• ‘Death-defying aerial stunts’ in ‘Annekapal’ tonight

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    Viva Concerts secured a multi-million insurance for Anne Curtis’ risky production act at The Big Dome

    Viva Concerts secured a multi-million insurance for Anne Curtis’ risky production act at The Big Dome

    ANNE Curtis’ second solo concert, Annebisyosa 2: The Forbidden Concert, Annekapal, which unfolds tonight at the Smart Araneta Coliseum is expected to set new records, as she breaks all rules in concert performances for her legions of fans.

    The day’s biggest star will not just belt out challenging tunes, and take on duets with such famed voices as Martin Nievera, Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid and Robert Sena, among others, but she will brave “death-defying and forbidden aerial stunts” never-before-seen on the local concert stage.

    According to Viva Concerts, Anne’s stunts tonight are a product of extensive research abroad by the Annekapal! creative team. To be more specific, the actress and TV host will apparently “risk life and limb as she navigates the entire Big Dome, buckled up with the same harness used in Cirque de Soleil,” as stated in the production company’s latest press release.

    In fact, the Araneta management initially frowned at the idea of such risky stunts that Viva and Anne’s own Annebisyosa Productions, Inc., which is co-producing the show, almost decided to change concert venues. “Fortunately, after several negotiations, the Araneta management agreed to what Anne is set to do so it’s all systems go for Annekapal,” continued the press statement. “The producers also went a step further and secured a multi-million insurance for Anne’s risky concert act.”

    Even the artist’s costume changes are said to be “state-of-the-art” and will see her from one outfit to another with just a click of a button. The creative team calls it the “mechanical costume change,” with bespoke outfits from The Blondes, a New York-based design duo who has worked with international artist like Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez, to name a few.

    Then there is Atsuko Kudo, a London-based Japanese luxury latex wear designer who has designed and produced pieces for Rihanna and Madonna.

    Finally, she will also don the works of Norman Rene de Vera, a UK-born Filipino designer who currently serves as global head designer of the House of Celine in London and Paris.

    Other Annekapal highlights include a production spot where the Dyesebel star will ride a 10-foot apple; swing, sway and gyrate in a snake dance; and tease and sizzle in a production number reminiscent of erotic novel, 50 Shades of Grey.

    “Lahat ng associated sa salitang ‘forbidden’ gagawin ni Anne,” added a production insider.

    With all these intriguingly in store for Anne Curtis’ concert, Annebisyosa 2: The Forbidden Concert, Annekapal, just has to be the “Pick of the Weekend.”

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