Able to hold up to 1800 people, a 3600 square-meter dome will house BCF events, its interior walls acting as a screen upon which “The Story of Beirut” will be projected.
The Daily Star / Hasan Shaaban
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The Beirut Cultural Festivals Association has big plans for this spring.Its opening event is "The Story of Beirut"."The Story of Beirut" is an hourlong 3-D show sketching the city's history, from the Phoenician period to today. The event will include music, dance, theater and nearly 20 3-D projectors brought in specially from Paris.The songs will follow the show itself, tracing different eras of Beirut's history through music."The Story of Beirut" is meant to raise the curtain on a number of other events that include performances by local pop stars Ragheb Alama and Nancy Ajram and international DJ's as well as motor sports.BCFA approached Georr to design the show. He says "The Story of Beirut" includes digital reconstructions of Beirut's historical and contemporary architecture, accurate to the millimeter. Its interior walls will also act as a screen upon which "The Story of Beirut" will be projected.The scale of the Beirut Cultural Festivals has demanded cooperation from hundreds of individuals.
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