Madonna's MDNA tour has been on the road since May, and now, a short film giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at what really goes into putting on the nightly spectacle has been posted to YouTube.
The seven-minute film, called Inside the DNA of MDNA, features interviews with the choreographers, stylists, dressers and other crew members who all keep Madonna's show on the road. There's footage of the chaos underneath the stage during a show, as the dancers rush to change their hair, makeup and outfits in two minutes flat. You'll also see footage of sound checks and rehearsals, including scenes of Madonna riding a bike around an empty stadium. In addition, there are fleeting glimpses of Madonna's sons Rocco and David.
Unfortunately, there are no on-camera interviews with Madonna in the film. The only time we hear her speak is when we see her backstage in a prayer circle with her choreographers, dancers and band before they take the stage. "I think something really beautiful has come out of it," she speaks of the struggle to get the tour off the ground. "It was worth the tears that I shed."
Backstage, Madonna asks that everyone remember why they're there. "Not only to sing and dance...but to channel light and inspire people," she explains. "That's really why we're here. That's my job."
The North American leg of the MDNA tour gets underway August 28 in Philadelphia.
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