The light show "Inferno" was based on the poem "L'Expiation" of the French writer Victor Hugo and was a creation of the Belgian Luc Petit. The event involved some 300 actors, 50 horses and 150 artists.
The stage measured 170 metres with a giant lion's head occupying a central place. Light effects and fireworks were accompanied by carefully chosen vibrant music.
Commemoration events will continue until Sunday. Tonight and tomorrow night see a big re-enactment of the fight 200 years ago. Both events involve 5,000 actors and 300 horses. Some call it "the biggest re-enactment that ever took place in Western Europe."
One of the participants got burned in the face during yesterday's light show. He was taken to hospital in Neder-over-Heembeek. One person also died during a historic reconstruction in the afternoon. It is believed the victim suffered a heart failure.