By Tom Degun

June 3 - Organisers of the Singapore 2010 Summer Youth Olympics have revealed that the story of Singapore and aspiring youth athletes will be told in a spectacular 110-minute performance for the Opening Ceremony of the Games.

The event has been put together by an international production team working alongside young local and foreign talents while 7,000 performers will be involved when it takes place on August 14 on the world’s largest floating platform at Marina Bay.

The Opening Ceremony is set to show the similarities between Singapore and young Olympians and the story begins with their hopes and dreams, follows them through their struggles and transformations before culminating in the birth of a new beginning.

Creative Director Ivan Heng and his team weave genres like theatre, music, song, dance and multimedia into a show infused with surprises and special effects that will be played out against the stunning backdrop of Marina Bay.

Created by Singaporeans, the show will also see Show Producer Vernon Teo working alongside a world-class international team of technical experts from France, Germany, Belgium, Australia, Malaysia and Britain.

Youth performers like beat boxer Dharni, DJ KoFlow, fire performers from Bornfire and SOKA, martial arts students from Martial House and drummers from Drumfest will feature prominently to appeal to the young target audience.

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