Watch Cirque du Soleil at the Oscars from Dubai
World’s most famous, Canadian-based Cirque du Soleil will perform as part of this year’s Oscar awards ceremony. The cirque returns to the Oscars after 10 years, as its last performance for the Academy Awards was staged back in 2002. The one-off performance, part of the February 26th Academy Awards show, will feature the largest Cirque cast ever assembled for a single act, with over 50 artists involved.
They will perform to music by Oscar-nominated composer Danny Elfman, who scored the Cirque du Soleil’s show cinema-themed show “IRIS,” currently being performed in Hollywood, where the Oscars are put on. Have a look at this exclusive 30 seconds video clip taken during the New Year’s performance of Zaia in Macau, to get a slight idea what to expect.
The 84th Academy Awards will take place Sunday at the theater on Hollywood Boulevard, with a string of A-list celebrities among those on stage, as well as in the audience. Actresses will compete on the red carpet for best and worse dressed in this year’s Oscars. The ceremony will be bradcasted live by Dubai One TV from 8pm until 4am.
Veteran Oscars host Billy Crystal will steer the evening’s entertainment. Others already lined up to present include Ben Stiller, Bradley Cooper, Penelope Cruz, Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, Halle Berry, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lopez and Melissa McCarthy.
Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” is nominated in the most categories, with 11 nods, followed by 10 for silent film hit “The Artist.” The 2012 Oscar nominations were announced back in January.
Other films up for Best Picture include “The Descendants,” “The Help,” “Moneyball,” “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” “The Tree of Life,” as well as Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse” and Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris.”