On the night of August 12, 2012, after the closing ceremony for the 30th Olympic Games, held in London, the Olympic flag was handed over to the future host, Rio de Janeiro. A lone street sweeper enters the immensity of the arena, oblivious to the packed stadium, and starts to clean the stage. Renato Luis Feliciano Lourenço, better known as Sorriso (Smile), presents the Brazil of his dreams to the world with a big hug and a captivating smile. A nation where everyone is king, a country of riches and joy.
What the world sees from that point on is an imaginary tale, a Brazilian’s dream of Brazil: happy golden kings whose drums float like a samba school across the vast stadium floor; samba queens with a touch of cult 70s glamor; the Water Queen, borne on rolling waves to the sound of maestro Heitor Villa Lobos; Indians in high-tech headdresses imparting wisdom to the world, a wisdom based on knowledge of, and respect for, nature; The Kings of Maracatu, lit up like a fairground; a Bispo do Rosário rapping his atomic speech; capoeira dancers in evening dress; the dapper rake saluting the dazzling beauty of Brazilian women; dancing couples, whose movements fleck the stage with dots of solid color; origami structures, redolent of Lygia Clark’s Critters or the modernist forms of Athos Bulcão, which pave the stage with Brazilian knowledge, turning the whole scene into one big Ipanema promenade.
The guiding thread for the costumes was a simplicity of language and undisguised improvisation, with every seam exposed, sharing the magic of the trick. After all, inventiveness and generosity are DNA in the Brazilian soul.
ALONGI CLAUDIA Props Coordinator – ANDREUZZA CHIARA Dresser – ASTARITA MARCO Production Director – AYMONINO SILVIA Costume Supervisor – BALDWIN IAN Deputy Show Production Manager – BALICH MARCO Executive Producer – BARBOSA LEITE WEIDE Choreographer Assistant – BASSITT ANDREA Paralympic Choreographer Assistant – BERNARDES LAURA Artistic Producer – BERRETTONI MARCO Dresser – BERTTI CAIO Light Designer Olympic Assistant – BERTTI ERICH Light Designer Paralympic Assistant – BOTTICELLI CATERINA Performer Coordinator Assistant – BRAFIELD GEORGIA Make Up Artist – BRENNAN RENEE Site Venue Assistant – CAMILLERI ERNEST Head taylor – CAPETI ADRIANA Flights and Transport Coordinator – CARMIGNANI ALBERTO Production Stage Manager – CASTELLANI ANJANA Cast Coordinator – CASTELLI LIDA Art Direction Supervisor – CASTELS-GREENE SHONE Make Up Supervisor – CAVALCANTE GLADYS Gafieira coordinator – CORREY FARRAH Cast Communications – COSTA DA CRUZ WYSLAINE Stage Manager – DALZIEL CANDICE Deputy Logistic Manager – DRUMMOND VICTOR Paralegal – DUBROSKA GUNA Taylor – FAINI ANDREA Props Manager – FARR WILLIAM Dresser – FERNADEZ CARMEN Production assistant – FERRETTI VALENTINA Administratrive Assistant – FLORA DO SANTOS MARCUS Charter – FONTAINHA TALITA Choreographer Assistant – GADEA TEIXEIRA ALEJANDRA Contract Supervisor – GEA NARA VIP Coordinator – GELBERGER TATIANA Choreographer Assistant – GENTILE LORENZO Deputy Cast Department Director – GERINI IRENE Logistc and Accreditation Assistant – GIL LIZ Technical Director Assistant – GOMES ABEL Creative supervisor – GRUBB SARAH Show Production Manager – GUENZI SILVIA Administrative Manager – GUIMARAES GISELLE Exec Assist of Abel / Flavio – HAMBURGER CAO Creative Direction – HILL JULIAN Cast Department Director – HONIGMAN MARCELA Deputy Producer Assistant – HUANG WEI Taylor – IDINI MARCO Costume Production Assistant – ISHIMARU CAROLINA Cast Coordinator – IVANOVA ROSITZA Props Assistant – KAFEJIAN FRANCO MARILIA Assistant Music Directors – KUSTER RODRIGO Music Rights Consultant – LIMA CESIO Light Designer – LOMBARDI MARCO Accomodation Coordinator – LUPERINI FRANCESCO Wardrobe Assistant – LYDDON DAISY Make Up Artist – MACHADO FLAVIO Associate producer – MACHADO TIAGO Atach\’e8 the Artist – MAESTRO SARA Ass. Executive Producer – MAHARAJ LOUIS Hair Stylist – MAJOR JORDAN Junior Operation Assistant – MARINOVICH ROBERTA Dresser – MARQUES JULIAN Hair Stylist – MASSERINI SIMONE COO CC2016 – MELO MORAES RENATA Paralympic Choreographer – MEMLAK SUZANA Costume Designer Assistant – MOLLET JHONNY Site venue coordinator – MOON LISBETH London Preproduction Coordinator – MOSILLO ADELE Stage Manager – MURATORI FLAVIA Assistant Producer and Administrative Coordinator – NAKAO JUM Costume Designer – NAWACKA DOROTA Make Up Artist – OFFELLI ANNA ProductionCoordinator – OPIPARI STEFANIA Show Caller – OZAN LIOR Costume Production Assistant – PARISSE LUCA Photographer – PATERNI CAROLINA Dresser – PATTINSON IAN Drummer coordinator – PEDROTTI MAIA Logistic manager – PERINO VALERIO Stage Manager – PINTO ANTONIO (Marilia Kafejian Franco) Music Director – PIRRO EMANUELE Graphic & Visualizer – PORRO MARIA Costume Assistant – PORTO LIMA LUIZ Operation Manager – PRIMO DANIEL Videomaker – RANGHETTI ALESSANDRA Dresser – RHI-SAUSI LAURA Dresser – RODRIGUES CARLOS Hair Stylist – SARDINHA CARLA Producer Assistant – SATIRO HELDER Choreographer Assistant – SAUDE KLEBER Gafieira coordinator – SELVAGGIO ERICA Hair Stylist – SERRA CLARICE Dresser – SERRA GIANMARIA Producer – SHAGGY (STAGE MIRACLES) Production Runner – SHELDON LUCY Make Up Artist – SICILIANO JOHN (PAPA JOHN) Backstage & Dressing Room Manager -SOUZA RICARDO Videomaker – SPRINGETT SOPHIE Hair Stylist – STUART AYLA Cast Production Coordinator – TAGLIABUE MATTEO Technical Director – TBD Taylor – TEIXEIRA MIGUEL Make up e Hair Dresser Supervisor – THOMAS DANIELA Creative Direction – TROCCOLI ANDREIA Deputy Producer – VALENTINA MONTICELLI Wardrobe Supervisor – VAN STEEL ANNA Make Up Advisor – VARNIER ANDREA Liaison Rio 2016 – VERRA VIOLA Wardrobe Assistant – VIARIGI ASCANIO Props Assistant – VIEITAS RENATA Mass Choregrapher – VILARES BETO Music Director – WALKER RODRIGO VIP Coordinator – WOODROFFE PATRICK Light Consultant – WYNNE DEWI Stage Manager – YAMAUCHI SUZANA Olympic Choreographer – ZEOLI VERONICA Cashier and Data Entry – ATC INFLATABLE – ESML (WESLEY PIERCE) HEALTH AND SAFETY – KIMBOLTON FIREWORKS – LIMELITE SCENIC SET UP – MORITZ WALDEMEYER LED – STAGE MIRACLES Runners and Stagehands