Behind the scenes at Cirque du Soleil? Yes, please.
My only complaint wasn’t having more days to shoot. It was visual overload, but even in one full day, the crew literally worked on only a few real seconds of the actual production. There is that much attention to detail.
The New York Times sent me to Orlando to meet up with Cirque du Soleil, who took over the old Amway Arena to prepare their newest show, Zarkana, which opens this week at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The hallways that used run the blood of basketball were turned into the veins of oddity, performance, and athleticism – just a different type of athleticism.
It truly is one of the best things about our job – getting access to see worlds that very few get to glimpse – and pay a lot of cash to glimpse.