Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna raises the big tent

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Earlier we told you that Cirque du Soleil’s newest show Amaluna is coming in to Vancouver. Yesterday, we took a trip to the raising of their big top which, just like the show is quite the production! The big top is just one of the major component of the Cirque du Soleil’s mobile village also including the grand entrance tent, artistic tent, kitchen, schools, office, warehouses and more.

See it raising with some fun photos below!

The entire site takes 8 days to set up, 3 days to deconstruct, taking Concord Pacific Place from its usual open space to a lively circus set up. The canvas for the tent and its 11 tunnels weigh 5227.3 kg and the big top stands 19 metres high, 51 metres in diameter, and is supported by four masts — truly impressive!

 

All photographs are c/o: Steve Nygaard. Check out his Flickr account here.

 

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