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Opening Ceremony

1990 Commonwealth Games Ceremonies

Joe Bleakley's Role:
Concept Designer, Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

My main responsibility was the "Cultural Display", a 45 minute section within the Opening Ceremony that would describe "The Peopling of Aotearoa, NZ".

An idea I had developed with Jean Betts was part of the proposal I, along with Mary-Jane O'Reilly, presented for the Opening Ceremony; a story told with pageantry supported by a simple poetic voiceover. More....