Featured Stories Archive

  • “CRYSTAL: Colder Than You Might Like”

    “CRYSTAL: Colder Than You Might Like”

    This being Cirque’s first attempt at a show on a frozen ice surface, we were curious – which side would prevail, the Cirque side or the ice show side?

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  • VOLTA: “A Technical Box of Wonders”

    VOLTA: “A Technical Box of Wonders”

    True to its name, Volta is supercharged, crackling with energy, and, at times, shocking. A coming-out fable articulated through a series of electrifying physical performances and poignant choreography, Volta is bathed in light and luminous, luxurious imagery.

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  • “Melding Circus Arts and Ice Sports”

    “Melding Circus Arts and Ice Sports”

    In CRYSTAL, Cirque explores the very essence of skating, assessing the artistic limits of ice for the first time in the company’s history, asking how they can bring their signature style of acrobatics into yet uncharted territory.

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  • “O” is Beautiful, Even on the Small Screen

    “O” is Beautiful, Even on the Small Screen

    ARTE-TV (Association Relative à la Télévision Européenne, a French-German TV network, www.arte.tv) has filmed and broadcast “O,” what some fans testify is the pinnacle of Cirque’s creativity. We review this filming.

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  • “Cirque du Soleil Rebrands – The New Le Groupe du Soleil?”

    “Cirque du Soleil Rebrands – The New Le Groupe du Soleil?”

    On November 21, 2017, in a video posted across its social media footprint, Cirque du Soleil shocked the fan community with a re-branding announcement that would, in their own words, take the company into the future of entertainment.

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  • Fans Review Cirque du Soleil!

    Fans Review Cirque du Soleil!

    The following is is Special Collection of Reviews by Cirque Fans, giving us their opinions on Zumanity (Sean Zaremba), Luzia (Katherine Bull), Toruk (Aidan Lam), and Crystal (Josh Sobiecki).

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  • REVIEW /// “VOLTA in Toronto!”

    REVIEW /// “VOLTA in Toronto!”

    I saw VOLTA in Toronto on September 10th at 1:30pm; nice show! Not as bad as people are making it out to be. It's certainly not as good as some, but enjoyable more than others.

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  • Cirque Unveils Its First Show on Ice — CRYSTAL

    Cirque Unveils Its First Show on Ice — CRYSTAL

    Cirque du Soleil unveiled today a sneak peek of Crystal, its very first show fusing circus arts and the world of ice. For the occasion, a preview of this 42nd production was presented with a group number mixing acrobatic disciplines and skating figures, a high-octane romp on ramps where extreme skaters perform crazy flips and jumps at breakneck speed as well as a poetic pas de deux on aerial straps that completely blurs the boundary between ice and sky.

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  • “Cirque du Soleil, The Blue Men, and the Future”

    “Cirque du Soleil, The Blue Men, and the Future”

    On July 6th, Cirque announced the acquisition of New-York-based Blue Man Productions. The acquisition considerably widens Cirque's audience pool, adding to their portfolio six resident productions. What was behind the purchase and where does Cirque go from here?

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  • An Overview of SCALADA’s Final Chapter

    An Overview of SCALADA’s Final Chapter

    What is STELAR? What is SCALADA? And where are these shows performed? These are all good questions that we hope to answer in this overview of SCALADA's final chapter from Cirque's Special Events Team - 45 Degrees.

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  • “VOLTA: Freedom is the Ultimate Rush”

    “VOLTA: Freedom is the Ultimate Rush”

    Since sharing the program text with you last time, Cirque du Soleil released the full PRESS KIT for VOLTA, which has a lot more information about the show's scenography, costumes, and, of course, acts within it.

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  • “Kurios About… the Kurios DVD”

    “Kurios About… the Kurios DVD”

    It’s been a long and winding road, but we finally have a filmed version of Cirque du Soleil’s smash-hit show KURIOS in our hot little hands – and it’s awesome! Check out what we liked and disliked within.

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  • “SEP7IMO DIA – NO DESCANSARÉ – Inside the Realm of Soda Stereo”

    “SEP7IMO DIA – NO DESCANSARÉ – Inside the Realm of Soda Stereo”

    SEP7IMO DIA – NO DESCANSARÉ blends the wonder of Cirque du Soleil with the explosive pop-rock energy of Soda Stereo – Argentina’s musical icons – to immerse spectators in the band’s symbolism and poetry.

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  • Cirque Pays Tribute With “Sep7imo Dia”

    Cirque Pays Tribute With “Sep7imo Dia”

    On March 9, with the Buenos Aires premiere of Sép7imo Día - No Descansaré (Seventh Day - I Will Not Rest) -- Cirque du Soleil's tribute to the band formed by the late Gustavo Cerati, Zeta Bosio and Charly Alberti -- Luna Park was witness to the unrelenting vigor that their music has.

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  • It’s Bouncy-Bouncy Boing-Boing Time!

    It’s Bouncy-Bouncy Boing-Boing Time!

    Cirque announced "Luna Petunia" back in 2014 and we've been waiting to see what this kid's show was all about ever since. Netflix acquired the series, which began airing on December 9th. This is our review.

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