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Boy meets girl, boy loses girl as Buster (Raphael Cruz) pursues Scarlett. Or Scarletts, plural, clockwise from lower left, Yanelis Brooks, Alice Dufour, Alayna Stroud, Olga Pikhienko and Sonia Weast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

When the movies learned to speak (Garbo talks!) the sound of silence ended. Caroline Lauzon, wearing a headdress suggesting a microphone, is all ears.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Great movie comedians have been around since the art form's start. Think: Charlie Chaplin, Jerry Lewis and Mae West. Cirque's Eric Davis taps the energy of these laugh-getters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Cirque's bodies in motion stay in motion. That's certainly the case with brother aerialists Andrew Atherton, left, and Kevin Atherton. Be sure to wave if you're in the balcony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Lights! Camera! Attraction! Dancers Corey Scott-Gilbert and Hannah Weber perform a sensual pas de deux choreographed by "Iris" director Philippe Decouflé.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Everybody, it seems, wants to be in pictures, and that goes for the comic-relief character portrayed by Sophie Cornille.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Red-carpet fashion alert: Ekaterina Pirogovskaya looks fetching in a skirt made to function as a Praxinoscope, a 19th century animation cylinder. Try to top that, Angelina!

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

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Cirque du Soleil performers before and after photos

Once you strip away the Hollywood glamour and glitz, movies are an art of light and motion, transformation and perception. ‘Iris,’ the new made-for-Los-Angeles show from Cirque du Soleil that opens this week at the Kodak Theatre, celebrates the magic of cinematic makeover, captured in these before-and-after portraits by Los Angeles Times photographer Jay L. Clendenin.

Also watch the video by Myung Chun on how the photo shoot was done.

1 Comment

  1. January 2, 2013, 3:15 am

    This was one of the most spectacular things I have ever witnessed! I wish I could see it again and again. There is so much going on that one viewing is not enough!

    By: kathy

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