Back in February Italian design firm Atelier Francesca Montinaro revealed its stage design.
Entitled “The Sun Within”, it plays on the movement and energy of the sun with a series of moving arches. From the sun we all draw life, so it’s fitting that the stage will be framed by water and “a lush Italian garden”. Yellow sun, blue water, green bush — we honour Mother Earth and say Amen!
Well on Thursday our shouts of praise got even louder as host broadcaster RAI revealed this rendering of the stage in motion. In it you see lights that seem to shoot from the arches, which spin 360 degrees for maximum versatility.
At times the structure appears to be a massive disco ball, glimmering in every direction and letting the world know the party has arrived.
“The kinetic sun, source of spectacular movements and tricks of light, rules the stage and represents our Italian attitude: always on the move, rebellious, creative, welcoming, passionate, intuitive. We are the ones with the sun within, and this is our way to be in this world.”
“The cascade of water that frames the stage, allegorically represents the sea that surrounds us, a symbol of our complex culture. The stage is our peninsula: a country where each contestant is welcomed, no matter where they are coming from.”
“The artists and their teams will be hosted in a lush Italian garden, where vegetation mingles with rays of light, suspended between reality and illusion, transporting them to a playful and architectural dimension.”
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