12th Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony, Athens, Greece, 2004

Taking place around a 26 meter high tree, the Opening Celebration featured over 1600 performers and volunteers. Giant monumental projection on the tree and field of play, original choreographies and musical performances were combined to create a show on the theme of the universal elements from which mankind draws its strength and life force.
The three hours long Ceremony ended with a spectacular pyrotechnic display launched from the Olympic Stadium.