北京奥运开幕式(Olympic Opening Ceremony)
The world will be stunned by China's opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on August 8 in Beijing, The Sydney Morning Herald said on Friday.?
In a story about the rehearsal of the Olympic opening ceremony on Wednesday night, the paper quoted Ric Birch, a chief adviser to the director of the ceremony Zhang Yimou, as saying that "The world can expect, of course, to be gobsmacked."?
Birch, an Australian, has been involved in all the opening ceremonies since he cemented his reputation as a creative guru at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984.?
The story said the extravagant light show of the rehearsal also featured the inner shell of Beijing National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, lit in a vibrant red.?
It added that Zhang Yimou has been trying to fit 5,000 years of Chinese culture into 50 minutes during the grand opening ceremony. However, weather is another challenge for the ceremony, the paper added.?