Behind The Scenes At Cirque Du Soleil #Toruk
I had the amazing opportunity to explore behind the scenes at the Cirque Du Soleil Toruk show at the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA, last week. I had never been to a Cirque show before last week, so I wasn’t real sure what to expect. I was amazed at the amount of preparation that goes into putting this show on at the Cajundome. It was surreal, the night of the show, to see how everything came together. These performers practice 10-12 hours a day, 6 days a week to get prepared and stay in shape for this show. Lafayette, Louisiana was only the second stop on this tour, so everything was still a bit new to everyone; which only adds to the excitement! I was able to walk around and catch a glimpse of the activity swirling as everyone was preparing for the first show at the Cajundome in Lafayette. Costumes were being checked, performers were perfecting their routines, and the set was being put into place all as I walked around with my chin dragging the floor. The amount of work that was going into this show, in my town, was breathtaking.
All of the circus trunks full of costumes were out, just ready for someone to come suit up! There were backstage signs pointing the way for all of the staff from around the world. The Toruk show has 36 artists of 15 different nationalities. Only 5 of these artists have ever worked on a Cirque Du Soleil show before. That, to me, is amazing. [Read more…]