Britney to be 'sawed' in half on Circus tour
According to reports, the pop sensation will be doing a number with illusionist-comedian Ed Alonzo, known as the Misfit of Magic, at each performance.music Updated: Feb 25, 2009 18:40 IST
Britney Spears is leaving no stone unturned to make her ‘Circus’ tour a real entertainment treat for audience, and she will have herself sliced in half for one of the stunts during her shows.
According to reports, the pop sensation will be doing a number with illusionist-comedian Ed Alonzo, known as the Misfit of Magic, at each performance.
"Right away, she got into the boxes and into the magic contraptions to learn the stuff, and she''s so excited about this tour and all the elements that are in it," Us magazine quoted Alonzo as saying.
He added: "We''re going to be doing the classics of magic but a little high-tech. We''ll be doing a little dissection, transposition, a vanish, an appearance.
The ‘Womaniser’ hitmaker will be playing Alonzo''s assistant during the bit, and will be part of many of his tricks.
"If I do a trick, she doesn''t just hold the props, she''s actually getting inside the big boxes or I am slicing her up,” Alonzo said.
"(I) made (the tricks) really easy for her, but there are some complicated things that she is doing that you would think a contortionist would have to do, or a trained magician''s assistant. But because she''s a dancer, it really makes sense to put her in the magic, and it works and she''s really, really good at it," Alonzo added.
Although Alonzo did not reveal which of the Spears’ song would go with their joint performance, but revealed the three-ring circus set helps them get into character.
"It''s like watching a big Cirque du Soleil high-tech circus, but with a really focused star in the middle of all of this. It''s going to be an amazing concert for people to watch,” he said.