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It will affect Rio 2016. I believe many people, especially pregnant women and their families, will decide not to come. If they can not resell their seats, there will be even more empty seats.

Well, thank god! I do hope more tickets become available soon and the more scared gringos start backing off the merrier it is.

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BBC Brazil made a report about 2016 ceremonies. Here is the link. It's written in Portuguese. Anyway it's translated by Google translator, so grammar mistakes are obvious... But here is for you to make an idea of what is going on....

http://www.bbc.com/portuguese/noticias/2016/02/160205_video_abertura_rio2016_jp#share-tools

Rio 2016:'sensory experience' surprise at the opening ceremony, says producer.

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Despite the low budget and the hunt for more volunteers, the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will not be "simple, nor poor", but "rich and sophisticated," right to the "sensory experiences" , say those responsible for the shows.
The exact six months to the opening of the Games, the BBC Brazil visited the company's headquarters where 250 people work in the creation of shows and also the Maracana stage of the four great shows that will be under the spotlight of the entire planet and should be assisted by more than 3 billion people around the world.
According to Flávio Machado, vice president of the consortium Ceremonies Cariocas 2016, responsible for the events, the public's view, is this the Maracana or who attend the house show, will be fairly exploited. But ensures that not only will it. "There are people who have visual impairment, then have to realize the space over the hearing, other senses," he says.

Many of the details of the opening ceremonies of the Rio Games must remain stored under lock and key, as is tradition in any Olympics. The expectation is that the names of the participating artists and the exact costs are not disclosed.
But Machado took the report to the location where the ideas have been designed, and explained how the work is done.
The shows, he says, "not squander" - will have much smaller budget than the London (2012) and Beijing (208), for example. "Especially because the world does not support that kind of spending, are other times," he says.
Asked about the impact of up to 30% cuts announced in the 2016 Budget Committee, he, who is also executive producer of the Paralympic ceremonies, said that the money for the ceremonies did not suffer reduction. The idea, says, is to bet on creativity, "using what Brazil has to offer

Past, present and future
Machado said that the Olympic opening ceremony should have three steps of Brazil, showing the history, the present and the future of the country both the form seen by Brazilians as the rest of the world, and that the closure will be "a great Rio Carnival" directed by Rosa Magalhaes, carnivalesque five times champion in Rio by different schools of samba.
"At the opening we have all the protocol, the expectation and anxiety. It's a great time, especially for athletes. Since the closure is lighter, festive, it's time to relax and celebrate. Let's turn the Maracana in a large Rio Carnival" explains.
The Paralympic ceremonies will focus on another way to show athletes, reinforcing the "super-senses" they develop and the high performance achieved.
"We want to make people rethink what they understand as disability, because all human beings have weaknesses and imperfections. The Paralympics show people with disabilities achieving high performance. We'll show that too at the opening ceremony," he says.

Numbers, model, expectations
Given the grandiose dimensions of the Olympics, which is expected to attract more than 500,000 tourists and attract attention from around the world, the ceremonies could not be outdone.
The tunnels Maracana should spend 10,500 Olympic athletes and 4,300 Paralympic athletes from 206 different delegations.
To stage the choreography and artistic and musical performances, 12,000 volunteers will be needed - of which 8,000 have signed up. "We are confident, we never found this to be a problem in Brazil," says Machado, adding that his team has gone to great public places in Rio to "hunt" interested.
In all, 500 hours of testing, 400,000 hours of work and 10 000 costumes. The teams already do weekly meetings in Progress, in downtown Rio to test choreographies, effects and ideas.
In the tour of the warehouse where some of the creative team of the ideas are conceived, Machado showed the BBC Brazil one Maracana stadium model with about 10 meters wide.
"It is useful for us to be able to test everything that is being developed and thought here, to see if it really works on the scale, and if it makes sense. It gives to test projections, large elements, and so we have a much closer sense of reality "explains

Maracanã
In the tour of the real stadium, Machado pointed out some of the difficulties the team faces, as the width of the access tunnel to the field, which should make the parade of athletes a little longer than usual in the opening ceremonies.
He explained that the stadium will be "transformed into a theater." They will be used 14 km of cables, 2,000 guns of light and 3000 kilograms of fireworks.
"We will have an air network cables to be used in stunts and performances," he says.
Asked about artists and musical attractions, Machado says can not reveal names, but said that new rhythms like samba and bossa will certainly present.
According to the executive producer, his team is aware of the enormous expectations about work, and hopes to create "memorable moments".
"We seek to make a ceremony a memorable one. We want to get at least one point of the four ceremonies memorable, which is a very bold objective, but we are working on it. In a few years, when people remember the Games Rio, probably they will remember something that happened in the ceremonies.

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gosh - that really is dreadful!

Agreed that is goddamn awful! I hope this is a joke!

I would expect the Rio anthem to be much more uplifting and very samba-influenced. Hell say what you will about Pitbull and J-Hoe, but their World Cup song is way more pleasing to hear.

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Agreed that is goddamn awful! I hope this is a joke!

I would expect the Rio anthem to be much more uplifting and very samba-influenced. Hell say what you will about Pitbull and J-Hoe, but their World Cup song is way more pleasing to hear.

It may indeed be a joke- note the lack of logos, and that the YouTube channel "Rio 2016 Olympic Games" contains very few videos, unlike the definite official channel "Rio 2016"

So, the OC will cost R$ 225m or US$ 62M

http://blogs.oglobo.globo.com/lauro-jardim/post/saiba-quanto-custara-cerimonia-de-abertura-das-olimpiadas.html

The price in £ compared with last 2 OCs

Beijing's ceremony: £65m

London's ceremony: £27m

Rio's ceremony: £43m

All coverage of this apparently colossal price tracks back to that one very short article.

In the current political climate, I really do not trust that one very short article.

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So, the OC will cost R$ 225m or US$ 62M

http://blogs.oglobo.globo.com/lauro-jardim/post/saiba-quanto-custara-cerimonia-de-abertura-das-olimpiadas.html

The price in £ compared with last 2 OCs

Beijing's ceremony: £65m

London's ceremony: £27m

Rio's ceremony: £43m

I though they were spending 10% of what London but your figures show 50% more than London.

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Looks like the budget ended up being halfway between what Beijing and London spent. I know the expectations are low after Ric Birch resignment but I prefer to wait and see in August to see what we get.

For what I heard they already handed over the ownership of Maracana to the organizing comittee so i guess works for the Opening Ceremony will start shortly.


Btw that song is awful. I hope its just a joke, which it might as well be since that wasn't the official channel. Tbh i think we'll have something similar to this

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Lambada is not Brazilian

Victor, Lambada is a dance from Pará, Brazil. The song " Chorando se Foi" is not originally Brazilian, but a Brazilian version of "Llorando se fue", but "llorando se fue" is a Bolivian folk song recorded by Los Kjarkas, in 1981.

But the lambada was born in Brazil. Only one song (Chorando se foi) is a brazilian version of a foreign sound ;)

Another video with the famous music of "Rainha da Sucata"

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