A lot has changed since the world’s number one grossing live entertainment tour got its start in Quebec in 1984. Thirty years on, Cirque du Soleil has become a part of the DHL partnership program, which will help bring the spectacular troupe of performers and acrobats to cities around the globe. “Not your average circus,” the spectacular troupe of acrobats and performers has had more than 140 million spectators since its inception in Quebec in 1984. With shows in 300 cities on six continents, the partnership is the perfect fit for DHL’s global logistics capabilities. Join us as we go behind-the-scenes with Cirque du Soleil on tour with “Great is in the Details” and learn how DHL and Cirque are working together!
Episode 1: The Trickster (Kooza)
Episode 2: Keeping the Focus: Hoops (Kooza)
Episode 3: Trusting the Team: Wheel of Death (Kooza)
Episode 4: Perfecting the Performance: Contortionist (Kooza)
Episode 5: Practice Makes Perfect: High-Wire (Kooza)
Episode 6: Getting Into Character: Microcosmos (Kurios)
Episode 7: Fauna (Toruk-The First Flight)
Episode 8: Flora (Toruk-The First Flight)
Episode 9: Luna (Toruk-The First Flight)
Episode 10: Beneath the Surface (Amaluna)
Episode 11: The Perfect Balance (Amaluna)
Episode 12: Dazzling and Durable (Amaluna)
Episode 13: Fabricating Innovation
Episode 14: Bringing to Light (Kurios)
Episode 15: Musical Cues
Episode 16: Tracking Talent
EPISODE 16: TRACKING TALENT
June 27, 2016
In episode 16 of the Great is in the Detail series we learn how Cirque du Soleil finds and fosters the amazing artists that perform in their shows – a process that can take months and months and requires a deep understanding of the show from the moment of inception.
EPISODE 15: MUSICAL CUES
June 22, 2016
In episode 15 of the Great is in the Detail series we understand how the artists and musicians rely on each other during the performances. We discover how composers are inspired by the artists and how the artists are inspired by the music.
EPISODE 14: BRINGING TO LIGHT
May 13, 2016
In episode 14 of the Great is in the Detail series we learn the challenges of lighting a show. They must ensure the director’s vision is created whilst allowing artists to perform their acts without distraction.
EPISODE 13: FABRICATING INNOVATION
May 02, 2016
In episode 13 of the Great is in the Detail series we discover how Cirque du Soleil is using advances in 3-D technology to accelerate the design process.
EPISODE 12: DAZZLING AND DURABLE (AMALUNA)
April 15, 2016
In episode 12 of the Great is in the Detail series we explore the dazzling and durable costumes in Amaluna. The show’s costumes and make-up are intricate but also designed to be practical to endure the stress of the high-flying performances. To find out more about DHL’s partnerships: http://www.dhl-in-motion.com/
EPISODE 11: THE PERFECT BALANCE (AMALUNA)
April 1, 2016
In this episode we enter the realm of the Balance Goddess who creates a world in equilibrium with a mobile made of thirteen palm leaf ribs. Her movements are slow and almost meditative as she concentrates all her attention on building this structure.
EPISODE 10: BENEATH THE SURFACE (AMALUNA)
March 24, 2016
In this episode we go beneath the surface of The Water Bowl – a breath taking act in which the artist Iuliia performs around the giant bowl of water and executes challenging hand-balancing routines.
EPISODE 9: LUNA (TORUK)
March 15, 2016
In this episode we learn the challenges that went into the set design for this a live immersive multimedia spectacle that brings to the stage the breath taking world of James Cameron’s AVATAR. We discover the role of the Dream Catcher which is central to the essence of the story.
EPISODE 8: FLORA (TORUK)
March 3, 2016
In this episode we discover the ‘Flora’ on Pandoran moon that is central to the lives of the Omaticaya communities. We go behind the scenes to understand the development of the Tree of Souls and Home Tree and see how they are brought to life for this unique production.
EPISODE 7: FAUNA (TORUK)
February 17, 2016
In this episode we unearth the unique marionettes (puppets) in TORUK – The First Flight which is the latest show from Cirque du Soleil. We see the detailed planning process that went into developing the TORUK – the great leonopteryx that rules over the Pandoran sky.
EPISODE 6: GETTING INTO CHARACTER-MICROCOSMOS (KURIOS)
May 27, 2015
Microcosmos of KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities is the star of episode 6 of the Great is in the Detail series. In “Getting into Character,” Karl L’Ecuyer describes the efforts he takes getting into character before every performance — from styling his hair into a perfect Mohawk to putting on the costume that contains another universe.
EPISODE 5: PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT-HIGH WIRE (KOOZA)
May 19, 2015
DHL catches up with the high wire artists from KOOZA, three of which are brothers and 5th generation circus artists. In “Practice Makes Perfect” the members of the High Wire act, Angel Quiros, Roberto Quiros, Vicente Quiros and Brayan Sanchez Muños discuss the ‘can-do’ attitude necessary to getting through their performances each night. “Nothing is impossible,” they say and it shows in this video.
EPISODE 4: PERFECTING THE PERFORMANCE-CONTORTIONIST (KOOZA)
May 19, 2015
DHL catches up with three contortionists — Odgerel Byambadorj, Sunderiya Jargalsaikhan, and Ninjin Altankhuyag — from KOOZA. In “Perfecting the Performance” the three ladies take us behind the scenes as they prepare for their performances and talk about the necessity of having passion for their work so that the audience goes home happy after each performance.
EPISODE 3: TRUSTING THE TEAM-WHEEL OF DEATH (KOOZA)
April 27, 2015
DHL catches up with Jimmy Ibarra and Ronald Solis, the two men who perform the Wheel of Death in KOOZA. In “Trusting the Team” the men describe how their act has developed and the necessity of trusting the person you’re working with to ensure you don’t miss a beat.
EPISODE 2: KEEPING THE FOCUS-HOOPS (KOOZA)
April 15, 2015
In episode 2 of the Great is in the Detail series, DHL catches up with Irina Akimova who performs the Hoops manipulation in KOOZA. Keeping the Focus captures a unique interview with Irina behind the scenes as she prepares for her performance.
EPISODE 1: THE TRICKSTER (KOOZA)
December 4, 2014
Unique to the Cirque du Soleil Kooza tour happening now in Europe is the dancer/performer Trickster character. Watch this exclusive interview done by DHL to see what it takes to wow audiences around the world and keep everyone entertained.