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Dream Weavers: Costumes by Cirque du Soleil

Start Date 26 May 2010
End Date 11 October 2010
Venue McCord Museum of National History)
Location Montreal, Canada
Curator Sylvie François
Exhibition display of dressed mannequins

Comprised of costume components, photos, audio and video documents, the exhibition will captivate visitors as they delve into the magical world of Cirque du Soleil. Dream Weavers – Costumes by Cirque du Soleil pays homage to the savoir-faire of the costume designers and artisans at Cirque du Soleil and takes visitors on a voyage into the mesmerizing realm of its shows.

The exhibition opens a window into Cirque’s costume workshop and introduces museum visitors to a universe of colour and texture unlike any of its kind. Featured are the various steps in costume and accessory production, from dyes and design to hats, lace and shoes. It’s a behind the scenes look at the artistry that goes into each piece and each show.