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Le Rêve: Look behind the scenes of the watery world of ‘The Dream’ — PHOTOS

Updated November 4, 2019 - 10:33 am

In the dreamy stage production at Wynn Las Vegas, more than 90 performers dance, fly through the air and dive into a 1.1-million-gallon pool.

“Le Rêve – The Dream,” which opened in 2005, centers around The Dreamer, who journeys through a surreal world that leads her to choose between two lovers, Dark Passion and True Love.

Throughout the various vignettes, athletes and acrobats create imaginative imagery in which they twirl from the rafters, dive from heights of 80 feet and tango underwater in red heels.

Behind the scenes, 143 technicians resole the red shoes, provide 3,000 hours of massage throughout the year, meet the 385 audio cues and provide 70 hoses of air to performers underwater.

Resident choreographer Danita Eldridge, middle, gives direction to Reggie Morlen, left, and A.J ...
Resident choreographer Danita Eldridge, middle, gives direction to Reggie Morlen, left, and A.J. Montgomery during rehearsal for "Le Rêve- The Dream" at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, September 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto
A diver technician, left, supplies oxygen to synchronized swimmers performing “Tango.” Dur ...
A diver technician, left, supplies oxygen to synchronized swimmers performing “Tango.” During the show, 22 underwater infrared cameras are used to monitor divers and performers. (Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto
Synchronized swimmers practice during rehearsal for "Le Rêve- The Dream." After each show, the ...
Synchronized swimmers practice during rehearsal for "Le Rêve- The Dream." After each show, the 66 pairs of red shoes used are resoled and repainted. Some pairs have dozens of holes drilled in them to drain the water. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto
Gymnast Mirek Niepielski, left, does overhead squats under the supervision of Steve McCauley, h ...
Gymnast Mirek Niepielski, left, does overhead squats under the supervision of Steve McCauley, head of health services, before the start of the 7pm performance of "Le Rêve- The Dream" at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, October 11, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto
Performer and coach Didier Antoine gets his makeup applied to play the role of Morpheus before ...
Performer and coach Didier Antoine gets his makeup applied to play the role of Morpheus before the start of the 7 pm performance of "Le Rêve- The Dream" at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, September 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto
Performer and coach Didier Antoine plays the role of Morpheus during the 7 pm performance of &q ...
Performer and coach Didier Antoine plays the role of Morpheus during the 7 pm performance of "Le Rêve- The Dream" at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, September 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto
Ronnie Grinie, right, assistant head of wardrobe, makes adjustments to dancer Valeriz Zarkowski ...
Ronnie Grinie, right, assistant head of wardrobe, makes adjustments to dancer Valeriz Zarkowski-Volmar before the 7pm show of "Le Rêve- The Dream" at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, September 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto
Head of health services Steve McCauley, middle/standing, stretches Brett Hamby before the 7 pm ...
Head of health services Steve McCauley, middle/standing, stretches Brett Hamby before the 7 pm performance of "Le Rêve- The Dream" at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, September 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto
Eleven divers assist artists and change elements during performances, left, while 70 hookah reg ...
Eleven divers assist artists and change elements during performances, left, while 70 hookah regulators help performers breathe as they travel underwater. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto
Aquatic coach and choreographer Dacha Nedorezova, bottom/right, gives instruction to synchroniz ...
Aquatic coach and choreographer Dacha Nedorezova, bottom/right, gives instruction to synchronized swimmers during rehearsal for "Le Rêve- The Dream" at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, September 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto
Aerial conceptor, coach and performer Didier Antoine, left, gives direction to Ryan Bartlett, t ...
Aerial conceptor, coach and performer Didier Antoine, left, gives direction to Ryan Bartlett, top/right, and Williams Rodriguez during rehearsal for "Le Rêve- The Dream" at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, September 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto
Performers leap into the 26.6-foot-deep pool from a large tree-like structure, which weighs 4,7 ...
Performers leap into the 26.6-foot-deep pool from a large tree-like structure, which weighs 4,700 pounds. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto
Brett Hamby, a generalist with "Le Rêve- The Dream," rehearses at Wynn Las Vegas ...
Brett Hamby, a generalist with "Le Rêve- The Dream," rehearses at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, June 28, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager Review-Journal) @BenjaminHphoto
Performers leap into the 26.6-foot-deep pool from a large tree-like structure, which weighs 4,7 ...
Performers leap into the 26.6-foot-deep pool from a large tree-like structure, which weighs 4,700 pounds. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto
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