Mike and Bob Bryan Clown Around with Cirque Du Soleil’s LUZIA Performers
Tennis Canada – On Tuesday, American doubles duo Mike and Bob Bryan got a sneak peek at rehearsals for Cirque du Soleil’s newest spectacle, LUZIA, set to open in Toronto on Thursday, July 28.
After seeing the opening act run through their routine, the decorated tennis player brothers got a private lesson on the Chinese Pole from another sibling pair in brother and sister performers Devin and Marta Henderson.
Acts inspired by Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA are being performed daily on Centre Court and around the grounds at Rogers Cup presented by National Bank this week at Aviva Centre.
Official photos and video below.
Photo Credit: Tennis Canada/Peter Power
Bob (lower left) and Mike (lower right) Bryan pose with Chinese Pole artists and siblings Devin (top left) and Marta (top right) Henderson at the Cirque du Soleil rehearsal space in the Big Top in Toronto.
Bob (en bas, à gauche) et Mike (en bas, à droite) Bryan photographiés avec Devin (en haut, à gauche) et Marta (en haut, à droite) Henderson dans la salle de répétition du Circuit du Soleil, sous le grand chapiteau de Toronto.
Photo Credit: Tennis Canada/Peter Power
Bob (left) and Mike (right) Bryan attempt a trick on the Chinese Pole with the coaching of Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA performers Devin and Marta Henderson.
Bob (à gauche) et Mike (à droite) Bryan essaient une acrobatie sur le mât chinois avec l’aide des artistes du Cirque du Soleil Devin et Marta Henderson.
Link to high-res files: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y844pd47swz7pje/AABOn7YIeZ60KZ9hRn66tE6Qa?dl=0
OFFICIAL B-ROLL (30 seconds of each act)
About Rogers Cup presented by National Bank
Rogers Cup presented by National Bank is a Tennis Canada owned and operated world-class tournament celebrating its 136th anniversary of the men’s event from July 23-31 at Aviva Centre in Toronto and its 124th anniversary of the women’s event from July 22-31 at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal. As an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament, Premier 5 WTA tournament and Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series event, Rogers Cup presented by National Bank will showcase the world’s best players. Rogers Cup presented by National Bank is the third-oldest title in tennis, behind only Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. For more information and tickets visit www.rogerscup.com.
About Tennis Canada
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About Cirque du Soleil
LUZIA is Cirque du Soleil’s 38th original production since 1984, and its 17th show presented under the Big Top. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.
Sarah Grossman, National Manager, Communications and Media Relations, Professional Tennis
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