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Issue #157: FEB 2017
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- Issue #157: FEB 2017
CirqueCast: a Cirque Fan VodCast!
CirqueCast, Episode #14:
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- CirqueCast, Episode #14:
New Cirque du Soleil Webseries!
Alain Vinet – Musique Director
“What Was I Thinking?”
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Kit Chatham – KURIOS Drummer
“The Third Time”
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Raphaël Beau – Composer
“Compositeur des Curiosités”
11 August 2015 9:39 AM | No Comments
Fabrice Lemire – Artistic Director
“Varekai: From Big Top to Arena”
07 January 2015 10:50 AM | No Comments
- Alain Vinet – Musique Director
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Christmas has come and gone. What did you find under the tree this year? I found three special somethings from Cirque du Soleil in my stockings: The TORUK, LUZIA DVD, and FLOWERS IN THE DESERT DVDs.
As a recap to my last review of this wonderful show, I’m lucky enough to be a ‘Passionate’ – one of those people who have followed Cirque for many years. Through those years I’ve made many cirque-adjacent friends.
It was quite the bombshell (and a well-kept secret) when it was announced that the USA version of Dancing With The Stars would host a night of ballroom dancing inspired by the music and shows of CDS.
On June 22, 2005, Cirque du Soleil and Loto-Quebec unveiled a proposal for the establishment of a world-class entertainment complex to be located on the site of the Peel Basin in the du Havre sector of Montréal.
It is one of the most ambitious Strip productions each year, and it takes almost a year, by a team of 300 volunteers, to pull off a one-night-only spectacular seen this time by only 1,250 lucky VIPs. Exactly two weeks from now on March 3, Cirque du Soleil stages for the fifth consecutive year its incredible charity show “One Night for One Drop.”
It’s a family affair with Cirque’s “One Night for One Drop” this year. Husband-and-wife Nicky and Laetitia Dewhurst are co-writers and -directors of the 2017 one-night-only benefit production, and Nick’s father, Brian Dewhurst, who plays the clown in “Mystere” at T.I. is ringmaster. Robin Leach sat with father and son for a quick Q&A.
The importance of taking risks, allowing creativity to flourish and relishing new challenges were key themes of the ISE 2017 Closing Keynote, given by Daniel Lamarre, CEO of Cirque du Soleil. During a very engaging and entertaining presentation, Lamarre, who is responsible for the company’s creative and business strategy, gave some pointers from his time at Cirque.
There comes a moment for every freelancing aerialist that they will have to face this question: “Have you worked for Cirque?” Followed by the inevitable, “did you ever think about trying?” This question is brutally annoying, because A) Cirque is a word that means circus. It does not just refer to one company, however large. And B) it is a given that the asker is looking for one answer only...yes. And any other answer means you have failed.
To promote the new Cirque du Soleil show "TORUK - The First Flight," which is based on James Cameron’s "Avatar," visitors to The Franklin Institute on Feb. 7 were treated to a surprise. Lydia Harper, a Cirque acrobat, applied her stage makeup in front of a crowd of children, museum guests and press. The demonstration was to show the transformation from human to Na’vi, who are the characters in "Avatar" that inhabit Pandora.
It’s going to be one of the most talked about advertising campaigns in this city’s marketing history of the wild, wacky and whirl. Cirque du Soleil has created a playful campaign that encourages locals to get to know their neighbors by showing that Cirque performers are just like us — residents with ordinary daily lives.
It's called Dandyworld, and it's a story of a girl from an innocent time, and an innocent place. Wait, isn't that Paramour? Well, yes, and no. According to an interesting post on one of BroadwayWorld's message boards, it's actually a bit more complicated than that.
Watch how Barry Lowen went through an artistic process and training to become the Trickster in Cirque du Soleil's show Kooza. In a traditional circus homage, KOOZA combines acrobatic performance and the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition and power.
Watch renowned designer Zaldy talk about his creative process behind the VOLTA show costumes. VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves the adrenaline rush of acrobatics into a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score.
On Friday, March 3rd, actor William Shatner will perform alongside multi-platinum selling vocal group The Tenors in the fifth annual One Night for One Drop. Taking place exclusively in the Zumanity Theatre, the star-studded gala will also feature GRAMMY-nominated rapper Redfoo from LMFAO, America's Got Talent (AGT) winner Grace VanderWaal, international superstars Duo Sky Angels, AGT finalists Malevo and others.
Discover the stunning new addition to Mystère by Cirque du Soleil. This male-female duo strap act celebrates the power of a woman and the relationship with her king. The process celebrates the creative and artistic relationship with the acrobatics.
The age-old adage of running off to join the circus rang true for two British gymnasts who are now touring the world in a globally popular show. Emily McCarthy and Sam Sturt are two of the stars in Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai, which reaches the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle from February 15 to 19.
In case you missed it at the end of Robin Leach's most recent article and interview with Fabrice Lemire... After Mexico, its remaining cities in the United States, and a brief vacation, the cast and crew of TORUK embark on Asia. They begin in Taiwan in June, then it’s Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Will the different plugs needed for washing machines in Australia or microwaves in Taiwan be easy to handle when Cirque's TORUK arrives after its engagement here last week? Those minute details are two of hundreds that artistic director Fabrice Lemire handles as he moves his “Toruk” cast and crew of 99 around the world.
Robin Leach went behind the scenes at Cirque du Soleil's TORUK-The First Flight whilst the show was in Las Vegas, speaking with Kleber Berto, previously of KA, and with Raymond O’Neill, who plays the narrator of the Toruk’s Na’vi-language story.