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  • REVIEW /// “New CD’s to Fill Your Stockings!”

    REVIEW /// “New CD’s to Fill Your Stockings!”

    Happy Holidays! Believe it or not it’s that time of year again Cirque fans – the season for gifting and giving is upon us… and you know what that means: new merchandise to enjoy! Although there are many new items to explore as part of the “Desigual Inspired by Cirque du Soleil” line, regrettably those […]

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  • Mystère du Temps, Part 1: “Celebrating 9000 Performances”

    Mystère du Temps, Part 1: “Celebrating 9000 Performances”

    On a relatively cool Las Vegas winters eve in 1993, patrons, fans and the curious alike assembled on the Las Vegas Strip to take part in something new and extraordinary: the birth of a new creation from Cirque du Soleil. While today an event such as this is considered less than phenomenal (there are now […]

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  • KÀ-MIC KÀNVERSATION, Part 2 – “Keeping the Integrity”

    KÀ-MIC KÀNVERSATION, Part 2 – “Keeping the Integrity”

    Last month we featured a chat with Bill Rosemann of Marvel about the creation of the KÀ by Cirque du Soleil #1 Comic Book. We also reached out to the staff of KÀ involved in providing Marvel with reference materials for insight into how the comic was created. In the process we learned more about […]

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  • REVIEW /// “ZARK Invades Las Vegas”

    REVIEW /// “ZARK Invades Las Vegas”

    After planting the first of many flowers in the desert surrounding Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil worked diligently to expand their empire beyond that gambling Mecca by attempting resident shows in cities like Orlando, London, Tokyo, Miami, Singapore, New York City, and Shanghai. Although many of those ideas failed to materialize, Cirque did manage to […]

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  • KÀ-MIC KÀNVERSATION, Part 1 – “Bill Rosemann Q&A”

    KÀ-MIC KÀNVERSATION, Part 1 – “Bill Rosemann Q&A”

    The KÀ by Cirque du Soleil #1 comic book is a new creative endeavor for Cirque, an attempt to expand its show properties into different mediums. Following on their appearance at the 2011 San Diego Comic Con (where they performed the show’s vertigo-inducing battle scene on a local building wall), the comic takes the cinematic […]

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  • REVIEW /// “LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! – Celebrating 3,000 Performances”

    REVIEW /// “LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! – Celebrating 3,000 Performances”

    The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil celebrates its 3,000th performance this month, can you believe it? To help commemorate we thought it would be fun to take a peek back at all the rumors and announcements that lead up to the creation of LOVE. A CIRQUE DU SUBMARINE? The first whiff of something new […]

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  • “Exit Through The Gift Shop – A look at Las Vegas Cirque Boutiques”

    “Exit Through The Gift Shop – A look at Las Vegas Cirque Boutiques”

    My wife and I suffer from two weaknesses that, unfortunately for our pocketbooks, coincide – Las Vegas and Cirque du Soleil souvenirs. Every time we’re in Vegas we inevitably devote several hours to visiting the Boutiques of the seven resident Vegas shows to check out their latest offerings. And we always end up buying something […]

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  • REVIEW /// “Forget Me Never – Goodbye VIVA ELVIS”

    REVIEW /// “Forget Me Never – Goodbye VIVA ELVIS”

    On November 24, 2011, shocking news from the Las Vegas Sun reverberated throughout the Cirque du Soleil community: Citing poor ticket sales, MGM Resorts International was exercising a clause in its contract deal and asked Cirque du Soleil to replace Viva Elvis at CityCenter by the end of 2012. “As attendance levels have not been […]

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  • Before the Circus Comes to Town – Part Two: “An Exclusive Visit to Varekai Seattle”

    Before the Circus Comes to Town – Part Two: “An Exclusive Visit to Varekai Seattle”

    Last month we talked exclusively with Mr. Eric Chalifour, Cirque du Soleil’s Analysis Manager, about the preparations Cirque makes to a future tent site. Now it’s time to see those efforts put into practice. NOTE: This article includes several PICTURES! (Aren’t we clever?) Click on the links to see the pictures embedded in the article. […]

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  • SERIES /// “Cirque Documentaries, An Overview (Part Two: 2006-2011)”

    SERIES /// “Cirque Documentaries, An Overview (Part Two: 2006-2011)”

    Documentary (n.) a movie or television problem intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purpose of instruction or maintaining a historical record that tells the facts about actual people and events. Through the efforts of out filmworks division – first Télémagik (formed in 1988 to release the original 90-minute version of “Le […]

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  • Before the Circus Comes to Town – Part One: “An Exclusive talk with Eric Chalifour”

    Before the Circus Comes to Town – Part One: “An Exclusive talk with Eric Chalifour”

    Upon strolling onto a Cirque show site one is impressed by the grandeur of it all – from the fences that corral ticket holders, to the imposing spires of the tent and the bright blue and yellow colors of the canvas, not to mention the anticipation at the wonders within. But not as obvious upon […]

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  • SERIES /// “Cirque Documentaries, An Overview (Part One: 1991-2005)”

    SERIES /// “Cirque Documentaries, An Overview (Part One: 1991-2005)”

    Documentary (n.) a movie or television problem intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purpose of instruction or maintaining a historical record that tells the facts about actual people and events. Through the efforts of out filmworks division – first Télémagik (formed in 1988 to release the original 90-minute version of “Le […]

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  • REVIEW /// “Dralion: One World Soul”

    REVIEW /// “Dralion: One World Soul”

    Dralion’s cast and crew celebrated a wonderful milestone earlier last month, marking their 500th performance since the show’s arena tour premiered in Trenton, New Jersey on October 21, 2011. In honor of this achievement, and in keeping with Fascination’s current series celebrating these specific milestones we explore Dralion, one of the most polarizing shows in […]

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  • SERIES /// “Cirque’s Dreams of the Past: A What if? Part 3: Complexes Cirque”

    SERIES /// “Cirque’s Dreams of the Past: A What if? Part 3: Complexes Cirque”

    Over the years Cirque du Soleil has announced, was rumored to be working on, or thought about a wide variety of interesting advancements beyond their traditional core product: circus shows. Some of these have been in the realm of music, such as when the company investigated for maybe a half-a-minute the possibility of recording each […]

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  • REVIEW /// “O Brave New World… AMALUNA!”

    REVIEW /// “O Brave New World… AMALUNA!”

    “How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world that has such people in’t.” (Miranda, “The Tempest”) There’s nothing like a hometown crowd. I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it again. It’s a clichéd old adage, but for a fan of Cirque du Soleil there’s simply no substitute for being in the Grand […]

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