Produced by Aurelien Roulin July 1 – August 1, 2010
BEYOND: When French Cabaret meets the Mystere of Cirque! Just imagine, a French cabaret with phenomenal multi-cultural, world-class entertainers, dancers, aerialists, acrobats, and a smoky torch singer all in one show at the historic El Portal Theatre July 1-August 1. BEYOND will excite and arouse audiences in a romantic delight for the senses!
BEYOND is created and produced by international aerialist, acrobat and dancer Aurelien Roulin. This World Premiere is a sexy, glitzy show featuring dancing from around the world and is the first show of its kind in Los Angeles. BEYOND is the story of a man in his search for love who enters a dream through dance and cirque, which then turns into waking reality. The dream transports him around the world through the magic of dance. The journey encompasses ballroom, lyrical, contemporary, musical, jazz, Bollywood, Asian fusion, circus, elegant French Can-Can and cabaret.
BEYOND is an exciting, unique blend of amazing aerial work and an acrobatic medley of choreography and costumes with a touch of French style cabaret. The cast members and specialty acts include: aerialists, singers, a contortionist, hand balancing acrobats, a Cyr wheel artist and Chinese pole act along with dances ranging from Bollywood, ballroom, fire, Can-Can and much more!
Exciting and beautiful featured performer Sunny Soriano (pictured) captivates audiences with her signature style of movements that combine the elements of strength, power, and grace. She has toured and performed in numerous live stage shows, and at some of the biggest festivals and events in the world, notably the Coachella Music Festival (US) and the Electric Picnic (Ireland). She has also performed in various music videos and television and film projects, and has worked alongside some of the greatest performing artists of our time, such as Sarah McLachlan and Cyndi Lauper. Most recently Sunny has graced the stages with The Black Eyed Peas and Tiesto.
BEYOND features original music from Emmanuel Moire of Paris, France, along with glamorous handmade costumes embellished with Swarovski crystals and jewels from Olivier Pascal, Frederic Couture and Les Oiseaux du Paradis of Paris, France. Additional museum quality costumes from India and around the world are designed by Aurelien Roulin and Mikiko Nagao. Red Carpet Gala Opening Night is July 2, tickets are $100, which includes hors d’oeuvres, dessert bites and a champagne reception sponsored by Farniente, Nickel & Nickel and En Route Wineries from Napa, California. Special guest of honor will be Gilles Marini, star of the ABC television show Brothers & Sisters. In addition, all proceeds from opening night will benefit the Southern California Lymphoma Research Foundation.