Take a peek at the peformers before they take the stage
Photos by: Lois M. Rodriguez
Published: March 29, 2017 at 7:03 pm
Written by Lois Rodriguez, Photographs by Lois M. Rodriguez | From the April 2017 issue | Updated: March 29, 2017 | Filed Under: Blog (archive)
If you’ve ever seen the mesmerizing performances of Cirque du Soliel, you may enjoy a few photos from behind the scenes of its production OVO, with performances remaining in Corpus Christi and El Paso.
Crates carrying the productions namesake – OVO, the big egg, as well as other assorted props.
Diabolos sidelined in between juggling rehearsals.
Silhouette of aerial performers during afternoon training.
Seamstresses continually work to patch up/repair costumes for the 50 performers.
Costumes include wings, shoes and even eyebrows, as demonstrated here.
Perfomers’ costumes come in multiples, and the crew trucks also include several washers and dryers to help keep it all clean and tidy.
Preparedness is key. There are plenty of backups for any wardrobe malfunctions.
Eeks! There’s a bug in the closet!
A Cobbler’s Job
The foot-juggling ants put a lot of wear and tear on their shoes, as do the other cast members. That’s why Cirque employs its own traveling cobbler.
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