L´Hemisfèric incorporates the IMAX film ¿Cirque du Soleil. Journey of Man¿ in its programme
May 10, 2006
This film had its Spanish premiere at L´Hemisfèric in 2000 and met with huge public acclaim. It narrates the stages of human development from birth to maturity by means of spectacular acrobatic performances featuring amazing circus acts, music and dance.
Using highly original metaphors, "Journey of Man" reflects the different stages in life from gestation, represented by drummers that evoke the mother’s heartbeat, a water dance that conveys birth itself, childhood, the various decisions that one takes during the course of one’s life, and even love, with the “statue” act, in which two characters intertwine in a balancing act on top of a water lily.
The audience can enjoy the performance of the Cirque du Soleil artists in an ambience that is very different to traditional circus or theatre, because “Journey of Man” was shot in different landscapes and locations all over the world, all carefully chosen to suit the nature of the story, the producers, the artists and the Cirque du Soleil.
The giant sequoias of Big Basin State Park in California, the Nevada Desert, the Bahamas and the Brandenburg Gate were turned into a stage for the acrobatics and dance performed by the artists of the Cirque du Soleil.
Following the recent premiere of "Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure", which recalls the legendary expedition made by Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew between 1914 and 1916, "Cirque du Soleil. Journey of Man" takes its place in the current film programme at l´Hemisfèric which includes the IMAX films Forces of Nature, Mystery of the Nile and Dolphins, as well as the planetarium shows Other Worlds and The New Star.