Event The Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympics
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Venue Stadium Australia, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
First Date 15 September 2000
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description The Opening Ceremony had a cast of 12,687 people who took part in the ceremony. (Information given by Ric Birch, Director of Ceremonies, during an interview at the end of the official DVD of the 2000 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony)
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Test Outdoor Entertainment
Spectacle
Subjects Australian National Identity
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Contributors
Name Function Notes
Steven McTaggart Assistant Director Deep Sea Dreaming
Jason Coleman Choreographer Nature - Fire / A New Era and Eternity
Matthew Doyle Choreographer Awakening
Doug Jack Choreographer Nature / Tin Symphony / A New Era and Eternity
Karen Johnson Mortimer Choreographer Tin Symphony
Elma Kris Choreographer Awakening
Steven McTaggart Choreographer Deep Sea Dreaming
Peggy Misi Choreographer Awakening
Jason Olthoff Choreographer Charting Choreographer - Nature / Tin Symphony
Stephen Page Choreographer Awakening
Dein Perry Choreographer A New Era and Eternity
Meryl Tankard Choreographer Deep Sea Dreaming
Elena Kats-Chernin Composer Deep Sea Dreaming
Chong Lim Composer Nature
Bruce Rowland Composer Man from Snowy River Theme
Simone Young Conductor Deep Sea Dreaming
Kristian Fredrikson Costume Designer Welcome / Anthem
Lisa Ho Costume Designer Arrivals
Jennifer Irwin Costume Designer Awakening
Jenny Kee Costume Designer Arrivals
Norma Moriceau Costume Designer Arrivals
Peter Morrissey Costume Designer Arrivals
Dan Potra Costume Designer Deep Sea Dreaming
Paula Ryan Costume Designer Nature - Fire
Meryl Tankard Costume Designer Deep Sea Dreaming
Michael Wilkinson Costume Designer Nature - Fire
Eamon D'Arcy Designer Nature / Arrivals
Peter England Designer Awakening
Dan Potra Designer Deep Sea Dreaming / Tin Symphony
Michael Scott-Mitchell Designer The Flame - Cauldron Designer
Nigel Triffitt Designer A New Era and Eternity
Ric Birch Devisor The Flame
Michael Scott-Mitchell Devisor The Flame
David Atkins Director Nature - Fire
Nigel Jamieson Director Tin Symphony
Ignatius Jones Director Welcome / Anthem
Lex Marinos Director Arrivals
Stephen Page Director Awakening
Rhoda Roberts Director Awakening
Meryl Tankard Director Deep Sea Dreaming
Nigel Triffitt Director A New Era and Eternity
Richard Wherrett Director The Flame
Peter Wilson Director Nature
Ric Birch Executive Producer
Ken Done Graphic Designer Welcome / A New Era and Eternity
Ernie Dingo Narrator Awakening
John Stanton Narrator
Ammo Performer First horse on to the stadium for the Welcome sequence
Vanessa Amorosi Performer Heroes Live Forever
Tina Arena Performer The Flame
John Farnham Performer Dare to Dream
Adam Garcia Performer A New Era and Eternity
Steve Jefferys Performer Welcome - riding Ammo
Olivia Newton-John Performer Dare to Dream
Nikki Webster Performer Deep Sea Dreaming
John Williamson Performer Waltzing Matilda
Ric Birch Producer
Julie Anthony Singer National Anthem
Resources
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Australasian Drama Studies
Event Identifier 91450