I like this a lot. The Olympics need to be a bit creepier….I think we should have zombies close the summer games…..
Jan. 16 MILAN, Italy — Federico Fellini-inspired clowns, acrobats and high-wire acts will perform at the closing ceremony for the Torino Olympics.
The circus theme also will include aspects from Italy’s winter Carnival, a masked celebration based in Venice each February. A preview of the Feb. 26 ceremony was attended by about 200 people in a Milan theater Monday.
Actual costumes featured in Fellini’s 1971 film “The Clowns” will be used. They were made by Academy Award-winning designer Danilo Donati.
The “Sparks of Passion” bladers, futuristic performers zipping around on roller blades with flames shooting from the back of their helmets, also will appear. The group is to be introduced at the Feb. 10 opening ceremony.
“The opening ceremony is all about passion, energy, the Italy of the future. It will be a bit aggressive,” Marco Balich of Filmmaster Group, executive producer of the ceremonies, told a news conference on Monday.
Veteran designer Giorgio Armani is preparing the entrance of the Italian flag into the stadium while fashion house Moschino will style the athletes’ parade. Speed skaters with flame-shooting helmets will also whizz around.