It is no secret that I am a Cirque Geek. The first time I saw Cirque du Soliel’s Dralion I was mesmerized. The costumes… the artistry…the gorgeous and super agile performers…everything came together to transport me into a magical world.
Each act fascinated me. These people can make do things with their bodies and twist themselves into shapes that defy imagination. After my first experience, I never missed an opportunity to see Cirque du Soliel when one of their touring shows came to town.
The problem is, they only come to Dallas once every two years. For some of you, the Cirque tours might not even come to your city. Don’t despair! The King of 3D movie making, James Cameron brings the Cirque du Soliel experience to the big screen with Cirque Du Soleil: World’s Away in 3D.
Written and directed by Andrew Adamson (“Shrek,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”), and executive produced by Academy Award ® winning filmmaker James Cameron, the 3D film event, Cirque Du Soleil: World’s Away features artistic and acrobatic performances from some of the most elaborate Cirque du Soleil productions. The film was produced by Adamson, Aron Warner, Cirque’s Martin Bolduc and Ed Jones and Cary Granat. Vince Pace oversaw the 3D stereo production aspect of the film.
A number of production companies collaborated to bring the film to life. In addition to Cirque, Warner and Adamson’s Strange Weather Productions, Reel FX and Cameron Pace Group all contributed to this ground breaking production.
“The coupling of filmmaker James Cameron’s ground breaking 3D visual accomplishments and Andrew Adamson’s beautiful direction, combined with a timeless original story written especially for this movie, will make for a truly amazing movie going experience for audiences of all ages ” said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures.
Said Jacques Méthé, Executive Producer, General Manager, Images, Events, Lifestyle of Cirque du Soleil, “This 3D event brings the spectator beyond what they could see at a show, it takes them on the stage. This unique point of view allows the audience to discover the artistic details of our productions and reveal the human spirit that our artists bring to the audience in their performances.” Jim and Andrew have masterfully captured what a Cirque du Soleil 3D experience could offer and Paramount will present it to the world.