Grand parades to be held each day of Shanghai World Expo

16:28, April 14, 2010      

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As long as weather permits, parades will be held on each of the 184 days of the Shanghai World Expo, according to a statement by the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination released on April 14.

Five types of parades with floats will be staged within the Expo Site, which covers an area of nearly 5.3 square kilometers. The parades will follow three routes, one in the Puxi financial district and two in Pudong.

Performance teams for National Pavilion Days and other teams from over 58 countries and cities have applied to take part in the parades.

There will be two parades each day along the first Pudong parade route starting at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. and one parade each day along the second Pudong parade route starting at noon, with a running time of around 60 minutes.

The first Pudong parade route is 1.8 kilometers long, starting from the African Joint Pavilion to the Expo Axis. The 400-meter long procession will be made up of 11 floats and 200 performers that will perform for around 75 minutes each time.

They will showcase the unique traditional and modern music, dance, and costumes of the exhibiting countries in parade formation. Moreover, the first route will be the grandest among the three parade routes.

The parades in Pudong will center on the theme of "Global Classics," while the parades in Puxi will center on "Creative Future." There will be two parades in Puxi each day starting at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., and each parade will last approximately 60 minutes. The 200-meter long procession will provide robot shows, model floats of future cities and many other wonderful things. In addition, the smiling faces of the audience will be captured and appear on the floats' display screens in real-time.

By People's Daily Online


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