Multimedia spectacle at the Panama Canal Expansion Opening Ceremony

Panama, Panama, June 2016


Create an opening performance for an event dedicated to the inauguration of the Panama Canal Expansion – a $5.25 billion engineering project that doubled the capacity of the waterway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans


In cooperation with Freckled Sky and D'Arts Dance Project, the Front Pictures team crafted the visual background for a dance performance featuring an artistic interpretation of the canal’s origins and history. The stage visuals were displayed on a 32x6m LED screen panorama powered by our Screenberry Media Server.


This spectacular show opened the inauguration ceremony, which was attended by President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela and his spouse Lorena Castillo. The audience also included some of the Panama Canal’s biggest clients. The performance won gold at the  2017 Hermes Creative Awards.


E.motion Panama

Event Agency

E.Motion Panama


Art Direction, Content Production, Video Engineering, Show Control


Irina Zhivotko
Front Pictures Head of Projects

“We were thrilled to take part in such an outstanding event. Our team crafted vivid visuals that interacted with performers to immerse the audience into the outstanding history of the Panama Canal. We are happy that we managed to portray the amazing power of water and to convey the reverence that Panamanians have for their national project.”