Airdate: G’day Soleil

Jamie Durie will present a Cirque du Soleil special in which he creates a special garden design for the world-famous touring circus.

Inspired by the themes of Cirque du Soleil’s show OVO show, the design made its debut at the Californian premiere and will travel to Australia in July.

The television special features Durie in a behind-the-scenes tour of OVO, experiencing a fantasy world of insects and explores the local ecosystem.

And by the looks of this photo he has been working out in readiness for some circus acrobatics too.

As Durie visits Cirque du Soleil, viewers get an insight into the remarkable costumes, acrobatic training, and life on the road for the international cast and crew of OVO. Durie, who trained with Cirque du Soleil early in his career and has a long-standing relationship with them, will also test his skills on the ropes and attempt jaw-dropping acrobatic stunts that feature in the new show.

Durie and his team rush to design, produce and install the unique touring garden as an Australian welcome gift, at the impressive Cirque du Soleil village on Santa Monica Pier in time for the red-carpet arrival of celebrities to enjoy before the OVO premiere.

Cirque du Soleil began in 1984 in Quebec with 20 street performers and has since expanded to a company with 5000 employees, including more than 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries performing extravagant shows in over 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents. Their international headquarters are in Montreal, Canada.

Channel Nine, Saturday, February 18 at 7.30pm.

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