Cirque du SoleilTodo comenzó en Baie-Saint-Paul, un pueblo pequeño cerca de la ciudad de Quebec, en Canadá. A principios de 1980, un grupo de personajes coloridos deambulaba por las calles en zancos, haciendo malabares, bailando, tragando fuego y tocando música. Eran Les Échassiers de Baie-Saint-Paul (los caminadores sobre zancos de Baie-Saint-Paul), un grupo de artistas callejeros fundado por Gilles Ste-Croix. Los lugareños estaban impresionados e intrigados por los jóvenes artistas, entre los que se encontraba Guy Laliberté, quien más tarde fundaría y se convertiría en presidente del Cirque du Soleil.
Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer
Scott started his career as an acrobat as part of the Sailor Circus program in Sarasota, California. His disciplines included ladder, teeterboard, clowning and juggling. Scott picked up his knowledge of acrobatic equipment and rigging design from veterans in the business. He worked in the worlds of theatre and rock music, where his rigging expertise was in demand. At the same time, he continued to work around the world as a performer, appearing with many circus companies including the Ringling Brothers, and Barnum and Bailey. He also worked as an acrobat in theme parks including Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Scott’s first assignment with Cirque du Soleil came when the Cirque show La Nouba was being created in 1997. He worked on the rigging design for that production. ZED was Scott Osgood’s first mandate with Cirque du Soleil as Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer, Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour is his second.