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Cirque du Soleil: Box Set

Synopsis
A performance of ‘Dralion’ by the Cirque du Soleil, incorporating dance, music, mime, theatre and acrobatics. Also includes a behind-the-scenes segment on the production of the show.
Language
English
Year of release
2004
Year of production
2000
Notes
Also available in the CIRQUE DU SOLEIL BOX SET of 4 DVDs together with A BAROQUE JOURNEY, JOURNEY OF MAN and VARAKAI. Ref. no CDRP 1268, price £29.99.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
acrobats; circus; Cirque du Soleil; performances

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£29.99
Availability
Sale
Year
2004

Sections

Title
Baroque Odyssey, A
Synopsis
Made in 1994 to celebrate ten years of the Cirque du Soleil. Rather than a traditional retrospective or a piece of exuberant nostalgia, the programme highlights the essence of Cirque du Soleil - the amazing energy and spirit which has delighted audiences around the world.

Title
Dralion
Synopsis
A performance of ‘Dralion’ by the Cirque du Soleil, incorporating dance, music, mime, theatre and acrobatics, shot during four performances in San Francisco. Utilizing innovative techniques, the video provides a different perspective and visual experience to the live show. The performance fuses ancient Chinese circus traditions with the Cirque’s own unique performance artistry.

Title
Varekai
Synopsis
Varekai means "wherever" in the Romany language of the gypsies, and this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul. Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world where anything is possible. From the sky falls a solitary young man into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world populated by fantastical creatures. This young man sets off on an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of all possibilities, begins an inspired incantation to life rediscovered. Varekai emerges from an explosive fusion of drama and acrobatics into a grand spectacle with acts including Aerial Straps, Body Skating, Russian Swings, the Triple Trapeze, Icarian Games, Acrobatics Pas de deux, and clowns. Filmed live in Toronto.

Title
Journey of Man
Synopsis
JOURNEY OF MAN is a breathtaking odyssey that follows the stages of human development from birth to maturity. From the opening explosion of light and sound that represents the universe’s formation, the performance leads through the birth of the Universal Child as it travels from childhood, through adolescence and manhood, on to maturity.

Distributor

Name

Columbia TriStar Home Video

Web
http://www.cthv.com/CTHE/index.html External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7533 1200
Fax
020 7533 1015
Address
Sony Pictures Europe House
25 Golden Square
London W1R 6LU
 

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