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  • Cirque workshop creates once-in-a-lifetime experience

    Cirque workshop creates once-in-a-lifetime experience

    Some students left campus over Spring Break, but during that time, campus took a turn for the dramatic. Over the weekend, Purdue hosted the inaugural Midwest Cirque du Soleil Live Entertainment Workshop. Art-specific schools typically host such events, but Purdue was chosen from a pool of other locations across the Midwest, including those in larger […]

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  • Eight Cirque du Soleil Productions Became ONE to Celebrate World Water Day at Second Annual One Night for ONE DROP in Las Vegas

    Eight Cirque du Soleil Productions Became ONE to Celebrate World Water Day at Second Annual One Night for ONE DROP in Las Vegas

    “In 2014, there are still at least 780 million people around the world who do not have access to a safe and steady water supply,” said Laliberté. “It is one of our planet’s most urgent problems, but there are sustainable solutions to be had if we focus our efforts and our resources.” Highlights included a […]

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  • Cirque Riviera Mara Renderings

    Cirque Riviera Mara Renderings

    A few “new” renderings of Vidanta Theater at Riviera Mara, where Cirque du Soleil will be setting up a resident show, beginning November 2014. { SOURCE: Groupo Vidanta }

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  • CirqueClub /// “One Night for One Drop”

    CirqueClub /// “One Night for One Drop”

    On Friday, March 21st, all eight Cirque du Soleil shows on the Las Vegas Strip will go dark so employees can collaboratively participate and perform in One Night for ONE DROP. More than 18,000 volunteer hours have been used to create this one-time-only performance in the state-of-the-art Michael Jackson ONE Theatre. This awe-inspiring show allows […]

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  • Anthony Gatto: Master of Construction?

    Anthony Gatto: Master of Construction?

    Why did Anthony Gatto, the greatest juggler alive — and perhaps of all time — back away from his art to open a construction business? by Jason Fagone I feel like I should let you know what you’re in for. This is a long story about a juggler. It gets into some areas that matter […]

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  • Robin Leach Has Q&A w/Atherton Twins

    Robin Leach Has Q&A w/Atherton Twins

    Twin gymnasts Andrew and Kevin Atherton are the newest addition to “Zarkana.” They perform as if they are one and swing out over the audience at high speed, each with just one strap wrapped around one shoulder. The audience is in a stunned silence of disbelief. The 38-year-old brothers, born within three minutes of each […]

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  • Mike Weatherford: “‘Zarkana’ fast, lively but lacks point of distinction”

    Mike Weatherford: “‘Zarkana’ fast, lively but lacks point of distinction”

    Mike Weatherford of the Las Vegas Review-Journal has seen the new ZARKANA… here are his thoughts! Without doubt, the new version is better than the middling one that landed at Aria in the fall of 2012, after its second summer at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. By then, “Zarkana” already had shed English-language songs […]

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  • Even More on Cirque Riviera Mara

    Even More on Cirque Riviera Mara

    As we know, Cirque du Soleil’s first resident show in Mexico will open on the Riviera Maya this November. The 70-minute show will be performed eight times per week year-round in the custom-designed 600-seat Vidanta Theater currently under construction across the street from Grupo Vidanta’s four-resort complex comprising Grand Luxxe, Grand Bliss, Grand Mayan and […]

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  • Cirque chooses Purdue for first Midwest workshop

    Cirque chooses Purdue for first Midwest workshop

    Starting March 21, a three-day theater workshop – the first of its kind in the Midwest – hosted by Cirque du Soleil will be held on campus. The event is presented by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology Midwest Regional Section, which creates theater symposiums that allow attendees to directly interact with talented professionals. […]

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  • Robin Leach’s Q&A w/Barry Farley – Head of Aquatics for “O”

    Robin Leach’s Q&A w/Barry Farley – Head of Aquatics for “O”

    Audiences at “O” are hypnotized by the split-second timing that divers and acrobats have to master at Cirque du Soleil’s aquatic show that is now celebrating its 15th year at Bellagio. There are nearly 400 cues that could go wrong in the 100-minute spectacular in the 1.5 million-gallon pool but incredibly never have. From a […]

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  • ‘Zarkana’ Aerialists Perform in Aria Porte Cochere

    ‘Zarkana’ Aerialists Perform in Aria Porte Cochere

    British twin brothers Andrew and Kevin Atherton, Cirque du Soleil aerialists with “Zarkana,” perform under the monorail truss in Aria’s porte cochere Monday, March 3, 2014. The performance was promoting “Zarkana’s” revamped show, which includes a new soundtrack and new aerial straps act. Check out the following picture from Cirque du Soleil’s Twitter account: And […]

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  • Cirque-OSHA reach settlement in Guillot-Guyard case

    Cirque-OSHA reach settlement in Guillot-Guyard case

    A settlement has been reached in the Cirque du Soleil appeal of rulings by OSHA in the incident in “Ka” that led to the death of artist Sarah Guillot-Guyard on June 29. The result is all but one of the violations issued against Cirque in the incident have been withdrawn by agency investigators. The original […]

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  • ZARKANA: Looking for something ‘suspend-ful’ to see?

    ZARKANA: Looking for something ‘suspend-ful’ to see?

    Are you looking for something “suspend-ful” to see? Join Cirque du Soleil ZARKANA on Monday, March 3rd at 2:00pm as the Atherton twins do a surprise aerial performance in front of ARIA Resort & Casino.

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  • Robin Leach on Re-Imagined Zarkana

    Robin Leach on Re-Imagined Zarkana

    We’ve featured a number of his posts here at Fascination – Robin Leach and he’s spent the past decade giving readers of his column over at the Las Vegas Sun the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premiere platinum playround. And in this entry he gives us an inside peek at the new music […]

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  • TOTEM ticket glitch leaves some out of pocket in NZ

    TOTEM ticket glitch leaves some out of pocket in NZ

    Hundreds of Cirque du Soleil ticket buyers could be out of pocket following a currency conversion glitch on the circus’ website. Pre-sale tickets for the Totem show were advertised on the Cirque website in New Zealand dollars – but punters were charged in US dollars. The company’s New Zealand’s publicist said it was impossible to […]

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