Eurovision 2019

#ESC20: "Open Up" To The 2020 Stage Design

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The stage design for the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam has been revealed. It has been described as flat, minimalist and modern – to match the flat Dutch landscape.

Florian Wieder, the stage designer for next year’s Contest, said the following:

“The design shows the connection between the sky, the sea and the land. The horizon links these elements and that horizon will work as a window to open up the world of Eurovision 2020. The floor plan of the stage is inspired by the canals and bridges that connect land and water in the Netherlands. With this design, we want to bring the artists as close as possible to the audience.

I was inspired by the unique characteristics of Dutch Design. Based on that, I wanted to create an unconventional, minimalist and modern concept for next year’s show. I am very happy that the Dutch public broadcaster has been so openminded and has enthusiastically embraced this design. As far as I’m concerned, this is a new chapter in stage design, a wish I have had for a long time.”

Sietse Bakker, the Executive Producer for the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest said:

“The design is innovative, modest and functionally smart. This way we can create a completely different look for each of the 41 participating acts, opening and interval acts and during the voting results. We’ll present an innovative stage design, grand in its simplicity and yet full of surprises. The designer has perfectly translated this wish into his design.”

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision.tv

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