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“Danny Elfman bombast meets Cirque whimsy”
Review of IRIS by Cirque du Soleil - CLOSED

IRIS by Cirque du Soleil
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Owner description: IRIS A Journey through the World of Cinema(™), the first permanent production from Cirque du Soleil® in Los Angeles and taking up residence exclusively at the world-renowned Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. IRIS is a lyrical, fanciful, kinetic foray through the world of cinema bringing together dance, acrobatics, live video, and filmed sequences and takes spectators on a fantastic voyage through the history of cinema and its genres.Featuring 72 performers, 200 costumes, 8,300 square feet of floor surface, 174 loudspeakers, 603 lighting features, 20 video projectors, and 166,000 watts of sound, IRIS joins the other Cirque du Soleil resident productions in scale, scope and size. IRIS is written and directed by French director-choreographer Philippe Decoufle, whose credits include opening and closing ceremonies of the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville. IRIS features music by Grammy® and Emmy Award® winner and Academy Award® nominee Danny Elfman.
Reviewed 13 April 2012

As a Cirque virgin, I had next to zero expectations going in. I've seen all the commercials and even the documentary but seeing it live is a completely different experience. The cast was amazingly gifted, even in the less "wow 'em" moments (I'm talking to you, trapeze girl. Would a little dramatic flair kill you?) Could not believe the athleticism and flexibility of some of these artists. Are they human? Highly recommend for all ages, though I agree there were some moments that could use trimming in either stage business or length. Close to perfect and a great way to get inside the Kodak theater without taking the tour.

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Reviewed 11 April 2012

Have seen almost all of the Cirque shows and Iris is one of the best.

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Reviewed 11 April 2012

Used a LAARTS2012 voucher code and got 40% off face value of tickets

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Reviewed 11 April 2012

Cirque du Soleil shows have never disappointed us and this is no exception. Amazing show that I can watch over and over again.

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Reviewed 10 April 2012

The third Cirque show I've seen and what it misses in scale (the Kodak is a relatively small venue) it makes up for in imaginative use of that available and, as ever, the extraordinary prowess of the cast. We were in stalls 2nd row - not expensive as we were to the side - and could see everything by leaning back a bit.

Thank BobthePoet
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