News media covered the "orange" carpet celebrity arrivals at OVO from Cirque du Soleil under the blue-and- yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) tonight in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park.
Figures and celebrities included: Television personalities: Rebecca Gibney, Michael Caton, Erik Thomson, Firass Dirani, Samara Weaving, Rhiannon Fish, Jay Laga’aia, Conrad Coleby, Callan Mulvey, Ian Stenlake, Georgie Parker, Todd Lasance, Jamie Durie, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Richard Wilkins, James Tobin, Scott Cam, Sally Obermeder, Magdalena Roze, Kathryn Robinson, Steve Jacobs, Anne Sanders, Bill Woods, Matthew White, Nathan Joliffe and Tyler Atkins.
Celebrity chefs: Manu Feidel, Neil Perry, Peter Doyle, Margaret Fulton and Masterchef favourites Hayden Quinn and Julie Goodwin
Fashion designers: Leoni Edmiston, Peter Morrissey, Luke Sales, Akira Isogawa
Musical theatre stars: Trevor Ashley, Bobby Fox, Ben Mingay, Sharon Millerchip and Kelley Abbey.
Other Sydney identities include: NSW Minister for the Arts George Souris, Glenn McGrath, Mark Geyer, Joh Bailey, Damien Leith, Mia Freedman, Maria Venuti, Wendy Harmer, Rafael Bonachela and John Bell.
International actor: John Rhys-Davies (Indiana Jones, The Lord of the Rings)
Since its world-premiere in Montreal in 2009, OVO has charmed well-over 2 million spectators in more than 15 different cities in North America. Santa Monica will be the only Southern California stop for a Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) production in 2012. Tickets are available online at cirquedusoleil.com/ovo.
OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. The cast of OVO is comprised of 54 performing artists from 16 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. One highlight of OVO is the stunning flying trapeze act, in which six flyers soar 40 feet in the air, making this the biggest act of its kind to ever be presented under a big top by Cirque du Soleil. It combines many circus disciplines, including banquine, Russian swing and swinging chair. The finale features 20 artists running, jumping and leaping up a 24-foot vertical wall.
Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil - Ovo
The Entertainment Quarter
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