Event Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Opening Ceremony
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Venue Carrara Stadium, Carrara, QLD
First Date 4 April 2018
Opening Date 4 April 2018
Last Date 4 April 2018
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description Opening Ceremony: On 4 April 2018, the Gold Coast will welcome thousands of fans, athletes and officials for the XXI Commonwealth Games. This will be a momentous day for the Gold Coast as the biggest event in its history begins and sets the tone for 11 amazing days of world-class sporting competition. There’ll be spectacular, uplifting and surprising moments of theatre, breathtaking visual effects, dancing and music.
As a showcase of culture, colour, unity and diversity, the Opening Ceremony will epitomise the spirit of the Gold Coast and Queensland.
Carrara Stadium will be the centre stage for glamour, theatre and entertainment as the venue for the Opening Ceremony. The Commonwealth will become one for the Parade of Nations, the Competitors’ Oath and the finale to the Queen’s Baton Relay. And you can be part of it.
Description Source Website
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Outdoor Entertainment
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Produced
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Created
Name Function Notes
Sam Foster Actor Hello Earth
Hayden Jones Actor Hello Earth
Perry Mooney Actor Hello Earth
Bern Young Announcer
David Zolkwer Artistic Director Project & Artistic Director
Danielle Evrat Assistant Choreographer
Simon Fairweather-Phillips Assistant Choreographer
Kelii Grauer Assistant Choreographer
Marianne Howard Assistant Choreographer
Nerida Matthaei Assistant Choreographer
Elise Baker Assistant Stage Manager
Margaret Burrows Assistant Stage Manager
Nicole Forbes Assistant Stage Manager
Lucy Kelland Assistant Stage Manager
Courtney Mayhew Assistant Stage Manager
Ben Musgrave Assistant Stage Manager
Rebecca Voss Assistant Stage Manager
Ying Ying Yun Assistant Stage Manager
Sarah Gardiner Associate Director Associate Creative Director
Amber Haines Choreographer Segment Choreographer (Home)
Callum Mansfield Choreographer Assistant Charting Choreographer
Troy Philips-Fairweather Choreographer Mass Choreographer
Jaclyn Seymour Choreographer Mass Choreographer
Leigh-Anne Vizer Choreographer Mass Choreographer
Kate Wormald-Leopold Choreographer Associate Head of Choreography & Staging
Nathan Wright Choreographer Head of Choreography & Staging Director
Kate Bush Composer Hello Earth
David Page Composer Totem
John Foreman Conductor The Parade of Nations
Jennifer Hall Costume Co-ordinator Head of Costume
Janet Hine Costume Designer
Zac Brazenas Dancer
Wesley Enoch Director Segment Director (Countdown, Welcome to Country, The Four Winds & Smoking Ceremony)
Jane Miskovic Director Director of Protocol & Parade, Creative Charting Choreographer
Kyle Page Director Segment Director (Home)
Stephen Page Director Segment Director (Totem)
Merryn Hughes Executive Producer
Jamie Banko Head Mechanist
Ricky Matepi Head Mechanist
Will Mathews Head Mechanist
Brad Voss Head Mechanist
John Rayment Lighting Designer
Jason Fripp Lighting Operator
Michael Tan Musical Arranger
Katie Noonan Musical Director
Jack Thompson Narrator Hello Earth
Bobby Alu Performer Technicolour Love
Christine Anu Performer The Four Winds
William Barton Performer The Four Winds
Luther Cora Performer Smoking Ceremony
Ricki-Lee Coulter Performer Technicolour Love
Emma Dean Performer The Flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation
Katie Noonan Performer You're Welcome Here
Mau Power Performer The Four Winds
Charlie Coy Producer Segment Producer
Elizabeth Goodyer Producer Opening Ceremony Producer
Colin McCarlie Producer Segment Producer
Letila Mitchell Producer Segment Producer
Hayley Burke Production Coordinator Services
Jessica McCloughan Production Coordinator Comms & Audio
Bridget McCluskey Production Coordinator Props
Melissa McVeigh Production Coordinator Closing
Scott Opie Production Coordinator Lighting & Power
Daniel Paine Production Coordinator Staging & Scenic
Terri Richards Production Coordinator Staging & Scenic
Brennan Smith Production Coordinator Rigging, Pyro & Special Effects
Toomas Vann Production Coordinator Projection & Broadcast
Sarah Gardiner Production Designer
Dan Potra Production Designer
David Zolkwer Production Designer
Scott Boundy Production Manager Rigging, Pyro & Special Effects
Shannon Gobel Production Manager Closing & Comms
Don Mackenzie Production Manager Stage, Scenic & Props
Daniel Moriarty Production Manager Services
Simon Toomer Production Manager Systems
Brad Tennant Props Buyer
Sandie Bekavac Stage Manager
Andrew Cohen Stage Manager
Sharron Cronin Stage Manager Senior Stage Manager
Yanni Dubler Stage Manager
Josh Hyman Stage Manager Show Caller
Stephanie Kamasz Stage Manager Head of Stage Management
Sam Ould Stage Manager Show Caller
Kate Ramsey Stage Manager
Annie Reid Stage Manager
Liam Rorke Stage Manager Script Manager
Daniel Sinclair Stage Manager
Scott Buchanan Technical Director
Melanie McDonnell Technical Manager
Dennis Murphy Video Director
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Event Identifier 136461