The Asian Culture Carnival was held at the National Stadium in Beijing on Wednesday night. Check out the video to see an overview of the 90-minute show in just 90 seconds.
Artists perform at the Asian Culture Carnival held at the National Stadium in Beijing, the capital of China, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. [Photo: Xinhua]
The carnival was held alongside the ongoing Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations. The song and dance spectacular aimed to bring highlights from the region's diverse cultures to the audience that filled the stadium and those who were watching it live from home on television and online.
Over 1,800 engineering staff worked on the preparations for the night. [Photo: CCTV]
It took a team of around 1,800 engineering staff 45 days to prepare for the show, which saw more than 8,000 performers from over 50 nations use around 10,000 costumes and 15,000 props to put on an extraordinary 90-minute performance.
Around 8,000 performers from more than 50 nations took part in the event. [Photo: CCTV]
It is estimated that more than 400 vehicles came and went from the stadium during the preparations.
It is estimated that more than 400 vehicles came and went from the stadium each day during the preparations. [Photo: CCTV]
The carnival's huge stage covered an area of 15,000 square meters.
The carnival stage covered an area of 15,000 square meters. The stadium, also known affectionately as the Bird's Nest, was the venue for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics in 2008. [Photo: CCTV]
It had 52 hoists to move stage props, some of which were five stories tall.
The stage had 52 hoists to move around the massive props used in the performances. [Photo: CCTV]
The 2,500 effect lights on the stage was wired by about 400,000 meters of cabling, enough to circle the stadium 400 times.
About 400,000 meters of cabling were used to power 2,500 lights on the stage. That's enough cable to circle the National Stadium 400 times. [Photo: CCTV]