Straps are amazing.
Straps are amazing.
Seeing as though I’ve surpassed 500 followers I’ve decided to finally put together a ‘follow forever’. This is predominately based on interactions through social media and chat rooms over the years, rather than tumblr content.
today i leave my house a hsc student
and return an ex-student
You guys I officially graduate today (Monday 15th September 2014). I get my certificate and awards tonight and I’m so happy.
My formal education is over and I finish my final exams on the 31st of October.
Yay! I just reached 500 followers, so I might do a follow forever when I get back home :3
MG elite girls always look like they’re having so much fun!
The recruiters/ audition board only take who they need depending on the requirements of shows operating currently or in the near future (hence keeping a ‘data base’ of people to choose from if they need someone different). So it’s very likely that an entire acro group won’t make it through together. If the entire group is amazing then they might make it through however if Cirque is looking for people who are little are can be thrown in the air then they will just take what they need.
(Answering in terms of gymnastics, obviously acting and dance will be different)
It’s really intense, apparently it’s the biggest and most thorough audition process in the world. You have to submit a 12 minute video showcasing all of your skills (depending on what role you are applying for), then you have to perform in front of an audition board. From there people get cut away and the remaining handful of people (usually less than 10) have to perform in a range of other ways (e.g gymnasts have to try new choreography of improvisation to test rhythm and stuff).
Then only the people who pass this stage get given a certificate saying they will be entered into the Cirque ‘data base’ where even then they are not guaranteed to perform in a Cirque show. People who are chosen to enter into ‘general training’ train for like 4-5 months on apparatus new to them e.g chinese bars and the russian swing. They also undergo training in acting and dance. At the end of these months the athletes perform a show and at the conclusion only a select number are selected to continue training and are guaranteed a spot in a Cirque Du Soleil performance.
Understanding the recruitment and training process makes watching a cirque performance all that more fascinating. Everyone up on stage has fought years to make it through numerous auditions and training regimes.