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Abstract performance to celebrate Switzerland's rail opening – Daily Mail

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The Swiss have put on one of the most bizarre opening ceremonies in history to mark the completion of the world’s longest tunnel at a fairground in Erstfeld, in the north of the country. Famed for their trains, organisers roped in more than 600 dancers, acrobats and dramatic actors and even composed the new route’s very own theme tune as they pulled out all the stops for Wednesday’s inauguration. The upbeat, glitzy celebration included performers dressed in orange miners’ suits and protective helmets dancing atop a moving rail car to the rhythm of pick-axes and construction machinery. Trapeze artists hung from chains or ropes, a band blared out a thumping military march and helicopters buzzed overhead as the ceremony strived to both thrill and offer a show of European solidarity. It also featured a baby with feathered white wings (pictured, right) and oversized head and a man dancing with a bird’s nest on his head (top left). Music was provided by Alpine horn players, an army band and live choirs, and also even featured dancers in their underwear (bottom left).

Original Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3620446/A-winged-baby-semi-naked-dancers-man-bird-s-nest-head-Switzerland-decided-mark-opening-world-s-longest-rail-tunnel.html
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Date: May 25, 2020

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