FiveCurrents was proud to produce the Toronto 2015 Pan American Closing Ceremony and Parapan American Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Toronto, Canada.
The Pan American Closing Ceremony’s theme, unity through diversity, reflected the enthusiasm of the Games, as well as the unique cultures of the Americas. The Ceremony, broadcast to more than 300 million households globally, also featured international superstars Serena Ryder, Pitbull, and Kanye West.
More than 90,000 spectators, 7,000 cast members, 5,000 athletes, and 1,000 volunteers packed Brazil’s historic Maracanã Stadium for the Emmy Award- winning ceremonies of the 15th Pan American Games.
FiveCurrents assembled a team with an innovative mix of talent, bringing Brazilian cultural visionaries together with novel young artists to deliver what Mario Vásquez Raña, the former president of the Pan American Sports Organization, called the “best Pan American Games ceremonies in history.”
FiveCurrents produced the ceremonies of the Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games, viewed live by 200 million people worldwide. The ceremonies were both authentically Mexican, and distinctively modern.
In order to create a central focal point for the ceremonies, FiveCurrents developed the revolutionary Halo, which was suspended across the roof of the stadium and housed the show’s technical equipment. Its retractable screen created the largest projection surface ever used in a Pan American Games Ceremony.
Frameless is the next generation of digital art experiences and London’s first permanent digital immersive arts (DIA) experience, opening this Autumn 2022. Frameless features art genres, iconic masterpieces and projection techniques that work together to immerse patrons and expand the way we perceive art like never before. learn more
The FiveCurrents creative team supported famed Chinese Director Zhang Yimou and his team across the opening and closing ceremonies for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. We imagined the Spring Festival, which celebrated the seeds of spring reaching across the world, as well as a 60-meter LED ice waterfall inspired by the waters of the Yellow River. Our creative team informed the impressive scenic design of the Opening Ceremony including the protocol elements, from the Parade of Athletes to the reveal of the Olympic Rings. Our team also conceptualized the snowflake motif, which influenced many visual components of the ceremonies.
FiveCurrents crafted the Orca Encounter to create a platform for SeaWorld to share how it cares for the wild, how its employees are passionate about sharing knowledge, and how we can all make a difference. FiveCurrents produced a live documentary introducing us to the natural behaviors of killer whales as they communicate, hunt, and play. Orca Encounter repositioned the world’s perception of the theme park, and is now the highest-rated experience at SeaWorld.