Last Saturday we covered the Downtown Yonge BIA‘s Illuminite event. This event is part of the BIA’s Winter Magic Series and this year featured musical performances by The Samba Squad as well as a musical and acrobatic show choreographed by Circus Orange. For the past several years Circus Orange has been responsible for putting on the pyrotechnic show that culminates in the lighting of the Yonge Dundas Holiday Tree. They do a spectacular job – no one knows how to create a pyrotechnical sensation in Downtown Toronto like Circus Orange – and this year, they proved it again.
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This past week we shot a variety of performances by Circus Orange at TIFF (the Toronto International Film Festival). We have shot events in the past that have included performances by Circus Orange and they put on an incredible show every single time. The ideas and concepts that Rebecca and Tom develop and put into action are spectacular – we love working with them. On Wednesday evening the troupe created a spectacle for Skyy Vodka involving an aerialist and a 12ft tall martini glass suspended 35ft in the air by a crane. Later in the week, during another aerial performance behind TIFF Bell Lightbox, Mark put his own aerial skills to use climbing 15 storeys into the air to shoot the performance from the base of a crane set up nearby… it wasn’t planned, it just sort of – happened.
Fortunately it turned out well and provided a unique perspective on the spectacle unfolding below.