EXPO Shanghai Event
Expo Event – Better Water Best Life @ Shanghai, China
Event staging for 1000 guests
Client: Rufener Events / City of Zurich, Basel, Geneva
Switzerland joined the Expo Shanghai, exhibiting with two pavilions. The City Pavilion of ‘Basel, Geneva and Zurich’ was presented under the banner: “Better Water – Best Urban Life”, focusing on the relationship between the quality of water and the quality of life. The main event at the Plaza was a sensual experience of water and encouraged cultural exchange. Sylvia Stocker’s production was performed with a majority of Chinese dancers and musicians. Together with the audience they imitated water sounds with only their hands: individual drops, drizzle, splashing and pattering rain, building into a raging thunderstorm. The audience experienced the “Elixir of life” from an all new perspective, also thanks to a Swiss musician who played instruments that created unusual sounds, recalling the differing aspects of water. The audience comprised of not just the EXPO visitors, but also representatives from business and politics, as well as the international press. During all four performances of this water experience, the audience was captivated under its spell.