Football World Cup Ceremonies, France, 1998

For the Opening ceremony of the 1998 Football World Cup, ECA2 transformed the Stade de France into a magic garden.
Fantastic and colourful “insects” performed around and above giant buds that bloomed to reveal flowers whose hearts concealed giant footballs.
For the Closing Ceremony, Fire-dancers on stilts lit up the arena while a pyrotechnic display launched from the Stadium’s roof gave the illusion that the venue was about to fly away in the sky of Paris.