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Date : May 7, 2008

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New Cirque du Soleil Videos, A World Record and More Cirque

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Published on: May 7, 2008

I produced a number of new Cirque du Soleil videos in the past few weeks, but did not get around until now to write another post. I found some parts of the special Cirque performance titled “Reflections in Blue” (Réflexions de bleu), which was performed as part of the opening ceremonies for the XI. World Aquatics Championships FINA in Montreal, Canada on June 15, 2005. I found recordings of two of the seven or eight parts (I am not sure about the actual number), the acts “The Mermaid” (La sirène) with Bolormaa Zorigtkhuyag that is similar to the water bowl contortion act in the Las Vegas Cirque show “Zumanity” and the act titled “Midnight Dancer” (Danseur de la nuit) with Anatoly Zalievsky, a very acrobatic act to the timeless music by Yanni. Backup link to video at YouTube Here are some interesting quick stats for this one-time performance: The venue was three times the size of the KÀ theatre. The swimming pool was made to look like the sea by lining it with a giant blue sheet that covered the bottom and the perimeter of the pool. The projection screen at the back of the pool was 18 m (60′) wide by 7 m (24′) tall. Over 200 volunteer performers took part in the show. Three quarters of the participants were women. The performers ranged in age from under 10 years old to over 50 years old. Twenty-three cameras were used to shoot the performance for television. Spectators played a[…]

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