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Cirque du Soleil: Fire Within

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If you’re new to the high-energy, colour-saturated, jaw-dropping style of entertainment offered by Canadian circus troupe Cirque du Soleil, then this is a fascinating introduction. Creating their spectacular shows is a painful business, as is explored in this Emmy-winning documentary, which follows a new batch of acrobats as they prepare for the 2002 Varekai show. You might think twice about running away to join the circus.


The physical and emotional travails of young acrobats as they work to become part of the Cirque du Soleil production Varekai.


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