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  • LDI 2018 Speaker Spotlight: Jonathan Deans, Sound Designer

    LDI 2018 Speaker Spotlight: Jonathan Deans, Sound Designer

    As we gear up for the LDI Show, Live Design is profiling speakers in their Sound Tracks series of panels aimed at live sound engineers. This week they're pleased to introduce you to keynote speaker Jonathan Deans, who will be discussing the state of sound design.

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  • Meet CRYSTAL’s Madeline Stammen

    Meet CRYSTAL’s Madeline Stammen

    Illinois native Madeline Stammen, 24, began her competitive career at the age of 8. She excelled at ice dancing and freestyle skating at a highly competitive level until she was 18 years old. After competition, Stammen was hired for her first professional show on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines performing in shows on the ship’s ice rinks.

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  • Laliberté to be taxed for $42M trip to space

    Laliberté to be taxed for $42M trip to space

    The founder of Cirque du Soleil will be forced to pay hefty taxes for a highly publicized trip to space he took nearly a decade ago after a judge refuted his claim that it was for business purposes. The Tax Court of Canada has ruled that the trip to outer space by billionaire Quebec businessman Guy Laliberte in 2009 was a taxable benefit.

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  • Britain’s oldest clown, 86, says he will keep working until he dies

    Britain’s oldest clown, 86, says he will keep working until he dies

    In a career spreading joy across the world, Brian won fans among Hollywood’s greatest stars, coached acrobatics to Great Britain athletes and, most proudly, performed with his ­children Nicky and Sally. For the past 20 years he has starred as the mischievous Brian Le Petit in Cirque du Soleil’s show Mystere in Las Vegas. Recently he was honoured with a Las Vegas award for lifetime achievement, alongside Nicky.

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  • Check Out the First Trailer for BAZZAR

    Check Out the First Trailer for BAZZAR

    Welcome to Cirque du Soleil BAZZAR, an eclectic lab of infinite creativity where a joyful troupe of acrobats, dancers and musicians craft an awe-inspiring spectacle. Lead by their maestro, they band together to invent a whimsical one-of-a-kind universe. In a place where the unexpected is expected, the colourful group reimagines, rebuilds and reinvents vibrant scenes in an artistic, acrobatic game of order and disorder. Come and claim your place amidst this marketplace of merriment and creative camaraderie. You just might find that the end of the story is really only the beginning!

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  • LFW finale to to give first glimpse of BAZZAR

    LFW finale to to give first glimpse of BAZZAR

    Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018's finale will be bigger this time with Cirque du Soleil performing their never seen before act "Bazzar" at the fashion extravaganza. The theme of the finale this year is 'Shades of Diva' and ace fashion designer Monisha Jaisingh will be presenting her collection inspired by the same.

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  • Michael Jackson Diamond Birthday Celebration in Las Vegas!

    Michael Jackson Diamond Birthday Celebration in Las Vegas!

    Hosted by The Estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Music in honor of the King of Pop's very special birthday, guests are invited to DAYLIGHT Beach Club following a performance of the critically acclaimed Michael Jackson ONE show at Mandalay Bay. The venue will be filled with experiential activations inspired by Michael Jackson's iconic short films.

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  • BAZZAR to debut with two Indian performers and Mallakhamb

    BAZZAR to debut with two Indian performers and Mallakhamb

    Two Indians, quite a bit of mallakhamb, aerial hoops and suspension acts are among the thrills you can expect at the India debut of Cirque Du Soleil. The Canadian troupe that started with 14 street dancers in 1984 is bringing its large-than-life production values to Mumbai on November 14th.

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  • Cirque Slips Certified TCPA Class Action for 2009 Faxes

    Cirque Slips Certified TCPA Class Action for 2009 Faxes

    It was an escape act worthy of Houdini, but it was brought to us by the good folks at Cirque du Soleil. In a case that underscores the extraordinary challenges facing callers navigating TCPA issues, just last Thursday Circue du Soleil narrowly escaped a certified TCPA class action involving faxes from way back in 2009.

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  • Meet BAZZAR’s Rajesh Mudki – Mallakhamb Artist

    Meet BAZZAR’s Rajesh Mudki – Mallakhamb Artist

    When Canadian entertainment company Cirque du Soleil, the world’s largest theatrical producer, premieres its latest creation, Bazzar, in Mumbai in November, Mudki will be performing a four-hand-a-half minute Mallakhamb routine. He is the only Indian in the show and he has waited 12 years for this opportunity.

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  • Show Reel of the Week: Alanna Baker

    Show Reel of the Week: Alanna Baker

    My name is Alanna Baker, I’m an energetic, fun and lively woman, who’s focused, determined, motivated and goal driven. I’m an acrobat and gymnast who used to compete for Great Britain and I’m now currently working for Cirque du Soleil’s touring show OVO as an acrobatic character, with a back up aerial act.

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  • David Resnick: ‘I like to feel a little fear’

    David Resnick: ‘I like to feel a little fear’

    The Cirque du Soleil circus troupe — which will return to Charlotte next week, for the first time in five years — has long been known for its gravity-defying acrobatics and daredevil stunts. And as you’re watching, you may wonder (especially knowing that Cirque acrobat Yann Arnaud died following a fall during a March performance of “Volta” in Tampa): Do the performers have any fear? “In some shows where you do the same act and it becomes very routine, you can get complacent,” says competitive gymnast-turned-Cirque performer David Resnick.

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  • New ‘Criss Angel Mindfreak’ show coming to Las Vegas Strip

    New ‘Criss Angel Mindfreak’ show coming to Las Vegas Strip

    Criss Angel will make his oft-anticipated move to Planet Hollywood in time for the holidays. As an early gift, the hotel is renaming its showroom for him. The veteran Strip illusionist opens “Criss Angel Mindfreak” in Criss Angel Theater, formerly Planet Hollywood Showroom, beginning Dec. 19. Angel and Caesars Entertainment announced the move in a news release this morning. Angel’s impending move to Planet Hollywood was reported in this space in December.

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  • Even More Photos from “Just a Little Night”

    Even More Photos from “Just a Little Night”

    Photo Credit: Marie-Andrée Lemire                    

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  • Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Becomes the Official Partner of Cirque du Soleil Touring Shows in the USA & Canada

    Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Becomes the Official Partner of Cirque du Soleil Touring Shows in the USA & Canada

    Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has announced an exclusive multi-year contract with Cirque du Soleil as the first ever official Champagne partner of its touring shows throughout the USA and Canada. The partnership will begin in September 2018 with the premiere of VOLTA™ in Redmond, Wash. and will continue through December 2020.

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