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  • Review: Volta brings hair-raising spectacles to Gatineau

    Review: Volta brings hair-raising spectacles to Gatineau

    Last week, Danila Bim vacationed in Ottawa and was able to catch up on her personal affairs and give her body a bit of a rest. But this week, it was time for the Cirque du Soleil aerialist to get back to work, which meant tying her hair into a sturdy top knot that attached to a metal ring, and then being hoisted meters above the circus’s stage in Gatineau.

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  • Cityneon hires Cirque du Soleil’s former director of creations

    Cityneon hires Cirque du Soleil’s former director of creations

    Former director of creations at Cirque du Soleil Welby Altidor is now group chief creative officer at Cityneon Holdings. Mr Altidor's appointment comes right after Lucrum 1 Investments, a consortium led by Cityneon's executive director and group CEO Ron Tan, acquired 52.51 per cent of shares for S$115.61 million last month.

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  • ‘Baz — Star Crossed Love’ celebrates a successful first year

    ‘Baz — Star Crossed Love’ celebrates a successful first year

    When it opened in the middle of 2015 at Light Nightclub at Mandalay Bay, Baz was a bright, fresh, different musical production on the Las Vegas Strip, trying to make its mark in a tempestuous live entertainment landscape. Now, as the show celebrates its first anniversary as Baz — Star Crossed Love in a more natural home at the Palazzo Theatre, it’s that much closer to making to making that mark.

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  • CREACTIVE OPIO: High Flying Above the French Riviera

    CREACTIVE OPIO: High Flying Above the French Riviera

    Have you ever imagined leaping from a high-in-the-sky platform to swing through the air on flying trapeze? A new venture from the circus arts company in partnership with vacation resort pioneer Club Med makes the dream possible for visitors and locals in southern France: CREACTIVE OPIO en Provence.

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  • Meet the Athletic Artists Behind Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Luzia’

    Meet the Athletic Artists Behind Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Luzia’

    The French Canadian circus rolled into Chi-town this week and raised its giant tent in the parking lot of the United Center. Chicago Tonight got a backstage pass to meet the performers of “Luzia: A Waking Dream of Mexico."

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  • STONE: Dazzled by the Immensely Beautiful

    STONE: Dazzled by the Immensely Beautiful

    Few spectacles plunge us into an intimate reflection on what makes up the immensely beautiful and the greatest. Stone, Cirque du Soleil's homage to Luc Plamondon, is a masterfully successful work that does exactly that. She fascinates by her grace and acrobatics magically arranged to the poetry of the lyricist.

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  • Škoda Auto an Official Partner of Cirque du Soleil

    Škoda Auto an Official Partner of Cirque du Soleil

    Škoda Auto, more commonly known as Škoda, is a Czech automobile manufacturer founded in 1895 as Laurin & Klement. It is headquartered in Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic, and as of now is an official Partner of Cirque du Soleil.

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  • Immerse Yourself in the Enchanting World of Luc Plamandon

    Immerse Yourself in the Enchanting World of Luc Plamandon

    Immerse yourself in the enchanting and visually rich world of luc plamondon with stone, homage to plamondon - presented exclusively to the cogeco amphitheatre at trois-Rivières.

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  • La Presse: “Stone, a Stunning Beauty”

    La Presse: “Stone, a Stunning Beauty”

    Expectations were great for STONE, this third installment of the Cirque du Soleil Hommage series at the Cogeco Amphitheater in Trois-Rivières. At the height of the work of Luc Plamondon, the show has largely met expectations.

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  • Cirque Acquires Blue Man Group

    Cirque Acquires Blue Man Group

    Global entertainment leader Cirque du Soleil today announced the acquisition of New-York-based Blue Man Productions. The acquisition considerably widens Cirque du Soleil’s audience pool, adding to their portfolio six resident productions established across the United States and Germany, as well as a North American and a World Tour.

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  • Q&A w/Angie Swan – Amaluna’s Guitarist

    Q&A w/Angie Swan – Amaluna’s Guitarist

    Joey Grihalva of 88.9 Radio Milwaukee recently sat down with Swan to discuss her Milwaukee upbringing, her college days, hanging out with Courtney Love, auditioning for Prince, traveling with Cirque du Soleil, getting stranded in India, wearing a Cheesehead in enemy territory, and more.

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  • Elgin-born dancer follows dream to Cirque du Soleil

    Elgin-born dancer follows dream to Cirque du Soleil

    Trent Jeray spent years as a struggling dancer -- living on food stamps, doing street performances, sleeping on a friend's floor for months while going to auditions and teaching dance lessons. But it's all paying off now for the Elgin native. Jeray, 28, now dances as a soloist in “Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil.”

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  • Thrillist Reviews Cirque at Sea

    Thrillist Reviews Cirque at Sea

    Once upon a time, cruise ship “entertainment” meant a rousing game of trivia or lounge singers who couldn’t cut it in Reno -- just a way to kill some time until the midnight buffet. You were lucky if you got a second-round contestant from American Idol. But the bar for fun at sea has been raised. Like, dangerously high, swinging 180 degrees and topped with four contortionists.

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  • Balancing on 7m Tower of Chairs no Sweat for Cirque Artiste

    Balancing on 7m Tower of Chairs no Sweat for Cirque Artiste

    For Chinese national Yao Deng Bo, 39, being an acrobat is his life, and he couldn't imagine doing anything else. But one would think so, as Cirque's resident 'Chinese Chair' performer has been training in the art form since he was 6 years old. The native of Huainan picked up gymnastics and acrobatics at the encouragement of his father.

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  • For Chinese acrobat Deng Bo Yao it’s all in the Balance

    For Chinese acrobat Deng Bo Yao it’s all in the Balance

    Balancing at the top of eight chairs stacked seven metres high would be scary for the average person who isn't used to spending time at such great heights. As it turns out, it can be scary for professional acrobats as well. Chinese acrobat Deng Bo Yao was afraid of heights for years before conquering his fear.

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