To properly underline the Belgian presidency of the European Union, the opening ceremony took the form of a beautiful popular festival, coupled with an incredible street show set in the Grand’Place in Brussels, one of the most beautiful squares in Europe.
Halfway between the music hall and the theater, Chapeau Europa, directed by Luc PETIT, under the artistic direction of Franco Dragone, brought together more than 200 artists from the four corners of the old continent: singers, dancers, musicians , puppeteers, … and in the air, unusual devices, including a celestial chime, a myriad of light points and an artistic reminder of the European flag, with percussionists and carillonneurs on board.
Iconic object of the show: the “ball hat”, a reference to the world of Magritte, a strong symbol of a creative Belgium.