BMX Athlete to Performer | Cirque Du Soleil- VOLTA

BMX Athlete to Performer | Cirque Du Soleil- VOLTA


CIRQUE DO SOLEIL IHQ
MONTREAL, QUEBEC I’m A.J. Anaya, and I’m a part of
the BMX act for the VOLTA show. I feel like VOLTA is gonna
be completely different from what I’m used to or what
the audience is used to. They’re gonna be the first people from
BMX history to do a show with Cirque so it’s important that
they elevate their level. When you’re coming from the world of
sport you’re in a different mindset mindset and we have to transfer that into a performing mindset, turning
them into an artist. Be a character from the
time that you come in. If you can see somebody,
they can see you. We’ve come to find that’s actually
the hardest part of our act, is just sitting
like a character. Ryan goes up. Oh, down. We practise this stuff
over and over and over. And up. Better. They have their act, which
is their big piece of pie, but then they also have cues that
they have to either come in on stage and do a position and leave, and all that
has to be done within character work. There’s a lot of stuff
going on all at once. 1, 2. They’re teaching you dance
classes, acting classes. It’s like being in high school, yeah, and school is not my place. Nous sommes très bruyants. Notre
discipline est, disons-le, terrible. Ryan? Ryan? What did I say just now? Sometimes I feel we should listen
a bit more than we actually do, but, I don’t know, if you do BMX, it’s because you
didn’t want to do team sports or coached sports. No cell phone. Good boy. Say OK, wow. How we can make them better? Because I want a
good choreography. We start from the beginning, we
just explain what is 5, 6, 7, 8 because they have
no clue about that. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. It is definitely like breaking a horse,
and we are really rebellious to it. 1, 2, 3, 4. 1, 2, 3, 4. We don’t know how this
is gonna turn out, but if you want to come check us out
and find out the final product, you’re gonna have to come see VOLTA. STAY TUNED
VOLTA FROM THE BIG TOP LIVE ON RED BULL TV
FALL 2017 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHOW
www.cirquedusoleil.com/VOLTA REB BULL TV
beyond the ordinary

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