AirTalk for January 25, 2012

Cirque de Soleil's "whimsical infestation"

courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

French-Canadian fashion designer Liz Vandal calls her costume design “organic origami.” Ovo opened on January 20, 2012 under the big top – or Grand Chapiteau – at the Santa Monica Pier.

Cirque de Soleil’s current production at the Santa Monica Pier, "OVO," is teeming with insects working, eating, crawling, fluttering, playing, fighting and looking for love in a riotous expression of energy and movement.

The story starts when a mysterious egg appears. The insects are curious about this iconic object that represents mystery and their life cycle. When a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community, a fabulous ladybug catches his eye and it's love at first sight.

The bug costumes are exquisitely creative and the production blossoms with contrasts revealing the secret insect world “as tender and torrid, noisy and quiet, peaceful and chaotic.”

OVO’s creator Deborah Colker joins Larry to talk about Cirque’s latest innovation.

Guest:

Deborah Colker, director, writer, creator of OVO, Cirque de Soleil’s current production at the Santa Monica Pier. OVE opened on January 20 at the Pier.


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