TEST MATCH FRANCE – AZERBAIJIAN
OPENING CEREMONY - PARIS

Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione, PariS (France)
4th December 2014

A tale about Azerbaijan that draws from its ancient tradition while casting a glance at 2015, the year of the first European Olympic Games hosted by the country.
Simmetrico team worked on the conception, creative and artistic direction and production of the opening event of the eighth edition of the TEST MATCH between France and Azerbaijan.
The location of the event will be the Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione of Paris, a real winter circus, one of the most important halls for equestrian circus, dressage and music shows and other events, able to host up to 2.090 guests. The open ceremony was created thanks to the tight partnership between 8 artists from Italy and 30 from Azerbaijan: a choreography that, starting from the miming of the olympic disciplines that will be contested in the 2015 European Games in Baku, will represent the Dede Gorgud – the Azerbaijani epic poem about brave and valiant heroes – and will show one of the most fascinating traditional male dancing of Azerbaijan.