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  • LV SUN: “Behind the scenes of Cirque’s new R.U.N”

    LV SUN: “Behind the scenes of Cirque’s new R.U.N”

    While the Luxor was providing a glimpse last week of what new Cirque du Soleil show “R.U.N” might feel like via a very cool construction-wall mural by local artist Troy “Tiki” James, Cirque’s headquarters was hosting a video shoot and cast and crew interviews during rehearsals to continue to spread the word about the upcoming action thriller.

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  • Eric Grilly Named Cirque’s Strategic Hollywood Studios Liaison

    Eric Grilly Named Cirque’s Strategic Hollywood Studios Liaison

    As part of a push to expand the Cirque du Soleil global footprint via third-party IP offerings, Eric Grilly has been appointed executive head of studio alliances. In the new role, Grilly will work to develop business opportunities with Hollywood studios, IP providers and other strategic license owners to bring their content to the live entertainment stage.

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  • Las Vegas Magazine Q&A w/Jenn Haight from KÀ

    Las Vegas Magazine Q&A w/Jenn Haight from KÀ

    Jenn Haight has been starring in KÁ since it first debuted more than 14 years ago. She plays one of the lead roles of Twin Sister. As KÁ has evolved from a curious story-driven creation into a true institution on the Las Vegas Strip, Haight has grown as a performer, excelling at the more emotional aspects of her nightly gig.

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  • R.U.N: The Edgy Side of Cirque du Soleil

    R.U.N: The Edgy Side of Cirque du Soleil

    The 40 RUN stunt artists have been in Montreal since May 28th to finalize the creation of this Cirque du Soleil show, which will be staged at the Casino Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas from October 24th. La Presse spoke with some of its creators.

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  • R.U.N: Cirque du Soleil, without the acrobatics

    R.U.N: Cirque du Soleil, without the acrobatics

    Can you take the circus out of the Cirque du Soleil and still have a show that can wow them on the Strip in Las Vegas? That’s the multi-million-dollar question hovering around R.U.N. which is being billed as “the first live-action thriller by Cirque du Soleil.” On Tuesday, the creative team behind the show tried to describe what will be the very first Cirque show with absolutely no acrobatic acts in it.

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  • Cirque Spotlights Visual Data to Better Understand Audience

    Cirque Spotlights Visual Data to Better Understand Audience

    It has modernised a traditional performing act, turning it into an international phenomenon. Now, like other traditional retail and business brands, it wants to extensively tap technology as well as data to make more informed decisions about its product delivery and to better engage its audience. Having grown to such a large company and one that depends heavily on its talent, it can be challenging to ensure consistent performance delivery, explained Marc Gagnon, Cirque du Soleil’s director of innovation and enterprise architecture. To maintain the quality of a show over the lifetime of its production, so audience experience is consistent, Gagnon said it was important to be able to measure spectators’ reaction.

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  • Cirque Readying for IPO as Early as Next Year

    Cirque Readying for IPO as Early as Next Year

    Cirque du Soleil is making plans for a possible IPO as early as next year as the storied live-entertainment company pushes ahead with a global expansion strategy. Montreal-based Cirque is laying the groundwork for an initial public offering during the first half of 2020, said a person familiar with the plans. The company has not made a decision to proceed and it is preparing documentation now just to have that option.

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  • Meet Crystal’s Zabato Bebe

    Meet Crystal’s Zabato Bebe

    When Zabato Bebe was a little boy, performers on stage, who were capable of mesmerizing the audience with their tricks, their looks, and their ability to tell a story, fascinated him. Add to the mix a pair of ice skates and a father who was a dancer, and you have all the ingredients needed to make Bebe a star in his own right.

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  • Director Fabrice Lemire talks Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL

    Director Fabrice Lemire talks Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL

    Artistic director Fabrice Lemire takes on the ice in Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL. The show features an international cast of figure, extreme and freestyle skaters, acrobats, musicians, and comic characters. This is Cirque du Soleil’s first ever ice show and Lemire talks about the unique challenges of bringing acrobatics and skating together.

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  • X: The Land of Fantasy Official Announcement

    X: The Land of Fantasy Official Announcement

    On May 30th, the Product Launch of "X the Land of Fantasy" produced by Cirque du Soleil and Hangzhou Suntiandy Group was successfully held in Hangzhou Suntiandy Theater. For the first time, the seating wagon was rotated 360°, presented the main characters as well as a piece of "spoiler."

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  • For Guy Laliberté, the PY1 pyramid is his new Cirque du Soleil

    For Guy Laliberté, the PY1 pyramid is his new Cirque du Soleil

    Lune Rouge’s first major project is the PY1 pyramid, an odd-looking 25-metre-high structure made of steel and concrete that is located on the Clock Tower Pier at the east end of the Old Port. It will be home to an immersive sound-and-light show called Through the Echoes, which opens June 1 and will be performed five times a day until late September.

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  • Cirque-Inspired Movies In Works With Dan Lin’s Rideback

    Cirque-Inspired Movies In Works With Dan Lin’s Rideback

    The producer of Cirque du Soleil and Dan Lin’s Rideback have made a deal to develop feature films based on the stories and characters from the catalog of the iconic global live entertainment franchise. The movie projects will be spearheaded by Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group president and CEO Daniel Lamarre and Lin along with Sebastien Ouimet.

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  • Why “R.U.N” will reshape Luxor

    Why “R.U.N” will reshape Luxor

    The days of regularly imploding casinos and building brand-new casino resorts on the Strip appear to be over. We are now in the era of the massive remodel. “I think it’s more about updating the property we have to be the best asset in its class. We can’t really rebrand what Luxor is, but what we can do is improve and update the offerings from rooms to restaurants and things like this show.” That makes the arrival of “R.U.N,” billed as Cirque’s first live-action thriller production and set to open October 24 at Luxor’s 1,500-seat theater, even more important for the pyramid, MGM Resorts International and the Strip in general.

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  • Grayslake native living his ‘inspiration’ as Cirque performer

    Grayslake native living his ‘inspiration’ as Cirque performer

    Getting cast in Cirque du Soleil's "Volta" has been a dream come true for Kevin Beverley. And the Grayslake native is especially excited to perform for a hometown crowd when the 2017 touring big-top show makes its Chicago debut this weekend on the grounds of Soldier Field.

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  • John Katsilometes: “O,” we have shows

    John Katsilometes: “O,” we have shows

    Cirque du Soleil is wading further into the deep end with “O” at Bellagio, its most profitable Strip production over the past 20-plus years. The company plans to expand the show’s schedule to seven days a week by 2020.

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