Over the last 28 years, Cirque du Soleil has redefined the circus experience with more than 30 different shows. With Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away, the Canadian theatrical troupe intends to do the same in the realm of cinema. “This film is a combination of music, art and technology,” says director Andrew Adamson, who shot the movie using state-of-the-art 3-D cameras. “It transports you into a dreamlike space, thrills you with these astonishing circus acts and moves you deeply with a very sweet love story.”
Here, Adamson tells us where he drew inspiration from for the largely silent, uniquely Cirque film.
“Fantasia is something that imprinted on me very early in my life. I can still clearly see ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ in my head when I close my eyes. I hope parts of this film are like that for audiences today.”
“I’ve always been challenged by ballet because I tend to be an analytical thinker. It’s not to be overthought but to be felt and experienced. Cirque is like that too. It’s truly unique.”
“Alice and the looking glass and her tumbling down the rabbit hole sort of led me to a narrative structure that would work for this film.”