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Paris 2024 unveils the first images of the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games Paris 2024: “Records” by Thomas Jolly

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On 11 August, the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games will bring to a conclusion 17 historic days of sporting feats and festivities in France. To celebrate these final moments of the Games, Thomas Jolly has created and directed “Records,” a unique and exceptional show on a 2,800 m2 stage at the Stade de France. 

An XXL show to celebrate the end of a fortnight of competitions and festivities for the Olympic Games Paris 2024. 

 

After the immense feat of directing the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games, the biggest-ever open-air spectacle in the heart of Paris, Thomas Jolly will take over the Stade de France to bring the Olympic Games to a fitting close.

“On 11 August 2024, a new page will be turned with the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games: it will be time to say goodbye to all the Olympic athletes and delegations who have thrilled us, made us dream and brought us to tears during 17 days of amazingly intense competition. At the Stade de France, where the greatest stars of athletics and rugby sevens will have competed, the moment will be solemn and emotional, but it will also be a time for celebration! Finally, the pressure will be off, and everyone will be able to take full advantage of the absolutely exceptional show that is being planned under the direction of Thomas Jolly, with the help of all the teams working across the four Paris 2024 ceremonies. Innovative, surprising and brilliant, these ceremonies already promise to be very powerful, just like “Records”, which has everything it takes to make a mark on the history of Closing Ceremonies”. Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024

On 11 August, the Stade de France will be transformed into a gigantic concert hall. Featuring over a hundred performers, acrobats, dancers and circus artists, this visual spectacle will bear the signature of artistic director Thomas Jolly. An original soundtrack, new interpretations, musical performances and the participation of world-renowned singers will complete the picture. Part of the show will take place in the air, while the giant sets, costumes and spectacular lighting effects will take spectators on a journey through time, both past and future.

Traditional highlights of the Closing Ceremony such as the flags of the nations, the athletes’ parade and the handover of the Olympic flag to the Los Angeles 2028 Organising Committee will all provide memorable moments.

For this exceptional show, Thomas Jolly has surrounded himself with a talented team: Kevin Germanier (Designer), Kevin Vivès (Choreographer), Antoine Travert (Lighting Designer), Clément Mirguet (Composer), Emmanuelle Favre (Set Designer), Samy Zerrouki (Assistant Director), alongside Maud Le Pladec (Dance Director), Victor le Masne (Musical Director) and Daphné Bürki (Styling and Costume Director.)

For this ceremony, Thomas Jolly wanted to share a strong message and offer spectators a truly immersive collective journey: a journey into the past, to the origins of the Games, but also into the future, and ultimately to a timeless universe. The ambition is to celebrate in suspended time, with conscience, and with the idea that together we can make a difference.