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Summary: Auditions were held across Australia last year and they refined everyone down to the final 4 top artists, a juggler, cyr wheel, dancer and hula hoop artist. They travel to Buenos Aires to train with Kooza artists and see behind the scenes before two were chosen to go to montreal to audition in front of cirque casting. From there, one was chosen for a scholarship to train with Kooza beginning in Syndey next week when they open.

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Tom, is this a series, or is it just a one-time thing?

Would love for you to send to me, please!

Thanks as always!

Cirque Shows Seen: Alegria, Amaluna, Kooza, Kurios (3), Luzia (2), Michael Jackson: Immortal, Quidam, Varekai

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I gotta say, it wasn't great. And a lot of the Kooza footage & behind the scenes footage at the IHQ is old recordings.

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Once off I believe

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So sounds like contortion is back to 3 artists!

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So sounds like contortion is back to 3 artists!

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

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Disappointing. How does that even happen? Great to hear the audience enjoyed it though. Luckily she said it's rare that she's alone, so hopefully it's not a regular thing and not for budgetary reasons. If Kurios' contortion gets cut to one girl, I'm gonnna riot.

Cirque Shows Seen: Alegria, Amaluna, Kooza, Kurios (3), Luzia (2), Michael Jackson: Immortal, Quidam, Varekai

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Looks like dance trapeze is coming to the show. What's been in lately - aerial hoop?

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Yep. Kooza's trapeze act gets a bit repetitive after a while so it was good to see aerial hoop.

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I find unicycle and chair balancing extremely repetitive and boring as hell tbh. I much prefer dance trapeze to aerial hoop too which is also a dull moment of the show. Wonder if that means both aerial hoop artists are leaving

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But the music during chair balancing is soo good!

Cirque Shows Seen: Alegria, Amaluna, Kooza, Kurios (3), Luzia (2), Michael Jackson: Immortal, Quidam, Varekai

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1) It's ok...
2) I would listen to it on my phone if I liked it that much (no need to go all the way to the show just for it after all it's a visual show not a concert)

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They just publish on the kooza facebook a short interview with two contorsionist so I guess it's not all time a solo act..

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I already confirmed in my latest post on the 'Kooza in Sydney' thread that it's back to a trio...

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I hope it will eventually come back to Montréal one day... It is the only touring show I haven't seen live Yet!

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One day this might make a feature in the show, but it'll probably need some improvements in choreography, and definitely a proper costume. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvqXq3uF_AY

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Tom, oh no! They're using the chair balancing music in that act! So is chair balancing gone now?

Cirque Shows Seen: Alegria, Amaluna, Kooza, Kurios (3), Luzia (2), Michael Jackson: Immortal, Quidam, Varekai

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I believe that segment was intended to be more about her as a performer, not about Kooza. It's probably something she was working and she just borrowed the music since it wasn't possible to feature her actual act (teeterboard) on the show.

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Ah, okay. It's my favorite song in the show. :)

Cirque Shows Seen: Alegria, Amaluna, Kooza, Kurios (3), Luzia (2), Michael Jackson: Immortal, Quidam, Varekai

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Ah, okay. It's my favorite song in the show. :)

Cirque Shows Seen: Alegria, Amaluna, Kooza, Kurios (3), Luzia (2), Michael Jackson: Immortal, Quidam, Varekai

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Yeah chair balancing is definitely still in the show.
By the way, what is Kooza's act in rotation? Is hand to hand still one of them? Luckily when I saw it both times all acts were in but it got me nervous thinking that I might have to deal with Cyr wheel. Three hoop apparatuses, more or less, would be major overkill.

On a different note, is it like a requirement for reporters to ooze cringe whenever they interview Cirque performers. Just stop glasses man at the end...

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Don't worry, balancing on chairs is still there, killing the pace of the 2nd half!

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Former Quidam artist and fellow Aussie, Lisa Skinner, will be taking over Aerial Hoop for the upcoming Brisbane run. She has already been practicing as the backup artist for Sydney. The permanent artist is off for a few weeks due to family circumstances but will be back for a Melbourne.

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Shocking accident today at the show, Lisa Skinner, the new hoop artist fell during the final trick in which she hangs upside down with only her feet. She's in a stable condition but apparently was unconscious for a while directly after the accident. Paramedics rushed her to hospital before the show continued on.

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/c...

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Ouch! That had to hurt. I sure hope the show will continue on either way.

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My goodness, there has been some wretched luck lately with Cirque artists. Hope she'll have a speedy recovery :(

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0Qqugzm9mg

Compilation of a guy named Vladislav Zolotarev (I'm assuming, since that's the name of the channel) playing the role of the Innocent.

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The whole time I was watching that video, I was thinking "wow, he has a nice ass!"

Cirque Shows Seen: Alegria, Amaluna, Kooza, Kurios (3), Luzia (2), Michael Jackson: Immortal, Quidam, Varekai

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