Cirque Du Soleil is by far my favorite theater production. I’m always excited to catch their performances when they come through town. IRIS is Cirque Du Soleil’s brand new production that will premiere at the Kodak Theatre in September. There with be preview performances starting late July. I am thrilled that I can experience a residency show right here in my own “backyard”. I have no doubt IRIS will be a powerful and visually stunning presentation. Add Hollywood’s flair and drama to Cirque Du Soleil and you are in for a cinematic journey. Music is a major element to all of the Cirque Du Soleil productions. IRIS will be no different as Los Angeles native Danny Elfman scores this production. What a wonderful, unique, dark and fun collaboration! – Tee
IRIS: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE WORLD OF CINEMA
Written and Directed by Philippe Decouflé
EXCLUSIVELY AT KODAK THEATRE
PREVIEW PERFORMANCES BEGIN JULY 21, 2011
Cirque du Soleil will present IRIS, a new major, resident production created exclusively for the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center, home of the Academy
Awards® with preview performances starting July 21. Proudly presented by Sun Life Financial, IRIS will premiere on September 25.
A poetic phantasmagoria inspired by the world of cinema, IRIS presents an imaginary journey through the evolution of cinema – from the foundations of the art form to the bustle of the soundstage – through optical effects and film genres. IRIS transposes into a language of dance and acrobatics all of cinema’s splendor, inventiveness and, above all, its sense of wonder.
When the two young heroes – Buster and Scarlett – find themselves plunged into the joyful chaos of a film set, their escapades transport the spectator into a kaleidoscope of movement, moods and images supported by an orchestral score.
IRIS conjures up a place between motion and picture, light and sound, that shifts constantly between reality and make-believe, to explore the limitless possibilities of cinema. By combining dance, acrobatics, live video, film footage and interactive projections, the show illustrates both the mechanics of cinema and its extraordinary power to deceive the eye.
Tickets range from $43 to $133 (VIP tickets are available at $253). Tickets can be purchased on line at www.cirquedusoleil.com/IRIS or by calling 1-877-943-IRIS.
For parties of 12 or more, contact Cirque du Soleil group sales by calling 877-504-7164.
For Preferred Seating and other American Express® Cardmember benefits, please visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/amex.
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