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Last Night: Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Blogger Night’ at the Kodak Theater

We’re no theater critics. We’ll leave that to the professionals. But, for what it’s worth, FishbowlLA was among those in attendance for last night’s “Blogger Night” performance of Cirque du Soleil’s Iris at the Kodak theater–and we enjoyed the show immensely. Between the psychedelic Prohibition-era costumes and Danny Elfman‘s score, we would describe the experience as being in the middle of a living Tim Burton film–a Burton film that happens to star a few dozen extremely flexible, French (or, more accurately, Russian and Chinese masquerading as French) Johnny Depp‘s.

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Kodak Theatre Hosts Magnificent Media ‘Cirque’

The media got its first glimpse this morning of Iris, the new permanent Cirque du Soleil show set for previews at the Kodak Theatre in July and an official opening September 25th. The Quebec gang presented two show-stopping numbers, the first involving a pair of airborne male acrobats and the second showcasing what can best be described as the Cirque’s rooftop version of a James Cagney gangster movie climax (“Top of the world, maman!”).

FishbowlLA has seen a few Cirque shows, and we can honestly say that there’s something extra special going on here, thanks to the subject matter of cinema, the heart-of-Hollywood show location, and the fact that the music is provided by none other than Tim Burton right-hand band Danny Elfman. The composer’s sensibilities are as perfect a match for a Cirque moviola as they are for the filmmaker’s phantasmagorical canvases.

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