Cirque du Soleil will perform a 3-minute performance exclusively created for the awards show. The group is no stranger to the Oscars stage: they last performed at the 2002 ceremony during which they danced, contorted, and flipped in front of scenes from various films, and set the stage on fire during rehearsals. That performance eventually turned into a stage show entitled IRIS: A Journey Through the World of Cinema, which is performed year-round at the now-former Kodak Theatre. Since the troupe is familiar with the space, Sunday evening’s performance will likely be more ambitious, and will feature over 50 artists. The tribute to the “movie-theater experience” is composed by Danny Elfman, who also composed IRIS.
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