The concept for the FIG gala was a journey around the world. In order that everything ran smoothly every show and every act had to be timed exactly. On the one side, the challenge for ISDC in presenting this gigantic show was in making its own choreography, choosing the right music for the performances and composing new music where necessary.
On the other side, the athletes from all over the world had to rehearse their show parts in the new choreography. That meant weeks of hard work for the ISDC on five continents practising the complex choreographies again and again not only for the shows but also for the blending of the one show into the next.