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Marco Balich to be the Artistic Director of the 2024 Festino


Yesterday, Mayor Roberto Lagalla met with the new artistic director of the 2024 Festino di Santa Rosalia, who this year will be Marco Balich, along with Carlos Navarrete, for a production by Balich Wonder Studio in collaboration with Odd Agency of Palermo.

The journey through this four-hundredth anniversary will be narrated by the Albamedia Agency, entrusted with communication and creativity, and Claudia Giocondo, who will be in charge of coordination and institutional communication.
Yesterday's presentation was attended by: Cultural Councilor Giampiero Cannella, Monsignor Filippo Sarullo, and Gaspare Simeti, a director of the Municipality of Palermo.

Marco Balich is one of the most prominent and innovative figures in the creation of large live events on an international level. He has produced 14 Olympic Ceremonies and countless major events worldwide. For the Torino 2006 Olympic Ceremonies, he won an Emmy Award, and for the Rio 2016 Ceremonies, ADI awarded him the Compasso d’Oro. Marco Balich is also the creator of several acclaimed icons, including Whale Shark, a suspended icon created for the Qatar World Cup in 2022, and the Tree of Life for Expo Milano 2015.

He has created various innovative formats, including the Ice and Projections show "Opera on Ice," the Water Show with drones and fire on water in Doha in 2022, and the revolutionary immersive show "Giudizio Universale - The Sistine Chapel immersive show," created together with the Vatican Museums and a box office record in 2018 with 280,000 tickets sold.