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COMING OUT | Opening Ceremony

COMING OUT

Jean Bouin Stadium, Paris, France | August 4th, 2018

LARGE-SCALE SHOW | PARIS 2018 x CITY OF PARIS x MCI

"YOU CHANGE THE WORLD BY BEING YOURSELF" - YOKO ONO

Whoever we are, whatever we do, wherever we come from, we all have our own diversity. We're all the same, we're all different. Let's express loud and clear who we are in order to quit a black and white world that belongs to the past and enter a colorful world that belongs to the future. On the occasion of a walk in Paris, let's look each other right in the eyes to see that being different is what we have in common. Let's change by being ourselves thanks to a huge coming out of the diversities.


Since 1982, the Gay Games have brought together people from all walks of life, without discrimination, around the values of diversity, respect, equality, solidarity, and sharing.

In 2018, the 10th edition was the 1st edition of the the 1st WORLD DIVERSITY GAMES. With sport being a medium for togetherness and inclusion, the Games were open to all and offered everyone the opportunity to participate in their own way. Over 10000 participants, 20000 visitors and 750000 spectators shared together some moments rich in emotion.

The show was made like a walk in Paris. "Gaymers" from all over the world and Parisians from all over the city met in the most famous neighborhoods of the French capital, discovered each other and claimed all together the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF DIVERSITY.

A Large-scale Show written and directed by RODOLPH NASILLSKI,
sponsored by PARIS 2018 and CITY OF PARIS and produced by MCI.
CREATION
Director: Rodolph NASILLSKI
Writer: Rodolph NASILLSKI
Dialogues: Céline VAQUIER DE LA BAUME
Composer: Nicolas VERON
Choreographers: Michael CASSAN, Philippe Physs ALMEIDA and Nadine TIMAS
Circus Choreographer: Caroline SIMÉON
CASTING
David ALEXIS, Brahem AIAICHE, Caroline SIMÉON, Tatiana HEINTZ, Ada VOX, Nicolas VERON, Salim BAGAYOKO, Aurélie GIBOIRE, Frédéric JEAN-BAPTISTE, Daniel M'FAYA, Geoffrey PLOQUIN, Coline OMASSON, Cirque ELOIZE and JEUNE BALLET EUROPÉEN.
DESIGN
Light Designer: Jacques ROUVEYROLLIS assisted by Jessica Duclos
Video Designer: Gilles LEDOS
Costume Designer: Marie CREDOU
Make Up Designer: Deborah MORENO
Hair Designer: Caroline BITU
OPERATION
Assistant Directors: Patricia DELON and Emmanuelle LAGOURRÈS
Production Coordinator: Didier SCHRIEKE
Technical Director: Olivier MATABON
Showcaller: Laurence PELISSIER
Head Stage Manager: Didier PAILLET

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