History Theatre / NouvelleExperience

9th May '14 12:40:38 PM Sapphirea2
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* BigRedDevil: The Devils, who are not villains but naughty tricksters, are a goofy version of this trope -- red-clad with half-masks that have various permutations of horns and squat or extended noses. While Madame Corporation initially dresses in HeavenlyBlue, she has red hair styled to look like horns, and switches to a red version of her costume during the show's second half.
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* BigRedDevil: The Devils, who are not villains but naughty tricksters, are a goofy version of this trope -- red-clad with half-masks that have various permutations of horns and squat or extended noses. While Madame Corporation initially dresses in HeavenlyBlue, she has a red hair styled to look like horns, HornedHairdo, and switches to a red version of her costume during the show's second half.

* EinsteinHair: The Great Chamberlain has this, which comes across as an angelic contrast to the devil-red hair horns of Madame Corporation.
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* EinsteinHair: The Great Chamberlain has this, which comes across as an angelic contrast to the devil-red hair horns HornedHairdo of Madame Corporation.

* EinsteinHair: The Great Chamberlain has this, which comes across as an angelic contrast to the devil-red hair horns of HornedHairdo: Madame Corporation.Corporation has this. As mentioned above, she isn't evil, but she ''is'' an intimidating {{Trickster}}.

* TechnicianVersusPerformer: This was the first Cirque show to use director Franco Dragone's artist workshops, in which he worked with the highly-skilled acrobats, dancers, etc. to bring out their inner performers. The characters evolved from what emerged from their respective artists during this process, and as a result the show featured technicians who were equally, simultaneously skilled as performers.
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* TechnicianVersusPerformer: A real life example. This was the first Cirque show to use director Franco Dragone's artist workshops, in which he worked with the highly-skilled acrobats, dancers, etc. to bring out their inner performers. The characters evolved from what emerged from their respective artists during this process, and as a result the show featured technicians who were equally, simultaneously skilled as performers.
23rd Jun '13 10:36:45 AM Sapphirea2
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* CoolOldGuy: The gray-haired Great Chamberlain, particularly when he takes to the slackwire for a comic wirewalking act. Performer Brian Dewhurst was a few weeks away from his 58th birthday when the show opened; thus he was performing this role into his early sixties. He also took this act to the ''Fascination'' hybrid tour, playing the ringmaster from ''Le Cirque Reinvente''. (In his ''late'' sixties he took over ''{{Mystere}}'''s clown act, but that's a whole other set of tropes...)
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* CoolOldGuy: The gray-haired Great Chamberlain, particularly when he takes to the slackwire for a comic wirewalking act. Performer Brian Dewhurst was a few weeks away from his 58th birthday when the show opened; thus he was performing this role into his early sixties. He also took this act to the ''Fascination'' hybrid tour, playing the ringmaster from ''Le Cirque Reinvente''. (In his ''late'' sixties he took over ''{{Mystere}}'''s ''Theatre/{{Mystere}}'''s clown act, but that's a whole other set of tropes...)
18th Jun '13 8:31:08 AM Sapphirea2
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* HandshakeRefusal: The Everyman quickly learns that his friendly offer of a handshake is a ''terrifying'' gesture to the denizens of this land. However, by the midpoint of Act One both sides are more comfortable with each other and he is able to shake hands with one of the Flounes.
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* HandshakeRefusal: The Everyman quickly learns that his friendly offer of a handshake is a foreign -- and to the Flounes at least, ''terrifying'' -- gesture to the denizens of this land. However, by the midpoint of Act One both sides are more comfortable with each other and he is able to shake hands with one of the Flounes.
18th Jun '13 8:30:15 AM Sapphirea2
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* {{Cloudcuckooland}} / MagicalLand: The story's unnamed setting. The Everyman is seen as strange and even frightening by the Flounes -- the prospect of a handshake initially terrifies them. Those who ''don't'' fear him (The Devils and the two emcee characters) are magic-wielding eccentrics; the Great Chamberlain appears to be the sanest of them, and yet ''he's'' the one who decides to try wirewalking on a whim.
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* {{Cloudcuckooland}} / MagicalLand: The story's unnamed setting. The Everyman is initially seen as strange and even frightening by the Flounes -- the prospect of a handshake initially terrifies them.Flounes. Those who ''don't'' fear him (The Devils and the two emcee characters) are magic-wielding eccentrics; the Great Chamberlain appears to be the sanest of them, and yet ''he's'' the one who decides to try wirewalking on a whim.

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* {{Cloudcuckooland}} / MagicalLand: The story's unnamed setting. HandshakeRefusal: The Everyman is seen as strange and even frightening by the Flounes -- the prospect quickly learns that his friendly offer of a handshake initially terrifies them. Those who ''don't'' fear him (The Devils is a ''terrifying'' gesture to the denizens of this land. However, by the midpoint of Act One both sides are more comfortable with each other and he is able to shake hands with one of the two emcee characters) are magic-wielding eccentrics; the Great Chamberlain appears to be the sanest of them, and yet ''he's'' the one who decides to try wirewalking on a whim.Flounes.
17th Jun '13 1:17:26 PM Sapphirea2
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* BigRedDevil: The Devils, who are not villains but naughty tricksters, are a goofy version of this trope -- red-clad with half-masks that have various permutations of horns and squat or extended noses. While Madame Corporation initially dresses in HeavenlyBlue, she has red hair styled to look like horns, and wears a red version of her costume in the show's second half (including the finale).
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* BigRedDevil: The Devils, who are not villains but naughty tricksters, are a goofy version of this trope -- red-clad with half-masks that have various permutations of horns and squat or extended noses. While Madame Corporation initially dresses in HeavenlyBlue, she has red hair styled to look like horns, and wears switches to a red version of her costume in during the show's second half (including the finale).half.

* HeavenlyBlue: Madame Corporation, the Great Chamberlain, Corporation, and the musicians have rich blues as the primary colors in their costumes. The slackwire walker (when played by a man) whom the Great Chamberlain tries to follow in the footsteps of has a costume in tints of sky blue.
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* HeavenlyBlue: Madame Corporation, the Great Chamberlain, Corporation, and the musicians have rich blues as the primary colors in their costumes.costumes, though Madame Corporation switches to red during Act Two. The slackwire walker (when played by a man) whom the Great Chamberlain tries to follow in the footsteps of has a costume in tints of sky blue.
17th Jun '13 1:15:18 PM Sapphirea2
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* BigRedDevil: The Devils, who are not villains but naughty tricksters, are a goofy version of this trope -- red-clad with half-masks that have various permutations of horns and squat or extended noses. While Madame Corporation usually dresses in HeavenlyBlue, she has red hair styled to look like horns, and when she joins the Devils to lead the protagonist into the DancePartyEnding she wears a red version of her costume.
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* BigRedDevil: The Devils, who are not villains but naughty tricksters, are a goofy version of this trope -- red-clad with half-masks that have various permutations of horns and squat or extended noses. While Madame Corporation usually initially dresses in HeavenlyBlue, she has red hair styled to look like horns, and when she joins the Devils to lead the protagonist into the DancePartyEnding she wears a red version of her costume.costume in the show's second half (including the finale).
12th Jun '13 2:05:48 PM Sapphirea2
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* NoFourthWall
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* NoFourthWallNoFourthWall: Beyond the AudienceParticipation, the characters are well aware of the audience throughout.
12th Jun '13 2:04:16 PM Sapphirea2
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The plot is similar to ''Reinvente'''s, but slightly more complex and symbolic. TheEveryman has been spirited into a MagicalLand of friendly, clownish "Flounes" and Angels, servants known as Corporation, and naughty Devils. What order there is here is kept by Madame Corporation (a slightly menacing ringmistress) and her right-hand man the Great Chamberlain, who more-or-less guide the confused-but-kind Everyman through a series of adventures and wonders. The original tour ran from 1990-91 in North America. In mid-1992, several performers and acts from this show were carried over into the Japanese arena tour ''Theatre/{{Fascination}}''. Once that tour was completed, ''Nouvelle'' reopened at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada for a one-year engagement. Its closure at the end of November 1993 was the prelude to the opening of Cirque's first permanent production -- ''Mystere'' -- at the Mirage's new sister establishment, Treasure Island. The show was filmed in 1991 and won the 1992 Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program (Special). Compare with ''KOOZA'', a much later show directed by David Shiner -- who played the Everyman during this tour's first leg and created his character's clown acts -- and created as a throwback to early Cirque efforts.
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The plot is similar to ''Reinvente'''s, but slightly more complex and symbolic. TheEveryman has been spirited into a MagicalLand of friendly, clownish "Flounes" and Angels, servants known as Corporation, and naughty Devils. What order there is here is kept by the jolly-but-intimidating Madame Corporation (a slightly menacing ringmistress) and her right-hand man the Great Chamberlain, who more-or-less guide oversee the confused-but-kind Everyman Everyman's journey through a series of adventures and wonders. The original tour ran from 1990-91 in North America. In mid-1992, several performers and acts from this show were carried over into the Japanese arena tour ''Theatre/{{Fascination}}''. Once that tour was completed, ''Nouvelle'' reopened at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada for a one-year engagement. Its closure at the end of November 1993 was the prelude engagement (1992-93) as a precursor to the opening of Cirque's first permanent production -- ''Mystere'' -- (''Mystere'') at the Mirage's new sister establishment, Treasure Island. The show was filmed in 1991 and won the 1992 Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program (Special). Compare with ''KOOZA'', a much later show directed by David Shiner -- who played the Everyman during this tour's first leg and created his character's clown acts -- and created as a throwback to early Cirque efforts.
12th Jun '13 8:17:09 AM Sapphirea2
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* ParasolOfPrettiness: The young ladies who perform the foot juggling act not only carry Chinese parasols but use them as their primary props!
12th Jun '13 8:06:40 AM Sapphirea2
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