June 16, 2011

Cirque de Solyay!

The fine folks at Safewalls (an art project curated by Cirque du Soleil that brings the time-honoured circus poster into the 21st century, featuring the work of lowbrow artists like Tara MacPherson, Ron English, and Travis Louis) have invited En Masse to paint in the Tapis Rouge (red carpet) tent at 45 + performances of Totem this summer.

That means that we get to go 7 times a week and paint our brains out for a few hours (in teams of 2). Here's what transpired after the first session (p.s. all photos courtesy SafeWalls):

I've wanted to see a Cirque show since I was a kid. It was pretty rad getting to stroll through the gates and finally see what goes on inside these crazy tents in the Old Port. Yep, this is basically the world's best summer gig.

Check out www.safewalls.org/tapisrouge to see daily updates on what En Masse creates for Cirque du Soleil!

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