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Watched Cirque Du Soleil’s act IRIS (prounced: e-leeese) at the renowned this past weekend, I was blown away. I’m glad this act has residency at Kodak Theater in Hollywood as I’ll definitely go back again (and maybe again and again). Aside the wonderful stage decoration and design, the meticulously tailored costumes, the jaw-dropping acrobatic moves, the elegance in the camera projection usage and the ingenious angle of presenting life through the lens of cameras, there’s the captivating music written by the respected Danny Elfman! My ears were having a treat right from the very beginning, when the eerie yet beautiful theme is played through the piano keys alone. It reminded me a lot of Vincent’s piano solo in The Corpse Bride.

Read an interview with Danny Elfman on the music-making for IRIS.

The CD can be pre-ordered now:

I can’t wait to unwrap the CD and immerse myself back in the beauty bath of such wonderful music.

It’s hugely generous for Cirque Du Soleil for us to enjoy the music via streaming before the CD goes on sale.

Highly recommending Cirque Du Soleil’s IRIS for an exciting theatrical experience.

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