Cirque du Soleil

7 Cool Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Cirque Du Soleil: OVO

Cirque du Soleil: Ovo London

London, we are so lucky to have the amazing performance of Cirque Du Soleil: OVO visiting our city and they will only be here until June 18, 2017.

We were lucky to attend the London premiere last night and I must share that this show is a MUST SEE for the whole family! Get your tickets here so you don’t miss out.

In addition to attending the premiere event, we also got a behind-the-scenes tour of the Cirque Du Soleil: OVO production and we learned some really cool facts that we think might surprise you.

1. The Cirque du Soleil production transports the entire OVO set from city to city via 19 transport-sized trucks.

Among the cargo? 180 suitcases for the team’s personal items.

Photo credit: Twitter | @PeggyChapman16
2. The Cirque du Soleil OVO team travels with their own washers and dryers for costume laundering.

Yup! They carry six washers and two dryers on the trucks so that costumes can be washed after each performance. This ensures that all 1,000 costume pieces are clean and flawless for each show.

Cirque du Soleil Washers

3. The Cirque du Soleil OVO team consists of cast and crew members from 20 different countries.

Canada, Russia, Ukraine and China are just a few of the countries represented.

Cirque du Soleil: OVO

4. The Cirque du Soleil OVO team travels with over 100 individuals that all work together to create the awe-inspiring event.

This number is made up of approximately 50 performers, 25 management members including wardrobe specialists and 25 technology specialists.
Among this number there are two physiotherapists that travel with the team to keep the artists in tiptop shape and injury-free.

Cirque du Soleil Ovo

5. The Cirque du Soleil OVO performers are responsible for their own makeup for each performance.

When cast members join the team, professional makeup artists apply the full “face” first, in Montreal, to act as an instructional lesson. Next, the makeup artist applies a “half face” and the performer mimics this on the other side.

Finally, the performers are provided with a step-by-step guide to follow in preparation for each performance.

Cirque du Soleil Makeup

6. Many of the Cirque du Soleil artists have a diploma from “Circus School”.

Students who attend a college such as Ecole nationale de cirque or National Circus School in Montreal earn a Diploma of Collegial Studies in circus arts (DEC), a three-year program that aims to produce professional circus artists.

National Circus School

Circus School

Photo credit: ecolenationaledecirque.ca
7. The elaborate Cirque du Soleil costumes are handmade in Montreal.

When artists are brought on for a particular production, their measurements are taken to create a custom made costume. The performers spend three to four weeks training in Montreal while their costume(s) are made.

A last set of measurements are taken before the final touches are applied to the costumes as the performer’s size may have changed from the intense training.

Cirque du Soleil Cricket Costumes

It is no wonder that so much goes into the production of this iconic production. These are just a few of the amazing things there are to know about the behind-the-scenes aspect of Cirque du Soleil.

Check out the OVO trailer and get your tickets before they sell out.

Which is your favourite fun fact about Cirque du Soleil: OVO? Leave us a comment to let us know!

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Win Four Tickets to Cirque du Soleil: TORUK- The First Flight {$320 Value}

Cirque du Soleil: TORUK- The First Flight

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: TORUK

Inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR – Cirque du Soleil: TORUK- The First Flight is coming to Budweiser Gardens from May 25 – May 29, 2016.
This live experience envisions a world beyond imagination set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film. The word Toruk, in the Na’vi language, refers to the great leonopteryx, the mighty red and orange predator that rules the Pandoran sky. Central in Na’vi lore and culture, this fascinating creature is crucial to the Na’vi clans’ sense of destiny and interconnectedness – and is about to be ridden for the very first time by a Na’vi.

TORUK – The First Flight envisions a world beyond imagination thousands of years before the events depicted in the film.

Whether you are an Avatar fan or not, this performance is sure to be as spectacular as all Cirque du Soleil experiences and one you won’t want to miss!

EVENT DATES & TICKET PURCHASE

Ticket sales open on May 8, 2016 but in the meantime, check out the available performance dates at Budweiser Gardens:

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – 7:30pm
  • Thursday, May 26, 2016 – 7:30pm
  • Friday, May 27, 2016 – 4:00pm
  • Friday, May 27, 2016 – 8:00pm
  • Saturday, May 28, 2016 – 4:00pm
  • Saturday, May 28, 2016 – 8:00pm
  • Sunday, May 29, 2016 – 1:30pm
  • Sunday, May 29, 2016 – 5:30pm

Tickets prices range from $34.00 – $137.00  with child, student/senior/military pricing available – (Includes H.S.T. and Facility Fee)

WIN FOUR TICKETS TO CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: TORUK

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One City Mom reader will win four tickets to the opening performance at Budweiser Gardens on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:30pm.
Please use the giveaway widget below to enter and read full contest rules. Contest run from May 2 – May 16, 2016. Contest closes at 5:00 EST.

Good luck!

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