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Russian company to produce the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2nd European Games
October 09 2018

The Russian company Art City 5 and a Belarusian creative team will be in charge of preparing the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019.

The Russian company led by famous Russian musician and producer Igor Krutoy and the Belarusian State Philharmonic signed a cooperation agreement in Minsk on 9 October. The document was signed by Director General of the Belarusian State Philharmonic Alexander Garbar and Art City 5 General Producer Igor Krutoy.

«For more than half a year we studied the market, negotiated with companies with a similar track record from all over the world and came to a conclusion that the Russian company Art City 5 suits us in terms of its views on organizing the festivities, technical solutions, adaptation of the creative concept, and the general understanding of Belarusian mentality», concluded Yuri Bondar.

«Our main task is to create a team that will make the high-standard show. After all, to create an atmosphere of a chamber hall at the stadium, where each spectator could feel at the epicenter of what is happening - a task that can only be fulfilled by true professionals. I am glad that our company was honored to become part of this team, showing Belarus to the whole world and being competitive as a company capable of implementing such projects», said Igor Krutoy.

The joint team of Belarusian and Russian directors will work on the scenario of the ceremonies, Alexei Sechenov from the Russian side and Alexander Vavilov from the Belarusian side.

The Art City 5 organizes turnkey mass cultural events. The company has organized many large-scale musical projects, international cultural sport events including opening and closing ceremonies of such projects as the 2011 Asian Winter Games in Astana, the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, the New Wave and New Wave Junior song contests, televised music festivals and concerts of Russian singers.

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