In order to get the job done, completely rehearsed and staged, and ready for the masses, everyone is practicing with earphones channeled to listen only to their own translator, instructor, choreographer, or music. It's a strange sight to see hundreds "shadow box" their separate performances simultaneously, but this is how you put on a production with 6,000 performers.
It's also the one moment that Brazil will show the world its culture, people, and importance in the world. To do that, there are numerous historic moments taken into account in telling Brazilian history. Take notes of these, because they will appear in one form or another - how would you stage these?
The Amazon & Indigenous Peoples: Before European explorers came to Brazil, thousands of tribes existed in the Amazon region. The largest rain forest and river on earth was their means of life, food, and travel.
|Amazon River and Forrest|
|One of MANY favellas in Rio|
|The last Emperor of Brazil - Pedro II|
*First* Airplane: As a proud American, I have to mention that although the first airplane was flown by the Wright Brothers in 1903, Brazil is VERY proud to call their own Alberto Santos-Dumont the first to fly in 1906...
...because their 14-bis plane was the first with wheels and take off on its own.
It later was authenticated that the Wright Brothers' Flyer successfully took off on its own several times 3 years before the 14-bis, but you can probably guess how I fared in this argument.
(Where's that rolling-my-eyes emoji on my keyboard?)
Finally, today's teaser...hmmm, yesterday I mentioned a little construction project going on. I wonder where/what it is?