As the artistic director of Cirque du Soleil’s traveling show “Corteo,” Shaub was tasked, along with his staff, with taking the original show from under the big top to an arena show.
“At first, we thought it was too complex to go into the arena format,” Shaub says in an interview from Reno, Nev. “We had to think of creative ways to put ‘Corteo’ into the arena. We actually didn’t scale it down much. Technically, the show is new. Artistically, it looks like what you saw in the big top.”
Shaub says part of what makes “Corteo” work is the stage’s layout.