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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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  • A “Collective Gasp” for MJ IMMORTAL in Beijing

    A “Collective Gasp” for MJ IMMORTAL in Beijing

    Cirque du Soleil which has hardly made a move out of step on stage, has had to quickstep to repair a faux pas when opening its “Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour” in Beijing. The Canadian art troupe surprised its Beijing audience by flashing a photo referencing to the 1989 Tiananmen incident,during an act to […]

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  • OVO in Taiwan Poster!

    OVO in Taiwan Poster!

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  • Desigual Launches Special Collection

    Desigual Launches Special Collection

    HONG KONG – Desigual, the Spanish causal wear brand, has launched a new collection inspired by Cirque du Soleil to promote the upcoming Michael Jackson’s Immortal World Tour, which stops in Hong Kong 23 to 25 August at the Asia-World Expo. The campaign includes a new collection of Cirque du Soleil-inspired garments. The company is […]

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  • Cirque Coming to VOD

    Cirque Coming to VOD

    Gravitas Ventures has struck a deal to become the exclusive VOD distributor of a variety of Cirque du Soleil programs that include performance specials featuring the live shows as well as behind-the-scenes documentaries that highlight the creative process of a Cirque du Soleil show. The titles are available for the first time to a North […]

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  • LV Sun: “KÀ marks a triumphant, and poignant, return”

    LV Sun: “KÀ marks a triumphant, and poignant, return”

    On the night the circus returned to MGM Grand, a man and his two daughters were spotted standing, hugging, near the theater exit at the end of the show. They were crying, the father and the two girls. The sisters looked to be about 10 and 8 years old, if that. The man wrapped his […]

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