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  • Joey Arrigo – About the Demands of Performance

    Joey Arrigo – About the Demands of Performance

    Joey Arrigo saw his first Cirque du Soleil show — on a VHS tape — when he was 5. It was “magic,” he thought, twirling in imitation around the family’s Newmarket home. Twenty years later, and countless gruelling hours of dance training, Arrigo is playing the central character Waz in the company’s production of Volta. He spoke with the Star about the physical and mental demands of doing up to 10 shows a week.

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  • 45 DEGREES Presents: Série Hommage #4 – Les Colocs

    45 DEGREES Presents: Série Hommage #4 – Les Colocs

    Today, 45 Degrees is pleased to announce their fourth opus in the Hommage Series at the Amphithéâtre Cogeco in Trois-Rivières, QC - a show that will play tribute to one of the most important groups of the 1990's... LES COLOCS!

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  • Mystere’s Alexis Brothers Open Absolute Balance Studio

    Mystere’s Alexis Brothers Open Absolute Balance Studio

    For 40 years, Marco and Paulo Lorador have performed together as the Alexis Brothers. If you’ve seen Cirque du Soleil’s Mystère any time in the past 20 years, chances are you’ve seen their gravity-defying hand-balancing act. At ages 50 and 51 respectively, Paulo and Marco are still bringing down the house five nights a week.

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  • CDS: Masters of Performance and … Water Filtration?

    CDS: Masters of Performance and … Water Filtration?

    If you've ever seen a Cirque du Soleil show, you know to expect a rich integration of stunning visuals, evocative music and dazzling performances. But the Canadian entertainment company also exhibits technical mastery — and its show "Luzia" has the 50-foot (15-meter) onstage waterfall to prove it.

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  • CRYSTAL performers arrested in San Antonio days before show

    CRYSTAL performers arrested in San Antonio days before show

    Two cast members of Cirque du Soleil's first show on ice spent part of their San Antonio visit in a jail cell this week. Just days ahead of the weekend performances at the AT&T Center, San Antonio police arrested Cordero Zuckerman, 25, and Shawn Sawyer, 32, early Tuesday morning in the 1000 block of North Main Avenue.

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  • LUZIA Among Costume Winners for the Metro Fashion Awards

    LUZIA Among Costume Winners for the Metro Fashion Awards

    Metropolitan Fashion Week announced winners of its METROPOLITAN FASHION AWARDS honoring outstanding achievements in fashion and costume design in motion pictures, television, and live performance during the 5th Annual Metropolitan Fashion Week’s Closing Gala & Fashion Awards at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center. And LUZIA was honored with a win!

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  • TheaterArtLife: “Being Bold Matters – Julie McInnes”

    TheaterArtLife: “Being Bold Matters – Julie McInnes”

    The extremely talented Julie McInnes has spent her life immersed in performance. An accomplished musician, actress, and singer, she has had a long career from expressing herself creatively for Circus Oz to playing a lead character on tour to delivering the daily grind of resident shows in Las Vegas. Julies shares with TheatreArtLife insight into her life, career, and thoughts on the theatre industry and her path within it.

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  • What It’s Like to Be a Safety Diver in “O”

    What It’s Like to Be a Safety Diver in “O”

    Alan Williams' dive students don’t look like other Open Water Diver hopefuls. For starters, they show up wearing sequins. And they never assemble their own gear. That’s because my newbies are trapeze artists and other acrobatic performers working in O, the water-themed Cirque du Soleil show performed five nights a week in Las Vegas.

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  • Cirque donates $500,000/5,000 tickets in wake of LV tragedy

    Cirque donates $500,000/5,000 tickets in wake of LV tragedy

    The Cirque du Soleil will donate US$1 million in cash and free tickets to show its support to the families of the victims and first-responders of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas. The Montreal company said Friday it would donate US$500,000 to the families of victims of the massacre.

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  • KATC Reviews CRYSTAL at the Cajundome

    KATC Reviews CRYSTAL at the Cajundome

    There's always something so overwhelmingly satisfying about taking in a performance of Cirque du Soleil. And this weekend, audiences can partake in Crystal, a brand new production making its North American debut at the Cajundome and Convention Center in Lafayette.

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  • Meet Joey Arrigo – Volta’s WAZ

    Meet Joey Arrigo – Volta’s WAZ

    Newmarket native Joey Arrigo is making a lasting impression with Cirque du Soleil. The 25-year-old is not only the leading character Waz in their newest show Volta, but he helped develop it as well.

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  • Daily Advertiser: Photos of CRYSTAL Rehearsal

    Daily Advertiser: Photos of CRYSTAL Rehearsal

    Check out these rehearsal pictures of CRYSTAL, set to debut at the Cajundome.

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  • TheaterArtLife: Opening VOLTA with Johnny Kim

    TheaterArtLife: Opening VOLTA with Johnny Kim

    Cirque du Soleil’s latest touring show, VOLTA premiered on the 28th April, 2017 in Montreal. Johnny Kim, the Assistant Artistic Director of Operations shares with TheatreArtLife details on the transition process from VOLTA’s creation into the daily operations and what parts of the show he loves the most.

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  • Meet Alanna Baker (OVO Black Spider), Part Deux

    Meet Alanna Baker (OVO Black Spider), Part Deux

    Alanna Baker was just eight-years-old when she decided she wanted to join the circus. She was watching the Cirque du Soleil perform at the Royal Albert Hall with her parents in London when she thought to herself: "I want to do that." Almost 20 years later, she is now living out her childhood dream.

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  • Las Vegas shooting: Cirque du Soleil spends ‘sleepless night’ checking in with staff

    Las Vegas shooting: Cirque du Soleil spends ‘sleepless night’ checking in with staff

    “It’s been a sleepless night,” Cirque spokesperson Marie-Hélène Lagacé told the Montreal Gazette. “So far so good, we’re touching wood that none of our employees or their loved ones have been affected. But we have yet to get full confirmation.”

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