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May 13, 2021
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World unique show on Bucharest day: video-mapping projection on 20,000 sq m

Peacocks, octopuses and elephants, flowers,trees, old cars, builders, cranes, trams,underground trains and people in period outfits‘traveled’ in front of the Palace of Parliament last night in a unique, large-scalevideo-mapping show. The several thousandsRomanians gathered in Constitutiei Squareto celebrate together 555 of years since the first documentary attestation of the city ofBucharest were captivated by the images. Byfar the most appreciated dense were those featuringthe shepherd Booker, who gave thename of our capital city, the Athenaeum, thehallmark of Bucharest and the Romanianthree-colour flag. They were applauded by theaudience gathered in front of the concretecolossus which, according to the WorldRecords Academy, is the largest administrativebuilding for civil use as area in the entireworld, the most expensive administrativeconstruction in the world and also the heaviest. The multimedia projection show called‘iMapp Bucharest 555’ consisted of fiveblocks of dynamic images of five minutes and55 second each, the work of artists from theCzech Republic, Hungary, France, Romaniaand Poland who competed to conquer theheart of the audience and win the unusualcompetition. With their five video-mappingprojects including complex 3D images, theartists used every architectural element to customizeand reinterpret the approximately20,000 square meters which is the generousarea of the building know, before the 1989Revolution, by the name of People’s House.Although such state-of-the-art projectionshad been presented in other major cities inEurope, this one in Bucharest was unique inthe world exactly thanks to the grandeur ofthe building used as support. The Constitution Square show organized by the Bucharest Municipality as part of theevents dedicated to the Bucharest 555 celebrationswas opened by artists who performedsongs for all generations, includingMonica Anghel, Cristi Minculescu,Loredana, Delia, Marius Moga, Smiley andStefan Banica and ended with an exquisitefirework display.

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