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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.

Parts of were filmed ahead of time in Real 3D. While that footage is projected on the wall of Petco park, the performers will act out the “epic final battle” from , interacting with each other and the film. And the wall will become the “floor.” From Wired:

“It’s going to be something that people have never seen before, because we’re taking the projection and putting live artists into the projection,” says Jeff Lund, Cirque du Soleil company manager …

“They’re trying to take a vertical wall and make it feel like the ground, so that the audience gets this perspective of looking at a battle from above,” says battle coach Paul Cameron

Gravity, folks. It’s just an option for Cirque du Soleil. Below is Wired’s video with a more in-depth look.

Top pic courtesy of Cirque du Solei

(Wired via The Beat)

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