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Point Source Microphones Capture the Fierce Fight Sounds of Cirque du Soleil’s R.U.N

Stage Directions • Sounding BoardTheatre Buzz • January 22, 2020

Renowned sound designer Jonathan Deans relies on Point Source GO-8WM moldable microphones to turn stunt performers into “moving mic stands” onstage.


Cirque de Soleil’s latest production, R.U.N, which opened November 14 at the Luxor in Las Vegas, continues to flip theater expectations with a little help from Point Source Audio microphones. A live-action graphic novel out to thrill, R.U.N delivers “back-alley fistfights, bike jumps, car chases, high falls, and body burns,” the sounds of which are captured in all of their visceral intensity through the inventive use of Point Source GO-8WM moldable microphones. Shifting from the ethereal acrobatics that has defined Cirque, R.U.N is a stunt show with special effects that pulse with physicality you can hear and feel: a ground- and body-breaking spectacle, seemingly forged from the sonic vision of globally renowned sound designer Jonathan Deans.

Read the full story at Point Source Audio of Deans’ design and see why he says he had a lightbulb moment with Point Source GO-8WM moldable microphones, which can be shaped into collar, halo, or headset mics.

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