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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cirque auditions draw aspiring artists with lofty dreams



Timber Brown demonstrates his flexibility during auditions for new Cirque du Soleil performers in the “O” Theater at the Bellagio.


By Delen Goldberg


from The Las Vagas Sun


Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011


Maybe the bubbles got to her. A year ago, Hilary Sweeney was a scientist for Pepsi — and performed aerial acts at nights and on weekends. She came to love it so much that on Monday, she swapped her business suit for a tan leotard and dangled upside down from a rope in the middle of the Bellagio’s O Theater, hoping to make this a permanent gig.
Rebecca Freund, on the other hand, has long had circus in her blood. Her aunt and uncle rode elephants under the big top, and her cousin performs as a trapeze artist on the East Coast. Although Sweeney jokes that she “ran off to join the circus,” Freund seems to have prepared for a role as an aerialist all her life.
Despite their divergent paths, both women share a similar goal: to become a featured performer with Cirque du Soleil. Sweeney and Freund were among a handful of aerial artists who auditioned Monday for the French Canadian production company that has redefined circus entertainment from clowns and cotton candy to theater-quality dancing and acting.READ MORE AT:
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/sep/13/dreams-performing-cirque-show-draw-aspiring-artist/

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