On Nov. 15th, two lucky Musicians Institute Student Ambassadors: Daniel Langdorf- Drum and Music Business Program and Jennifer Hertberg- Bachelor’s Program in Vocal Performance and their Faculty advisor ( MI VP Beth Marlis) were recently treated to experience a performance of IRIS, the newest production from Cirque du Soleil at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. The students attended the performance as a part of the Cirque’s Student Ambassador Outreach Program for LA Area College and University students.
IRIS is a technologically advanced, creatively inspired, visually stunning and musically superb Cirque show that brings together dance, outrageous acrobatics, live video, filmed sequences and animation, taking the audience on a fantastic voyage through the history of cinema and its genres.
How perfect for Hollywood!
What we thought:
The show kept the students on the edge of their seat in delight and amazement as each vignette touched on the evolving film medium (and it’s play of shadow and light) in new ways with humor, intelligence, whimsical technology and fantastic creativity. All of us were struck by the pitch perfect live audio production values and musicianship, extraordinary Danny Elfman score, the superb staging and gorgeous/outrageous choreography.
Having seen Cirque shows in the past we all agreed that IRIS is a quantum leap into the extraordinary, and was hands-down the best Cirque show we’d EVER seen. After the show, the Ambassadors were treated to a special back-stage tour of the Kodak and we left the theater in awe….knowing we’d just experienced one of the greatest shows of our lives!
We can’t stop thinking about it!
To learn more about IRIS and Cirque du Soleil, and purchase tickets click here
To watch some great video clips of the show– click here!