Featured events

7-9 September 2012
Brussels Games

Brussels Gay Sports will offer a weekend of fun and fairplay in the capital of Europe, with volleyball, swimming, badminton, and tennis, as well as fitness and hiking.

Learn more HERE.
26-28 October 2012
Bern, Switzerland

The success of the first edition of the QueergamesBern proved the need for an LGBT multisport event in Switzerland. This year will be even bigger, with badminton, bowling, running, walking, floorball.

Learn more HERE.
17-20 January 2013
Sin City Shootout
Las Vegas
The 7th Sin City Shootout will feature softball, ice hockey, tennis, wrestling, basketball, dodgeball, bodybuilding and basketball.

Learn more HERE.

13-16 June 2013
IGLFA Euro Cup
After this year's edition in Budapest at the EuroGames, the IGLFA Euro Cup heads to Dublin for 2013, hosted by the Dublin Devils and the Dublin Phoenix Tigers.

Learn more HERE.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

More details of Opening Ceremony!

Leaping flames in a production for the stadium at the opening ceremony for the Gay Games VIII in Cologne.

Fitting perfectly into the opening ceremony of the Gay Games VIII Cologne 2010, worldwide biggest sports and cultural event with more than 10.000 participants in Cologne on July, 31 Petra Quednau of the project PQ under the direction of Maria Derfuß, owner of the Cologne agency tap act – event entertainment, developed a spectacular production with 24 fire artists. The scene for the newest pyrotechnic – accompany the show to the highlight of the opening ceremony in the RheinEnergieStadium. A colossal field to play on, to fill the crowd for the world premiere of the official hymn for the Gay Games Cologne “Facing a Miracle”, sung by Taylor Dayne (well known for “Tell it to my heart”) with enthusiasm. A fire show of this size of course is something special. For this production in a stadium you need another feeling for space than for a normal stage show, Petra Quednau, owner of the project PQ, explains. Experiences we already made in other productions will serve us well now. We will show you fire and emotion in XXL format.

Fireshows and Artists by Project PQ from Petra Quednau on Vimeo.
The goal of the Gay Games, to show each single athlete with his/her own skills and disciplines and create a mutual experience strongly inspired the project PQ for the choreography. "All of the 24 artists handle their medium "fire" very individually. Each of us performs strongly with certain props and certain moves. We take exactly these individual strong points into the choreography" explain Isabella von Gatterburg and Heidi Schink, both fire artists as well at the project PQ, the concept.

Luminale Trailer 2010 from Petra Quednau on Vimeo.

"Simultaneous course where we play the same movements with different props change with individual choreographies where everybody can show what he/she knows to do best. Both combine to a whole picture full with emotions, which will impress the crowd." A maximum of positive energy for the athletes in the RheinEnergieStadium.

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