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  • MESSI10: A surreal tribute to the Barca legend

    MESSI10: A surreal tribute to the Barca legend

    Lionel Messi looked at Luis Suarez and, in amazement and in unison, they both rose to their feet and applauded what they’d just seen: a tightrope walker pulling out a ladder, placing it on the rope and climbing it with her hands. The Barca pair were sat, front and centre, applauding a scene that was […]

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  • MESSI10, Cirque’s New Sports-Themed Show, is a Winner

    MESSI10, Cirque’s New Sports-Themed Show, is a Winner

    With acrobats that fly across the stage with the speed of a ball into a goal, trapeze artists that literally take soccer moves to new heights and heroic videos of Leo Messi, Cirque du Soleil’s Messi10 should more than meet expectations for the living legend’s global legion of followers and football lovers in general.

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  • Cirque du Soleil Scores with MESSI10

    Cirque du Soleil Scores with MESSI10

    The first strains of Pharrell Williams’ 2015 single “Freedom” play on the stage of Cirque du Soleil’s new show Messi10, in which a face-off between two groups of performers begins. Messi10, based on the story of soccer superstar Lionel Messi, premiered Thursday (Oct. 10) in Barcelona, where Messi and his club team reign over popular culture, positioning Sony Music to score big as well.

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  • Cirque R.U.N’s to 7Five Brewing Co

    Cirque R.U.N’s to 7Five Brewing Co

    Cirque du Soleil has announced a partnership between Vegas Golden Knights fan favorite Ryan Reaves’ 7Five Brewing Co. and upcoming show “R.U.N” at Luxor. A series of four parody movie posters are being released starting this week, and the posters provide fans with instructions to enter to win VIP access to the grand opening performance of the show alongside Reaves himself.

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  • Laliberté to be Honored in the Circus Ring of Fame

    Laliberté to be Honored in the Circus Ring of Fame

    The founder of the Canadian troupe Cirque du Soleil and three family troupes will be added to the list of famed performers featured in the Circus Ring of Fame on St. Armands Circle in Sarasota in January. The honorees have been selected through a new international nomination and voting process.

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  • Interview with Shelli Epstein from LUZIA

    Interview with Shelli Epstein from LUZIA

    British-Israeli performer Shelli Epstein plays the Running Woman in Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia. The show, dubbed ‘A Waking Dream of Mexico’ is the company’s latest to tour to the UK, opening at the Royal Albert Hall in January 2020. It also marks the thirty year anniversary of Cirque du Soleil in the UK.

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  • Artist’s small stature celebrated as circus evolves

    Artist’s small stature celebrated as circus evolves

    When Rima Hadchiti got the call to audition for Cirque du Soleil, it was an area of work she had avoided since entering the entertainment industry at four years of age. For little people, the world of circus performance had not always been the "celebration" it was in Cirque's latest production, Kurios.

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  • Boston Dynamics’ dog-like robot could be headed to Cirque

    Boston Dynamics’ dog-like robot could be headed to Cirque

    Animal-like robots that started out as a military-funded research project might be shipped off to the circus instead of the battlefield. Cirque du Soleil says it’s in talks with robot maker Boston Dynamics about using the four-legged Spot robot in its live shows.

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  • JOYÀ Spiced Up for it’s 6th Season!

    JOYÀ Spiced Up for it’s 6th Season!

    Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ, the only Cirque du Soleil show in the world that includes a culinary experience, premiered its sixth season on September 24, 2019 at Vidanta Riviera Maya with innovative additions designed to appeal to new and returning visitors alike.

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  • “O” in Bellagio Fountains Canceled This Weekend

    “O” in Bellagio Fountains Canceled This Weekend

    Cirque du Soleil‘s “O” and the Fountains of Bellagio opened 21 years ago in Las Vegas. Planned celebrations with shows featuring Cirque performers splashing around the famous fountains were canceled for this weekend. The cancellation was attributed to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to an email. No further reasons were given.

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  • Lou D’Angeli on Evolving the Brand and Promoting a New Show

    Lou D’Angeli on Evolving the Brand and Promoting a New Show

    It’s an incredibly busy time for Cirque du Soleil, the Montreal-based live entertainment giant that has redefined Las Vegas shows over the past 25 years. It is currently gearing up to expand the performance schedule for “O” at Bellagio to seven nights per week. And then there’s “R.U.N,” Cirque’s first live-action thriller, a brand-new concept and production set to open October 24 at Luxor.

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  • AEG Acquires Full Ownership of AXS Tickets

    AEG Acquires Full Ownership of AXS Tickets

    AEG has taken full control of its ticketing business AXS Tickets, according to a report in Billboard. It’s thought AEG hopes that, by wholly owning AXS, it can more easily innovate in a bid to expand its presence, especially in the US market.

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  • Cirque du Soleil Celebrates 30 Years In The UK

    Cirque du Soleil Celebrates 30 Years In The UK

    Cirque du Soleil marks its 30th anniversary in the UK with a celebratory exhibition from 19 September to 9 October with free entry at London's historical Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Fans can immerse themselves in the story so far, understand the journey of Cirque du Soleil, from creation to the travelling circus today, hear the music, and take an up-close look at costumes, masks and more!

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  • How Cirque Turned to the Genius of Messi for Inspiration

    How Cirque Turned to the Genius of Messi for Inspiration

    The artistic spirit of the Argentine soccer star is the protagonist of the world-renowned company’s new production. EL PAÍS SEMANAL got a sneak peek at the rehearsals in Montreal ahead of the premiere on October 10 in Barcelona. “Leo is the best in the world and we want to represent his skills on the pitch – his strength and determination,” says Mukhtar Omar Sharif, the show’s director. “But we are still a circus and this a show for everyone, not just for soccer lovers.”

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  • Davide Pisanu: Leading in the Age of Constant Decision-making

    Davide Pisanu: Leading in the Age of Constant Decision-making

    Davide Pisanu, Senior Vice-President Affiliated Businesses at the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group and CEO of the Blue Man Group, has worn many hats within the world-renowned performance company since starting there three years ago, including overseeing the group’s strategy and transformation.

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