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Cirque du Soleil - Alegria (Live in Sydney)
Cirque du Soleil - Alegria
Live in Sydney
Actors: Francesca Gagnon, Eve Montpetit, Ebon Grayman, Kristina Ivanova, Cindy Whiteman
Director: Nick Morris
Genres: Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational
NR     2003     1hr 33min

No Description Available. Genre: Performing Arts - Ballet/Dance Rating: NR Release Date: 7-OCT-2003 Media Type: DVD


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Actors: Francesca Gagnon, Eve Montpetit, Ebon Grayman, Kristina Ivanova, Cindy Whiteman
Director: Nick Morris
Creators: Barrie Dodd, Nick Morris, Frances Berwick, Peter Wagg, Rocky Oldham
Genres: Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational
Sub-Genres: Family Films, Music Video & Concerts, Dance, Educational
Studio: Columbia TriStar
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
DVD Release Date: 10/07/2003
Original Release Date: 11/19/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 11/19/2001
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 10
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Chinese
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Movie Reviews

One of my favorite Cirque du Soleil shows......
Brian Kerecz | PA, USA | 01/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Alegria(Live in Sydney) is my favorite CdS DVD behind Quidam, which is slightly superior in my opinion because of the incredible acts performed. But it should be noted that Francesca Gagnon steals the show with her mesmerizing voice. The acts in Alegria of course are superb(this is CdS we are talking about after all!), but the music and the singing elevate the entire show to something almost magical. The music is intertwined with the acts for utterly amazing choreography, even moreso than the other shows. As far as DVD content is concerned, there is much here for any Cirque fan. There are two featurettes: "A Look Behind-the-Scenes" and "A Different Perspective." Also included are short interviews of the artists themselves. The show itself is well worth the price of the DVD, but these add-ons are a very nice bonus. It is surprising how much feeling comes through on DVD....the filming was about as well done as could have ever been expected! Any CdS fan will not tire of watching the acts of Alegria or of hearing the beautiful voice of Francesca Gagnon. If Angels sing, surely they sound like Ms. Gagnon."
A Cirque classic
Grande Inquisitor | Mexico City, MX | 06/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Incredible acrobatics, wonderful music, dazzling artistry...this description doesn't even come close to describing what you'll experience watching Alegría, one of Cirque's oldest (and best) shows. Very revamped from its first years, the show's fresher than ever, and this recording shows it.
Spanish for "happiness", Alegría's quite a moody show; don't let that turn you off though, it's not a depressing show, but rather one that can spark your innermost feelings. You'll know what I mean when you see one particular act: the clown's "Snowstorm" act. Cirque's creativity is really displayed here, since it's not your traditional "goofy" clown; this clown can draw tears from your eyes, it's the most expressive clown act I've seen, and it's woth a look by anyone. Every other act is equally wonderful, including a syncro trapeze, fire-knife dance and Russian bars. The music is a delightful mix of mellow and joyful tunes sung in Spanish, Italian, French, English, and "Cirque-ish", all beautifully performed by Francesca Gagnon and Eve Montpetit. The DVD's extras include the very interesting "Meet the Artists" feature, a making of featurette, an Australian-produced documentary recorded during the show's stay there, and a multi-angle feature for 2 of the acts.
The show's slightly sad feel may not appeal to the very young in the family, but it will be tons of fun for everyone else; buy it now if you don't have it (or if your budget doesn't allow you to watch it live)."
The must-own for Cirque fans!!
Thomas B Crosby | Indianapolis, IN | 01/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My expertise, limited, but here it is. I've seen "Mystere" and "O" in person. I own "Saltimbanco" and I own "Alegria", soon to own "Quidam". Ratings I give "O" an 10, "Mystere" a 9.5, "Saltimbanco" a negative three ( -3)it really sucked, and "Alegria" a 9.
Alegria was fantastic. The music was superb and singers get the highest of marks. Their voices and presentation were as dramatic as the athletic performers. The costumes were astounding, at times taking the viewer to another world/dimension. As always, the performers were at the top of their game. I find it nearly impossible to say what the best acts were as they all brought a significant contribution to the show. No bad ones. The clowns were extremley amusing showing both great mime like ablities and deep humor. The camera work was five stars. I hope that if and when "O" or "mystere" are put on tape/dvd, that it is handled by the same group. If you are ready to go to another world and be put in a perpetual state of awe, then this is the dvd for you. Five stars."
Alegria (Live in Sidney) - Very well done!
Maryville | Fairfax, VA United States | 03/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"We recently watched La Nouba at Orlando, FL. It was our first live - Cirque du Soleil. We watched a documentary on PBS and it wasn't that impressive. However, from many people's recommendation, we watched the live show and it was just breath taking! Cirque du Soleil has very talented people doing very unique tricks, and with very artistic classy presentations and costumes. So we bought Alegria DVD, because of their extra documentary (it was good with performers). The DVD Alegria show was so much more than what we expected. The camera did a very excellent job. They did rock concerts so they were experienced and know how to present this show well on TV. It wasn't same as live, but it was still amazing at a good price. Also, I liked the different view from the camera (i.e. from the top view). Vocal and music were great, with a pair of good speakers. This DVD is worth to keep if you like these kind of stuff."