This 13-episode Emmy Award-winning mini series follows the performers of the Cirque du Soleil, which has been captivating audiences for years. On location in the Cirque's home base of Montreal, the newly-assembled Varekai performers must now work harder than they ever have before to get ready for opening night in eight months time. It's a challenge that few are equal to, and the greatest acrobats, trapeze artists, and athletes must train to perfection to create the spectacular extravaganza that is the Cirque du Soleil. The extremity of the experience in all its manifestations has been captured in this behind-the-scenes documentary. Extraordinarily revelatory, each member of the group faces great physical and emotional obstacles on the path toward producing the greatest work of their lives.