JAMIE DURIE MEETS THE CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
AIRDATE: Saturday February 18, 2012 at 7.30pm on Channel 9
Well this is definitely one of the strangest mash-ups we have ever heard of – Jamie Durie combines a special new garden design with a trip to meet the legendary Cirque Du Soleil.
There is a good reason for the design though as Durie is actually creating it for the Cirque’s extravagant new show Ovo which will hit Australia sometime soon.
G’DAY SOLEIL follows Durie as he creates an innovative touring garden inspired by the themes of Cirque du Soleil’s extravagant new show “OVO”.
The special features Durie in a behind-the-scenes tour of the spectacular OVO production, experiencing a fabulous fantasy world of insects that explores the lively ecosystem with a rich montage of energy and movement.
As Durie visits Cirque du Soleil, viewers get an insight into the remarkable costumes, acrobatic training, and life on the road for the international cast and crew of OVO. Durie, who trained with Cirque du Soleil early in his career and has a long-standing relationship with them, will also test his skills on the ropes and attempt jaw- dropping acrobatic stunts that feature in the new show.
Durie and his team rush to design, produce and install the unique touring garden as an Australian welcome gift, at the impressive Cirque du Soleil village on Santa Monica Pier in time for the red-carpet arrival of celebrities to enjoy before the OVO premiere.
Cirque du Soleil began in 1984 in Quebec with 20 street performers and has since expanded to a company with 5000 employees, including more than 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries performing extravagant shows in over 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents. Their international headquarters are in Montreal, Canada.
Jamie Durie presents G’DAY SOLEIL | Channel 9 | Saturday, February 18 2012 at 7.30pm.