Cirque du Soleil and Felix & Paul Studios Unveil Virtual Reality Experience THROUGH THE MASKS OF LUZIA on Samsung Gear VR, Powered by Oculus

Cirque du Soleil and Felix & Paul Studios today announced the latest virtual reality experience created and produced through their EMMY® award-winning collaboration. Utilizing Felix & Paul Studios’ proprietary industry-leading VR technology platform, Through the Masks of LUZIA takes the audience to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light quenches the spirit and rain soothes the soul. The creation is a poetic and acrobatic ode to the rich, vibrant culture of a country whose wealth stems from an extraordinary mix of influences and creative collisions.

Through the Masks of LUZIA becomes the first-ever VR experience to be captured through both hyper-stereoscopy and hypo-stereoscopy processes. This brand new experience offers viewers an unmatched degree of immersion, even making them feel like a giant or like a miniature throughout scenes of mind-bending acrobatics and daring stunts. To fully benefit the VR attribute and achieve this 14-minute 3D 360° cinematic experience, the Cirque du Soleil creation teams redesigned the acrobatic performances, thus creating a completely new experience.

“Through our VR productions, we aim at offering our fans a state-of-the-art complementary experience to our live shows while reaching out to new audiences, proposing to them a first deep dive into our creations,” says Sébastien Ouimet, Senior Manager, Content Partnerships & Distribution, Cirque du Soleil. “The impressive versatility of VR gives us the opportunity to bring our audience into a completely immersive world, transposing our shows’ artistic direction in a new creative format.”

“Inspired by the simultaneously festive and surreal atmosphere of LUZIA, we created a VR-native journey through an unexpected world full of wonder and amazement, incorporating living embodiments of mythology in a…

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