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  • PARAMOUR to Close April 2017!

    PARAMOUR to Close April 2017!

    Broadway is making way for Harry Potter, literally. The cavernous Lyric Theater will be dramatically reconfigured — shedding one-fifth of its seats — to create a home for the most-coveted theatrical tenant of the moment: the two-part play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” which is expected to open there in spring 2018.

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  • Cirque makes every effort to keep its staff safe, CEO says

    Cirque makes every effort to keep its staff safe, CEO says

    It’s not the kind of phone call anyone wants to have to make. In his car on the way home from the premiere of Ovo at the Bell Centre Tuesday night, Cirque chief executive officer Daniel Lamarre learned that Olivier Rochette, a technician working Luzia in San Francisco, had been killed that night. He was struck by a telescopic lift as it was being taken off stage before the show.

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  • IATSE Cancels Cirque Protest After Fatal Accident

    IATSE Cancels Cirque Protest After Fatal Accident

    IATSE has canceled today’s planned protest against the non-union performance of Cirque du Soleil’s OVO show in Montreal, following Tuesday’s freak accident that took the life of Olivier Rochette, the son of Cirque founder Gilles Ste-Croix.

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  • Tech dies in accident at Luzia in San Francisco

    Tech dies in accident at Luzia in San Francisco

    An equipment officer died Tuesday night in an accident during the set-up for a Cirque du Soleil show at AT&T Park in San Francisco, police said. The show's organizer said that the technician was struck by a lift following which he was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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  • Brisbane Olympic Gymnast Lisa Skinner Falls, Sustains Injuries

    Brisbane Olympic Gymnast Lisa Skinner Falls, Sustains Injuries

    Brisbane Olympic gymnast Lisa Skinner who fell during a performance on Sunday will be fitted with a brace on Monday to keep her body from moving, her mother says. The 35-year-old was performing the aerial hoop solo act during Cirque du Soleil's Kooza performance at Skygate when she fell, plummeting to the floor just before 2pm.

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  • VIDEO /// Cirque du Soleil Presents: The Park

    VIDEO /// Cirque du Soleil Presents: The Park

    GoldenSun posted a tantalizing new teaser for Cirque du Soleil and Grupo Vidanta's upcoming theme park - right now simply called THE PARK. Check it out!

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  • BWW | Q&A w/ Toruk’s Laura Silverman

    BWW | Q&A w/ Toruk’s Laura Silverman

    BroadwayWorld Sacramento spoke with Cirque du Soleil spokesperson Laura Silverman about the innovative technology and puppetry of Cirque's latest arena show, TORUK - The First Flight, a story-driven prequel to James Cameron's Avatar.

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  • Go Behind the Scenes of Luzia with TechCrunch!

    Go Behind the Scenes of Luzia with TechCrunch!

    When the folks at Cirque Du Soleil invited us to check out some of the technology behind its latest show, Luzia, we just couldn’t say no. We try to get to every Cirque show that comes to the Bay Area, so this was like getting a glimpse into Santa’s workshop.

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  • How Cirque Created Its First-Ever Touring Water Show

    How Cirque Created Its First-Ever Touring Water Show

    If you’ve ever seen Cirque's fantastic Las Vegas show O, you no doubt marveled at the complexity of performances taking place in and out of water. Now imagine incorporating that complexity in one of the famous Montreal circus company’s traveling acts, and you’re ready to take in Luzia, its newest, and perhaps most ambitious road show ever.

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  • Q&A w/Maya Kesselman – Luzia Hoops Diver!

    Q&A w/Maya Kesselman – Luzia Hoops Diver!

    Maya Kesselman went to Brandeis School of San Francisco for eight years and is now a cast member in Luzia, the newest show from the famous avant-garde Cirque du Soleil. Find out how she got started in the circus world!

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  • Injury Highlights Risk of Acrobatics

    Injury Highlights Risk of Acrobatics

    Karina Silva Poirier has spent years dazzling audiences with acrobatic feats, swinging and spinning high above the ground supported by long, thick ribbons of fabric. Poirier, 39, put her aerial performances for Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba on hiatus last year during her pregnancy and after the birth of her 7-month-old son Kyle.

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  • Dominic Cruz Loves Life on Road with Cirque du Soleil

    Dominic Cruz Loves Life on Road with Cirque du Soleil

    Dominic Cruz didn’t have to run away to join the circus. He was encouraged to pursue a life under the big top. Cruz, 23, a former Vallejo and Benicia resident, has a featured role in Cirque du Soleil’s “Luzia,” which stops in San Francisco beginning Thursday and continuing through Jan. 8.

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  • CNBC: Cirque offers a new twist for job seekers

    CNBC: Cirque offers a new twist for job seekers

    Ashley Skivington has seen her life come full circle. The 35-year-old performer first saw Mystere as a teenage gymnast. She's now been with the show nearly a third of her life — 12 years. "I remember walking out just in awe and wondering how something like that was made," Skivington recalled. "I was thinking, 'I want to do that someday,' and here I am."

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  • ONOD 5: “The paint comes out now to make our masterpiece”

    ONOD 5: “The paint comes out now to make our masterpiece”

    Nearly five years ago, Krista Monson created the first “One Night for One Drop” show for Guy Laliberte’s commitment to the One Drop water charity he founded. Now she’s returned as the overall director of creation for the next spectacular production March 3 at “Zumanity” Theater in New York-New York.

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  • TORUK Producer: “We Make Our Content for Audiences”

    TORUK Producer: “We Make Our Content for Audiences”

    Landau says the arena show will please die-hard fans: "What the Cirque show does for fans of the film is a great reminder of why they responded the way that they did. There is a story here in Toruk of the unlikeliest of heroes rising to occasion and saving, effectively, an entire planet."

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