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Olympics closing ceremony organisers describe event as disco at end of wedding

London, Sun, 12 Aug 2012 ANI

London, Aug. 12 (ANI): The man given the challenge of organizing the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, has described the event as a 'disco at the end of the wedding'."The show we are putting on is very shiny, it's very colourful. We don't want to bang on about our culture. We just want to have fun at this moment," The Telegraph quoted Kim Gavin, who is a former ballet dancer, as saying.Gavin made his name as a creative director with the Circus and Progress tours for the band Take That."Let's have a party. I don't want anyone to say, 'I don't understand this,'" Gavin said.

According to the report, Gavin is not Danny Boyle, who had created an eccentric celebration of Britishness for the opening ceremony two weeks ago.

"If I had been doing the opening ceremony, I would have had a different approach," Gavin admitted.

Gavin's creative team for the closing ceremony includes designer Es Devlin, music director David Arnold and lighting director Patrick Woodroffe, along with executive producer Stephen Daldry.

According to the report, together they have prepared a two-and-a-half hour show that celebrates the best of British music, incorporating all the ritual that goes with the closing of the Games.

Arnold has put together a seamless soundtrack that will incorporate remixes, new recordings of old tracks, live vocals and a few surging moments when bands such as The Who or Muse play.

Calling it the disco at the end of the wedding conveys the sense of familiarity and fun they are after, but it does not do justice to the spectacle that will be on offer, the report added. (ANI)

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