaloo) costumes were used in the presentation.

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