GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) – Maranda took Where You Live on the road to Erie, Pennsylvania for a very special behind the scenes look at Cirque Du Soleil Ovo. The vision of Ovo was to create a show that was perfect for the entire family. In the video above, Maranda spoke with Marjon Van Grunsven, the artistic director, about the idea behind the show. Inspiration was taken from the beauty and complexity of insects.
So how many semis does it take to take the Cirque show on the road? The answer is a whopping 19. The show visits up to 45 cities a year, making the show an awesome feat in every city. In the video above, Maranda speaks with Kyle Cragle, a hand balancer for Cirque. He talks about his incredible training regime and what it’s like performing for the huge audiences. Inspired at a young age by the circus, Kyle has been training his whole life for his position in Cirque.
Behind the scenes at Cirque Du Soleil Ovo is absolutely incredible. Maranda gets an exclusive walk through back stage that includes the crew’s laundry and costume room. She speaks with Ellen in wardrobe about what it takes to put together the spectacular costumes. Take a look at what goes into the headpieces, shoes, costumes, hair and makeup.
How many hours does an average costume take to make for Cirque? About 75 hours! Certain performers for Ovo can change multiple times during the performance. In the video above, there are some spectacular clips from Ovo. Get a sneak peek at what the show is like! Don’t miss Ovo at DeVos Place December 14th-18th.