Director Dawn Porter is joining forces with MGM Television to produce a feature documentary about Cirque du Soleil as the live entertainment company makes a comeback after the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to shutter operations and declare bankruptcy.
The documentary will provide a behind-the-scenes look at Cirque du Soleil’s resurgence after the most difficult period in the global circus’ history.
“Like so many people, I have always been enthralled with the beauty and mystery of Cirque du Soleil and fascinated with the extraordinarily talented people who make the seemingly impossible come to life. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to document Cirque’s biggest challenge, a return to the stage after one of the world’s greatest crises,” Porter said in a statement.
“The performers, cast, company, and crew are giving their all to make this the biggest premiere of their careers. This is a magnificent story and I’m so grateful to be able to tell it.”
Porter is directing and executive producing the new project, with her production company Trilogy Films and partner Industrial Media providing production services.
Filming on the project took place leading up to the July 1 opening night for Cirque du Soleil’s show “O” as it returned to the stage at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.