Ceremonies – Aspirations and Transformations

Ceremonies - Credit Anthony HopwoodThe Ceremonies programme has brought together an exciting group of artists and  organisations from across the country to create spectacular opening and closing moments, and memorable medal ceremonies for the winning athletes.

Aspirations and Transformations

The theme of Aspirations and Transformations has inspired the creative processes. The opening ceremony will mirror the Aspirations of participants, volunteers and the audience. Medal ceremonies will celebrate participation, ability and achievement. A closing ceremony will focus on new friendships and the positive transformations taking place during the event.

The ideas of Aspirations were explored with year two children at Seely Primary School, and their drawings and voices will be central to the opening ceremony. Magical moments from the artists of Cirque Bijou will punctuate the show, while the dancers from Dance4 and performers of Unanima Theatre Company will carry the audience through the story. On the way, look out for some musical surprises.

To get a closer look at the beautiful designs from the children, make sure you come and attend a medal ceremony, where they will dress the space as we celebrate the individuals who have reached the top of their sporting achievements at the games. Make sure you share your reactions with artists Jessica Kemp and Nikki Charlesworth as they build a beautiful installation during the games. You can even share your thoughts with ceremonies director Jamie Beddard as he is out and about meeting athletes, families and spectators.

Finally, we will celebrate the Transformations of everyone who has taken part in the Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World Games. Film artist Barret Hodgson will be capturing some of the highlights of the games over the week, and will create a digital celebration for everyone to enjoy. Cirque Bijou will bring us some illuminated magic, and the raucous sound of Rockin’ Paddy will make sure you leave tapping your feet and with a smile on your face.

To see a full list of the cast and crew please click here.