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Beautiful.

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Okay, well, as many as you know already from HCF, Corteo's going to arena... just wanted to put that out there for anyone not in the group!

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...wait...what?!

Honestly, i'm surprised. So will the "Paradis"-group from Ovo return to Corteo?
Not in the group, so don't know anything about this.

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I doubt it. They'll either bring in a new group or place an entirely new act in the show.

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I have mixed feelings about this. There's always this thing with cirque where either they do good or do bad at arena conversions. I will be so mad if they ruin the show and it ends up being a mediocre (HMMM..OVO) version of itself. Corteo doesn't deserve that.

On the other hand, I feel super happy to know that they'll bring it back!!! Honestly, the show had potential for more than 10 years.
Let's wait and see what happens...

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Steamer, OVO better keep the Paradis act it's one of the few highlights of the show haha

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Oh shit I'm sooooo happy. Corteo was honestly one of my favorite shows. It made Cirque human in a good way, something I think the company has struggled with. Plus the soundtrack is gorgeous.

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Also what is HCF and this group that you speak of lol?

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Corteo's going to arena mode? Wow! Someone better update the Wikipedia page for this show if it's official.

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Corteo is being restaged on Ovo's old set.

La Nouba, Corteo, Delirium, Ovo, Quidam, Totem, Saltimbanco, Immortal, Amaluna. 

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Ive just sent a request to join HCF, can someone plz accept it? Also this is great news hoping it finally comes to Aus!

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Does anyone know when it will start touring? Anytime this year?

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Mid-to-late 2017. They just made the announcement internally and are now looking for a project manager to transition the set to the arena format. They're just getting the ball rolling so there aren't many details beyond what has already been said.

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I know it's impossible but I wish a release of a more accurate soundtrack of the show, with the Angel Interlude song, Vols Magiques or Sette Ricordi :)

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Propel, that's okay, that's what fans are for. =)

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Colton: WHAT?! I'm sorry, NO. NO. Don't ruin another show with another terrible set, jeez Cirque!! Corteo's set is so good...

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Wait, how are they using OVO's GC for Corteo's arena tour?!? It's the wrong type of stage and the wrong shape. Is this just temporary or will they redesign the whole show?

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Dunno. I've seen this show under the big top once, and I'll see it again in arena next year.

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Well in terms of stage shape, it's not that terrible of an idea. Firstly I think they learnt from doing Delirium that a bisecting stage in an arena isn't really viable economically. Secondly if you have a look at the centre design of the labyrinth of Corteo's stage it is somewhat reminiscent of the thrust stage shape of OVO's set. Bit of a stretch though.... probably would've fit better into the Saltimbanco set in that sense... interesting decision.

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Are we sure it isn't a joke? It sounds like it could be a joke.

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It clearly isn't a joke when Cirque posted the job opening for "project manager" on their job site. This isn't a "Quidam isn't closing!!!" moment

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Noooo I meant that it's being restaged on Ovo's set! That sounds like it could be a tongue-in-cheek reference to what they did with Dralion's old set. I'm not doubting the existence of a remounting.

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Ah, okay. You're right, it does sound quite ludicrous!

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Oh man, I saw this on Wikipedia last night and was so afraid it was a mistake!! I'm so thrilled with this news! Cautious, of course, if it's restaged on Ovo's set, but still... I'm going to remain hopeful!

As details develop, please continue discussion in a dedicated thread on the main forum to keep the discussion separate from video sharing.

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As far as I know the OVO stage thing is a joke. First off, they just posted the position of project manager for the stage conversion, so, it hasn't been decided yet. :p

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If the show does go on, cirques going to need to pull a big stunt with either redesigning the stage or how they seat the audience. Delirium had a massively wide set so it worked for split seating. Corteo's stage is essentially the central ring which is very small when most of the wings don't give much performance space. Jokes about Ovo aside, Corteo's automated rails aren't that far off from Quidam's and neither is the rotating circular stage...

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Everyone relax, Corteo will not use OvO's old set, it was clearly a jab at the whole Dralion/OvO situation.
Like I had mentioned on the HCF page, Corteo was a "first: for CDS, one of a kind show that was to be very different from their other shows. It was gloomy, poetic, and more human than any other show (including Quidam), plus in the round. There is an atmosphere created under the chapiteau that you will never get in an arena. Saltimbanco, Alegria, and barely Quidam were acceptable, (and even then, jest barely) as arena shows. Corteo deserves that atmosphere and doesnt deserve the cut corners we find when a show is transfered from Big Top to Arena. I do however have enough faith they will do the show justice. They didnt want to bring it to Arena for those reasons, plus more logistic and technical reasons, so lets be positive and optimistic.

Also, Sean Lomax bestg be called back damn it! I AM CALM!

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He didn't seem to know about the re-launch when I spoke with him on HCF. But I said they (Cirque) had just announced it internally and were just getting started with the process, so hopefully he'll get a call back.

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