Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Behind the Scenes at Cirque du Soleil's Ovo

ChiIL Mama got a rare, sneak peek backstage at Cirque du Soleil's Ovo.   We were surrounded by acrobats warming up, working out and relaxing, but we chose to shoot mostly props, to be respectful of their private space.    I love the play of patterns and the splash of colors.    There's such a story in the order and disorder of things backstage.   I love the potential of props waiting to appear on stage and fulfill their destiny.   

So, enjoy this secret glimpse into the world backstage at Ovo.   We loved seeing grasshopper shoes and foot jugglers' cobs.....the Ovo egg itself, and its stand in, just in case something happens to the show's namesake.    If you haven't checked out this magical and amazing production yet, head on down to the big blue and yellow tent in the parking lot at United Center while you still can.   

Cirque du Soleil's Ovo is just playing in Chicago through August 21st.   Join Cirque Club for free and save 50% on tickets to select Ovo performances.

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