VOLTA: Find your free

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Ah, okay. Maybe the model they showed in the video I saw was meant that be the tent.

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rowelle, i know what you mean and it was definitiv about the stage.

In the video they talked about, that during the show Waz will loose his "free" or will to go further or something similar to that.

He would be in the center of the stage and the stage would be completly dark. And with a new technology they would make the cheers from the audience visible.

They wanted, that the audience will shout and some king of light projection would be seen coming from the corner of the noise towards the center of the stage.

 

I remember this video clearly, because i talked with a friend about this scene. We agreed, that this part could be problematic, because some cultural areas/countries are pretty reserved about screaming or cheering during a show.

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Steamer, thanks for clarifying the video. I just vaguely remember it. It did look like a cool apparatus, though.

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Sooo... I uploaded the audios from the VR videos of VOLTA and they're now up on youtube. While we wait on the official soundtrack you can take a listen here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbgi_VYKw4wDa1x-3xoJBb-MZlnOw_CXY

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Any word on when will they start recording the soundtrack?

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They already start lol

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Thanks for letting us know Propel_Pierrot. I just hope the filming of the show is delayed until the show gets better. I have read that the show isn't well put togeher compared to Kurios and Luzia when they premiered, specially the unicycle act, which seems to be out of place in the show.

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Once again, unicycle is a backup act So no need to worry too much. It should evolve (fingers crossed) over time.

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Unicycle is not a backup, it replaced the rope duo since the premiere and became permanent.

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Unicycle isn't backup.

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Just got back from the show. Much better than anticipated but still needs work tightening little things up.

There is too much happening at once throughout various moments. One example that really bothered me is during the Acrobatic Lamp act, the set up for Parcour is being done which was more than distracting really, and took away from the beauty of his act.

BEST SKIPPING ACT I HAVE SEEN!!

Nice to see another show with at least 2 acts dedicated to just dance, and I am not even into dance acts, but they were tasteful and good.

The music was surprisingly amazing, considering I am not a huge fan of EDM, and I am right around the age of the target audience. It was not over the top electro garbage like Delirium or Tapis rouge a few years ago, but subtle and tastfeul, and well, just fits with this show. Darius was fantastic, as was the other singer, let alone the other musicians. Nailed it.

The clown/animation acts were the best or rather funniest I have seen in years. I mean they were a little awkward at first, but the character plays with the awkwardness and embraces it.

STILL NO SLACKWIRE?!?! so upset.

The acrobats and characters look like they have so much fun, and really interact with the audience. Especially pre-show!

The merch here in Montreal is weak. No DVD or CDs from other shows, the merch itself for Volta is so-so at best. Of course the show souvenirs are ridiculously priced as usual, not to mention 11$ popcorn?!? 7$ Pretzels? Yeesh.

My background is professional theatre and circus arts (techie) and I was blown away by the technical aspects of this show, from the sound quality/mix, to the lighting, staging/automation etc. IT was pretty impressive!

I won't critique each individual act, so if you have any questions let me know! 

one more thing: If I did not know the storyline beforehand, I would have been confused. My wife asked me what the story was at intermission as she was not 100% sure. That point is rushed and not well illustrated, at first.

There ya go everyone!

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