The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee and the ANCO "Ceremonies Staging Agency" have held auditions for candidates interested in performing at the Sochi 2014 Opening and Closing Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies.
3,000 young artists from middle and higher art and drama schools, including circus performers, were chosen during the selection process that took place in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Krasnodar, Novorossiysk and Armavir.
Those selected will take part in a grand performance which will include dance and acrobatic scenes. In addition, 2,000 Sochi 2014 volunteers will help organize the ceremonies on the stage, behind the scenes and in the Olympic park.
A series of auditions for professional groups to select the main performers of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2014 Games in Sochi will take place throughout September.
Notes to the Editor
The Opening Ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in the city of Sochi will take place at the "Fisht" Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014. The Olympic Winter Games will be declared closed on February 23, 2014. The Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the XI Paralympic Winter Games will take place on March 7, 2014 and March 16, 2014, respectively.
The Autonomous Non-commercial Organization "Ceremonies Staging Agency" is a legal body founded by the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee. The Agency is responsible for providing the most effective implementation of measures for the organization and staging of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2014 Games in Sochi in accordance with the requirements of the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee.