« Opponent's lies keep Marion County charter change alive | Main | Scooters more popular in Europe (sadly) »

May 22, 2010

Comments

Thanks so very much for your comments. After reading your notes, I will buy Tapis Rouge tickets for my husband's birthday!!

Thanks so much for this post! I just received Tapis Rouge tickets for Kooza for my 30th birthday, and will be attending on the 28th of this month. I can't wait! It's good to know details such as the vegetarian food options as I am a vegetarian myself. :) Take care!!!!

Because of your article, I have decided to purchase Tapis Rouge tickets. I too am a veg, so I GREATLY, appreciate the insight!

Great review. To answer some of your questions. Yes, the people pulled up on stage are indeed randomly chosen. In Kooza there is a part where one audience members seat raises. We do give that patron a warning for his/her own safety, but they are not a plant. And no, the tight rope falls are not "choreographed falls". We do sometimes make the same mistake if the skill we are performing is relatively new. Mistakes do sometimes happen.

Sorry to resurrect an old post, but I wanted to reply to Yvonne's comment where she says "the tight rope falls are not 'choreographed falls.'"

Yvonne, I don't know what department of Cirque you work at, but how do you know this? Isn't it a coincidence that that fall happens every time at that same exact moment?

Also, Heather Reilly, Company Manager at Luzia, who's been with Cirque du Soleil for many years, did reveal that in some of Cirque's shows, the falls/fails are done on purpose. She talks about this in this "Talks at Google" event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgC4XZAorZI&t=1075s

I'm 100% positive the near fall in the tight-rope act is staged as it happens in every showing.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Strange Up Salem

Welcome to HinesSight

  • Salem Political Snark
    My local political rants are now made on this badass blog. Check it out. Dirty politics, outrageous actions, sleaze, backroom deals — we’re on it. 

  • Twitter with me
    Join Twitter and follow my tweets about whatever.
  • Church of the Churchless
    Visit my other weblog, Church of the Churchless, where the gospel of spiritual independence is preached.

  • Welcome to HinesSight. If this is your first visit, click on "About this site--start here" in the Categories section below.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...