Cirque du Soleil Presents: Corteo
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|Filmed /// 2005 | Toronto
||Run Time (101 min)
Illusion mocks reality as a dreaming clown sees his own funeral
and a joyous procession of jesters form a festive parade in a stage
spectacular so imaginative it could only come from the minds of
Cirque du Soliel.
As the angels linger lovingly overhead and the
carnival atmosphere explodes with vivid color and playful revelry,
the seldom seen space between heaven and earth opens up to offer a
touching look at the juxtaposition between the tragic and the sublime,
the enor-mous and the microscopic, and the flawed and the perfected.
Despite their outward playfulness, even clowns are fragile on the
inside, and as the Cirque performers offer a lyrical,
eye-popping spectacle of wonder that highlights the deep-rooted
humanity within each of us.
[ Features •
Release History ]
cirque du soleil presents
productions conte inc. production.
Executive Producer: jacques méthé.
Director: jocelyn barnabé.
Producer: martin bolduc.
|Video (DVD): ||NTSC/PAL, Color, Widescreen (1.85:1)
|Audio (DVD): ||English, Dolby 5.1/2.0
|Video (Blu) ||HD 16:9/1080p
|Audio (Blu): ||Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
- “Through the Curtain – An in-depth look at Corteo” (45:00) —
Is a behind-the-scenes featurette has plenty of interviews with the
creative side of Cirque, and traces the development of the show, from
the concept through to the show's premiere. It's a great, compact
history of how the show was created, and should be of interest to
anyone into the show.
- "A Day in the Life of Corteo Artist" (11:00) — Acrobats Edi Moreno
and Mitchell Head, a couple who met at Cirque seven years previously,
lead the camera through an average day in their lives.
- "Filming Corteo" (7:45) — Is all about how the show was brought
to the screen, with discussion from the director on why he made the
choices he did and the efforts involved.
- "Teatro Intimo" (8:00) — When eight characters pile into a miniature
theatre to present "Romeo and Juliette," confusion upstages them all.
Expect the unexpected in this madcap performance, which was cut from the
official recording of the show but is included here as a bonus feature.
- Photo Gallery — An extensive still-photo slideshow that plays with a
quick pace and a pair of promos for the Cirque Club and the Cirque DVD releases.
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