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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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  • Cirque’s remarkable 3-D Costume Printer

    Cirque’s remarkable 3-D Costume Printer

    The art of costume design has remained mostly unchanged for centuries, its history writ with needle and thread, but it is now just one of many industries being revolutionized by 3-D printing. Kooza is the first Cirque du Soleil show to have a 3D printer in the wardrobe department.

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  • Russian Standard Vodka Becomes Official Vodka Sponsor of Touring Shows in USA and Canada

    Russian Standard Vodka Becomes Official Vodka Sponsor of Touring Shows in USA and Canada

    Russian Standard Vodka has entered a multi-year sponsorship with Cirque du Soleil as the official vodka sponsor of touring shows in USA and Canada. The partnership between these two global brands spans across multiple platforms, including on-site event activation, co-branded content creation, online media and retail integration.

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  • Cirque takes its act to Sea on new Mediterranean cruises

    Cirque takes its act to Sea on new Mediterranean cruises

    When the MSC Meraviglia is christened June 3 in Le Havre, France, a group of 15 performers will have already spent more than a month on the docked ship flying through the air, juggling, perfecting acrobatics and, just as important, getting their sea legs. As Cirque du Soleil takes its act to sea through a new partnership with MSC Cruises, there’s no use rehearsing on solid land.

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  • Meet Brynn Coseru – Synchronized Swimmer at “O”

    Meet Brynn Coseru – Synchronized Swimmer at “O”

    You can’t help but wonder about what happens to them once they’re too old to do what they do — the awesome acrobatics that take your breath away, the incredible contortions that seemingly take superhuman flexibility, the synchronized swimming so amazing it’s been called dancing while drowning.

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  • Guy Laliberté & Alexandre Amancio Form REFLECTOR

    Guy Laliberté & Alexandre Amancio Form REFLECTOR

    Cirque du Soleil creator Laliberté and video game developer, producer, writer and director Amancio, are co-founders for Reflector Entertainment, a Lune Rouge company, a multi-platform business that will develop intellectual property with a view to distributing next-generation content internationally.

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  • Meet Brandon Livanos (Again) – Now in VOLTA!

    Meet Brandon Livanos (Again) – Now in VOLTA!

    Many kids grow up dreaming of running away and joining the circus and it was the same for Brandon Livanos. “It’s a dream as a child to always be like ‘I ran away and joined the circus,” Livanos said. And he actually did. The 31-year-old South African first caught the eye of circus recruiters in 2008 during a diving meet.

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  • Cirque du Soleil’s ‘C2’ event on its way to Melbourne!

    Cirque du Soleil’s ‘C2’ event on its way to Melbourne!

    After six editions of its flagship event in Montreal, C2 International will bring its two-day immersive conference to Melbourne. In collaboration with MCI and with the support of the Victorian State Government and Melbourne Convention Bureau, C2 will bring the event to Melbourne, Australia, on 30 November, 2017.

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  • La Nouba’s Silva Poirier Speaks Recovery

    La Nouba’s Silva Poirier Speaks Recovery

    Seven months ago, Karina Silva Poirier, an aerial performer with La Nouba in Orlando, fell during a rehearsal. The 30-foot drop resulted in her skull and face being fractured, and she slipped in and out of a coma three times. But after several surgeries and months of rehabilitation, Silva Poirier is speaking out about her incredible recovery.

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  • BREAKING: “CRYSTAL – A Breakthrough Ice Experience”

    BREAKING: “CRYSTAL – A Breakthrough Ice Experience”

    Cirque du Soleil carves electrifying moments, breathtaking artistry and its unique creativity into ice in a fresh innovative spectacular: Cirque du Soleil Crystal. World-class ice skating, surreal aesthetics and artistic prowess fuse together. So let reality slip away as Cirque du Soleil Crystal glides above a most unusual reflection.

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  • Q&A w/Mike Newnum – Luzia’s Technical Director

    Q&A w/Mike Newnum – Luzia’s Technical Director

    Westword caught up with Newnum in Seattle, where the troupe was wrapping up a production before taking a break and then heading to Denver for a June 1 through July 9 run. For Newnum, it will be a return home, which he talks about in the following interview.

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  • VOLTA CD + DVD Soon!

    VOLTA CD + DVD Soon!

    According to Darius Harper, VOLTA's male singer, next month they'll record both the CD album and film the show for a DVD release!

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  • VAREKAI to Close on December 23, 2017!

    VAREKAI to Close on December 23, 2017!

    After 15 years of touring around the globe in over 200 cities and 43 countries, Cirque du Soleil Varekai will take its final bow on December 23, 2017, in Sugar Land, Texas. Launched in Montreal in 2002, the show has had an exceptional run, touring 11 years under the Big Top and 4 years in arenas.

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