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Cirque Us

Originally launched 2006, Cirque Us® leverages the years of entertainment teaching and performer training experience of POET Theatricals to create the ultimate interactive circus experience. The Cirque Us Teambuilding Experience is a multi-day corporate event workshop culminating in a Cirque Us corporate entertainment production show, in which the audience (your attendees) actually gets to perform on stage using the skills learned in the workshops leading up to the event! Click the tabs below to learn more about Cirque Us and how Cirque Us can bring its unique style of corporate team building entertainment to your next event.

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Cirque Us Teambuilding is a one-of-a-kind interactive entertainment experience for your audience.

Cirque Us Teambuilding is a workshop experience culminating in a Cirque Us production show, in which the audience actually gets to perform on stage! Audience members learn to perform different types of circus arts with our instructors in team building workshops leading up to the performance. We then use their newly-learned circus skills to create an performance segment, then that segment is performed on stage along with the specialty act performer/ instructor. In the process, your attendees will experience the “magic of the circus”, that feeling of teamwork that comes with being creative and working together (with a deadline!), then standing out in front of a live audience of their peers and experiencing the results.

Cirque Us Teambuilding is completely customizable based on your venue, attendees, and the workshops you would like to focus on with your guests. The workshops leading up to the production can be as short as 2 days or up to 7 days in duration, depending on the complexity and the message you are trying to deliver.

The Cirque Us Teambuilding instructors are world-renowned specialty artists and trainers. They, and the specialty acts they have trained, have been performed in professional cirque-style shows worldwide.

The ultimate in teamwork, and the ultimate experience…….. Cirque Us Teambuilding.

Theater Performance
(table seating or theater style)
Cirque Us performs a corporate entertainment “theater-style” show. The audience is seated, grouped together in performance segments, and rotate backstage to perform the cirque-style acts learned during the training workshops. Some of the acts include harness flying, clowning, juggling, and aerial performances.

INCLUDED EQUIPMENT
All Cirque Us corporate event entertainment productions include the following content:

• Digital audio playback
• Cirque Us show Costuming
• Cirque Us show video media content (where applicable)
• Cirque Us show Props and Equipment
• Cirque Us Acrobatic Rigging
• Cirque Us Technical Infrastructure (as needed)

Cirque Us corporate holiday event productions can be scaled from a full public style show to much smaller footprint versions based on budget, event space and schedule restrictions.

SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS
Shipping requirements for Cirque Us can be scaled up or down depending on show size and scope of technical infrastructure required for the performance. Cirque Us can adapt to existing staging, lighting and rigging designs. Examples of Cirque Us shipping requirements are:

• Pack and Fly Production
The “pack and fly” production of Cirque Us is our most popular shipping option for corporate entertainment events. Cirque Us costumes and props “pack and fly” with Cirque Us traveling cast and crew as excess airline baggage. Artistic aerial rigging in this version of Cirque Us is limited to manual lifting and flying systems. This version of Cirque Us is perfect for smaller corporate entertainment interactive events or events where the Cirque Us entertainment production is integrated into and existing stage and set layout. Video media reinforcement for Cirque Us can be provided in advance to enhance the production.

• Soft Sets
Our “Soft Set” production version of Cirque Us requires minimal freight for 2 road cases approximately 300 pounds each, containing the Cirque Us backdrop and soft set elements for the entertainment production.

• Full Set
The “Full Set” production version of Cirque Us includes the entire hard set of the show and the “soft set”. This version of Cirque Us includes all of the stair units, multi level sets and other stage elements. This version travels in 24-foot to 53-foot trucks.

• Turn-key
Our “turn-key” production package for Cirque Us includes all lighting, sound, video projection, LED, sets, soft goods, rigging and staging for the entertainment production of the entertainment event in a complete turn-key package. This version of Cirque Us travels in two or three 53-foot tractor trailers, depending on the level of production support required.

• Flying Automation
Shipping requirements for the different flying automation packages are detailed on the POET Technical Services portion of the website. Note: there are manual performer flying systems available that can function for many corporate entertainment theatrical flying applications for Cirque Us, in addition to motorized theatrical flying systems.

SAMPLE RIDER
Click below to download a PDF of the Cirque Us sample corporate holiday entertainment logistics and technical rider. Please note that this is a sample rider for Cirque Us and is customized further depending on application, venue and version of the Cirque Us production presented.

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A. Cirque Us is a cirque-style audience participatory theatrical circus (without animals). The audience participates in multiple days of workshops learning circus performance skills leading up to the performance and then they participate in the live production with their instructors.
A. This show is appropriate for audiences interested in learning a new skill (in this case circus skills) and performing it in the show along with other audience members.
A. Absolutely! Cirque Us can be configured to perform in many different types of multi-day corporate events. The show can be scaled from something as small as just a few cirque-style interactive performances on stage risers with minimal technical support, to the full length show and Cirque Us’s entire set.
A. The full version version of Cirque Us features 18 to 26 performer-instructors.
A. The music for Cirque Us uses different songs from the original soundtracks from our other Circo Luci productions.
A. The length of the show is completely customizable for a corporate event and can mesh with other elements in the event.
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