Showtech Australia Ignites the Olympic flame and spirit

Posted on Thursday, July 12th, 2012

“The Prime Ministers Olympic Dinner has become the signature lead-up event in preparation for the Games….to recognise and support those who have been selected to represent Australia in London by raising vital additional funds to support our Olympic team” says Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia.

Held every 4 years, The Prime Ministers 8th Olympic Dinner, produced by Multiple Award Winning producers – Peter Jones Special Events, held at the Plenary, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia’s award winning convention and exhibition centre, raised over $2 million dollars for our Australian Olympic Team, competing at next month’s Games.

VIP’s included former Prime Ministers, Over 60 past and present Olympians, along with corporate guests Entertainment for the evening included a star studded line up featuring Orchestra Victoria, Melbourne Philharmonic Choir, Delta Goodrem, Todd McKenny, David Hobson, Silvie Paladino, Marina Prior, Anthony Callea and Marcia Hines.

Peter Jones Special Events team sort the expertise of Tiny Good and the team at Showtech Australia to deliver a turnkey solution for their rigging and aerial effects.

Showtech Australia using our multi axis, high speed Stage Technologies automation system launched the event with one of our future Olympic hopefuls- 15 year old VIS Gymnasts Kiara Munteanu – flying with a replica of the London Olympic torch to meet the automated flying cauldron on her journey to the main stage to meet past and present Olympians.

Later in the evening Todd Mckenny, one of Australia’s most versatile and critically acclaimed performers, flew his way on an aerial swing, with great applause from the guests to the well known version of Peter Allen’s hit Song “ I Go to Rio”, signifying the journey to the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics.

To close the evening the Diva of Soul herself, Marcia Hines performed many hit songs to the dancing guests, whom were met on the dance floor by a giant flying Mirror Ball.

Showtech Australia’s proven service and quality delivered high flying and high end services over the cream of Australia’s Olympians, celebrities and high end corporate captains of the industry. Thanks go to the team at Peter Jones Special Events for an outstanding event along with the performers who
joined our long list of those who “get their wings” and fly with Showtech.

www.showtechaustralia.com.au