Have you ever wondered what the performers from Cirque du Soleil do in their free time? They can’t be swinging from ropes and hanging upside down off each other all the time, right? Are they as creative offstage as they are on?
Parade: The Collective offers artwork from cast and crew members of the Las Vegas Cirque shows. Like the performances themselves, the art is separated into different categories: painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography and multi-media. Highlights include a feather headdress by Sandy Scheller, a wardrobe attendant for Zumanity; a dramatic image of boots splashing through mud (pictured) by Nils Becker, head of electrics for Kà; and a ghostly painting by Elia Aymon, an acrobat for Viva Elvis.
This is the seventh installment of the collective art exhibition from the Cirque Cultural Action Team, and it opens Jan. 5 at the Trifecta Gallery (107 E. Charleston Blvd., 366-7001). The show runs through Jan. 26, but if you go on opening night, the artists will be there discussing their works from 6-8 p.m. After that, it’s back to hanging upside down.