IST 305 Group 8
IT at Cirque du Soleil
1. Describe how IT supports the touring show life cycle (from creation through performance).
What is interesting is that Cirque du Soliel when boiled down is just a circus. When people think of a circus as the Vice President of Information Technology and Knowledge management Danielle Savoie points out technology is not generally used, but Cirque du Soliel revamps the image and makes it completely unique. In touring show life, information technology is very important because first of all it is a time saver, which is incredibly important when the show is on a schedule. When people are about to go perform they have to have very quick makeup and dress changes or else the entire show
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It gives a person the ability to buy gift cards or tickets for a show. The last thing the website does is pique a person’s interest because with all of the colors, the easy access, and the amazing stunts how could someone not want to see it when it captures a person’s attention and makes one gasp with what people can really do. Cirque du Soliel is really a glorified circus and just like a circus it captures a person’s attention and keeps one on the edge of one’s seat throughout the performance because of the colors, the music, the atmosphere, and how incredible people really are. Another way IT helps the touring show is how it links everything together. The first thing that goes in to the show is the creation, which includes the music composition, the scenario, the scenario, and the choreography. After creation the IT work goes in to the design, which is where make up comes in as well as the wigs, costumes, and accessories. IT work also goes in to the sound engineering, lighting, equipment, and technical engineering. Lastly there are the rehearsals and the performance, which ties everything together and gives a person a spectacular show that with everything combined will take a person’s breath away. IT also helps with developing the show’s infrastructure and logistics. All plane tickets, visas, immigration papers, permits and many things are stored in their Electronic Document Management System. Savoie says that when they are on