Behind the Curtain of KURIOS

A brand new Cirque du Soleil Behind the Curtain special!

Follow the cast and crew of KURIOS on tour and explore their universe from the eyes of an insider. From the Big Top to costumes, make-up, training and much more, go behind the scenes and discover how unique their on tour lifestyle is.

A World of Curiosities to Unravel
Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down.

KURIOS facts

● To make the Accordion Man’s attire, the costume-maker spent an entire week sewing inside the costume.
● Rima Hadchiti, the artist who plays Mini Lili, is 3.3 feet tall and weighs 41 pounds. She is one of the 10 smallest people in the world.
● The mechanical hand weighs 750 pounds and measures 15 feet by 6.8 feet.
● More than a hundred costumes were created to dress the cast of KURIOS.
● There are 426 props in the show, the most of any production in Cirque du Soleil’s history.
● Some 65 trucks transport close to 2,000 tons of equipment for KURIOS™ – Cabinet of Curiosities.
● The 122 tour members come from 23 different countries. Some have been touring with Cirque du Soleil for more than 15 years.
● It took the team of props makers approximately 250 hours to build Mr. Microcosmos’ round belly.
● All performers are responsible for applying their own makeup for every show, which can take them between 40 minutes to two hours.

Debuting in 2014, KURIOS – Cabinet of curiosities was Cirque du Soleil’s 35th production, since 1984.

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