Behind the scenes of Cirque du Soleil
• Behind the scenes of Cirque du Soleil
The premiere of Cirque du Soleil "Dralion" was held in 1999. Combining Chinese acrobatic art, which is more than 3000 years, a variety of approaches and Cirque du Soleil, "Dralion" has inspired by Eastern philosophy and the search for harmony between man and nature.
Amanda Orozco and Laurent Markosani rehearse before the performance. For Orozco, who grew up in the town of Winter Garden, Cirque du Soleil has become a dream, after her mother took on a colorful circus show "La Nouba" at Disneyland. Shaken skill acrobats, a 12-year-old girl said that someday she will participate in the show of the circus.
The master of working with wood, Angela Everett, repairing wooden hoops to jump through a ring. Everett studied at the Art Institute in Toronto and took the discipline associated with both classical art (painting, sculpture, photography), and the practical manufacturing (welding, woodwork, metal smelting).
Jing Zongchao holding ring for Wong Senlina during rehearsal jump through a ring.
The technician dealing with hoists, Jessica Fabo working high above the stage before the show at the Bank Atlantic Center.
Shoemaker Rana Fouvler works with footwear for acrobats who make bamboo poles.
Gao Zonghin listening to music during a workout stretching three hours before the performance. Previously, he played with the National Acrobats of China from Beijing. David Zeyher, who also took part in performances of the circus in Australia, trains on daily rehearsals.
Artists doing stretching and preparing the stage for the evening's performance.
Svetlana Kholodovskii jumping in the air, Yakov Rakitskiy is sitting on the wall, and Dmitry Negodin worth while training rooms on the trampoline. Kholodovskii describes the feeling that she has a while jumping on a trampoline, "This is freedom. I like to jump in the air to fly and feel the freedom ... and making people (audience) happy. " It was part of the Ukrainian national team on the trampoline before came to Cirque du Soleil.
Amanda Orozco and Laurent Markosani rehearse one of their rooms. Hungarian acrobat Ukrainian origin Markosani says that the artists of Cirque du Soleil exercise much more other circuses. "It's all muscle." Markosani many times has received offers from the Circus before he agreed to take part in the show.
Acrobats balance on the ball during a rehearsal.
Fagundo Gimenez, one of the clowns taking part in the show, performed comic wedding room with one of the spectators before the start of the show.
Viewers like clowns before the show.
Kachi Bratoz performs a parody of a piece of hair.
Ocean, the goddess of water, by Tara Catherine Pandeyi. Queen movements in the art of dance it shows the breath of the ocean. Pandeyya - dancer in the second generation, teacher and choreographer, combining Eastern and Western philosophy. The actress has an international reputation and considers its main vocation to preserve and show the world dance the Silk Road in Central Asia, specializes in the national dance of Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kurdistan.
Jonathan Morin shows Kala heart wheel, which symbolizes time and infinity. He - the main driving force of the wheel, which causes the time to move forward.
Morin, a former gymnast, performs at the same projectile invented them called "crossed the ring."
Amanda Orozco and Laurent Markosani perform during the show. Orozco portrays azaleas, air goddess. She, sun protector and immortality, flying over the endless expanse of blue.
Air acrobats jumping into the air and cling to the wall, and Tara Catherine Pandeyya, performing the ocean, stands in the center.
Clown Courtney Stevens performs during the show.
Dante Adela, representing fire, dissolves in the scene. Adela has 19 years professionally engaged in dancing and has performed with such orchestras as the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Ballet, Ballet Orlando Ballet and the State of Missouri.
Amanda Orozco down to pass the ball to Basil Dragone, who juggles seven balls at once.
In a review of the latest performance Dragone Chicago critic wrote: "During the show Dragone missed a few balls, but it is only emphasized the inimitability of his skill."
Dante Adela embodies fire, and members of the cast performing with bamboo poles depict flames. The classic form of Chinese acrobatic arts, where acrobats, throwing up poles, perform tricks on stage.
Luo Shaohua riding on "dralve" (Dralion). Consisting of two words "dragon" (dragon) and "lion" (lion), the name of "Dralion" symbolizes the unity of East and West.
Li Tao, the star of the National Acrobats of China, performs in the show "Dralion".