An epic day! Canadian Geographic has sent me to Shawinigan, where Cirque Eloize is rehearsing their latest show. The day's shoot begins with two top calibre acrobats, followed by trapeze artists practicing their routine 25 feet in the air. Impressive! But the high point comes a bit later in the afternoon. Rehearsals have moved to a nearby wharf and the sun is going down. Copper-hued light and a cinematic setting, as Maud, the young debutante, practices sword work with her choreographer, a kung fu master. Kung fu! For me, a devoted fan of martial arts films, it is pure magic. Action so close I could reach out and touch it. An intense moment!