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  • Cirque to go dark in Vegas for One Night for One Drop

    Cirque to go dark in Vegas for One Night for One Drop

    From BlogVegas.com: It’s just for one night, but dozens of Cirque performers, stagehands and celebrity performers are hustling to put on a theatrical production to raise money for Cirque du Soleil’s charitable foundation, One Drop. On March 21, all of Cirque’s resident shows on the Las Vegas Strip will go dark while some 85 Cirque […]

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  • LiveDesign: Varekai Relaunches with BlackTrax

    LiveDesign: Varekai Relaunches with BlackTrax

    Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai, which has been touring the world since 2002, returned to Montreal, Quebec in December 2013 for its re-launch as an Arena Show. The production team proposed to lighting designer, Nol van Genuchten, the deployment of the BlackTrax realtime tracking solution from CAST BlackTrax Ltd for moving light tracking of performers. Improving […]

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  • Fabrice Lemire: “I have my own little touch.”

    Fabrice Lemire: “I have my own little touch.”

    Fabrice Lemire, Artistic Director for Varekai, talked to TheSpec.com recently about the way he attached his particular vision to Varekai, Cirque du Soleil’s newest arena show. Here are some select passages / quotes from the article: “I am not the original creator of the work, but I am the one who has morphed the production […]

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  • Guy Laliberté Awarded Economic Excellence Award

    Guy Laliberté Awarded Economic Excellence Award

    As part of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce’s State of the City event on Monday morning, which included the address by Mayor Pam O’Connor, four people were recognized by the Chamber for their commitment to Santa Monica. The Economic Excellence Award was given to Cirque du Soleil’s Guy Laliberte for his ongoing commitment to […]

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  • Enter BET’s Michael Jackson ONE Contest

    Enter BET’s Michael Jackson ONE Contest

    Cirque De Soleil & BET’s 106 & Park are looking to give the biggest Michael Jackson fan with a trip for 2 to Las Vegas to see Michael Jackson: One at the Mandalay Bay. START: January 24, 2014 @ 06:00 pm (US/Eastern) END: February 10, 2014 @ 06:00 pm (US/Eastern) ELIGIBILITY: You must be at […]

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  • Solar Flare, Podcast #2 — Now Available!

    Solar Flare, Podcast #2 — Now Available!

    Interested in hearing about Cirque du Soleil while on the go? If so, we’ve got a new pod-cast for you. It’s called “Solar Flare” and their second 30-minute podcast is now available! This episode is a complete fan episode; Ian interviews two hardcore fans of the Cirque (and one of them is your’s truly!). Go […]

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  • A pair of gymnasts from Japan are living the Dream with CDS

    A pair of gymnasts from Japan are living the Dream with CDS

    On their way to the stage for rehearsal, Umihiko Miya and Riki Fujimaki barely took notice of what would be an astounding sight for most people: four young women on unicycles, kicking steel bowls into the air, with another cyclist catching them all on top of her head. Such is the life in Cirque Du […]

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  • TOTEM Saying “Ciao!” to Pippo Crotti Tonight

    TOTEM Saying “Ciao!” to Pippo Crotti Tonight

    From Cirque du Soleil – Totem Facebook Page: We are saying goodbye today to original cast member Pippo Crotti who is moving to new creative adventures after close to 4 years without missing a single TOTEM performance!!! Good luck in your new projects Pippo and thank you for your passion and dedication!! Ciao Bella Ciao!

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  • More on Cirque Theatrical via Montreal Gazette

    More on Cirque Theatrical via Montreal Gazette

    MONTREAL – Cirque du Soleil announced the launch of a new division called Cirque du Soleil Theatrical this week. It will be headed by Scott Zeiger, a co-founding partner of Base Entertainment and a former executive at Clear Channel. Zeiger’s job will be to develop new theatrical opportunities for Cirque du Soleil and to create […]

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  • “The Tenors” Join Cirque for One Night for ONE DROP

    “The Tenors” Join Cirque for One Night for ONE DROP

    Award-winning vocal super group, The Tenors take the stage at ONE DROP’s second annual global philanthropy event, One Night for ONE DROP Friday, March 21 inside the Michael Jackson ONE™ Theatre at Mandalay Bay. For the first time, The Tenors will perform alongside artists from all eight Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil shows in a […]

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  • DHL Becomes Cirque’s Official Logistics Partner

    DHL Becomes Cirque’s Official Logistics Partner

    DHL today announced that it will support Cirque du Soleil, a leading live entertainment company, as Official Logistics Partner. DHL will be integrated into Cirque du Soleil’s supply chain activities, with its DHL Global Trade Fairs & Events team, a subsidiary of DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, supporting the event logistics of Cirque du Soleil Big […]

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  • Robin Leach on Cirque du Soleil Theatrical (LVSun)

    Robin Leach on Cirque du Soleil Theatrical (LVSun)

    Guy Laliberte’s Cirque du Soleil is expanding into the development of unique theatrical opportunities with new productions, and this morning he announced that Scott Zeiger, the co-founding partner of Base Entertainment, will run the new division, Cirque Theatrical, as president and managing director starting in March. It is certain to shake up the Las Vegas […]

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  • Scott Zeiger to Head Cirque’s New Theatrical Division

    Scott Zeiger to Head Cirque’s New Theatrical Division

    Cirque du Soleil just announced the creation of a new division, Cirque du Soleil Theatrical. Scott Zeiger, co-founding partner of Base Entertainment, will serve as President and Managing Director of the new division. Zeiger will develop unique theatrical opportunities for Cirque du Soleil. Based on traditional theatrical practices, these new productions will be created using […]

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  • PRESSE: ‘Kurios’ seeks to transport audience to new realms

    PRESSE: ‘Kurios’ seeks to transport audience to new realms

    The Cirque du soleil is known for putting on ambitious shows. With “Kurios – Cabinet of curiosities,” it plans to transport its audiences to a whole new world populated with fantastic characters. OK, not literally. But director Michel Laprise isn’t just looking to entertain. He wants people to go home with plenty of food for […]

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  • PRESSE: “Cirque Piques Our Curiosity” (w/Video)

    PRESSE: “Cirque Piques Our Curiosity” (w/Video)

    MONTREAL — Things are getting curious and curiouser at the Cirque du Soleil. The company’s new show, due to be unveiled in April, will be named Kurios — Cabinet of Curiosities. It’s directed by Michel Laprise, a Cirque insider best known for his recent collaborations with Madonna, providing artistic direction for her 2012 Super Bowl […]

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