OPENING CEREMONY OF ABDOULAYE WADE STADIUM
February 22nd, 2022
Live and multimedia show
Project development : 2 months
With four years to go before the Youth Olympic Games, which will be held on the African continent for the first time, the government’s Plan for an Emerging Senegal is proving to be remarkably dynamic.
Les Petits Français were invited to participate in this great national adventure by contributing their know-how in sporting events and ceremonies.
As the Senegal national football team, the Lions of Teranga, were crowned African champions for the first time, President Macky Sall celebrated his team’s victory in Cameroon on February 6, 2022, and officially announced the inauguration of the Diamniadio Olympic Stadium.
This was quite a feat, considering that in the space of just a month, the stadium – the construction of which had only begun in 2020 – was not only completed but ready to host senior international officials as they attended a decidedly ambitious ceremony.
Mission accomplished, thanks to their expertise and a truly extraordinary collaboration with the Senegalese authorities and people.
On the evening of February 22, 2022, Diamniadio’s brand new sporting heart started to beat, for over five exhilarating hours of noble and spectacular festivities.
Gérard Askinazi, Producer
Amelia six, Deputy manager
Christophe Bruyelle, Production director
Jean-François Branchereau, Tecnical coordinator
Lamine Kagny, Production manager
Mouna Ksiaa, Production manager
Pascal Bornet, Site manager
Olivier Dupuis, Site coordinator
Kader Diawara, Producer
Les Petits Français
Concept, show design, artistic production, content production, and direction
Martin Arnaud, Show designer and director
Marilyn Kuentz, Artistic and content producer
Alain Gaillard, Technical director
Vanessa Rybicki, Artistic production coordinator
Thaïs de Nanteuil, logistics and production coordinator
Artistique collaboration and interpreter
Docteur Massamba Gueye
Pierre Caillot, Composer
Light design and programming
Choregraphy and casting
Design and pyrotechnics production
Grand Final Fireworks
Canvas and operation
Dushow France and Morocco
Sound and light
Stéphane Paoli, Chargé d’affaires
Yoan Corchia, Sound engineer
Richard Di Méglio, Président and CEO
Xavier de Roy