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  • Thrillist Reviews Cirque at Sea

    Thrillist Reviews Cirque at Sea

    Once upon a time, cruise ship “entertainment” meant a rousing game of trivia or lounge singers who couldn’t cut it in Reno -- just a way to kill some time until the midnight buffet. You were lucky if you got a second-round contestant from American Idol. But the bar for fun at sea has been raised. Like, dangerously high, swinging 180 degrees and topped with four contortionists.

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  • Balancing on 7m Tower of Chairs no Sweat for Cirque Artiste

    Balancing on 7m Tower of Chairs no Sweat for Cirque Artiste

    For Chinese national Yao Deng Bo, 39, being an acrobat is his life, and he couldn't imagine doing anything else. But one would think so, as Cirque's resident 'Chinese Chair' performer has been training in the art form since he was 6 years old. The native of Huainan picked up gymnastics and acrobatics at the encouragement of his father.

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  • For Chinese acrobat Deng Bo Yao it’s all in the Balance

    For Chinese acrobat Deng Bo Yao it’s all in the Balance

    Balancing at the top of eight chairs stacked seven metres high would be scary for the average person who isn't used to spending time at such great heights. As it turns out, it can be scary for professional acrobats as well. Chinese acrobat Deng Bo Yao was afraid of heights for years before conquering his fear.

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  • CirqueVR: “Through The Masks Of LUZIA” Launches Today!

    CirqueVR: “Through The Masks Of LUZIA” Launches Today!

    Cirque du Soleil and Felix & Paul Studios today announced the latest virtual reality experience. Through the Masks of LUZIA takes the audience to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light quenches the spirit and rain soothes the soul. The creation is a poetic and acrobatic ode to the rich, vibrant culture of a country whose wealth stems from an extraordinary mix of influences and creative collisions.

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  • NFL/Cirque du Soleil retail deals win REBNY awards

    NFL/Cirque du Soleil retail deals win REBNY awards

    Retail deals completed on Fifth Avenue and in Times Square were announced as the top retail transactions of 2016 at the Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) 19th Annual Retail Deal of the Year Cocktail Party at Club 101 Tuesday night.

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  • Discovery Kids Announces Partnership with CDS Images

    Discovery Kids Announces Partnership with CDS Images

    Discovery Kids a Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic network announced today a strategic partnership with Cirque du Soleil Images, on an original English-language live action series to be produced by Apartment 11 in association with TVOKids. Shot in Montreal, the upcoming show will feature prolific producer, director and composer Cris Morena as an Executive Producer and Songwriter for the series. Leila Basen (Heartland) is Head Writer.

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  • Indoor drones make history on Broadway

    Indoor drones make history on Broadway

    Over the past year, 398 audiences of up to 2,000 people witnessed an octet of colorful lampshades perform an airborne choreography during Cirque du Soleil’s Broadway show Paramour, which ran until April 20th. The work behind the design and choreography of the flying lampshades, which turn out to be self-piloted drones, bears the signature of the Swiss high-tech company Verity Studios.

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  • New Webseries: “Cirque Stories”

    New Webseries: “Cirque Stories”

    “Cirque Stories,” an exclusive Cirque du Soleil YouTube series which highlights artists' journeys to the circus. Follow along with us every week as we go behind the scenes and discuss the path to become a Cirque performer. In these first episodes, discover how some of the Cirque du Soleil artists from our Las Vegas shows get there in their own unique #CirqueWay.

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  • Backstage feats as Creative as what’s seen Onstage

    Backstage feats as Creative as what’s seen Onstage

    As impressive as Cirque du Soleil’s OVO show may be on the audience side of the curtain, equally impressive feats of logistics take place on the other side, and backstage, as well. The 19 trucks filled with everything from the show’s sound and other production equipment, to props and costumes, to catering supplies and even washing machines are now parked outside Budweiser Gardens where the show will be performed seven times from Wednesday through Sunday.

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  • Cirque Unveils its Legacy for Montreal’s 375th Anniversary

    Cirque Unveils its Legacy for Montreal’s 375th Anniversary

    To mark the 20th anniversary of its involvement in the St-Michel district, Cirque du Soleil inaugurated an art garden, in the presence of its President and Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Lamarre, its founder, Guy Laliberté, and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre. Offered as a gift for Montreal’s 375th anniversary, the garden presents 16 major works of art.

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  • Body Electric: Cirque Powers Up For Expo 2017

    Body Electric: Cirque Powers Up For Expo 2017

    Cirque du Soleil's Reflekt - its exclusive production for Astana Expo 2017 - is taking place from 16 June through 9 September (with approximately 70 shows in all). Beneath a 2,000-person capacity tent, 38 artists are bringing the ‘Future Energy’ theme to life in what Reflekt director Fernand Rainville dubs a show that is “very strong acrobatically.”

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  • Cirque du Soleil to advise Barack Obama

    Cirque du Soleil to advise Barack Obama

    In the aftermath of his speech at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Barack Obama asked Cirque du Soleil to advise him in the design of the Obama Presidential Center, which will include the all-digital presidential library, a museum and the Obama Foundation. A set that will be built in Jackson Park, Chicago.

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  • Swing Fever: Fabrice Lemire Talks Quartz/Crystal

    Swing Fever: Fabrice Lemire Talks Quartz/Crystal

    Cirque du Soleil is “dancing in new territory,” according to its artistic director and full-time Palm Springs resident Fabrice Lemire. “Quartz,” the upcoming show that Lemire is about to launch, will be performed entirely on ice.

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  • Gabriel Beaudoin Holds Winnipeg Juggling Workshop

    Gabriel Beaudoin Holds Winnipeg Juggling Workshop

    Gabriel Beaudoin – an exemplary juggler from KURIOS – held a two hour juggling workshop on Monday, June 5th. This exhilarating event went from 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. at the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre. People of all skill levels were welcomed to the event, where tips, a training session, and ‘exploratory juggling’ took place.

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  • Why Cirque du Soleil Has Stopped Employee Reviews

    Why Cirque du Soleil Has Stopped Employee Reviews

    As a company that was built on trailblazing new experiences and challenging the status quo, it's no wonder that Cirque du Soleil has taken a radical approach to the way they manage people. Harnessing the power of energy and engagement, they've steered away from traditional and archaic methods that are built on utilitarian principles, and shifted towards starting open and honest conversations, asking for constant feedback, and promoting shared responsibilities amongst all members of the company.

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