Iris – Cirque du Soleil
Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles (September 2011 – January 19 2013) [now known as the Dolby Theatre]
An amazing spectacle, which used the size of the Kodak Theatre stage to full effect, with some amazing performances, and intricate sequences. The 9600 square foot stage had to be modified at a cost of $40,000,000 to install stage lifts and other automation equipment, involving the digging of 44 foot deep pits. The production also removed some seats from the venue to improve audience comfort and to improve sightlines.
- 174 Loudspeakers
- 166,000 watts of sound
- 603 lighting instruments
- 20 video projectors
- 15 live cameras were used to relay live video to projection screens around the stage.
Due to high running costs (involving 72 performers) and poor ticket sales, the show closed in January 2013, and unfortunately will not be available to view on DVD according to Cirque du Soleil management.
Elements of the show, including some scenes, were incorporated into the Cirque show Paramour which ran in New York City from May 25, 2016 until mid 2017.
Writer & Director: Philippe Decouflé
Creative Director: Jean-François Bouchard
Set Design: Jean Rabasse
Costume Design: Philippe Guillotel
Composer: Danny Elfman
Choreographer: Daphné Mauger
Lighting Design: Patrice Besombes
Prop Design: Anne-Séguin Poirier
Sound Design: François Bergeron of the Thinkwell Group
Iris company on America’s Got Talent
Preview Video (rehearsal phase)
Load-out for the Oscars ceremony (2012)