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The Volta trailer is finally here: https://www.facebook.com/CirqueduSoleil/videos/10156142333592501/

From the looks of it, the acts I saw in the trailer were:
Flatland BMX/Pax de Deux
Hoop Diving (with geometric hoops instead of the usual round hoops)
Mountain Biking
BMX
Parkour/Freerunning
Acro-Bungee
Hair Hanging
Off-Ice Figure Skating
Skipping Ropes
Acro-Ladders
Swinging Rings
Baton Twirling

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Okay, okay. I might go see it.

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Although I don't think I saw it in this trailer... the rope/lamp act thing and the rope/pulley act (if it's still there).

Oh, and apparently there's a unicycle act as an act-en-reserve.

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You left out tight rope. You could include rollerblading (character). One of the artist has a background in figure skating/blading but I don't think it's in the show. 

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It's official, no album for the release of the show :S

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What? Where'd you hear that?...

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Richasi, they showed part of the rope/pulley act. It was when all those streamer things fell down.

As for the lamp act, I'm beginning to think that video might've been taken from something completely different. There's a video of the whole press conference performance and the lamp act was not shown there. So there's a chance that act isn't even from Volta.

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Unicycle is the same duo as from Paramour:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTaG1K6B6zA/

 

Lamp is definitely part of Volta:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTX_c4oFrc6/

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JT, thanks for clearing that up for me!

Lemme get this straight: Volta has unicycle, bicycle (pas de deux), and the BMX bike acts? WTF.

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Well let's not forget that the unicycle act is an act in rotation for the pas de deux. So really in a regular show, there's 2 bike acts.

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All I can say is at least we have a new Cirque show that DOESN'T have aerial straps! Yaaaay!

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I've been told a Cyr Wheel act is gonna be added.

 

 

 

(naw, just kidding ;) )

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From what I know the unicycle was added in a rush so it was not planned. Also I remember an instagram post of a Volta artist training with a cube (like in Mystere) at the backstage (new act?) I wish I could share it but I lost the link ):

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D'oh! Then maybe they'll replace everything else with handbalancing and conrotion? lol

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There is a solo rings act (not sure if its a solo within the group one or a separate act though)

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That solo happens during Mountain Bike / Highwire

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I think y'all are getting really confused about the acts lol

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im trying not to watch much of the show so I get a suprise when I do see it. I just watched  collection of snippets from a review that was posted on fb and one of the shirt clips only showed a hoop solo (they didnt film the stage so I assumed nothing else was going on). 

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I've been seeing reports of flooding in Montreal.  I was wondering how close it is getting to where Volta is being held along the St. Lawrence River.

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The state of emergency applies to the areas of Ahuntsic--Cartierville; Île-Bizard--Sainte-Geneviève; Pierrefonds-Roxboro; Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue; and Senneville. A state of emergency was also declared in the city of Laval, north of Montreal, by Mayor Marc Demers.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/08/americas/canada-floods-quebec-montreal/

http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/live-updates-on-montreal-floo...

I've not heard how this affects VOLTA - if at all. I've asked. We'll see if they respond.

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The state of emergency applies to the areas of Ahuntsic--Cartierville; Île-Bizard--Sainte-Geneviève; Pierrefonds-Roxboro; Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue; and Senneville. A state of emergency was also declared in the city of Laval, north of Montreal, by Mayor Marc Demers.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/08/americas/canada-floods-quebec-montreal/

http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/live-updates-on-montreal-floo...

I've not heard how this affects VOLTA - if at all. I've asked. We'll see if they respond.

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Water is high, my suburb is currently flooded, but the Jacques Cartier Pier (big top location in Old Port of MTL) is pretty elevated and should be fine.

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Sorry to hear that Kraze. :( I saw in the news that still more rain is expected? 

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They say that the worst of it or the peak happened this week and the water should slowly start to recede. I will believe that when it happens. 

Its been raining here for weeks, plus the snow melting, but it is supposed to be nice and sunny for the next little while. Fingers crossed!

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Here's some more good footage of Volta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq-i9bke7sk

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Good footage! Great to see Wayne Wilson on Cirque once again! 

I found another video from CNN and has some interesting footage https://youtu.be/D8KoOpH2Whc?t=5m54s

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Parts of this show have started to grow on me and with better photography I've appreciated the colors, costumes and lighting a bit more. Still think that ladders act is a miss though.  The high wire number during the mountain bike act is so interesting,  really gives you that authentic circus feel to have the apparatus right between the masts and so far off  center stage. 

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