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Cirque du Soleil acrobats rehearse for the OVO performance Trampel Wall act, Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Sunrise, Fla. Cirque Du Soleil, of Canada, is touring South Florida. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Here's how to be a Cirque du Soleil performer


Have you ever wondered what its like to be an acrobat? Well, wonder no more. Circa is going behind the scenes with Cirque du Soleil to find out.

Cirque du Soleil's show OVO is visiting the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia, this week so we sent Circa's resident circus enthusiast Samantha Loss to meet some of the performers and learn what it takes to be in a Cirque du Soleil show.

Loss got some on-the-job training from Cirque du Soleil performers before Wednesday night's showing of "OVO," a production inspired by the insect kingdom.

"OVO is teeming with life," the performance's website reads. "Insects work, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy in motion."

"Their home is filled with biodiversity, beauty, action and moments of quiet emotion," the description adds. "The awestruck insects are intensely curious when a mysterious egg apppears, representing the enigma and cycle of their lives."

Circque du Soleil was founded in Montreal, Canada, in 1984 by two former street performers and has since emerged as the world's largest theatrical producer. The company currently has more than 20 shows touring around the world.

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