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  • Meet Camille Santerre-Gervais – a “Bug” in OVO

    Meet Camille Santerre-Gervais – a “Bug” in OVO

    “Ovo,” the Cirque du Soleil show that plays at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore on Aug.. 23-27, means “egg” in Portuguese. And yes, there is a large white egg in this show whose theme is insects in which performers juggle, leap, fly and bend as ants, cockroaches, butterflies, a ladybug, flies, crickets, and spiders. We had a conversation with Camille Santerre-Gervais, one of the bugs in the show and she explains her experiences touring with the company.

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  • Cirque Commissions Mural for Chicago’s Year of Public Art

    Cirque Commissions Mural for Chicago’s Year of Public Art

    Cirque du Soleil announces a partnership with Columbia College Chicago and the Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) that will add a new public mural downtown in honor of the city's Year of Public Art. Local artist Gloria "Gloe" Talamantes is creating the mural, inspired by its highly acclaimed production LUZIA.

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  • Performer falls, halting Volta show

    Performer falls, halting Volta show

    Cirque du Soleil's Volta show in Gatineau, Que., was stopped temporarily Tuesday night when a performer fell. The parkour specialist fell from a set piece and appeared to injure his head and back, according to a Cirque du Soleil spokesperson.

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  • Review: Circus meets extreme sports in VOLTA

    Review: Circus meets extreme sports in VOLTA

    While many of the acts and performers are firmly rooted in traditional circus disciplines, what sets this show apart is its incorporation of extreme sports more likely to be found on YouTube channels and social-media streams than under a circus big top.

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  • Business Times: Daniel Lamarre – Weekend Interview

    Business Times: Daniel Lamarre – Weekend Interview

    FOR DANIEL LAMARRE, going to work means going to the circus. As CEO of the Montreal-based performance group Cirque du Soleil, he heads a cult company that has redefined the circus arts and taken live entertainment to spectacular new heights in 450 cities around the world.

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  • Cirque Outta Broadway

    Cirque Outta Broadway

    Cirque du Soleil’s merger with Blue Man Group has sharpened the focus on expanding its brand around the world. In the wake of Cirque’s acquisition of the Blue Men, it has become apparent the company is de-emphasizing its development of Broadway-style production shows under its Cirque Theatricals division.

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  • Review: Volta transcends; Blossoms into dazzling display

    Review: Volta transcends; Blossoms into dazzling display

    The opening moments of Volta, the latest Cirque du Soleil production, evoke an all-too-mundane situation. If I’d wanted to get caught up in the tribulations of a TV game show’s competition and watch a batch of characters glued to their cellphones, I could have stayed home.

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  • Review: Volta brings hair-raising spectacles to Gatineau

    Review: Volta brings hair-raising spectacles to Gatineau

    Last week, Danila Bim vacationed in Ottawa and was able to catch up on her personal affairs and give her body a bit of a rest. But this week, it was time for the Cirque du Soleil aerialist to get back to work, which meant tying her hair into a sturdy top knot that attached to a metal ring, and then being hoisted meters above the circus’s stage in Gatineau.

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  • Cityneon hires Cirque du Soleil’s former director of creations

    Cityneon hires Cirque du Soleil’s former director of creations

    Former director of creations at Cirque du Soleil Welby Altidor is now group chief creative officer at Cityneon Holdings. Mr Altidor's appointment comes right after Lucrum 1 Investments, a consortium led by Cityneon's executive director and group CEO Ron Tan, acquired 52.51 per cent of shares for S$115.61 million last month.

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  • ‘Baz — Star Crossed Love’ celebrates a successful first year

    ‘Baz — Star Crossed Love’ celebrates a successful first year

    When it opened in the middle of 2015 at Light Nightclub at Mandalay Bay, Baz was a bright, fresh, different musical production on the Las Vegas Strip, trying to make its mark in a tempestuous live entertainment landscape. Now, as the show celebrates its first anniversary as Baz — Star Crossed Love in a more natural home at the Palazzo Theatre, it’s that much closer to making to making that mark.

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  • CREACTIVE OPIO: High Flying Above the French Riviera

    CREACTIVE OPIO: High Flying Above the French Riviera

    Have you ever imagined leaping from a high-in-the-sky platform to swing through the air on flying trapeze? A new venture from the circus arts company in partnership with vacation resort pioneer Club Med makes the dream possible for visitors and locals in southern France: CREACTIVE OPIO en Provence.

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  • Meet the Athletic Artists Behind Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Luzia’

    Meet the Athletic Artists Behind Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Luzia’

    The French Canadian circus rolled into Chi-town this week and raised its giant tent in the parking lot of the United Center. Chicago Tonight got a backstage pass to meet the performers of “Luzia: A Waking Dream of Mexico."

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  • STONE: Dazzled by the Immensely Beautiful

    STONE: Dazzled by the Immensely Beautiful

    Few spectacles plunge us into an intimate reflection on what makes up the immensely beautiful and the greatest. Stone, Cirque du Soleil's homage to Luc Plamondon, is a masterfully successful work that does exactly that. She fascinates by her grace and acrobatics magically arranged to the poetry of the lyricist.

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  • Škoda Auto an Official Partner of Cirque du Soleil

    Škoda Auto an Official Partner of Cirque du Soleil

    Škoda Auto, more commonly known as Škoda, is a Czech automobile manufacturer founded in 1895 as Laurin & Klement. It is headquartered in Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic, and as of now is an official Partner of Cirque du Soleil.

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  • Immerse Yourself in the Enchanting World of Luc Plamandon

    Immerse Yourself in the Enchanting World of Luc Plamandon

    Immerse yourself in the enchanting and visually rich world of luc plamondon with stone, homage to plamondon - presented exclusively to the cogeco amphitheatre at trois-Rivières.

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