«Squeeze out of an athlete:» who is taking in the world’s most famous circus

© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Chesnokova in motobanquistas during the casting for Cirque Du Soleil in the hall gymnastics OriGym«Squeeze out of an athlete:» who is taking in the world’s most famous circus© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Tecnocovering the image Bank

The famous circus troupe Cirque du Soleil have had open auditions. The purpose of these hits is to find talented artists for jobs in the current show and future productions. For auditions in the capital was attended by participants from Ekaterinburg, Togliatti, Blagoveshchensk, Naberezhnye Chelny. The list is long, and in just three days looked 110 persons. For selections observed and RIA Novosti.

In the gym on the territory of one of the factories on the outskirts of Moscow — a crowd of young boys.

Within three days, the specialist for casting Cirque du Soleil Dmitry Belyaykov selects: athletes, circus performers and experts in parkour (the art of the wise movement and overcoming obstacles, usually in urban environments. — Approx. ed).

The latter promises to be most interesting. After all, parkour is a street and would like an informal, young art. Its adherents, according to academic standards, are non-professional actors.

«Traditionally, people from post-Soviet countries, these exercises are more difficult — they have a different background, they are more closed and more disciplined, — says Dmitry. Is minus, and plus. I see how the person is ready to experiment. If he is willing to take risks and not afraid to seem ridiculous even if he is willing to try, for us it is very important.»

© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Chesnokova in motobanquistas during the casting for Cirque Du Soleil in the hall gymnastics OriGym«Squeeze out of an athlete:» who is taking in the world’s most famous circus© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Chesnokova in motobanquistas during the casting for Cirque Du Soleil in the hall gymnastics OriGym

Without waiting for the end of the casting, one of the participants was forced to leave: he came from Omsk and had to get to the airport. To the questions: «What brings you here?» the guys answer is quite simple and, perhaps, predictable: to realize his childhood dream, to grow and to travel.

But that’s what often brings people to the performances of Cirque du Soleil around the world. Perhaps, someone from participants of the Moscow auditions will soon be among the artists.

© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Chesnokova in fotoannunci during the casting for Cirque Du Soleil in the hall gymnastics OriGym«Squeeze out of an athlete:» who is taking in the world’s most famous circus© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Chesnokova in fotoannunci during the casting for Cirque Du Soleil in the hall gymnastics OriGym

Because good examples. In the show TOTEM, which starts in July in Sochi, working artist from Belarus Alexey Helpful. A gymnast by profession, he likewise, at the time I went to the casting, and after several months of training received a job offer in the company.

«When I spend, I have a traditional phrase, — says Dmitry Belyaykov. You can call tomorrow, can you call and can not call never. Our task is to find interesting artists. And what is next for their fate, we don’t know».

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