Thursday, September 25, 2008

Opening of Corteo

Last night - Jon and I performed at the opening of the the Cirque du Soleil show Corteo here in Ottawa. For each of their opening nights, they hire a gaggle of street performers to liven up the pre-show. Orbital was lucky enough to land the contract, we had out Alain and Sophie - two amazing stilt-walkers, Scot and Ian "the best mock papparazzi they've ever hired", Magic of Ian Quick, Eric Leclerc doing some greeting / hosting. It was a blast! The crowd was amazing and the environment was perfect for our performance (a lively playful crowd, live music, circus tents all around). On intermission we did about a 10 minute long set that was really well recieved! It was amazing to have a part of our show play really well in the middle of a Cirque du Soleil show. I can't wait to see Corteo live!