Highlights From Drawn to Life by Cirque du Soleil and Disney
In "The Inner World of Animation," a group of rhythmic gymnasts represent movement through pages of drawings.
"The Inner World of Imagination"
Julie and her pillow, Petit Oreiller, meet some of the characters—inspired by Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men—who will help her on her journey.
In "Aerial Pencil," a performer creates fluid and rigid lines to mimic animation.
In "Animating a Ball," the 12 principles of animation invented by Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas are outlined.
Julie meets Comforting Sheets, five pieces of animation paper that come alive with projections of the characters and moments from Disney.
In "Dreams of Colors," the kaleidoscope of colors pays homage to the genius of Disney Animation artist Mary Blair. Tribute is also paid to the Women of Ink and Paint, unsung heroes whose brushstrokes gave life to early animation celluloids.
In "Garden of Lines," five unicyclists representing the Blue Fairy from Pinocchio play on stage.
"The Old Mil" is inspired by Walt Disney’s 1937 animated short of the same name.
In "Hand to Hand Love," Julie envisions her parents as a fairytale couple.