OVO Archive

  • Show Reel of the Week: Alanna Baker

    Show Reel of the Week: Alanna Baker

    My name is Alanna Baker, I’m an energetic, fun and lively woman, who’s focused, determined, motivated and goal driven. I’m an acrobat and gymnast who used to compete for Great Britain and I’m now currently working for Cirque du Soleil’s touring show OVO as an acrobatic character, with a back up aerial act.

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  • A Q&A w/Alanna Baker

    A Q&A w/Alanna Baker

    Here Mandy News talks to one of the company's busy acrobats Alanna Baker, who has enjoyed touring the world as a Cirque du Soleil character for five years.

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  • Cirque Celebrates 1,000th Royal Albert Hall Performance

    Cirque Celebrates 1,000th Royal Albert Hall Performance

    To mark the occasion of its 1000th Royal Albert Hall performance, Cirque announced a special morning performance to be held at the iconic London venue. This extra performance of the current production 'OVO' will be held on Saturday 24 February 2018 at 11.30am and is the final performance to be announced for OVO's London run.

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  • Storrington gymnast Alanna Baker is Living the Dream

    Storrington gymnast Alanna Baker is Living the Dream

    Storrington’s Alanna Baker comes full circle when she realises her dream in the Royal Albert Hall. It was in the Albert Hall at the age of eight that she first watched a Cirque du Soleil show and decided Cirque du Soleil was exactly what she wanted to do. “My parents were like ‘OK, well keep dreaming, you never know. Just keep dreaming.’”

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  • Meet Alanna Baker (OVO Black Spider), Part Deux

    Meet Alanna Baker (OVO Black Spider), Part Deux

    Alanna Baker was just eight-years-old when she decided she wanted to join the circus. She was watching the Cirque du Soleil perform at the Royal Albert Hall with her parents in London when she thought to herself: "I want to do that." Almost 20 years later, she is now living out her childhood dream.

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  • NYLON: How a Circus Performer Does Beauty

    NYLON: How a Circus Performer Does Beauty

    If you’ve ever been to Cirque du Soleil, you know that those incredibly talented performers, who pull off some mind-blowing stunts and tricks, also sport some truly incredible costumes and makeup as well. We were intrigued by this and dying to know more about how these performers double as makeup artists. I mean, have you seen some of the makeup at Cirque du Soleil?

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  • Meet Camille Santerre-Gervais – a “Bug” in OVO

    Meet Camille Santerre-Gervais – a “Bug” in OVO

    Yes, there is a large white egg in this show - OVO - whose theme is insects in which performers juggle, leap, fly and bend as ants, cockroaches, butterflies, a ladybug, flies, crickets, and spiders. We had a conversation with Camille Santerre-Gervais, one of the bugs in the show and she explains her experiences touring with the company.

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  • Backstage feats as Creative as what’s seen Onstage

    Backstage feats as Creative as what’s seen Onstage

    As impressive as Cirque du Soleil’s OVO show may be on the audience side of the curtain, equally impressive feats of logistics take place on the other side, and backstage, as well. The 19 trucks filled with everything from the show’s sound and other production equipment, to props and costumes, to catering supplies and even washing machines are now parked outside Budweiser Gardens where the show will be performed seven times from Wednesday through Sunday.

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  • IATSE Cancels Cirque Protest After Fatal Accident

    IATSE Cancels Cirque Protest After Fatal Accident

    IATSE has canceled today’s planned protest against the non-union performance of Cirque du Soleil’s OVO show in Montreal, following Tuesday’s freak accident that took the life of Olivier Rochette, the son of Cirque founder Gilles Ste-Croix.

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  • Join the Insect Party!

    Join the Insect Party!

    Want to look buggy? Download these OVO themed masks and join the OVO party! Make a family activity out of it! Get ready to rush headlong in a world teeming with life.

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  • VIDEO \\\ What’s New With OVO 2.0?

    VIDEO \\\ What’s New With OVO 2.0?

    OVO is back and brighter than ever thanks to new light projection technology from 4U2C... In the video above, Oliver Goulet, 4U2C Producer, discusses the new technology his company employed for OVO's final acrobatic number and more.

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  • Cirque Losing Millions In Ticket Sales, But Says NC’s Forced Its Hand

    Cirque Losing Millions In Ticket Sales, But Says NC’s Forced Its Hand

    Cirque du Soleil's traveling shows will lose millions in ticket sales by killing 15 shows planned this year for North Carolina. But Jerry Nadal, senior vice president for Cirque's resident shows in Las Vegas, said the company felt it had no choice. Nadal, who is also vice chairman of Nevada Public Radio's board of directors, said the discrimination codified in North Carolina's House Bill 2, signed into law recently, was an affront to the company.

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  • VIDEO /// What’s New in OVO?

    VIDEO /// What’s New in OVO?

    Luc Tremblay, senior artistic director of OVO, explains what’s new in the show OVO in terms of acrobatics.

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  • The world of OVO is buzzing with action again!

    The world of OVO is buzzing with action again!

    With the words "the world of OVO is buzzing with action again" Cirque du Soleil teased the return of their 2009 production - OVO - now set to debut in arenas in mid-2016! Stay tuned (and/or check our "Itinéraire – Tour Listings" page for cities and dates!

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