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Cirque Du Soleil to present exclusive one-time-only performance at Academy Awards

by jmaloni
Fri, Feb 17th 2012 06:50 pm

Troupe will pay tribute to Hollywood's biggest night with its largest ensemble cast ever assembled in one act

Oscar telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer have invited Cirque du Soleil to present a wholly unique and exclusive performance for the 84th Academy Awards, it was announced today. The one-time-only event will feature the largest Cirque cast ever assembled for a single act.

The performance will be accompanied by music from Academy Award-nominated composer Danny Elfman, who scored the music for Cirque du Soleil's "IRIS: A Journey through the World of Cinema." More than 50 international artists from Cirque du Soleil productions around the world will converge in Los Angeles on Oscar Sunday to bring the dynamic showcase to life.

The act marks the second time Cirque du Soleil has performed during an Academy Awards telecast. The troupe's first appearance at the 74th Academy Awards sparked discussions about creating a permanent show at the Kodak Theatre and resulted in the creation of "IRIS."

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