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  • Cirque Week 2013 – Event Schedule

    Cirque Week 2013 – Event Schedule

    Treasure Island – TI Las Vegas CIRQUE WEEK Headquarters 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Daily Treasure Island – TI Las Vegas will be the host hotel for this year’s headquarters where attendees can pick up their CIRQUE WEEK gift and credential. *The headquarters will be located at the registration desk on the second floor (convention/wedding […]

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  • Cirque Week 2013 is Coming!

    Cirque Week 2013 is Coming!

    The 4th annual CIRQUE WEEK returns to Las Vegas November 9 – 16, 2013. Cirque Club members are among the first to find out about specially priced show packages including Michael Jackson ONE, the latest Cirque du Soleil production in Las Vegas and Mystère, the show that started it all. CIRQUE WEEK guests will journey […]

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  • CirqueClub /// “Meet Alan J. Silva”

    CirqueClub /// “Meet Alan J. Silva”

    Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil is mostly about the pleasures of the flesh, but for many viewers it also serves as a heartfelt journey. Aerialist Alan J. Silva expresses unrequited-then requited-love as he flirts with his paramour, eventually finding himself suspended by nothing but narrow silk sheets that drape straight down from […]

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  • La Nouba Celebrates 7,000th Performance

    La Nouba Celebrates 7,000th Performance

    Congratulations to the cast and crew of La Nouba tonight as they celebrate their 7,000th performance!

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  • Enchanted troupe: Cirque musician screens performance film, shares stories from travels

    Enchanted troupe: Cirque musician screens performance film, shares stories from travels

    Instead of playing a typical pit orchestra instrument, Suzie Gagnon plays the accordion and has done so for close to two decades. On Tuesday night, Gagnon, a veteran musician for Cirque du Soleil, came to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, in conjunction with the Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries, to […]

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  • Presse: “Staying in Balance”

    Presse: “Staying in Balance”

    If you’ve ever dreamed about running away to join the circus, Jean-Luc Martin can help with that. Martin, 48, is the founder and executive director of the new San Diego Circus Center (sandiegocircuscenter.org), a Miramar-based school that teaches everything from tightrope walking to aerial arts. Before opening the nonprofit, Martin had plenty of experience under […]

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  • A Special Birthday Celebration Performance of ONE

    A Special Birthday Celebration Performance of ONE

    On Michael’s 55th Birthday, Cirque Du Soleil’s performance of ‘Michael Jackson ONE’ in Las Vegas was a very special occasion for many of MJ’s Fans. Read an account of this amazing performance from one of Michael Jackson ONE’s fans – Betty Byrnes – from her Blog: Michael’s Heart. MJ One is an experience like no […]

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  • MJWorld Reviews ONE: “Hope, Love, Unity, ‘ONE’”

    MJWorld Reviews ONE: “Hope, Love, Unity, ‘ONE’”

    Entering Las Vegas via the southern tip of Las Vegas Boulevard, the first impressive building to greet us was the Mandalay Bay resort, stupendously displaying a single word across the top floors – Michael! Mandalay Bay means business in landing Cirque Du Soleil’s masterpiece ‘Michael Jackson ONE,’ as their keynote, resident show and their advertisement […]

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  • FORBES: The Technology Behind The Las Vegas Magic of Cirque du Soleil

    FORBES: The Technology Behind The Las Vegas Magic of Cirque du Soleil

    Some of us have been lucky enough to see a Cirque du Soleil performance at one of the great venues in Las Vegas, or anywhere else around the world. The drama textbooks will remind you that one experiences a “willful suspension of disbelief” when watching a dramatic performance. But, Cirque du Soleil can not be […]

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  • Kite Flashmob to Take Over Moscow

    Kite Flashmob to Take Over Moscow

    Friday, August 30, 2013, the famous Cirque du Soleil will organize a unique event to celebrate the construction of the legendary Big Dome at the Luzhniki Stadium. The construction of the Dome will definitely not go unnoticed. Cirque du Soleil plans to make it bright and cheerful, launching kites while 60 workers raise the Dome. […]

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  • LIGHT: Cirque Joins the Party

    LIGHT: Cirque Joins the Party

    Hours before coy, fantastically costumed characters greet guests at the doors of Light at Mandalay Bay, Cirque du Soleil performers are already busy preparing for the night’s show, stretching, climbing silks and flipping inside cantilevered hoops that dangle behind the plexiglass wall above the DJ booth. Artistic director Hassan El Hajjami scans the scene from […]

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  • CirqueClub /// “TOTEM’s Mechanical Gem”

    CirqueClub /// “TOTEM’s Mechanical Gem”

    Loosely based on a retractable pedestrian bridge in London, the ‘scorpion bridge’ is a mobile platform that connects the marsh to the greater stage area. Thanks to its variable geometry and ingenious design, it adapts to help create the show’s many tableaux. For example, in one of the clown numbers, the bridge first bends forward […]

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  • What is John Gilkey Doing Now? “Wet the Hippo!”

    What is John Gilkey Doing Now? “Wet the Hippo!”

    THEATER The sets are gone, and the costumes, and that giant blue-and-yellow tent. Master clown and performance maker John Gilkey has ended his fourth stint with Cirque du Soleil since 1996. But if the wiry, often wild-haired Gilkey is no stranger to the big time, he moves just as ferociously through a bare stage in […]

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  • CirqueClub /// “A Postcard from Corteo: A Taste of Brasil… “

    CirqueClub /// “A Postcard from Corteo: A Taste of Brasil… “

    Being a chef for a Cirque du Soleil Big Top touring show is no small feat! The chef and his staff cook two hot meals a day plus breakfast for the same people, weeks on end. Here is the ‘Feijoada’, a very popular meat and bean dish in Brazil cooked by the Chef on the […]

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  • Cirque du Soleil & Analytics

    Cirque du Soleil & Analytics

    Here’s what Cirque du Soleil knows about its typical ticket buyers in North America: They are between 35 to 55 years old. They live in households that earn more than $100,000 per year. Just over half (52 percent) are female. And most of them won’t drive more than 60 minutes to see a show. That […]

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