Magical encounter on the Eurovision stage

Archive 07 May 2003
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The stage of the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest, is being built these days inside the Skonto Hall in Riga. Latvian Television (LTV) gives now more details about the effects this stage is able to perform.

The show's stage was designed by Aigars Ozoliņ�. This stage is said to be using quite the same visual technologies as the Estonians used last year in Tallinn: The stage itself will be without colour – grey, silver and black tones will be used, because the various colours of light will look best against those backgrounds. Colours will emerge through high-technology lights and video effects.

One innovation will be the stage floor itself. It measures six by nine meters, and will infact be a huge TV screen that will enable the designers to give a different look to every song. The central part of the stage will be enclosed with two large curved areas. These will make up the basic part of the stage, while there will also be smaller curves which will permit for movement and change. More than 150 people from 10 different countries have worked on the stage construction.

If you follow the link at the bottom, you will be able to learn some more about the technical capacity of the Eurovision stage in Riga.


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