G20 Opening Ceremony

Drive and Orion Arts launched the G20 Summit in St Petersburg, Russia 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.

Drive partnered with Orion Arts, one of Russia’s leading multimedia and pyrotechnic design studios to reimagine the facade, in a tribute to the G20′s past achievements and future successes.

The 20 minute son et lumiere encompassed bespoke motion graphics, including a 2 story-tell pirouetting ballerina; 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.

One of the most exciting challenges of the project was the sheer scale of the Peterhof Palace. 18 projectors were used to map the 293m wide building, the equivalent to 21 London double decker buses end to end. It is the widest building Drive has mapped to date.

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