Cirque RAW – Like You’ve Never Seen Before

No makeup, no decor, no costume, just RAW talent.

The Task

Cirque RAW presents a captivating and cinematic exploration of the world of circus arts, skillfully combining minimalistic storytelling with a surrealist perspective.

Embarking on a journey that spanned borders and encompassed breathtaking locations in Costa Rica, Nevada and beyond, the Cirque du Soleil Content Studio turned dreams into reality. The result was a visually stunning series that not only showcased RAW athleticism and talent but also evoked a sense of awe through mesmerizing videos set against fascinating landscapes and mysterious backgrounds.

Yuri Berger, Senior Creative Producer, describes the series as an endeavor to delve deeper into the essence of an artist's work, aiming to authentically reveal their individual artistry. And True to Cirque du Soleil spirit, an air of surrealism was defenitly infused into the performances.

The culmination of these efforts is a collection of fantastical episodes that seamlessly blend extraordinary human performances, distinctive settings, dreamlike moments, and an experience that effortlessly merges the realms of acrobatics and cinema.

The Goal

With the goal of championing creativity, this series explores a vast world of artistic expression beyond Cirque du Soleil's physical stage. It's a curated mix of classical meets avant-garde, a journey where each movement, form, and shape tell a unique story, offering a panoramic view of the artistic tapestry.

Cirque RAW provides audiences with a unique and immersive experience that highlights the incredible talent withinCirque du Soleil while also transcending traditional perceptions of circus arts.

Cirque du Soleil aspires to evoke awe, spark curiosity, and leave a lasting impression that extends beyond the boundaries of conventional circus entertainment, presenting Cirque RAW as an unforgettable viewing experience for fans worldwide

The Partnership

Episode 5: PURA VIDA in collaboration with Costa Rica Tourism

From the enchanting realm of Cirque du Soleil to the captivating terrains of Costa Rica, this is the tale of ethereal beings (represented by strap (aerial) artists, Zoe Schubert and Marceau Bidal) descending upon a land veiled in intrigue and beauty. Through their presence, viewers will embark on an immersive voyage, unveiling the natural wonders of Costa Rica, including its sounds, landscapes, flora, and more.

These extraordinary individuals seamlessly blend their unique talents for a one-of-a-kind performancewhere nature harmonizes with human abilities, leaning into Costa Rica’s philosophy of “Pura Vida” as away of life.

This is an artistic and contemplative exploration of Costa Rica’s pristine wonders in tune with Cirque du Soleil’s otherworldly artistry – a display that goes beyond the standard travel video.

This stunning visual poem debuted on screens at Cirque du Soleil’s Big Top show, ECHO, in Atlanta, Georgia, of which, Costa Rica Tourism was an Official Touring Partner, before being widely shared to Cirque du Soleil social followers.

Content & Results

Cirque RAW offers a unique exploration of the circus arts through a simple approach, a nuanced narrative, and a surrealistic viewpoint, allowing the artist’s talent to be the sole focus.

The five-part content series garnered 5.3M Reach, 1.4M Views, and 11.7K Engagements across Social Media channels (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube).

Series Trailer

KOOZA | Episode 1 | Hand - Chair Balancing

The Beatles LOVE | Episode 2 | Dance & Contortion

Mystère | Episode 3 | Hand to Hand

ECHO | Episode 4 | Human Cradle

PURA VIDA | Episode 5 | Aerial Straps


About Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is a world leader in live entertainment. On top of producing world-renowned circus arts shows, the Canadian organization brings its creative approach to a large variety of entertainment forms such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, theme parks and special events. Going beyond its various creations, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group aims to make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. For more information about Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, please visit