Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Cirque Du Soleil in the Springs — Part Three

Posted By on Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 10:03 AM

Surely you've heard by now ... right?

Cirque Du Soleil will open Alegría next Wednesday at the World Arena.

This is the third installment of a blog series that will conclude Thursday. View the first two postings here and here.

Another photo from backstage: From practice shoes to performance shoes, the costume department oversees it all. And you thought your wifes closet was crowded ...
  • Matthew Schniper
  • Another photo from backstage: From practice shoes to performance shoes, the costume department oversees it all. And you thought your wife's closet was crowded ...

Today's 17-minute, raw and informal audio segment is with Alegría artistic director Tim Smith. Smith comes from a rich Broadway background and explains his role in managing the artists as well as directing the production. Though the show is 16 years old and the overall framework is fixed, Smith says the acts within the show constantly change and that he and the crew "create them together daily." Here's more:

These are the power track performers who were warming up as I spoke with Tim Smith. After their routine is done nightly, the stage closes again to hide the large, X-shaped trampoline structure.
  • Matthew Schniper
  • These are the power track performers who were warming up as I spoke with Tim Smith. After their routine is done nightly, the stage closes again to hide the large, X-shaped trampoline structure.

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