Beijing has been preparing for this event for YEARS and an amazing stadium was built especially for the summer olympics. It's a breath-taking structure that has been affectionately referred to as "the birds nest". The Beijing committee has guaranteed this will be the most spectacular pre-games ceremony yet. 10,500 athletes from around the world are expected to compete and participate in the opening ceremony. The theme for the program is,
"One World, One Dream" and there will be many elements of fantasy and dance in the program.
The costumes have been rumored to be fantastic, and if you're into designing, like most of our readers, this is a "do not miss" event!
Not only has an incredible amount of work gone into the traditional Chinese costuming expected to be seen in the big show, but take a peek at this leotard being constructed to represent Canada's swim team!
What a thrill to be a designer on the team for the opening ceremonies! I can't wait to watch!
Where to see it: NBC (Network Television)
When: Friday, August 8th at 8:08 CST (precise, aren't they? LOL)
Hosts: Matt Lauer & Bob Costas
See you in Beijing next Friday!