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  • Daniel Lamarre to give ISE 2017 Closing Keynote

    Daniel Lamarre to give ISE 2017 Closing Keynote

    Daniel Lamarre, the president and CEO of Cirque du Soleil, will present the Closing Keynote speech at Integrated Systems Europe on Friday 10 February 2017. He believes that creativity is the key to successful commerce and cites his ability to alleviate fear for business people who look to operate on a global scale as one of his key attributes.

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  • Juggler Rudolf Janecek Going for Guinness Record!

    Juggler Rudolf Janecek Going for Guinness Record!

    Juggler Rudolf Janecek will be putting his superior eye and hand coordination to the test as he attempts to set a Guinness World Record for the fastest juggler on the planet. Performing with Cirque du Soleil's LUZIA, Janecek will take on the challenge during a live sanctioned event Wednesday, Sept. 28 in the west wing of Toronto's Union Station.

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  • 5Q’s w/Toruk’s Rob Laqui

    5Q’s w/Toruk’s Rob Laqui

    Rob Laqui is a first generation Filipino American, born and raised in Minnesota. Based out of NYC, Rob has performed with numerous theater and dance companies and was also on the first national NA tour of War Horse and was asked to be one of the puppeteers as Joey appearing in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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  • Cirque at the 2016 World of Wearable Art Awards’ Show

    Cirque at the 2016 World of Wearable Art Awards’ Show

    New Zealand designer Gillian Saunders has scooped the Brancott Estate Supreme Award at the World of Wearable Art Awards' Show. Saunders, who had entered 15 garments before her winning entry - "Supernova" - has won eight awards prior to 2016, but this is the first time she has taken the top prize.

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  • Varekai: “Color and Cirque”

    Varekai: “Color and Cirque”

    After three years of absence, Cirque du Soleil is set to make a welcome return to the United Arab Emirates with one of its signature productions, ‘Varekai’. Sound & Stage speaks to Eric Gerard, production manager for Cirque du Soleil’s visually captivating show ‘Varekai’, ahead of its Dubai arrival.

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  • Cirque’s Mitch Garber calls for end of ‘two solitudes’ dividing Quebecers

    Cirque’s Mitch Garber calls for end of ‘two solitudes’ dividing Quebecers

    The Cirque du Soleil chairman and CEO of Caesars Acquisition Company Mitch Garber called for Quebec's francophone and anglophone communities to expand their horizons and put an end to the "two solitudes" that has divided them for nearly 40 years. He also said that francophone Quebecers shouldn't only limit themselves to speaking the language of Moliere.

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  • Masque Sound On Cirque Du Soleil’s Paramour

    Masque Sound On Cirque Du Soleil’s Paramour

    When Cirque du Soleil Paramour, the organization’s first show created expressly for Broadway, took flight at the Lyric Theatre on May 25, Sound Designer John Shiver and Associate Sound Designer David Patridge were putting the finishing touches on a custom audio equipment package provided by Masque Sound for Cirque du Soleil’s first musical.

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  • Eirini Tornesaki: Behind the Scenes of KURIOS

    Eirini Tornesaki: Behind the Scenes of KURIOS

    Eirini Tornesaki, part of the touring production of “Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities” opened up to Greek Reporter about what working for one of the most prestigious artistic companies in the world is like, as well as her singing career and dreams.

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  • For its Next Act, Cirque Goes to China

    For its Next Act, Cirque Goes to China

    As President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil, Daniel Lamarre is in charge of strategies at both the business development and operations level. He also oversees the organization’s financial sustainability and the perpetuation of its culture and values. He was kind enough to sit down for an interview with Shanghai Daily during his recent visit to the city.

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  • Meet Rob Laqui – TORUK Puppeteer

    Meet Rob Laqui – TORUK Puppeteer

    Set among the unique flora and fauna of Pandora, TORUK-The First Flight is drawing packed crowds throughout North America. Rob Laqui is one of the puppeteers who bring the flora and fauna of Pandora to life every night. His job is a tough, physical one, but the actor is living his dream on the road with Cirque du Soleil.

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  • For Some Athletes, Olympic Rings Give Way to the Circus Ring

    For Some Athletes, Olympic Rings Give Way to the Circus Ring

    About 40 percent of Cirque’s performers come from artistic, rhythmic and acrobatic gymnastics backgrounds, as well as from trampoline, tumbling, diving and synchronized swimming. At the moment, 21 Olympians — two of them medalists — perform in eight United States-based Cirque du Soleil shows. Jeffrey Wammes, a gymnast from the Netherlands who ended his career in Rio, is about to make it 22.

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  • Cirque LV will receive Metropolitan Fashion Excellence Award

    Cirque LV will receive Metropolitan Fashion Excellence Award

    Nominees for the Metropolitan Fashion Awards, which honor outstanding achievements in fashion and costume design in motion pictures, TV and live performance, were revealed on Wednesday. The winners will be revealed during Metropolitan Fashion Week's closing gala on Oct. 1 at Warner Bros. Studios in Hollywood.

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  • Cirque to Bring Its Magic to Life Is Beautiful For a Fourth Year

    Cirque to Bring Its Magic to Life Is Beautiful For a Fourth Year

    Musical acts Brumby, Brittany Rose and The Lique won’t be the only homegrown talent performing at this year’s Life Is Beautiful. The music, art and culinary festival has again partnered with Cirque du Soleil to bring the production company’s magical marvels to the streets of Downtown Las Vegas.

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  • Meet Kooza’s Joey Arrigo

    Meet Kooza’s Joey Arrigo

    With a reputation for pulse-racing performance, any new show by Cirque du Soliel is wrapped in expectations by an audience eager to be wowed. With Kooza, the company has set the bar even higher. Out troupe member Joey Arrigo, who plays the Trickster, shares his journey with Cec Busby.

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  • Cirque, Vegas, and Millennials… Oh My!

    Cirque, Vegas, and Millennials… Oh My!

    Cirque’s stage shows opened 20 years ago in Las Vegas with “Mystere” at Treasure Island, and with the most recent activity on the Strip completed, there is a feeling the company has finally settled on the right amount of “content” (or, shows) in Vegas. But don’t jump (to conclusions), says longtime Cirque Chief Executive Officer Daniel Lamarre.

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