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Cirque du Soleil to perform at Oscar awards

• Agence France-Presse

The one-off performance, part of the February 26 Academy Awards show, will feature the largest Cirque cast ever assembled for a single act, with over 50 artists involved.

They will perform to music by Oscar-nominated composer Danny Elfman, who scored the Cirque du Soleil’s show cinema-themed show “IRIS,” currently being performed at the Kodak Theatre, where the Oscars are put on.

The 84th Academy Awards will take place next Sunday at the theater on Hollywood Boulevard, with a string of A-list celebrities among those on stage, as well as in the audience.

Veteran Oscars host Billy Crystal will steer the evening’s entertainment, after stepping in when actor Eddie Murphy quit in November due to a row over anti-gay remarks by a producer, who also left.