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  • Kristi Wade – Toruk Acrobat

    Kristi Wade – Toruk Acrobat

    For Cirque du Soleil performer Kristi Wade, Sundays typically start in one city and finish in another. The Australian-born acrobat, who appears in Toruk, performs two shows every Sunday, before packing up and heading to the next performance destination.

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  • 45 DEGREES: The Bal du MAC

    45 DEGREES: The Bal du MAC

    The Fondation du Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal has, again, given 45 degrees the design and production of their prestigious annual fund raising event, the Bal du MAC. The theme this year - "Liberties" - invites guests to become immersed in a privileged universe deprived of liberty, inspired by Georges Orwell's work of 1984, to emphasize how essential it is to defend these freedoms day after day.

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  • 45 DEGREES: A Look Back on 5 Years of SCALADA

    45 DEGREES: A Look Back on 5 Years of SCALADA

    Looking back on the 5-year partnership with AndorraWorld that brought the celebrated Scalada series to life and brought smiles to thousands.

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  • Street Culture Roots Keep Cirque Alive for 33 Years

    Street Culture Roots Keep Cirque Alive for 33 Years

    Daniel Lamarre is just a "ticket seller". At least that's how the president and chief executive of Cirque du Soleil describes himself. Only he's selling more than 13 million tickets to consumers around the world every year, and Cirque du Soleil is raking in more than $US1 billion ($1.25 billion) in revenue annually.

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  • VOLTA Opens the Toronto Stock Market

    VOLTA Opens the Toronto Stock Market

    The cast of VOLTA joined Robert Peterman, Vice-President, Global Business Development, TMX Group to open the Toronto Stock Market. Waz and the Super Elites blended in to share the excitement the #CirqueWay!

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  • 45 DEGREES: The Helene Fischer Show Debuts!

    45 DEGREES: The Helene Fischer Show Debuts!

    Back in December we learned that 45 DEGREES would be designing and producing Helene Fischer's new tour, which was scheduled to embark in the autumn of 2017. Well, it's autumn, and Helene Fischer's tour has begun!

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  • Montreal Gazette: “Cirque Previews CRYSTAL”

    Montreal Gazette: “Cirque Previews CRYSTAL”

    The new show, Crystal, is the Cirque’s first-ever ice show, but the creators went to great lengths on Tuesday to underline that it is anything but a traditional skating show à la Disney on Ice. Local journalists were given a sneak preview of Crystal at the JC Perreault sports complex in St-Roch-de-l’Achigan in the Lanaudière region, about an hour from Montreal.

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  • Tonight REFLEKT Takes its Final Bow

    Tonight REFLEKT Takes its Final Bow

    Tonight, REFLEKT, the exclusive Cirque du Soleil event created and produced for Expo 2017 Astana International, takes its final bow. After nearly two years in the making and 71 sold out performances, we couldn’t be more proud of our team for their hard work! Here’s a look at how it all came together.

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  • The Family Who Ran Off With The Circus

    The Family Who Ran Off With The Circus

    I am the general stage manager for [TORUK-The First Flight by] Cirque du Soleil. My husband, Mike, often works as a sound engineer for the circus. Back when I had just joined Cirque, our three kids were aged four, six and eight. We wanted them to have both of their parents around so off we all went — to the circus!

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  • New South Loop Mural a Gift from Cirque du Soleil

    New South Loop Mural a Gift from Cirque du Soleil

    To help honor Chicago’s Year of Public Art, Cirque du Soleil, in partnership with Columbia College Chicago and the Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC), commissioned local artist Gloria “Gloe” Talamantes to create a mural inspired by “Luzia,” a production whose images of butterflies and rain are captured in the work.

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  • Meet Camille Santerre-Gervais – a “Bug” in OVO

    Meet Camille Santerre-Gervais – a “Bug” in OVO

    Yes, there is a large white egg in this show - OVO - whose theme is insects in which performers juggle, leap, fly and bend as ants, cockroaches, butterflies, a ladybug, flies, crickets, and spiders. We had a conversation with Camille Santerre-Gervais, one of the bugs in the show and she explains her experiences touring with the company.

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  • Cirque Commissions Mural for Chicago’s Year of Public Art

    Cirque Commissions Mural for Chicago’s Year of Public Art

    Cirque du Soleil announces a partnership with Columbia College Chicago and the Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) that will add a new public mural downtown in honor of the city's Year of Public Art. Local artist Gloria "Gloe" Talamantes is creating the mural, inspired by its highly acclaimed production LUZIA.

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  • Performer falls, halting Volta show

    Performer falls, halting Volta show

    Cirque du Soleil's Volta show in Gatineau, Que., was stopped temporarily Tuesday night when a performer fell. The parkour specialist fell from a set piece and appeared to injure his head and back, according to a Cirque du Soleil spokesperson.

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  • Review: Circus meets extreme sports in VOLTA

    Review: Circus meets extreme sports in VOLTA

    While many of the acts and performers are firmly rooted in traditional circus disciplines, what sets this show apart is its incorporation of extreme sports more likely to be found on YouTube channels and social-media streams than under a circus big top.

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  • Business Times: Daniel Lamarre – Weekend Interview

    Business Times: Daniel Lamarre – Weekend Interview

    FOR DANIEL LAMARRE, going to work means going to the circus. As CEO of the Montreal-based performance group Cirque du Soleil, he heads a cult company that has redefined the circus arts and taken live entertainment to spectacular new heights in 450 cities around the world.

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