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Thursday, April 06, 2017

CirqueCast, Episode #16:Behind-the-Scenes at OVO On this episode of CirqueCast, we bring you a behind-the-scenes look at OVO! Dario visited the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, CO for a backstage tour, and Jose met up with Russian Cradle artists Camille Santerre and Nansy Damianova at the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, TX for an exclusive interview!


Antonio Ferron said...

I was a little let down by what I expected his to be about. I was hoping to learn more about the technology and processes behind the production, but there wasn't much mention of it. I did really enjoy the wardrobe section and getting here how a huge show like this tours the continent. I wish there was similar information about how the scenery tours as well. I know Ovo hasn't been the most popular of Cirque shows (it is pretty basic conceptually), but it's nice to here the Cirque made the effort to make changes before rebooting it into an arena tour. I realized from the video that an arena doesn't really do a show like this justice. The only time I've seen Cirque shows have been in the big-top, so I can't imagine how the intimate performances are taken in fully by audience members who are in the back of an arena.

Tahirah K. Agbamuche said...

I am always extremely excited to see blog posts about cirque, but this one felt like the focus was off for what it was supposed to be. The guy in the green shirt irritated me, although I am unsure why. Although informative, the publicist did not seem like the right person to be giving a behind the scenes tour and at points it was more about his job and how it has changed within the company. I would have liked to see more of the equipment the performers use, since after all this is cirque and they have amazing feats of acrobatics you cannot ignore. I also wish they dwelled a little longer in the costume section and talked to the wardrobe department about their jobs and what they do for the show. I am really happy that they are incorporating media in the show! That is a brilliant breakthrough.