A new exhibition at the Disseny Hub explores some of the company's creative secrets and exhibits a number of pieces from its shows for the first time.
Everyone has heard of Cirque du Soleil, probably the best-known circus company in the world. The career of this Quebec-based performing troupe includes 35 shows, which have been seen by more than 150 million spectators in 400 cities worldwide. Barcelona is lucky enough to be a frequent host and this year they are not only coming here from 23 March on with their latest show Totem, but are also the focus of an exhibition that delves into their creative processes, which can be seen at Disseny Hub Barcelona until 4 February.
The exhibition, which is titled TOTEM, Behind the Scenes, brings together for the first time outfits from a number of the company's shows, along with items that are leaving the troupe's offices for the very first time. Visitors to the exhibition can also watch videos depicting preparations for their spectacular productions. One of the singularities of this exhibition is a set of examples of plaster heads which, before computerization, were used to provide the troupe's costume makers with the exact sizes of the artists' heads in order for them to create perfect sized hats, wigs and other materials. Finally, visitors will also find photographs of Cirque du Soleil shows, some of which have never been seen until now.
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