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Cirque du Soleil: Fire Within


The pain and agony of creation. An extensive 6-part window in to how to craft a world-class acrobatic extravaganza piece by piece. The price of pain and sacrifice that each performer must pay is revealed. Cirque du Soleil is the best show on earth these days; here is how they create it, from first pitch to opening night. The human drama of this series — which acrobats or acts will stay in, and will they make the cut? — captivated my family. They devoured the very addictive 5 hours in a couple of sittings. If you ever wanted to run away to the circus, you need to see this first. The lesson I took away was this: every great work arrives only after continuous near-death experiences of the whole project.

— KK

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Cirque du Soleil: Fire Within
Directed by Christopher Dyson
2004, 286 min.
$12, 3-Disc Series

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Posted January 13, 2006 at 5:00 am | comments


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