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Breakout Sessions

 

MANAGEMENT

Session #1 (10:30am - 12:00pm)

Building the Best Team Ever!

Learn from Cirque du Soleil General Stage Managers Stacey Myers and Alana Clapp on how to assemble and build the best team ever! Don't miss this fun and informative course. 

Session #2 (1:00pm - 2:30pm)

Surviving Your Own Career

Have you ever wondered if you were going to survive a particular gig or show? As managers we often forget to take care of ourselves. Self-care is an important skill to develop for your career's longevity. Come learn tips and tricks on how to survive your own career! 

Session #3 (3:00pm - 4:30pm)

Managing Large Scale Shows

Cirque du Soleil is the leader in live entertainment and produces some of the largest productions the world has ever seen. Come find out how to manage a large scale production!

 

ALL DAY (10:30am - 4:30pm)

Instructors:

DANCE

Mock Audition: 

This once in a lifetime workshop offers dancers the opportunity to audition for Cirque du Soleil!

 

In partnership with Artistic Director Silke Ortloff and the Head of Casting Sarah Davison, this FULL DAY workshop will prepare students for their leap into the world of commercial dance and Cirque du Soleil. 

Dancers will be expected to learn a combination, and be open to work on building a character and improvisation skills.  

Please prepare a dance solo of 90 seconds in length. All music must be on a portable device that can be connected by an AUX cable.

 

Instructor:

Session #1 (10:30am - 12:00pm)

Session #2 (1:00pm - 2:30pm)

Session #3 (3:00pm - 4:30pm)

Seminar and Q&A: 

This Seminar and Q&A will provide you with the opportunity to learn what it is like to compose a Broadway Musical as well ask questions to the world renowned composer Richard Oberacker. 

Audition Monologues Workshop: 

During this workshop students will be performing monologues and receiving feedback from Richard Oberacker. *This session is only open for observers. 

Musical Theatre Audition Workshop: 

Do you want to hone your audition skills? During this workshop students will be performing a 32 bar cut of an audition song and receiving feedback from Richard Oberacker. *This session is only open for observers. 

MUSICAL THEATRE

 

Tom Lapp

Jeremy 

Hodgson

Session #1 (10:30am - 12:00pm)

Session #2 (1:00pm - 2:30pm)

Session #3 (3:00pm - 4:30pm)

Technical Direction: Skills on Tour & Resident Shows

Have you ever wondered what it is like to tour the world with Cirque du Soleil? In this session come learn about the skillsets needed to be successful on tour and the difference between Resident shows and life on the road! 

The Install of a $165 million Production - KÀ

KÀ by Cirque du Soleil has been called the most lavish production in the history of western theatre. Come learn what it was like to install and maintain this $165 million production. Learn from the professionals who were there since the beginning. 

TECHNICAL DIRECTION

RIGGING & AUTOMATION

Working for Cirque - Skills in Rigging & Automation 

Have you ever wondered what it takes to work for Cirque du Soleil? Come learn about the skills Cirque is looking for and what a day in life looks like for an Automation and Rigging Tech! 

 

Instructor:

Chris

Kortum

Session #1 (10:30am - 12:00pm)

Session #2 (1:00pm - 2:30pm)

Session #3 (3:00pm - 4:30pm)

Designing for Cirque du Soleil

Learn what it is like to design for Cirque du Soleil! Discover the process from idea to opening night. 

Lighting & Projection Technology

Innovative and cutting-edge technology is synonymous with Cirque du Soleil. Learn about the technology behind KÀ and what makes the show so progressive.

How to maintain a long running show

KÀ by Cirque du Soleil has been running for over 14 years! Learn what it takes to manage and maintain the artistic integrity of the show and lead a team to success. 

LIGHTING & PROJECTIONS

 

Instructor:

Yianni

Epivatinos

AUDIO

Session #1 (10:30am - 12:00pm)

Audio Technology

Innovative and cutting-edge technology is synonymous with Cirque du Soleil. Learn about the technology behind KÀ and what makes the show so progressive. Topics may include: Show Control, Ableton, and more! 

Session #2 (1:00pm - 2:30pm)

Keeping it Fresh - Maintaining the Design

KÀ by Cirque du Soleil has been running for over 14 years! Learn what it takes to manage and maintain the artistic integrity of the show and lead a team to success. 

Session #3 (3:00pm - 4:30pm)

Mixing Workshop 

This hands on workshop will give designers and technicians a great opportunity to sharpen their skills with Cirque du Soleil professional Yianni Epivatinos (HOD of Audio at KÀ).