Greece Wins 1st Place in International Fireworks Competition


The dark sky over Brno Lak in the Czech Republic became the stage for a fireworks performance on June 18. Fireworks of different size and color created an impressive show, executing with utmost grace and precision the choreography of producer and director Pavlos Nanos. The show was accompanied by a synchronized music performance.

“It is like a regular theater performance, only fireworks are the actors,” said to AME-MPE Pavlos Nanos who with his team won first place at the International Fireworks Competition Ignis Brunensis 2014. The competition began 17 years ago and is annually held in Brno Lake.

This year 50 countries from all over the world participated in the prestigious event. Teams of the Czech Republic, Croatia, Austria and Greece went to the finals of Ignis Brunensis. The head of the Greek team Pavlos Nanos, designed the choreography based on the financial crisis issue. “We were three Greeks; myself and two firework technicians” he said. The performance took place before the eyes of 150,000 spectators, who were moved by the Greek show which won the first prize. The award was given to the Greek winning team on June 19, at a special ceremony in the Town Hall of Brno, where the national anthem of Greece was also heard.



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