For the two weeks of the Halifax 2011 Canada Games, there was a stage setup in downtown Halifax at Parade Square—dubbed “Celebration Square” for the duration of the Games. I was tasked with design of the surrounding banners. This design featured silhouettes of dancers and fans which mixed with real shadows during the shows to enhance the fun, party atmosphere of the event.
This stage held free performances at noon and at night for ten days with big Canadian artists including: The Joel Plaskett Emergency, Sloan, Hey Rosetta!, Matt Mays, Christina Martin, Hawksley Workman, Great Big Sea, Jeremy Fisher, Old Man Luedecke, Buck 65, Rich Aucoin, Radio Radio, City and Colour, Amelia Curran and more.
I neglected to get a nice photo of the stage while it was up. Trust me, it looked great at night with spotlights! Below is the best record I’ve got of it.
Celebration Square stage design