Scott Givens on Rio 2007’s Cauldron Design

Friday, June 29, 2007


Executive Producer Scott Givens and the team at FiveCurrents have been working with CO-RIO for two years on the Ceremonies and Sports Production for the Rio 2007 Pan American Games. This image is the original concept sketch of Rio 2007’s Cauldron by Artistic Director Rosa Magalhães. In Scott’s own words, here’s the creative brief that inspired the design:

“Viva Essa Energy is all about energy, and so the concept of the cauldron is very simple. It’s the sun. What better icon to celebrate the energy of Brazil than the sun?”


More news on the Rio 2007 Cauldron

Friday, June 29, 2007


Check out the Brazilian news reports about the unveiling to the press yesterday of the Cauldron for the XV Pan American Games. We’ve translated via BabelFish the best quotes from the stories:

“I adored this challenge.”

“It will be a…spectacle.”

“One of the high points of the Games.”

“I am moved to see the Cauldron.”

“…design inspired by the sun and waves of Copacabana Beach.”

“The creativity certainly will symbolize the opening of the Games.”

And there’s a great photo gallery of the Cauldron on CO-RIO’s web site.

Rio 2007 Cauldron

Thursday, June 28, 2007

uol-cauldron-image.jpgThe Cauldron of XV Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro was unveiled to the press today at Maracanã Stadium. Executive Producer Scott Givens from FiveCurrents worked closely with Artistic Director Rosa Magalhães on the design of the Cauldron. CO-RIO President Carlos Arthur Nuzman, the Minister of Sport Orlando Silva and Secretary General Carlos Robert Osório were at the stadium today with Scott and Rosa to talk about the innovative design and engineering of the Cauldron. The photo gallery on CO-RIO’s web site captures the Cauldron’s unique 6 diameter design of eight stainless steel petals. In UOL’s article, Silva praised the Cauldron’s design as “an impressive piece of originality.” He said the Cauldron has the “lines of the Brazilian architecture immortalized by the Niemeyer.”

The Cauldron was engineered and fabricated by FCT Flames with P+G, LiquiGas, Carvalhao Crane and Ceno Art all helping with the installation.

Rio 2007 Opening Ceremony Stage Revealed

Monday, June 25, 2007


There was a press conference at Maracanã Stadium today with Artistic Director Luiz Stein on his stage design for the Opening and Closing Ceremony of the XV Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro. has a great picture (above) and nice article. In order to celebrate the energy of Brazil, Executive Producer Scott Givens from FiveCurrents and CO-RIO put together an all-Brazilian creative team and a production staff that is 97 percent Brazilian. You can read more coverage of the press conference at the following links: (English translation by Google)

UOL (English translation by Google)

CO-RIO Press Release

Rio 2007 in the Sand

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Click on the sand man at the bottom right of to see the winners of a contest for the best sand castles inspired by the XV Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Scott Givens and his “little book of quotes”

Friday, June 22, 2007

The XV Pan American Games Ceremonies and Sports Production team here in Rio de Janeiro includes more than a few alumni from the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games.  In the very little time we have during dinner, there are often stories swapped and more memories made.  However, to our knowledge, no one is keeping a “little book of quotes.”

Sao Paulo 1963

Friday, June 22, 2007


The evolution of the look and feel of Pan American Games can be found in posters, and we thought it was interesting to compare and constrast the poster for the Games the last time they were in Brazil in 1963 with posters from Rio 2007.

With a theme of “Viva Essa Energia,” Rio 2007 represents a vibrant chance for all of Brazil to share their energy with the world. The sharing begins July 13 at the Opening Ceremony in historic Maracanã Stadium.