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Ceremonies / Olympic Ceremonies

RIO DE JANEIRO / 2016

RIO 2016 | Olympic Closing Ceremony

Produced by Marco Balich | CC2016

— Party Seen Around the World!

Rio 2016 Olympic Closing Ceremony, produced by CC 2016 with Marco Balich – Executive Producer, Abel Gomes – Executive Creative and Rosa Magalhães – Show’s Creator and Creative, was a vibrant, sensory experience, exploring Brazilian art in its multiple forms.

The show returned to the past, to remember how human talent had left its mark on the walls of caves. Back in the present, the show celebrated artists who made the history of national culture by creating unforgettable works. Yesterday and today, things made by human hands transform dreams and talents into reality.
From the hands of people, threads and paintings are born, clay comes to life and greetings reinforce friendship. We create and we take pleasure in dancing, singing, drumming and receiving friends in this celebration, which brought Brazil closer to so many other nations.
The Olympic Games Closing Ceremony is a vibrant, sensory experience, exploring Brazilian art in its multiple forms. We return to the past, to re- call how human talent has left its mark on the walls of caves. Back in the present, we celebrate artists who made the history of national culture by creating unforgettable works. Yesterday and today, things made by human hands transform dreams and talents into reality.

In this great party, emotions arise when we rediscover our own identity. A mirror in which Brazilians can recognise themselves as a creative, persistent people who know how to reinvent themselves.
The music of Brazil played a fundamental role in translating its people’s soul and multiple cultural identities. It is so prestigious that it may be considered the greatest symbol of our people and their many feats. Two basic concepts guided the show’s musical curators: honoring our music – revisiting and revering its great composers and performers – and affirming the power and strength of the new generations, in a clear message of renewal and hope for the future.

At the Closing Ceremony, athletes from 207 delegations, for the first time included a delegation of refugees, entering the stadium together, in a clear message of communion and fellowship. This segment launched globally the Olympic Channel, a free digital platform for sports and athletes all year round.
To thank the Rio 2016 Games’ volunteers the Olympic Committee has dedicated their a special recognition for the first time.
The Closing Ceremony ended with the celebration of the “Cidade Maravilhosa” that hosted the XXXI Olympic Games and passed the flag to Tokyo 2020.