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  • CDPQ In Talks to Throw Lifeline to CDS

    CDPQ In Talks to Throw Lifeline to CDS

    Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is in talks with Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec for rescue funding after the company’s shows were halted by the coronavirus pandemic, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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  • Cirque Offers a Weekly Escape into its Awe-Inspiring Universe

    Cirque Offers a Weekly Escape into its Awe-Inspiring Universe

    Inspired by the desire to stay connected during this time of social distancing, Cirque du Soleil invites its fans to a weekly 60-minute online rendezvous to enjoy some of the most awe-inspiring moments from its world-famous shows on the new digital content hub, CirqueConnect.

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  • Cirque: “We Are in Combat Mode”

    Cirque: “We Are in Combat Mode”

    Struck by the crisis of the new coronavirus, Cirque du Soleil is still working to put in place the financial solutions that will allow it to emerge from its forced quarantine while tying up the logistics of resuming its tour of shows everywhere in the world. Because there will be life after the crisis, insists its CEO, Daniel Lamarre.

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  • CirqueConnect – New Digital Content Hub!

    CirqueConnect – New Digital Content Hub!

    Cirque du Soleil announced today the creation of a new digital content hub called CirqueConnect. Moved by a desire to stay connected to its fans, Cirque du Soleil content hub provides a source of high-quality entertainment for fans to enjoy from the comfort of their homes, as current measures to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) have suspended live viewing experiences across the globe.

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  • Cirque Explores Options Including Bankruptcy

    Cirque Explores Options Including Bankruptcy

    Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is exploring debt restructuring options that include a potential bankruptcy filing, after it was forced to cancel shows because of the coronavirus outbreak, people familiar with the matter said.

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  • Cirque du Soleil lays off 95 per cent of its staff

    Cirque du Soleil lays off 95 per cent of its staff

    Mid-day Thursday, Cirque du Soleil CEO Daniel Lamarre announced to staff that the company is laying off 95 per cent of its employees. With Thursday’s decision, the Cirque will lay off 4,679 employees, keeping just 240 staffers to keep up basic operations, continue tour planning and ticket sales for shows scheduled for later this year and in 2021.

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  • Cirque Announces Company Wide Temporary Layoffs

    Cirque Announces Company Wide Temporary Layoffs

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the forced closure of all its shows worldwide to ensure the health, safety and well-being of its employees, artists and guests, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is forced to make significant temporary staff reductions, impacting 95% of its workforce for a total of 4679 employees, effective immediately. This was an incredibly difficult decision for the Group, but a necessary measure to stabilize the company for the future.

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  • Cirque du Soleil’s COVID-19 Response UPDATED

    Cirque du Soleil’s COVID-19 Response UPDATED

    Safety is of utmost importance and our top priority. As part of our commitment to the health and well-being of our artists, employees and audiences, we are carefully monitoring the situation and are implementing safety measures on a regular basis to prevent transmission of the disease. As we operate all over the world, our procedures […]

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  • Coronavirus: Cirque lays off more than half its staff

    Coronavirus: Cirque lays off more than half its staff

    The Cirque du Soleil has laid off 2,600 people around the world following the cancellation of all of its shows because of concerns about the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • Cirque du Soleil’s COVID-19 Response

    Cirque du Soleil’s COVID-19 Response

    Safety is of utmost importance and our top priority. As part of our commitment to the health and well-being of our artists, employees and audiences, we are carefully monitoring the situation and are implementing safety measures on a regular basis to prevent transmission of the disease.

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  • AEG, ASM Global and Cirque Announce Multi-Year Agreement

    AEG, ASM Global and Cirque Announce Multi-Year Agreement

    AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, ASM Global, the leading provider of innovative venue services, and Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, the world leader in live entertainment, jointly announced today that the three companies have entered into a strategic multi-year agreement to bring Cirque du Soleil touring shows to AEG and ASM Global venues worldwide.

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  • One Night for One Drop Postponed!

    One Night for One Drop Postponed!

    “One Night For One Drop” has been dropped — at least temporarily. Cirque du Soleil is postponing its annual charity production because of coronavirus outbreak concerns, the company announced internally Tuesday. The show was to feature “The Illusionist” magic productions inside for the 1,463-seat Luxor Theater.

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  • Crowdfiltering | Interview with Alexander Woo

    Crowdfiltering | Interview with Alexander Woo

    Alexander Woo is a Martial Arts Specialist. While he was in Cirque's database, they asked him if he would agree to participate in a crowd filtering experiment with members of the Club Cirque. Now that he is a performing artist on Cirque's ice show AXEL, the company asked him a few questions about his thought on using crowd filtering as a casting tool.

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  • Cirque Signage Up at Disney Springs!

    Cirque Signage Up at Disney Springs!

    Disney and Cirque du Soleil's Drawn to Life is set to premiere on March 20th. Work continues outside the theater, prepping it for the first guests. Here, courtesy of WDWNT, are pictures showing the installation of the Cirque du Soleil logo outside of the theater.

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  • R.U.N is a Flop, Montreal Show Troubled

    R.U.N is a Flop, Montreal Show Troubled

    Cirque du Soleil has had a rough start to 2020. Despite creative mistakes, artistic differences, two cancelled Asian shows and a scuttled public share offering, CEO Daniel Lamarre is upbeat.

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