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  • Lamarre: Acrobats still part of the act; ‘MJ One’ to stay

    Lamarre: Acrobats still part of the act; ‘MJ One’ to stay

    Daniel Lamarre is not ready to pink-slip the clowns and acrobats in Cirque du Soleil. “I think the challenge for us is each show has to be distinctive, to have new ideas to apply to acrobatics,” Cirque’s CEO and president said this past week in an interview in the company’s Las Vegas headquarters. “We’re not saying no, forever. But now, our clientele looking for acrobatic shows is very well served.”

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  • BWW Interview: Puppeteers Talk TORUK – THE FIRST FLIGHT

    BWW Interview: Puppeteers Talk TORUK – THE FIRST FLIGHT

    TORUK - The First Flight is a show inspired by James Cameron's movie AVATAR, and created by Cirque du Soleil; it comes to London's O2 Arena in June. BroadwayWorld spoke to puppeteers Helen Day and Antony Antunes about the show.

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  • BWW Interview: Lauren Herley And Jennifer Lecuyer of BAZZAR

    BWW Interview: Lauren Herley And Jennifer Lecuyer of BAZZAR

    BroadwayWorld checked in with BAZZAR's leading lady, Floating Woman - portrayed by Lauren Herley, and the Artistic Director of the show, Jennifer Luceyer.

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  • Cirque Rates #1 in Canadian Reputation Study

    Cirque Rates #1 in Canadian Reputation Study

    Entertainment company Cirque du Soleil outperformed all other Canadian companies to earn the number one ranking in the fifth annual 2019 Canada RepTrak 50, the largest corporate reputation study ever conducted in Canada, Reputation Institute announced today.

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  • Criss Angel fires a shot at Cirque as ‘R.U.N’ is announced

    Criss Angel fires a shot at Cirque as ‘R.U.N’ is announced

    Criss Angel has thrown a fireball at Cirque du Soleil, and the company’s new production “R.U.N.” On Tuesday, the day Cirque announced its new, immersive, action-movie-fashioned stage show at Luxor, Angel posted the social-media message, “Sorry, @Cirque it’s already been done” with a kissy-face emoji and the #CrissAngel #Mindfreak @PHVegas #immersive tags.

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  • Cirque du Soleil to Perform VITORI (Victory) in MALTA

    Cirque du Soleil to Perform VITORI (Victory) in MALTA

    Cirque du Soleil will be performing 28 shows over six consecutive weeks, starting from the 27 November, through till the 20 of December in Malta, the Malta Tourism Authority has announced. The show, Victory, will be centered around a chess team.

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  • ONOD 2019 Raises Over Six Million Dollars

    ONOD 2019 Raises Over Six Million Dollars

    One Drop is thrilled to announce the final results of One Night for One Drop imagined by Cirque du Soleil presented by MGM Resorts International and COLGATE. More than $6 million were raised by the generous support of the foundation's partners and donors during the seventh annual philanthropic event held inside the "O" Theatre at Bellagio Resort & Casino on March 8, 2019.

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  • What is R.U.N?

    What is R.U.N?

    On April 18, 2019, Cirque du Soleil registered the following trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office: IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services, namely, conception, creation, production, and presentation of live performances featuring stunts.

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  • 45 DEGREES Becomes”Cirque du Soleil Events + Experiences”

    45 DEGREES Becomes”Cirque du Soleil Events + Experiences”

    Cirque du Soleil has announced a new identity for their events and special projects division. Formerly called 45 DEGREES and a subsidiary, the newly named Cirque du Soleil Events + Experiences now operates within Cirque du Soleil, charged with expanding the company’s bespoke live entertainment offerings to an international clientele under the strength of one unified brand.

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  • Alegria’s Big Top Blessed, Named “SOHÏEL”

    Alegria’s Big Top Blessed, Named “SOHÏEL”

    Last night, before the final dress rehearsal audience, Guy Laliberte spoke with the Alegria artists, blessed the new blue and white swirled big top, and gave the name as "SOHÏEL", or "Messenger of the Sun".

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  • Cirque seeks to bridge generation gap with Alegria revival

    Cirque seeks to bridge generation gap with Alegria revival

    Much has changed in the last 25 years — in circus arts and in the world — but the message of hope in dark times remains as relevant as ever. Daniel Ross, Dominique Lemieux, and Émilie Therrien all have a bird’s eye view of the generation gap between the original Cirque du Soleil creation Alegria and the 2019 reboot — because all three have worked on both shows.

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  • Is “The Jump” to be called “Cirque du Soleil AXEL”?

    Is “The Jump” to be called “Cirque du Soleil AXEL”?

    According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal: The new Cirque du Soleil show at Luxor, working title of “Jump,” is to be announced within the next two weeks. Meanwhile, on the US Trademark Database, the name "Cirque du Soleil AXEL" was registered. Could this be the name of the show for The Luxor?

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  • Discover SYMA and VARELIA from Cirque at SEA

    Discover SYMA and VARELIA from Cirque at SEA

    Cirque du Soleil at Sea is a unique entertainment concept created by MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately owned cruise line, and Cirque du Soleil, the world leader in live entertainment. In March 2019, two brand new Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows, SYMA and VARÉLIA, launched on board MSC Cruises’ new flagship, MSC Bellissima.

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  • 10 Artists Coming to Messi10!

    10 Artists Coming to Messi10!

    On this 10th of the month, Cirque du Soleil has 10 updates for us on their upcoming show Messi10 in partnership with Leo Messi. What we have here are glimpses of 10 artists who will start training at Cirque du Soleil's Headquarters in Montreal!

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  • Cirque and FCAD launch The Future of Live Entertainment Lab

    Cirque and FCAD launch The Future of Live Entertainment Lab

    Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (CDSEG) through its innovation lab, Nextasy, and FCAD, Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication and Design have come together to launch The Future of Live Entertainment Lab (FOL!E), dedicated to innovation research in the live entertainment industry.

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