Friday, November 26, 2010

Cirque du Soleil

I have never been to a Cirque du Soleil show.  I imagine it would be spectacular.  That is definitely on my Bucket List.  After a bit of research I've found that there are so many details to consider and prepare for a show of this magnitude to happen as it should.

There are writers and directors, set and prop designers, director of creation, costume design, composers, musical directors, choreographer, lighting, sound, acrobatic performance coordinator, and acrobat rigging and equipment designer.  Then or course there is all of those amazingly skill acrobats and contortionists.  But my favorite part in all this mix is Nathalie J. Simmard.  This brilliant self taught makeup artist is the makeup designer for Cirque du Soleil. Miss Simmard designs the looks and then trains the acrobats to apply their own makeup.  So, each performer is responsible for their own

We apply our makeup everyday.  It becomes sort of our routine mask.  But stretch your imagination for a bit to dream of what it would be like to wear the fantastical creations designed for the many different shows of Cirque du Soleil over the many years that they have been in existence.

I've managed to find a few Cirque du Soleil tutorials on Youtube.  As well as a few photos sprinkles in among them.  My people, I hope you enjoy.  Have some whimsical fun as you view the skilled application of these out of the world looks.

This video may have the sound track removed as it had not been approved by WMG.

I'm so pleased you stopped by to view these videos and visit my blog.



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