The Battery Conservancy is thrilled to share the phenomenal talent of George Tsypin with the Sochi Olympics. Tune in tonight at 7:30 pm on NBC to see the Opening Ceremony that our George has designed into reality!
George Tsypin, collaborating with architects WXY, is commissioned by The Battery Conservancy to create the spectacular experience of SeaGlass: its fish, the multiple turntables, and the bioluminescent lighting design. Our SeaGlass fabricator Show Canada is also responsible for the nuts and bolts — and magic — of the Sochi extravaganza.
George was drawn to the SeaGlass project because it is a permanent testament to his skill and imagination. Most of his work, including tonight’s opening ceremony, is temporary, dynamic and fleeting. His opera sets, the staging of The Little Mermaid and Spider Man, have prepared him for his ultimate production: SeaGlass!
“SeaGlass is the ultimate “live theater,” in which visitors are the performers and the audience. It is a total immersive experience of movement, light and music. It is a blend of art and mass entertainment. It is for kids and adults, for the riders of the carousel, and a light and sculpture show for the city around it. It is educational and pure delight.”
Join us in sending George our congratulations on a spectacular opening to the 2014 Winter Olympics!