Backstage With Cirque du Soleil

Learning the ropes with the jugglers, dancers, acrobats, and singers of the world famous circus troupe's new Broadway show.

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Since its founding in 1984, the Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil has been delivering high-flying and high-minded circus fare to fans the world over. Starting tomorrow, the company will be trying its hand at a Broadway show for the first time—and, naturally, there is a healthy dose of their signature acrobatic artistry.

So we decided to pay them a visit at the Lyric Theatre in New York City's Times Square before the show's official opening, in the hope that they could show us around backstage and—just maybe—teach us a trick or two.

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First up, a dance lesson with Sheridan Mouawad:

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And now, some juggling with Kyle Driggs:

Next, a visit with Fletcher Blair Sanchez and Jeremias Faganel, two of the show's acrobats:

...and a bit of singing and guitar-playing with leading man Ryan Vona:

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