Hannover Messe 2017 – Opening ceremony

The unique spectacle of Polish young artists produced by Visualsupport on behalf of the Polish Investment and Trade (PAIH) opened the world’s biggest industrial trade show, Hannover Messe 2017. The opening ceremony was attended by German chancellor Angela Merkel,  Polish prime minister Beata Szydło and more than 2500 spectators from all over the world. Poland was official Partner Country of Hannover Messe 2017.

Visualsupport created an extraordinary spectacle that involved on the most innovative audio-visual techniques. This unique, multimedia performance was a symbolic story turned into an interactive, 3D display about the greatest Polish minds and their brilliant discoveries that shaped a history of science and technology. The spectacle was divided into six parts. Each of them represented characteristics that led Polish scientists to a breakthrough solutions. Those were: Inspiration, Courage, Knowledge, Determination, Vision and Creativity.

The 12-minute show included performances of young, award-wining generation of Polish artists including: soprano Kaja Mianowana, dancer Aleksander Kopański, performer Kamil Dziliński, WATAHA DRUMS, dancers from Art Color Ballet and famous Polish beatboxer Jakub “Zgas” Żmijowski. Mikołaj Stroiński, author of over 6,000 music compositions including the one for “The Witcher 3” video game, composed the soundtrack for the spectacle. Choreography was made by Agnieszka Glińska from Art Color Ballet, while special effects, including 3D mapping was prepared by Sławomir Fąfara.

Event : Smart Means Poland

Client : Polish Investment and Trade Agency

Date and venue : April 2017, Hannover Congress Centre

Scope of work : multimedia show for the opening ceremony

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Script: Magdalena Groblicka

Music: Mikołaj Stroiński

Production: Magdalena Groblicka, Olga Lany / Visualsupport

Art director: Sławomir Fąfara / Atomy Studio

Choreography, costumes, make up: Agnieszka Glińska / Art Color Ballet

Libretto: Magdalena Groblicka, Anna Nowak-Otto

Stage managers: Jakub Lipski, Krzysztof Tyszko / Stage Control

Multimedia: Visualsupport

 

ARTISTS

Wena: Kaja Mianowana

Copernicus: Aleksander Kopański

Beatboxer: Jakub Zgas Żmijowski

Visuals: Atomy Studio

Dancers, acrobats, visual artist: Art Color Ballet

Musicians: Wataha Drums

SFXes: Marcin Kwazar Cisło / Gagarin Studio

Photography: Klaudyna Schubert, Konrad Obidziński
Making of: Łukasz Czarnecki