FINA 2017

Closing Ceremony

The Legend of the Golden Stag

Bence Vági, founder and artistic director of the company was invited to direct the Closing Ceremony of the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships hosted by Budapest in the country’s largest Arena.

The show, based on Hungary’s most ancient legend, The Legend of the Golden Stag, united two hundred circus artists and dancers of different genres and qualities from all over the world using the breath-taking elements of contemporary circus, dance, puppetry and theatre.

Aerial scene never before seen

Urs Pilz, Vice-President of the Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo and Stéphane Lavoie, Director of La TOHU, the public venue of the Cité des arts du Cirque in Montréal who were both personally present at the performance, described the cooperation of the dancers and circus artists as a highly inspiring performance for the future of the circus art, highlighting the air image in the performance with 23 acrobats working together, which was the biggest aerial scene what they have ever seen.