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Cirque du Soleil IRIS is a Hollywood Must-See

Cirque du Soleil IRIS has finally arrived in Los Angeles! A short drive from Burbank to the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, IRIS is a fun, original, and cinematic-themed must-see for anyone spending time in Los Angeles and wanting to see a creative and inspiring show. The performance opened officially in September and will run in Hollywood for at least the next ten years! It is sure to be an essential staple in the Los Angeles culture. Located in the same theatre as the Oscars, IRIS plays on Hollywood themes and storylines that explore the history of cinema through visually stimulating effects, flying trapeze artists, film, and music.

The show essentially begins right when you enter the lobby, with performers straight from the stage wandering around, taking pictures with you, and performing bits to get you in the IRIS mood. One of the first acts will take your breath away, as people soar high above the audience, performing unique trapeze acts all over the intimate theatre. The show continues with fun flying acrobats and exclusive footage of past Hollywood films. Be sure not to miss the first act after the intermission, as there is a bit of audience participation, which is always fun! The entire show does a great job of tying in Hollywood themes and the history of cinema with the more traditional Cirque du Soleil acts of dance, acrobatics, and modern circus moves.

Before or after the show, visit shops or restaurants at the Hollywood & Highland shopping center! The mall is a fun spot for tourists and has both high-end and affordable shops. Outside on Hollywood Boulevard around the mall and theatre is another popular tourist spot, with many vendors selling fun Hollywood trinkets. Don’t forget to get your picture taken with one of many characters straight out of the movies that wander around for your entertainment. You will feel right at home in Hollywood as well as Burbank as you see Cirque du Soleil IRIS, walk down the Walk of Fame and read the various stars, and shop with the celebrities at the famous shopping center.