Beijing Olympic Closing Ceremony
- // 2008
- // Olympic Ceremony
- // Beijing, China
The grand finale, The Carnival, required the assembly of singers around the tower’s base while acrobats made dramatic descents. As the performance climaxed, 16 ribbons, each one 2 metres by 30 metres, were deployed from the top of the tower and pulled up to the rigging in the stadium roof, forming a single tree of Olympic torch clouds. As the ribbons were raised, they revealed the acrobats on the tower forming the Beijing Olympic logo on the sides.
Director of Opening and Closing Ceremonies Department Zhang Heping Director of Opening and Closing Ceremonies Centre Wang Ning Director of Technology Group Yu Jianping Director of Production Lu Jiankang Cultural Advisors to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies Ji Xianlin/ He Zhenliang/ Tang Yijie/ Jin Shangyi/ Wu Zuqiang/ Xu Xiaozhong/ Chen Kaige/ Yves Pepin/ Ric Birch/ Ang Lee/ Quincy Jones Core Creative Team Zhang Yimou/ Zhang Jigang/ Chen Weiya/ Cai Guo-Qiang/ Fan Yue/ Wang Chaoge Assistant to the Core Creative Team Jennifer Wen Ma Producer and Chief Director Zhang Yimou Director Chen Weiya Director of Music Chen Qigang Director of Production Design STUFISH Director of Art and Design Chen Yan Director of Lighting Sha Xiaolan Director of Visual Image Yang Quingsheng Director of Visual and Special Effects Cai Guo-Qiang Director of Costume Eiko Ishioka Director of Makeup Xu Jiahua Director of Stunts Tony Ching Siu Tung Director of Acoustic Design Gary Hardesty