Friday, January 11, 2019

 A Behind The Scenes Look at Cirque Du Soleil Corteo - Playing This Weekend in Detroit

The first Cirque Du Soleil opened in Montreal, Quebec in 1984. Since then, their various shows have been performed for over 180 million people in over 450 cities across the world. There are currently 6 cirque residencies in Vegas as well as troupes touring with different shows all over the world. What started as a small production has grown to be a full scale event that employs over 4,000 people around the world at any given time.
This weekend, Detroiters will be treated to five performances of Cirque Du Soleil's Corteo. This 2005 masterpiece follows the story of a clown that is imagining his own funeral. The performances are a look in to the life that he lived and the moments that meant the most to him before meeting his final destination.

This huge production rolled into town yesterday and they gave us a chance to get an up close and personal look at the set, cast, and crew before they had their first show last night. This included watching the team practice and seeing them test the balloons that will fly one of the performers around Little Ceasers Arena during the live show. We also got a peek inside the costume room to see how much work it is to keep the troupe well dressed for every performance. Take a look at our behind the scenes photos and make sure that you grab some tickets to the show. We knew that Cirque was going to be cool, but after getting a taste we need a full meal.

Tickets to attend one the five performances start at $65 a pop and they can be purchased here.


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