Thursday, November 1, 2012

Posted: 30 Aug 2011 08:57 PM PDT
The CIRCUS is coming to town! But not any circus, its Cirque du Soleil's "Iris" . I've seen Cirque's "O" that has a water theme and "Zumanity" which has an erotic theme. 

Me (Naibe) jumping on Cirque De Soleil's Trampoline
"Iris" is a Journey through the world of Cinema that combines dance, acrobatics, live video, film footage, and much more to create this poetic phantasmagoria inspired by the movies. 

That's why its very fitting that the show will be featured exclusively at Hollywood and Highland's Kodak Theatre, home of the Oscars.

 On my assignment I got to interview Argentinean acrobat Matias Plaul. Who taught me how to jump on the trampoline as if I was a giddy 5 year old on Christmas Eve... Yipeeee...
Matias teaching me how to land on my butt during jump.

I also got to go backstage and talk to other cast members such as the fellow here who plays a clown.. BTW, for the sake of the show, he lets his eyebrows grow so much they are practically 5 inches long, no extensions required. Now thats talent!
Backstage in Makeup room
Here is another performer. She was telling me that they all have to learn how to do their own makeup to save time backstage. During the show, she wears a bright green and yellow eyeshadow, tres Lady Gaga.

Olga is one of the stars of "Iris".  She plays Scarlett, a woman who is chasing an impossible love. She is originally from Russia and she does complicated acrobatic moves during the show. She told me she has to warm up for one hour before every performance.

For Olga, looking beautiful and standing on one hand come natural.  
During her warm up, she invited me to join her. Needless to say, the "warm up" was probably the most complicated acrobatic move I've ever done!

Cirque du Soleil never fails to impress. The beautiful stories told and the artistic and amazing way the performers contort and move their bodies make me in awe of how miraculous the human body and spirit truly are.  This is not your grandpa's circus.
Lights turn into motion, the curtain is pulled back, and the show begins... IRIS now in previews... Premieres September 25th which just so happens to be my Birthday!!!

Have you guys seen a Cirque Du Soleil show? What did you think? Which one was your favorite?

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