The Viking Orion Naming Ceremony livens up the port of Livorno with an interactive exhibition on the Galilean universe and a show storytelling among Nordic suggestions, projections on the Old Fortress and hi-tech surprises.
The ceremony starts by nightfall with institutional speeches on the bow deck and is interrupted at the best part by the lack of the axe for the cut of the ribbon.
This pulls the trigger on a 6 acts show inspired by Nordic sagas. A videomapping on the Fortress, with 6 artistic performances on the bow stage, tells an old Norvegian fairy-tale on the release of the Sun from an evil god.
The supernatural axe comes back in the hands of a God: a rocket man on a jet propulsion platform floats in the sky and finally lands on the bow deck. He hands over the axe to the Godmother – the astronaut Anne Fisher – for the ribbon cut and the Champagne bottle breaking. A firework show on the Symphony of the Planets is the grand finale.