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When the Circus came to town... and flew with technology. The Central London Xmas Event


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When the Circus came to town... and flew with technology. Join the Central London Christmas event to explore the challenges of mixing complex technology with artistic performance in modern circus

Date and Time

13 December 2017 - 18:00-21:00


London, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - London local network.

About this event

Cirque du Soleil started in 1994 as a small troupe of performers in Montreal, Canada performing in circus tents. However a move into permanent theatres in Las Vegas allowed the incorporation of engineering solutions and started a trend that has redefined and recreated the modern circus as a completely new technology-led experience. This talk, will explore the challenges of mixing complex technology with an artistic performance.
Our speaker, Mark Ager, is head of TAIT:Stage Technologies Ltd. The company is a world leader in providing engineering and automation systems for live entertainment and have worked extensively with Cirque du Soleil and other creators of modern circus to produce ground breaking performances.


18:00  Arrival and registration, with light refreshments (Riverside Room)
18:30  Talk begins (Kelvin Theatre)
19:30  Q&A
20:00  Networking reception with live band, festive nibbles and liquid refreshments (Riverside Room)
21:00  Close

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