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  • AEG Acquires Full Ownership of AXS Tickets

    AEG Acquires Full Ownership of AXS Tickets

    AEG has taken full control of its ticketing business AXS Tickets, according to a report in Billboard. It’s thought AEG hopes that, by wholly owning AXS, it can more easily innovate in a bid to expand its presence, especially in the US market.

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  • Cirque du Soleil Celebrates 30 Years In The UK

    Cirque du Soleil Celebrates 30 Years In The UK

    Cirque du Soleil marks its 30th anniversary in the UK with a celebratory exhibition from 19 September to 9 October with free entry at London's historical Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Fans can immerse themselves in the story so far, understand the journey of Cirque du Soleil, from creation to the travelling circus today, hear the music, and take an up-close look at costumes, masks and more!

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  • How Cirque Turned to the Genius of Messi for Inspiration

    How Cirque Turned to the Genius of Messi for Inspiration

    The artistic spirit of the Argentine soccer star is the protagonist of the world-renowned company’s new production. EL PAÍS SEMANAL got a sneak peek at the rehearsals in Montreal ahead of the premiere on October 10 in Barcelona. “Leo is the best in the world and we want to represent his skills on the pitch – his strength and determination,” says Mukhtar Omar Sharif, the show’s director. “But we are still a circus and this a show for everyone, not just for soccer lovers.”

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  • Davide Pisanu: Leading in the Age of Constant Decision-making

    Davide Pisanu: Leading in the Age of Constant Decision-making

    Davide Pisanu, Senior Vice-President Affiliated Businesses at the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group and CEO of the Blue Man Group, has worn many hats within the world-renowned performance company since starting there three years ago, including overseeing the group’s strategy and transformation.

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  • More on “‘Twas The Night Before”

    More on “‘Twas The Night Before”

    As the title suggests, Cirque’s first holiday show is inspired by the familiar holiday poem called “A Visit from St. Nicholas” that was first published anonymously in 1823. Cirque described the new family show as a “vibrant acrobatic spectacle” incorporating feats of physical derring-do that long have been a strength of the Cirque brand.

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  • IATSE #58 Picketing Alegría in Toronto

    IATSE #58 Picketing Alegría in Toronto

    After a 20-year relationship that saw I.A.T.S.E. Local 58 working with Cirque to bring the Quebec-based circus company's productions to audiences at the Port Lands and Ontario Place, the union was informed by Cirque this year that the company would be using non-union labour, at a rate of pay that is significantly lower.

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  • Cirque in Cinema Presents: LUZIA

    Cirque in Cinema Presents: LUZIA

    For one night only, Cirque du Soleil in Cinema transports its internationally acclaimed show LUZIA to the big screen. Through a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, it invites audiences to escape on a surrealistic journey through a sumptuous and vibrant world suspended somewhere between dreams and reality.

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  • Update on “The Parks” at Nuevo Vallarta

    Update on “The Parks” at Nuevo Vallarta

    Hey, remember the Cirque du Soleil Theme Park project with Grupo Vidanta for Nuevo Vallarta? Well... there have been a couple of updates regarding "The Parks" recently, as chronicled by ThemeParkX. Check out the two updates and new renderings within!

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  • Cirque Returns To LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL Music & Art Festival

    Cirque Returns To LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL Music & Art Festival

    Sept. 20 and 21, Cirque du Soleil will return to Las Vegas' favorite music festival, Life is Beautiful, debuting exclusive performances. On Friday evening, 11 aerialists and dancers from Cirque resident productions will dazzle audience members alongside award-winning rock band WALK THE MOON, as they perform their hit single "One Foot."

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  • Luzia’s Naomi Zimmerman Wows Crowds & Makes It Look Easy

    Luzia’s Naomi Zimmerman Wows Crowds & Makes It Look Easy

    From a young age, we've been told to reach for the sky. Well, one woman took that advice seriously, and has reached new limits by joining one of the most influential performance groups in the world. Dealing with a frantic work schedule and relentless training isn't easy for most, but Naomi Zimmerman, a Cirque du Soleil performer, hasn't let any of those obstacles stop her from doing what she loves most.

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  • At NY Fashion Week, This Hi-Tech Experience Steals The Show

    At NY Fashion Week, This Hi-Tech Experience Steals The Show

    As SAP expands its growing presence in the fashion industry, its technology will be hitting the runway for the third time in September, showcasing tech-enabled designs and a newly enhanced interactive runway app at New York Fashion Week (NYFW)

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  • American Dream Mall Sets Opening Day Without Cirque

    American Dream Mall Sets Opening Day Without Cirque

    It may be The “American Dream” Mall for a scant few, but for many others it has become a Canadian nightmare; with construction delays, traffic problems and few brands signing up for this 3.6 million sq.ft. of potential calamity in East Rutherford, New Jersey. It is unclear if Cirque du Soleil missed a great opportunity or dodged a bullet by foregoing inclusion into the American Dream Mall in NJ.

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  • AXEL Holds Press Conference Today

    AXEL Holds Press Conference Today

    The concept behind Axel, the upcoming Cirque du Soleil ice show, is that it will feel like a big arena rock show. The idea, said Fernand Rainville, the show’s stage director and writer, is “to make it feel like a rock opera, make it feel like a musical concert and/or a sports outing. To create that energy. So to create effects that we usually see in concert shows and bring them to the theatrics of Cirque and ice skating.”

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  • «O» Celebrates 10,000th Performance!

    «O» Celebrates 10,000th Performance!

    Today marks "O"'s 10,000th performance! Cirque du Soleil extends its thanks for the “O”utstanding support they have received for over 20 years.

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  • Q&A w/MJ ONE’s Sam Frahn

    Q&A w/MJ ONE’s Sam Frahn

    You won’t be able to take your eyes off Sam Frahn, one of the warrior-dancers in Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay and a natural-born entertainer loaded with charisma and personality. Originally from Tampa, Fla., Frahn has paved her own path by creating a unique and personal style of dance influenced by jazz and hip-hop styles.

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