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Cirque du Soleil

  1. Fantasia-esque Cirque du Soleil Flying Drone Dance Short Film Makes Us Miss Practical Effects in Movies

    We're looking at you, Episode VII. Don't screw up.

    Hollywood, take note. This magical video is seriously just a few quadcopters cosplaying as lampshades and flying along to an algorithm, and it looks amazing. Can we please have more inventive practical effects back in our movies? This is like Fantasia or Beauty and the Beast come to life. (Behind-the-scenes video after the jump.)

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  2. Blogger Wants To Produce A Cirque du Soleil-like Portal Stage Show In Vegas, Needs $25 Million

    The Cake Is A Lie

    A blogger named Gordon Knott has a really amazing idea. He'd like to put together a live stage show based on the video game Portal. He sees it happening in the style of Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas and would have an initial budget of $25 million. There's just one problem - he doesn't have $25 million.

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  3. Oscars: Plenty of Time for Cirque du Soleil; Still no Time for Two Musical Performances

    it's time to play the music

    Okay, we don't mean this as a dig to Cirque Du Soleil. All in all, we think they're pretty cool. But you can't talk about the Muppets and Cirque Du Soleil in the same post without bringing up Cirque Du So Lamé, the cancelled Muppet Show act that an outside contractor proposed for the Muppets in Its A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, a.k.a. It's a Wonderful Life but with Kermit the Frog, a.k.a. No, I Just Have Something In My Eye, Okay? For the record, it referred to the metallic fabric. Moving along! The good news is that Kermit and Piggy are confirmed presenters at this year's Oscars. The other news is that even though the Oscars decided that it didn't have time in its broadcast for the meagre two musical numbers it nominated for Best Song, it does have time for a Cirque Du Soleil performance.

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  4. Cirque du Soleil's Worldwide Dance Tribute to Michael Jackson [Video]

    Earlier this month, Cirque du Soleil's performers and employees joined together for a massive dance tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. This seems to include every single person employed by the legendary dance/circus company, taking place on stages the world over. The largest looks to have been at Cirque's headquarters in Montreal, where the massive choreographed dance was performed in the street for onlookers. Though I am not a fan of the deceased music legend, it's a moving performance and no less impressively executed.

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  5. Cirque du Soleil Will Perform At SDCC and It Will Cost You Nothing Except Your Blown Mind

    Don't Try This At Home

    So, you want to crash something, anything at San Diego Comic Con but you don't have any money? Well, do you like acrobatics? How about 3D things? Then you are in such super luck: Cirque du Soleil will be presenting its show Friday, July 21 -- and you won't even have to pay for it! The free show will be at Petco Park and is actually performed vertically, meaning they will be fighting battles that are 3D projections on the wall, and you will be viewing it all "from above." That means it will be completely impossible to have a bad seat. If you're going to Comic Con, you should totally do this. After the jump, watch a video for a closer look at how they put this thing together.

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  6. Geekolinks: 12/11

    LotRO Has A Bunch of Ridiculous Hats (Massively) James Cameron + Cirque du Soleil Will = 3-D Movies (Hero Complex) Side Table Made of Floating Cubes (RockPaperRobotFloat) The Navy Tests a Mach 8 Railgun m/ (Wired) First Footage of Journey From the People Who Made Flow and Flower (GameInformer) Fox Releases Synopsis for X-Men: First Class (ScreenRant) Weta Builds Functioning Sentry Gun, Gives it to Valve (Kotaku)

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  7. Absurd Details on Natal’s Cirque du Soleil Event

    We've reported before on Microsoft's lavishly planned E3 Project Natal event, which is going to involve a performance by Cirque du Soleil, and that press will not be allowed to bring electronics in. Well, the show goes up tomorrow night, and the LA Times has some new details on what we'll all miss, at least until someone inevitably uploads a shoddy YouTube video of it. And yes, an elephant is involved.

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  8. Project Natal Could Cost as Much as $200

    Those Cirque du Soleil performers must not come cheap! Several Swedish online retailers, such as Webhallen, CDON.se, and game.se, are listing Project Natal controllers at a price of 1499 SEK -- which converts to $197. This for what amounts to a (promising-looking) XBox 360 peripheral: Stateside, you can get a decent bundle including an XBox 360 console, a controller, internal memory, and a few games for the same price.

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  9. Today in Wait, What?: Cirque du Soleil Will Be at E-3 Project Natal Event

    Microsoft has announced that their showstopping pre-E-3 Project Natal-related event will be "a spectacular live performance imagined by Cirque du Soleil." Uh, okay. It's also said that this pre-show is a "technology free" event, which is the most homey word for "seriously, no pictures, videos, leaks, texting, twittering, or - you know what? We're just setting off an EMP five minutes before curtain up," I've heard in a while. We fully understand if you know what Natal is, but don't know what Cirque du Soleil is, or vice versa, or if you have no idea what either of them are. Allow us to explain why this is weird.

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