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Photo: © Lance Bowling/A Cirque du Soleil Event 2011

Cirque du Soleil’s buzzy, anticipated show, Iris—which is about filmmaking, and was created specifically for the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center—had its official premiere on Sunday, Sept 25th with two shows, one each at 5 and 9 p.m. After the shows’ confetti-filled, acrobatic finale, guests streamed out of the theater for an after-party on a closed-down Hollywood Boulevard, overseen by Cirque’s Montreal-based operations manager for special events, Marie Josée Adam, with production by Entertainment Lighting Services led by Robert Chambers Pullman. There, they found the long, sprawling space completely blanketed in red carpet and transformed for the evening into a look inspired by a huge editing table.

The thick crowd of about 5,000 walked the carpet to a central bar meant to appear as if it were wrapped in film. Giant partitions meant to look like lengths of film divided the space into various zones, including a V.I.P. lounge, a red darkroom-inspired space, a dessert lounge, and—at the far end—a Ferris wheel that offered a rare viewpoint over the action. The entire event space measured about 35,000 square feet. MORE >>


Ahmanson Theatre - 2011-2012 Season | Center Theatre Group

Cirque du Soleil® invites you to IRIS, a Journey Through the World of Cinema™.

World premiere at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood & Highland Center

This large-scale production – created exclusively for its permanent home at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles – offers a new take on the art of cinema as only Cirque du Soleil could imagine it.

IRIS is an inventive spectacle that combines acrobatics, dance, projections and live music. The show takes the audience on a mesmerizing journey that blurs boundaries between live performance and moving images.

IRIS plunges spectators into the heart of the movie-making process, from illustration to animation, black and white to colour, into a world of shadows and light. The story unfolds as two young heroes venture through a universe that brings to life a succession of cinematic genres.

Join acclaimed choreographer/director Philippe Decouflé and Oscar-nominated composer Danny Elfman on this fantastic voyage breathtakingly unfurled with 72 performers.

Tickets to IRIS are available now.
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Iris runs through December 31st.