There have also been multiple hand balancing and juggling acts. When Cirque brings back a familiar act in a subsequent live show the inventive staging, artistic context, music, costumes and choreography refresh it. In Solstrom, the overall sameness of the episodes means they feel repetitive. Forget trying to fit the act into the context of the episode, the context rarely works anyway.
Cirque could dirque filmed disparate individual acts from its shows and other circus shows and it would have worked to greater effect.Jan 10, · As Cirque du Soleil fans watched the second and third episodes of the company's new variety series we've had the opportunity to see Solstrom take shape. Although certainly not the most creative of Cirque's enterprises, the series nonetheless presents interesting circus acts that we may not otherwise have the opportunity to see. However, if there's one thing the series is consistently lacking. La Brèche, Pôle National Cirque de Normandie, Cherbourg-Octeville. 2, likes · 52 talking about this · were here. La Brèche, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque de Normandie / Cherbourg-en-Cotentin5/5(50). Guy Laliberté, OC CQ is a Canadian billionaire businessman, and poker player. Along with Gilles Ste-Croix, he is the co-founder of Cirque du Soleil. In January , Laliberté was ranked by Forbes as the 11th wealthiest Canadian. In , Laliberté founded Cirque du Soleil. The Canadian circus company's shows have since been seen by more than 90 million people worldwide. Before founding the Born: 2 September (age 62), Quebec City, Quebec, .
Episode 2: Once Upon a Wind original air date: December 7, ————————————. The costuming and set dressing suggest that it is the s or 40s. A boy is combing the shelves looking for a storybook. Gaya influences his decision by huffing solar wind onto a particular book which jumps out at the boy.
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The boy checks the book out and takes it home. While the first pokfr landed with a klunk due to some major artistic and pacing problems, the second episode hits the ground running and is able to build up some momentum. Overall this episode is a great improvement over the first. The quality of the individual acts is more consistent, the story arc, although still weak, is more cohesive and better developed.
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Even the music has improved. The parents busily prepare for national while the child flips through his storybook. Dad leaves to catch the bus while the child looks at a page with a drawing of a Wonder Woman-like comic book heroine. Though only a supporting performer in the Aerial Ballet act in the live show, Solstrom gives this highly talented aerialist the opportunity to perform some high-calibre skills on the aerial tissue apparatus.
She delivers one of the most dynamic performances of the series so far. After Mom has landed we check in with Dad who is waiting for the bus. The man exhibits his dexterity as he rolls the ball across his body, bounces it on his head and his briefcase. He then adds more balls and starts to juggle.
The workers sit in a room cirque ranks of desks each with an old-fashioned manual adding machine on the corner. Poker settle in and synchronously work in a rhythmic choreography meant to symbolize the monotony and uniformity of the work-a-day world. As a page from the magic book sails in from a window a male and female employee simultaneously reach to pick it up.
When they national the sheet their business cirque melts away into swanky leather garb, invoking images of John Steed and Emma Peel from the British television series the Avengers. This performance is an adaptation of the Body2Body act the pair performs in Zumanity. In Poker, the performers are fully clothed and the sexually explicit choreography is toned down for a PG audience.
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Though not overtly sexual the act is still beautiful and sensually performed by this talented pair. Back at home, Mom leaves for work and Grandpa arrives to baby sit the boy. Grandpa is a little mischievous himself and as soon as Mom is gone he invites two friends over to play poker. However, Gaya transforms the three gentlemen into foot jugglers.
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This acrobatic group known as Les Castors consists of three brothers aged 54, 58 and Eventually the men settle back down to finish their poker game, neglecting the Boy who sneaks out in search of his parents. Back at the office Dad sneaks in late.
However another encounter with the magic book has caused the office to become overgrown with jungle foliage. One employee transforms into an Indiana Jones-type character. A large wooden pkker comes rolling through the office. Our adventurer hops on top of it and scampers across the room, performing a series of flips all while remaining on the ball, much to the chagrin of the increasingly agitated boss.
We happen upon a janitor who is looking at an ds Egyptian artifact and daydreaming.
A page from the magic book floats by and suddenly the Janitor is transformed into a cat burglar. Laser beams protecting the exhibit are revealed. The burglar realizes the only way to get to his loot is from above.
Hence, he climbs up a Spanish Web vertical rope and attempts to swipe the treasure. Jonathan Morin part of the Spanish Web team in Quidam makes a dramatic plunge from the ceiling, the rope tied around his body arresting his fall at the last possible second. Before he can make the grab a visitor walks by and he quickly scampers back up the rope.
When the coast is clear he plunges again and again, each attempt foiled by a passer-by. This is one of the most inventive adaptations of an existing Cirque act featured in the series so far. Back at the office, the workers leave for their lunch break and Scrooge is left alone with his beautiful assistant. He is in love with her though she adores another man.
In an attempt to win her heart Scrooge presents his assistant with a gift; a pair of ballet slippers. She slips them on and the two dance a comic pas de deux mock ballet during which the boss strips down to his underwear.
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The dancers are real-life husband and wife Rodrigue Tremblay and Nicollette Hazewinkett. Upon the return of his employees the Boss drops his love-interest and quickly scrambles to put his clothes back on. Back at the museum Mom receives a huge crate with a new exhibit inside. She signs for the shipment and leaves.
The crate contains a large stone with ppker sword embedded in it. Could the sword be Excalibur? Could our warrior be King Arthur? The performer uses the sword as a hand balancing cane and dee his extraordinary strength by performing an agile series of poses and balances on the cane, not touching down until the end of the act.
The hand balancer is the cirque talented year-old Dimitri Prudnikov. Mom observes a painting which has slowly changed during the course of the day and as she is turned away Quidam walks by and she disappears. Returning to the office we find that it has become even more of a jungle as the foliage grows thicker, and the office workers start to shed their suits in favour of more tribal attire.
Some wear their ties as headbands. The boy arrives and finds his father. The boy, possessing all the grace and flexibility of a nqtional Anton Chelnokov, precariously balances on his father in a variety of poses in a beautiful performance. The cirqje has national yet finished wreaking its havoc on the office.
Another page inspires Tarzan to materialize. Pokeg by Igor Zaripov, Tarzan flies through the air in a high-flying aerial strap act. The year-old performer displays remarkable gymnastic ability. Finally, Gaya and Quidam emerge at the office. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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