Swiss (and French!) win fireworks competition

… and more tomorrow

Fireworks from Switzerland

JM reports online that the firework displays from Switzerland and France were the winners of the Madeira International Fireworks Contest at the Festival do Atlântico 2023.

The company ‘La Pirotecnica SAGL di Colombo’, representing Switzerland, which presented the theme “Icons – Legends of Rock”, in the performance on June 17, won the “Atlantic Trophy”, in the jury’s choice. In turn, “Brezac Artífices”, representing France, with the theme “The 5th Element” on June 3rd, won the “Madeira Trophy. So Tua”, in the public vote.

The Swiss firework display took place over a specially designed soundtrack, which basically translated the rhythms, changes and evolutions of the fireworks. It was a set of songs that aimed to stimulate those who watched, awakening sensations that materialize and are expressed in the choreography of the releases.

Regarding the French performance, they told how life is born from the harmony of the elements, which he described in four very different parts: Air, Fire, Water and Earth. The four elements came together to give rise to the fifth: Life, evidenced by a multicoloured final with abundance (not my words!)

It should be noted that the third country in the fireworks competition (the only one without a prize!) was Mexico, through the company “Pirotecnia Reyes S de RL de CV”, with the theme “Sing Baila Madeira”.

Voting took place during the period of the shows, and during this week, through raffles placed at the La Vie shopping centers and at the Tourist Information Office of the Regional Directorate of Tourism, on Avenida Arriaga, and on the night of each of them, on the Cais do Funchal.

Final fireworks tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Madeiran capital will receive the performance of the organizing company with the theme “Rituals”, from 22:30.

For this closing show, Macedo’s Pirotecnia created, in a wider space and already known to the public, a highly coordinated program between the fireworks and the other selected multimedia means, with special emphasis on the visualization of video screens and projections in two towers on a platform located in the maritime area surrounding Pontinha.

The company combines traditional pyrotechnics, which is an important asset of the tourist offer in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, with a carefully selected musical support and a diversified set of multimedia elements, aiming to obtain a set of integrated moments of aesthetic harmony and dimension. playful.

The Regional Secretary for Tourism and Culture, Eduardo Jesus, makes a positive assessment of the pyromusical shows at the 2023 edition of the Festival do Atlântico, whose origins date back to 2002, and which have long established themselves in Madeira as a destination. “Everything went according to expectations with a very significant influx of residents and visitors that made it even bigger and that constitutes an important contribution to the enrichment of the diversity of the calendar of events that the Autonomous Region programs throughout the year”, he stressed. , issuing an invitation for the public to attend the organizing company’s shows today and tomorrow.

The closing fireworks take place today in Porto Santo, at midnight, after the popular marches of São João, and tomorrow in Funchal, in charge of the organizing company of the event, Macedo’s Pirotecnia (also responsible for the opening).

The 2023 edition of the Festival do Atlântico had its official opening on June 2, in Machico, on the first day of the Quinhentista Market.

Part of this post was replicated on the copyblog

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