Leeuwarden-Fryslân

European Capital of Culture 2018

Leeuwarden-Fryslan is the European Capital of Culture 2018. Designated by the European Union as the European host for cultural events throughout the year. Directed by the talents at Tryater, this grand opening accommodated music, choreography, light and projection mapping into a international event.

Over 400 artists, musicians and performers were orchestrated simultaneously at 4 squares in the city. Staged in towers that resemble the iconic Oldenhove towers in Fryslan. 40.000 visitors watched the live performance, while many more enjoyed the live broadcast on national TV. The event was opened by the dutch King Willem-Alexander.

Design & Production
Tryater
Light Design
Koos De Vries
Projection & Animation
Mr.Beam
Technical Partner
Faber

Creative Process

Mapping Proces

Behind the scenes

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