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I saw that and was shocked he didnt know already.

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Me too! It was awkward!

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Yes it seems that Corteo will be remounted as they call it they have job postings for it that start August 2016 (next month)

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Does anyone else feel that if they got the right people and really really REALLY tried to make it work on an artistic level that maybe the restaging could happen for a theatre format? Because while the acts are big I feel the ambiance of corteo needs that close audience which you can only get in a chapiteau or a theatre, anything but a bloody arena! Maybe they want to distance themselves from smaller Montreal circus companies who always use the theatre format however...

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for all we know this is simple putting a team together to see if it CAN be done, not that it WILL be.

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@BigTopBoy, while I agree that it would artistically work in a theatre, the rigging would be nearly impossible for most touring houses in America. Also, proscenium stages don't allow for huge, swinging aerial acts (like the straps act from the DVD) and trying to coordinate the movement of the angels and the flying bed and the bicycle and everything, yeah I don't think that they could build a structure that they could tour with that would get the job done in those smaller venues. Plus, while a turntable would still be possible, the basic effect of it would be lost just because the audience is only on one side. plus, the musicians would probably have to be put in a pit with the smaller amount of space, which would diminish some of the Cirque magic. Anyways, that's my two cents.

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I see plenty of Cirque knock-offs put in aerial acts in proscenium theaters. Surely there's a way to do it.

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Yes a lot of circus companies do it but depending on the height of the theatre, it really can take away from the spectacle of flight of aerial acts, literally not having enough room to spread their wings.

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Maybe they could do something similar to Mary Poppins where she flew over the audience?

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@The Waiter, yes it's not impossible to do aerial acts in theatres, I've done my corde act in proscenium theatres before. But you really don't get much of the soaring visual because of the fact that most of the lighting electrics are up there with you. This would take away from the spectacular end of Chandeliers and would make for a much less breathtaking, more traditional, straps act. Also, with the amount of rigging they would have to install and the height of the fly system, the amount of theatres that could house such equipment would be very small. The only proscenium stage that could probably pull all of it off, at least in North America, would be Radio City Music Hall.

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oops double post

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Well, I'm not really suggesting Corteo be a proscenium show (no doubt its better suited for the chapiteau), just really the feasibility of cirque doing a touring proscenium show with aerial acts.

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Then yeah I agree that for future shows it's totally feasible. I actually love Sept Doigts and what they manage to do with proscenium shows.

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So quickly scolling through instagram, so far i've found footage of the Corteo cast training in handbalancing, teeterboard, banquine, high bar (likely still Tournik), cyr wheel (*sarcastic yay*) and trampo beds.

I also found out that the original big top that popped up at ihq last week was for a special company meeting in which blue man group performed for them.

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I don't think we have to worry about Corteo's stage anymore... 

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