On the evening of the 18th, the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics held the last all-element rehearsal. The opening and closing ceremony team revealed that the closing ceremony still follows the "simple" style, and will also present and pay tribute to the important element of the "City of The Two Olympics" through "crossing". At present, the preparations for the closing ceremony have been prepared, and it will be officially staged at the "Bird's Nest" of the National Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 20th.
At present, the closing ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games has been rehearsed three times with full elements, and will complete a number of ceremonial sessions stipulated by the International Olympic Committee in about 80 minutes, forming a narrative mode of "one line" with the opening ceremony. After many program optimizations, the main creative team once again presented Chinese romance and "double Olympic" feelings through the organic integration of ceremonies and performances on the basis of continuing the simple style of the opening ceremony.
Sha Xiaolan, director of the closing ceremony, said: "The most important part of the closing ceremony is to reflect the concept of 'double Olympics', from the beginning of the creation, we hope that there are important elements of the 2008 Olympic Games in the middle, and there will be a special feeling of reluctance, because the next day everyone may go back to their respective countries, and we want to pass this warmth to the world." ”
In addition, Zhang Yimou "spoiled" a highlight of the closing ceremony: "When the flames of the Winter Olympics are finally extinguished, there will be a physical reproduction of the 2008 Olympic Games in an instant, as if going back in time, bringing everyone a sense of 'crossing'." ”
In terms of aesthetic tone, the main creative team boldly used Chinese red to collide with ice and snow blue, and integrated traditional Chinese cultural symbols such as lanterns and Chinese knots into the ceremony as performance elements. Sha Xiaolan introduced that the closing ceremony adopted red color as a main color, and nearly 20,000 lanterns were arranged in the audience of the closing ceremony, participating in the interactive performance, forming a collision of red passion and blue romance.
Zhang Yimou also said that in line with the opening ceremony, the closing ceremony will still highlight the scientific and technological content, and through the power of science and technology, make the closing ceremony "ethereal and romantic".