The announcement of the Junior Eurovision 2020 stage design comes just over 1 month out from the competition. The visual displays you will see in Warsaw will be “very modern” and “representative for a competition organized for young people in the 21st century”. It will even include a number of technical solutions that have never been used in Junior Eurovision before including elements of augmented reality!
In 2019 The Junior Eurovision Song Contest was also held in Poland at the Arena Gliwice where the stage was colourfully lit with LED ribbons. The imagery offered a spacious, light and simple design form that resembled Earth's elements of wind and air and much like a kite or dandelion seed. Despite the fact that the conditions this time around have significantly changed, Creative Director for Junior Eurovision 2020, Konrad Smuga, is bringing audiences a new design that "will create a spectacle that will appeal to the European audience, just like last year."
Anna Brodnicka, author of the concert’s scenography, was inspired by the rich symbolism of a circle and it's connection to our lives. Spherical and round shapes will be displayed on huge multimedia surfaces and several hundred light devices will be used to visually identify the competitors as well as take the televised audience into a magical space.
"The circle has always been a symbol of perfectness, life and unity," Anna said. "We move around the circle of life... We all experience many changes during this journey: Starting as children, then becoming a teenager and finally moving into adulthood." She believes that the circumference of the circle represents the circle of life that is all around us and the centre of that circle is what is shared by all the living creatures that are equally important to us.
With all this imagery and new technology they "hope to create a truly special spectacle that will appeal to the European audience". We will all have to wait in anticipation until Sunday 29 November when the stage goes live!