In May 1996, during one week, the Amazon was the scene of the 1st YPO Meeting in Brazil and welcomed more than 300 CEO’s from companies around the world. DC Set Productions at the invitation of YPO Brazil was responsible for the creation and production of the social, cultural and touristic programming that happened in various points around the city. The pool of Hotel Tropical was the stage of a musical spectacle created and directed by producer Joãosinho Trinta who told the story of the discovery of Brazil through dancers and members of samba schools from Rio de Janeiro. An exclusive spectacle was created by the maestro Júlio Medaglia for the Amazon Theatre, counting on the total theatre orchestra of members of the Symphony Orchestra of Bahia, and the participation of the accordion players Renato Borghetti, Sivuca and Oswaldinho do Acordeon.
A further day of Amazonian handicrafts and flavors was created, a night where the participants would do a show and had the experience of spending a night in the comfort of boats listening to the silence of the Amazon River.
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