Cirque Du Soleil left audiences stunned at the Oscars on Sunday with their one-time performance that paid homage to a decade of films honored by the Academy Awards.
Cirque performed jaw-dropping acrobatic routines and stunts against the back drop of films such as North by Northwest, Titanic, Spider-Man, and Gone With the Wind.
The show performed by the renowned Canadian group stole the spot normally allocated to a performance for the Best Song Category. They swung, spun, flew and bent over one another with great ease, in a seamless performance that left the audience applauding in a standing ovation.
Wow, I pulled a hamstring just watching that, he said. We're a pony away from being a bat mitzvah, Billy Crystal, who hosted the Oscars, said after the performance. (Scroll down for video)
Here's a look at other Cirque Du Soleil performances worldwide:
Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour: In celebration of Michael Jackson's legacy, the Cirque have put together a performance fusing visuals, music and fantasy that aims to immerse audiences in Jackson's creative world. The show is described by the Cirque as a fantastical realm where we discover Michael's inspirational Giving Tree - the wellspring of his creativity. The secrets of Michael's inner world are unlocked - his love of music and dance, fairy tale and magic, and the fragile beauty of nature.
Zarkana: It's an acrobatic rock opera that brings together the world of circus arts with the surreal. The story follows Zark, a magician who has lost his powers - and the love of his life - in an abandoned theatre populated by a motley collection of off-the-wall characters and incomparable acrobats. He runs into the Mutants, four sirens as sinister as they are fabulous, who are determined to divert him from his quest, Cirque writes about the performance.
The Beatles LOVE: The show celebrates the legacy of The Beatles, bringing together a spectacle of their songs. Cirque describes the performance as, exploring the content of the songs in a series of scenes inhabited by real and imaginary people. The international cast of 60 channels a raw, youthful energy underscored by aerial performance, extreme sports and urban, freestyle dance.
KA: This show brings together an array of diverse cultures. Cirque describes KÀ as a gravity-defying production featuring a powerfully emotive soundtrack that enhances the innovative blend of acrobatic feats, Capoeira dance, puppetry, projections and martial arts.
Viva Elvis: The show is a fusion of dance, acrobatics and live music that pays tribute to the musical legacy of the late Elvis Presley. Created in the image of The King of Rock 'n' Roll - powerful, sexy, whimsical, truly unique and larger than life - the show highlights an American icon who transformed popular music and whose image embodies the freedom, excitement and turbulence of his era, Cirque writes about the show.