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DIFF 2019: Italy, Finland’s performance left the crowds breathless

Date posted: 18/06/2019

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Newcomer Finland and two-time winners Italy sparked the third night of the 2019 Da Nang International Fireworks Festival on June 15, lighting up the Han River with sky range and water space launched fireworks on their first show in the central city.

Running from June to July, DIFF 2019 is the tenth edition of the competition having been held annually in Da Nang since 2008, with its opening night being organized on June 1.

Han River came to life with Finn’s first show in the central city.

The Finnish first-time contender JoHo Pyro Professional AB surprised the audience with an outstanding performance, which to many was evaluated as even more impressive than that of Parente Fireworks Group from Italy, who was crowned the champion in 2011 and 2012.

Entitled “Hero On the River,” the Finnish pyrotechnic show told a tale about a hero named Lemminkainen. In Finnish legends, Lemminkainen had to make a significant effort to conquer the terrifying Tuoni River in order to win the heart of a beautiful young lady. The fireworks danced in the dark night to the background music which was a combination of rock, metal, and classical music, filling the audience with various emotions.

JoHo Pyro Professional AB impressed the viewers with low-range displays and fireworks being set off near the audience’s location, both of which created a feeling of closeness to the admirers. Having won over many hearts, the team is now considered a fierce competitor. Here are some photos of JoHo Pyro Professional AB’s performance:

Finland’s Åland team JoHo Pyro – Professional fireworks presented a spectacular fireworks presentation with the theme from Kalevala’s Lemminkäinen.
The Finnish first-time contender surprised the audience with an outstanding performance.
Named “Hero On the River,” the Finnish pyrotechnic show told a tale about a hero named Lemminkäinen.
In Finnish legend, Lemminkäinen had to make a significant effort to conquer the terrifying Tuoni River in order to win the heart of a beautiful young lady.
The fireworks danced in the dark night to the background music which was a combination of rock, metal, and classical music, filling the audience with various emotions.
The team spirits were no way dampened by the light rain in the evening and there performance, along with the display from two-time winners Italy, left the crowds breathless.

The Italian team’s performance had ‘Drops’ as its theme. It featured a journey from the place where emotions are born up to the place where they become universal. Drop by drop the show river flow merges to become one with a long way of an emotion that is born, grows, and dugs the world with its force, changing it.

The team brought to this year’s event the most advanced pyrotechnic technologies in the hope of treating the audience with an extremely emotional performance. Accordingly, a total of 2,000 fireworks and over 200 different pyrotechnic technologies and effects were used during the 21-minute-long show.

Italy’s Parente Fireworks Group brought to the festival a performance themed “A Journey of Emotions,” featuring a harmonious combination of music and fireworks.
The Italian pyrotechnic team has already had over 110 years of experience in the fireworks display industry, with most of their gigs being large-scale ones at international festivals and events.
Sudden change in wind direction during the Italian team’s performance resulted in a significant disadvantage for Parente Fireworks Group as smoke gathered around the fireworks, affecting the view of the spectators.
The fireworks performance featured a perfect combination of colourful fireworks display and lively support music with famous classical and POP songs namely Beethoven’s ninth symphony, ‘On Earth as it is in Heaven’, ‘Let it go’, and ‘Fall on me’.

Visitors experienced the emotional journey from forming, developing and bursting through the superb performance of the Italian team with a special light and music effects.

England and China will perform in the fourth night on June 22 with the competition drawing to a close on July 7.

Text: Tuoi Tre News – Photo Caption: VietnamFriendship

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