Opening and closing ceremonies:
two actor/singers, six dancers and a choir of 25 children in a video projected onto two 20-metre screens
Walking through a park, a man spies a woman singing. He approaches and lends his ear. She speaks, and her voice echoes the sound of the wind and the rain. She speaks of air, water, earth and fire, of the sacred balance between the elements, of the complexity and fragility of life on earth, of the fine line between life and death and of the danger faced by our planet. Her words are accompanied by a profusion of images.