director : Gery Keszler
live show : 17.05.08
On May, 17 2008, Europe’s biggest and most spectacular AIDS-charity event took place at Vienna’s magnificent City Hall. The 16th Life Ball themed “Love is Infinite. Life is Universal” inviting guests on a journey through the galaxies with countless highlights. Every year Life Ball brings together national and international artists to celebrate and to raise people’s awareness of HIV and AIDS and to support those who are affected.
In 2008, a gigantic Red Ribbon-shaped stage transformed the Vienna City Hall square. The unique opening ceremony took guests to a parallel universe as they “Landed on Planet Life Ball”. In the intergalactic centre of the Red Ribbon stage floated a UFO especially designed for the Life Ball: it had a diameter of 11m and weighed 3 tons including motors, chains and lamps inside.
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media / press
– Lice Ball 2009 | highlights –
(e) what is the Life Ball, best of 2008.
– Life Ball 2008 | Landing on Planet Life Ball –
the opening ceremony
– Life Ball 2008 | Life Ball Song –
Amanda Lepore performs the Life Ball Song 2008, the Ufo is landing, the pilot’s chair in action
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– Life Ball Wien | a big event with a serious background –
technical director : Richard Krebs
structural engineer : Reinhard Tischler / Vasko + Partner
construction manager : Christian Kirschner
steel structure : Willi Bruckschwaiger, Andreas Enzersfellner / Bruckschwaiger
inflatables : Thomas Herzig / Pneumocell
eventservice : Andreas Ratz, Andreas Brandl / Puls Multimedia Productions
rigs / moving motors (ufo captains) : Rasta, Roland Habel
constructors on stage : Vámos Csaba, Balázsi János, Tama’s János, Bunkóczy József, Bala’zsi La’szló, Balázsi Máté, Juhász Mihály, Jánvári Norbert, Tóth Mihály, Bunkóczy Tíbor, Juhász Zsolt, Tóth Zoltán
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