Thousands of Artists Will Enliven The Opening of the 2018 Asian Games

By : Ahmad Fadli And Aldi Firhand. A | Sunday, May 27 2018 - 21:54 IWST

Coordination meeting on the preparation of the Asian Games XVIII
Coordination meeting on the preparation of the Asian Games XVIII

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - A total of 5,500 artists will enliven the opening and closing ceremony of the Asian Games 2018 which will take place August 18 and September 2 in Jakarta and Palembang.

"Our preparation for the opening and closing ceremonies has been more than a year and we have to adapt the standards set by the Asian Olympic Council (OCA)," said Deputy II Administration Administration Division of the 2018 Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC) Francis Wanandi told a news conference. Jakarta, Sunday.

Francis said the opening ceremony and closing of the Asian Games must meet the previous Olympic or Asian Games standards because it will be broadcast to 45 Asian countries and countries in other continents such as Latin America.

"We have compared the costs of organizing this opening and closing ceremony with the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics and the Asian Games in other countries and we have already explained to the President the costs," Francis said.

INASGOC, Francis continued, spent a budget of 55 million US dollars or approximately Rp700 billion for the opening ceremony and closing of the 2018 Asian Games.

Creative Director of the Opening and Closing Ceremony of the Asian Games Wishnutama said the ceremony will showcase elements of local Indonesian culture that are packaged in accordance with the times that are still relevant to the public.

"The Asian Games is not just a sporting event but also a proud attraction from Indonesia," said Wishnutama.

INASGOC involves a number of Indonesian arts workers such as music director Addie MS and Ronald Yunardi, Denny Malik dance director Eko Supriyanto, and Dynand Fariz and Rinaldy Yunardi.

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