Behind the Scenes with Cirque du Soleil: Episode 3

Welcome to the third installment of our video series that gives you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at Amaluna, the latest touring production of Cirque du Soleil.

In episode 3, Behind Every Goose Bump, we shift the focus to the production team that works countless hours to make sure that the show goes on day after day, week after week, in city after city.

We meet Cirque du Soleil Company Manager Jamie Reilly, who oversees the on-site operations for Amaluna, including the performances, the site and the facilities that the travelling company relies on every day. Jaime and her team ensure everything runs smoothly so that the performers and crew can put on the best show possible. It’s a big job with a lot of responsibility, including making sure that the thousands of people who attend each performance have a great experience and leave happy.

Watching and listening to Jamie, we experience the energy and activity that goes on behind the scenes. We also get a better understanding of the challenges that the backstage crew faces on a daily basis.

Solving these challenges requires constant interaction with other people on site, with head office in Montreal and with partner organizations. Communication is key. As Jamie and her team are constantly on the move, mobile devices including smartphones, tablets and laptops make effective, real-time communication possible wherever they are.

These mobile business tools enable Jamie and her team to solve challenges and manage day-to-day needs, keeping the focus on what really counts: the goosebumps.

Don’t miss our final episode next week. You’ll learn how Cirque du Soleil moves hundreds of nomadic employees across the country—it’s a mobile business in every sense. 

Did you catch the first two episodes of this four-part video series? They focus on the artistic side of the business. Episode 1 shows how important the latest technology is to the composers of the music of Amaluna, while Episode 2 introduces us to Iuliia, one of the star performers in the cast, whose story illustrates the importance of staying connected even while travelling around the world.

Geoffrey is a regular contributor to RedBoard Biz

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