Cirque du Soleil’s Big Top Comes to the Big Screen
As lead actress and long-time Cirque performer Erica Kathleen Linz explains, “When you’re doing film, if you need to change camera angles, if you need to reset something, suddenly there might be a 20 minute break. When you’re doing acrobatics, you have to warm-up. You have to keep your body fresh every time. It’s a really taxing process.” Linz also described the dynamic of performing alongside big 3-D camera systems. “There was one point where we were shooting an acrobatic sequence and I accidentally kicked a camera on a techno crane. It’s a rather expensive camera. I was worried about it a bit. But nobody was hurt and it was no big deal.”
The film opens in theatres across the U.S. and Canada December 21st. Check out the trailer below and 4 uniquely designed graphic posters from the film on the following pages.