The Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games took place in the new Fisht Olympic Stadium.
“We wanted to tell the story of our great country as it has not been done by anyone. We wanted to make 3 billion viewers see the greatness and diversity of Russia through the eyes of a child – the main heroine of Ceremony, a little girl named Lyuba (Love). The girl became a kind of metaphor for the soul of Russia.”
Andrew Boltenko, Director / Writer
The music included pieces by Alexander Borodin, Georgy Sviridov, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky, with selections from “Swan Lake” and “The Nutcracker.” Russian pop duo t.A.T.u.’s song “Not Gonna Get Us” announced the arrival of Russia’s athletes during the parade of nations.
Below, a behind the scenes look from the Opening Ceremony with photos and videos from the Sochi performers.
American choreographer Daniel Ezralow
40,000 pillows and gift bags
Hair and Makeup
Olympic flame keeper’s room and Sochi 2014 Olympic Cauldron
Konstantin Ernst, director of the 2014 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony