"O" is one of the few Cirque du Soleil shows still on my to-do list... this article on the BBC online site talks about the technology behind the show -- not just music and lights, but climate control, feedback to the performers, etc.  Pretty cool stuff.  Glad to see it conclude with this, though:

For all their power, the computers and computerized systems are all but invisible to the audience. "The performers don't have to be very computer literate. They get to be artists, we really don't want to take that away from them," said Mr Ricotta.
Link: BBC News: Computers power Cirque spectacle >

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