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(PATTY) GOOD EVENING AND

WELCOME TO STUDIO 9... I'M

YOUR HOST PATRICIA MAESE...

THIS WEEK ON STUDIO 9... WE'RE

TAKING YOU TO THE CIRCUS WITH

AN A PREVIEW OF CIRQUE DU

SOLEIL...

THE STUNNING CIRQUE DE SOLEIL

FRANCHISE RETURNS TO EL PASO

THIS MARCH WITH ITS PRODUCTION

OF OVO. THE BRILLIANCE OF THE

VISUAL DISPLAY IN OVO WILL

GIVE THE AUDIENCE A HEADLONG

RUSH INTO A COLORFUL ECOSYSTEM

OF INSECTS AT WORK AN PLAY.

MORE 50 ARTISTS MAKE UP THE

INCREDIBLE SHOW... AND STUDIO

9 IS GIVING YOU A GLIMPSE OF

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT WITH THIS

SNEAK PEEK PEFORMANCE.

Patty: And we're so excited to

have on Studio 9 in here at the

Channel 9 Studios, a sneak

preview performance of Ovo

with Cirque du Soleil. We have

two of the performers, we have

Svetlana and Devon, thank you

so much for joining us. We're

excited tohave you here. Now

talk a little bit about the

show, what audiences can

expect if you go to the show

Devon: Ok, so the first of

all, thanks for inviting us

here today and what the

audience of El Paso is going

to expect from the show is to

enter in the Cirque du Soleil

concept which is we already

know what Cirque du Coleil

concept is about shows and

theincredible and the amazing

things that always doing is

that both the costumes are

different between each other

there's so many colors into

the shows and this show has a

story hiding behind. It's the

story of a colony, a colony of

bugs which is I'm a

dragonfly,Svet is a red spider

and there is more other

different characters in the

show. We are 50 artists that

performs like acrobatic

skills, characters, clones, we

really have you think. So what

I would say that it's

different from other Cirque du

Soleil shows isthat in our

show you can see a little bit

of everything, like acrobatic

wise. You can see handstand,

you can see juggler, you can

see tumbling, trampoline, you

can see a lot of things that

still put together in the same

shows, colorful with lights,

sounds,effects, everything

it's gonna be so much smooth

and nice and what they are

going to expect is to learn

the story from it. It's the

story, so first of all, Ovo is

the name in the Portugese of

egg. Patty:Oh wow! Devon:

So its means egg, ovo. So ovo

is celebrating life because

the egg is actually the life

from the eggs came out the

life, so we are a big colony

and then a foreigner,

foreigner, yes came into the

colony with the very huge and

big eggs on his shouldersand

all the colony bugs is very

attracted from these eggs

because we never seen this

before and what he learned us

is to have respect each other

into the colony, even between

differences between different

bugs, so differences between

us and if to teach isto

celebrate the love between

these two characters, the

foreigner and the ladybug,

which is on it's part of our

colonies. So first of all,

they meet and they don't

really go well together, each

other, but then they find out

that they are falling in love

Patty:Oh wow! So there's a

love story? Devon: Yes! A

love story to the show, yeah

exactly. So although it's a

lot of things, I don't want to

say much about it because I

want to invite El Paso to come

and see us because it's a very

nice show and it's gonna be

here just for a few days from

March12 to 15, so better to

Patty:Get your tickets now

because you're going to sell

out quickly. Now Cirque du

Soleil, in all the shows, we

know them from Vegas and, and

the popularity, international

popularity of Cirque du Soleil

in the performance and the

skill, the visual partof it,

the artistic part of it, I

mean, they're beautiful

performances. If you've never

seen one here's your chance

because they're coming to our

city, but why do you think

audiences love them, Svetlana?

What is it about, you know,

watching you all do whatyou do

and it's amazing, it really is

amazing, but to talk to me

about that Svetlana: Well

Cirque du Soleil, first of

all, it takes a lot of talent

from all over the world. I

think there are people from

about 23 to 25 countries on

our show right now.

Ex

gymnast, Olympians,

dancers, athletes, all of us

coming together, puttingthat

together with the musicians,

the costumes, the Cirque du

Soleil imagination. So that's

gonna make a show that's

completely different from

anything else the audiences

have seen before. It's not

just music, just dance, it's

everything all at once. So

anybodycan find something to

be drawn into. Like Devon was

saying, the acts are all so

different from each other and

a really, really high skill

level, acrobatic wise. So

you'll find something to

absolutely fall in love with

in the show Patty: And even

if you have been to a show,

every show is different. So

you think, oh I've seen it.

No, you haven't because

they're so diverse and like

you said the acrobatics and

the vision and the imagination

that you said and really like

you just toldthe story, it's

about bugs, but it's this

beautifully told story even

from what you guys are going

to perform here shortly. Now

what is it that we're going to

see? They're going to perform

for us only here on Studio 9

in KTSM and what is that

called? Devon: Hand

balancing act which I

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OVO DANCERS PERFORM A ROUTINE

Now here's my question that

everybody wants to know, how

do you become a Cirque du

Soleil performer? I mean you

just don't walk in off the

street and what tell us a

littlebit about your

background Devon: Ok, so

first of all I'm getting from

a traditional circus family,

which I'm from Italy. Second

from us traditional circus

family from Italy and I've

been performing since I was 10

years old. I started the age

of seven with acrobatic and

artisticskills like from

gymnastic. Then at the age of

10 I starting to perform on

stage. Then I did so many

things like during my career,

since like one and almost a

half year ago which I was in

Italy and Cirque du Soleil

called me for casting if I

wanted to be therole of the

dragonfly in the show, Ovo,

and of course I say yes cause

these the things that all of

us dream about it to do to be

part of such an amazing team

like Cirque du Soleil is. And

like when you're in, like when

you're outside of Cirque, you

see beautifuland amazing

shows, but you don't really

realize how much jobs and work

there is behind. Like in

Montreal, with the heart

culture, there is a bunch of

people working hard every day

to find new ideas and to, to

put or and build together

fantastic and amazingshows

that you can not see around.

Like they are always looking

for new ideas and it's amazing

when they call me they say,

"We need you for the role of

the dragonfly" and I was like

"Wow! Like a dragonfly!", and

then explain about the show

and then I was reallyattracted

from it. And then you go to

Montreal, you perform you like

you have months of

preparation, each artist when

like when they need to replace

an artist or they need to

create an act or they need to

create a show they having an

artist and wherever isyour

back background they're going

to create you're like you're

going to really teach you.

They're going to teach your

makeup, they're going to teach

you how to be in character.

There is a very, very, very

big job behind that, when

people came into Cirquearea,

that when they sit in the

audience and they start

watching the show they realize

how amazing the show, but they

sometimes now do not realize

what is behind all this

amazing job and it's not some

time to say it about it as

well because... Patty:Wow!

Very intricate detail Devon:

This is what, for me

personally, this is what's

make the atmosphere of a

Cirque du Soleil being that

great because of the job

behind and they're really,

really looks for details,

they're really perfectionist

in the details as well. The

detailsmakes it different

Patty:You can tell and it

comes across. Tell us a little

bit about your background

Svetlana. How you, you know,

how you got to Cirque du

Soleil because it really is

like the epitome right for

every performer in your

field? Svetlana: Absolutely!

It's, it was my goal ever

since I saw my first Cirque

show, I thought, I want to be

on that stage, I want to be

doing this, this is

incredible. I just, I come

from down so I didn't think it

was possible. I've been on

stage sinceI was five. As a

dancer, I've trained in

France, in the US, and Canada,

but I was so far away from all

the acrobatics I didn't

realize it was achievable, but

with a ton of hard work,

getting into circus school,

learning some aerial

acrobatics arts along theway,

that the passion is what had

me motivated through the roof

and I just worked super, super

hard, went through the

audition process and I

couldn't believe I got in and

yeah just having a spot in the

show and working alongside

this cast is a dream come

true Patty:A dream come true

and it's so beautiful in, like

I said, we're gonna see and

perform in just a bit, thank

you so much. Six performances

here in El Paso in March, you

don't want to miss it. Get

your tickets now. We'll have

all the information onour

website, head on over to

ktsm.com and click on the

Studio 9 tab. And for now,

let's go ahead and watch a

little sneak preview of what

Svetlana and Devon will be

doing in Ovo. Thanks so much

STAY WITH STUDIO 9... NEXT WE

BEAUTY TALK... AND SHOW YOU

THE LATEST MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

TO HELP SCULPT YOUR ABS.

INSIDE THE MED SPA. NEXT.

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to tone your abs, without

really having to step in the

gym, or maybe improve or help

process a little bit, we have

a thing for you, it's new here

in El Paso, it's called 'Cool

Tone', by the same company

that does Cool Sculpting.

Adriana Garza: Yes Patty: And

it's amazing for people who

are really looking to define

their abs. They're already

chisled, but with a little

more "Umph". Tell me about it.

I'm here with Adriana Garza.

Tell me about it, Adriana.

Adriana Garza: Hi Everyone. So

this is Cool Tone, it's a

machine by the makers of Cool

Sculpt. So what it is it

tones, firms, and strengthens

muscles, not just from your

abdomen, but your legs or your

quads and your buttocks as

well. Patty: And it's pretty

cool because it feels like you

were telling me the equivalent

of having a thirty seconds,

thirty minutes, not seconds,

minutes; it's like doing a

thousand crunches. Adriana

Garza: Yes. So what it does,

it basically contracts the

area, so in a thirty minute

time span, you're going to be

doing a thousand crunches.

Patty: It's like stimulating

those muscles. Adriana Garza:

Yes it's using electromagnetic

waves to contract the muscle,

like if you were at the gym.

Patty: So walk me through the

process, how it works. You

wrap them up and you're going

to see it as we're talking

through the segment, how it

kind of works, what it does,

this machine, and so walk me

step by step how it goes when

you're getting them ready.

Adriana Garza: So, once we

have our patient ready we will

hook up one of our

applicators. We attach it to

the area that we are, gonna, I

guess work on. Patty: Yeah.

Adriana Garza: We'll wrap her

up, we'll start the treatment

and that's it; it's super

simple, super easy, the

patient's very comfortable. It

does feel like you are doing

an intense, you know abdominal

workout, but it's not painful

at all. Patty: And for about

thirty minutes, normally a

session is? Adriana Garza:

Yes, a session is about thirty

minutes, um, and like I said

your just laying down

comfortably with no pain

whatsoever. Patty: And how

many sessions do you recommend

to really see results? Adriana

Garza: So, our protocol is

four times. You're going to

come in four times, twice a

week and that should be your

full sessions. Patty: And we

were talking that this is not

melting fat or freezing fat.

This is doing the opposite,

it's working with your muscles

and stimulating them, like if

you do crunches. What you're

doing is stimulating, but it's

just kind of advancing or I

wanna say really boosting the

process. Adriana Garza: Yes.

So this is not like cool

sculpt, where Cool Sculpt is a

fat treatment or a fat

loss

treatment. This is just to

stimulate, to contract, to

really pop out those muscles

that you have underneath and

make them stronger. Patty: And

right now you're doing it for

the abs and that's really,

the, where it started the

process, but are there others

areas where you can Cool Tone?

Adriana Garza: Yes, you can

'Cool Tone', um, the top of

your legs, so, the quads and

you can also 'Cool Tone' your

buttocks. Patty: And it will

give it that firmness. Adriana

Garza: Yes. Patty: And if

you're looking for a little

more, if you're already lean.

Adriana Garza: Yes, so this is

intended for someone who

already works out, who is

going to continue to work out.

This is just going to give you

that extra 'umph' for your

workout, and for your body to

look extra "on

point". Patty:

So it's a different candidate.

You have to ask yourself,

"Okay, am I already fit?", "Do

I work out?". How do you know

if you are a candidate, if

this is something for you? Are

you looking to stimulate, kind

of chisel your abs a little

bit? Adriana Garza: Yes.

Patty: Because that's what it

is, kind of chiseling right?

Adriana Garza: Exactly. So um,

the best thing is for you is

to come in, and um, do a

consult with us, we can, in

less than thirty minutes let

you

COMING UP ON STUDIO 9... WE

LOOK AHEAD TO SPRING AND TAKE

YOU INSIDE A LOCAL FLOWER FARM

THAT IS A VISUAL DELIGHT OF

BLOSSOMS AND EARTH. STAY WITH

US ON STUDIO 9.

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Mesa, New Mexico at Calhoun

Flower Farms with one of the

co

owners here, Susanna

Calhoun. Tell us what you guys

actually do here. People would

be surprised that you grow

your own flowers for events,

sourcing, tell me about it.

Susanna Calhoun: Yeah,

definitely, so this is a

women

run flower farm that we

emphasize on really making

sure that this beautiful

borderland can get quality

flowers, grown sustainably and

humanitarily, so that was our

main goal and we wanted to be

able to give a very high

quality product while still

being sustainable to this area

and using less water and using

new techniques that we can

implement here in the

Southwest. Patty: Now we're

here in La Mesa, close to El

Paso, between Las Cruces. Um,

it's hot here in the region,

in the area, the Southwest but

you can grow beautiful flowers

here and a lot of people don't

know that. We think that

everything dies because of the

extreme heat. Not true.

Susanna Calhoun: Not true. Not

true. So actually we use the

heat to our advantage. We have

an accelerated growing time

because of the heat. So

actually now we're one hundred

percent outdoor grown. And

that actually allows us to

grow even more flowers than,

say New York or Washington

where they have limited

seasons, so. Patty: So I'm

holding Dahlia's right now,

and they're so beautiful, she

just picked them and handed

them to me, but some of the

other stuff you grow here and

that you source to local

florists and also out of the

region as well. Susanna

Calhoun: Right. We also

source, um we usually source

from American grown farmers if

there's something that we

can't grow or a bride

specifically wants. But we

always focus on those American

grown flowers, especially if

they're grown inside the

stable source from Texas and

New Mexico. Um, for anything

that our client wants or we

can custom grow for them.

We'll put anything in the

ground for them that they

might want. Patty: Really? And

they can do it here, and it's

such a magical place. I mean

if you don't follow them on

social media you should, it's

absolutely beautiful. Your

morning picks as your taking

care of the farms and the

flower pot, the flower? What

do you call them? The tracks,

the trails? Susanna Calhoun:

Rows Patty: The Rows. Susanna

Calhoun: Beds, lots of dirt in

general. Patty: Lots of dirt.

Susanna Calhoun: We've

embraced the dirt completely

laughs Patty: It's such a

beautful, beautiful place. Now

you're doing dozens of

weddings a year, you're doing

events, you're sourcing to

florists. I mean you're doing

everything. Talk about how you

guys got started in this.

Susanna Calhoun: So, what we

did was we really tried to

focus on who's local, who has

been here for a while, so we

focused on those florists that

have been here, have that

clientele, have the storefront

and we approached them and

said, "Hey, you can offer a

local source for your clients"

and make it that much more

special for their day, so

that's what we focused on and

social media really helped us

since we don't have a

storefront. That was our way

to connect to all sorts of

demographics that might not

know that this can happen in

their area. Patty: And you're

also going to be teaching

people flower arrangements.

Susanna Calhoun: Yes!

enthusiastically Patty: With

also locally grown flowers.

That's going to be happening

at Whole Foods. Tell me about

that. Susanna Calhoun: Yes. So

that's next Wednesday on the

28th and we have different

events like this so we can

interact with our community.

We have an incredible,

incredible community that

supports all of us so well and

so we wanted to be able to

connect with those clients

that have supported us. So the

workshops really help us, um

especially in educating what

we do on a day to day basis.

So, we'll be teaching

centerpieces, sage smudges,

wreath workshops, different

things like that in order to

broaden that kind of knowledge

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