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  • JOYÀ Celebrates its Fifth Anniversary with a Re-imagined Menu

    JOYÀ Celebrates its Fifth Anniversary with a Re-imagined Menu

    Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ – the only Cirque du Soleil show in the world that includes a culinary experience – celebrates its fifth anniversary with the unveiling of a brand new haute-cuisine menu, masterfully-crafted by Grupo Vidanta’s Executive Chef Alexis Bostelmann.

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  • Q&A: Anja Wyttenbach from “O”

    Q&A: Anja Wyttenbach from “O”

    Anja Wyttenbach has been a part of "O" since day one. Born in Basel, Switzerland, the acrobatic and versatile performer, a veteran of touring circus productions, was developing some innovative aerial acts in Montreal when the creators of “O” came calling. “It was right place, right time."

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  • Why is Robert Rodriguez writing Cirque du Soleil?

    Why is Robert Rodriguez writing Cirque du Soleil?

    The call from Cirque du Soleil came out of the blue. Rodriguez would be among the first to admit he isn’t someone most people would associate with the Montreal-based company. But when Cirque was developing the concept for “R.U.N,” its latest live-action show in Las Vegas, his name was, in fact, the one that kept popping up.

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  • Angling for a younger audience, Cirque bets big with ‘R.U.N’

    Angling for a younger audience, Cirque bets big with ‘R.U.N’

    As with everything in Las Vegas, the stakes are high. Six years have passed since Cirque has introduced a new show on the Vegas Strip, and the time has come to find a fresh vehicle to electrify audiences. Cirque is looking for ways to attract ticket buyers who may have grown weary of acrobats, trapeze artists, contortionists and clowns.

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  • Artist injured in ‘R.U.N’ opening

    Artist injured in ‘R.U.N’ opening

    A Cirque du Soleil artist was injured after crashing an electric motorcycle in the opening “R.U.N” at Luxor on Thursday night. The performer, whose name is being withheld by Cirque officials, was piloting the bike in the Level Up scene near the end of the show. Sources familiar with the incident reported he suffered a […]

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  • Exploring the Stunts, Sounds, and Story Behind R.U.N

    Exploring the Stunts, Sounds, and Story Behind R.U.N

    We’ll know very soon just how far Cirque has pushed itself to create R.U.N, but we already know there are at least three elements that distinguish it from everything that came before. There’s the action, a stunt-driven strategy in the vein of a big-budget, CGI-filled Hollywood blockbuster. There’s the music, an edgy rock ’n’ roll soundtrack composed by Tyler Bates. And there’s a clear-cut plot complete with narration, a hard-driving storyline written by action and horror filmmaker Robert Rodriguez.

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  • LV Sun: “A First Look at R.U.N.”

    LV Sun: “A First Look at R.U.N.”

    Cirque du Soleil and Luxor offered the first real look at new resident show “R.U.N” to a select group of guests and members of the media Tuesday afternoon, making good on the promise of a new action-packed direction for Cirque by performing two exciting acts from the show ahead of its opening night on Thursday.

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  • FORBES: “R.U.N. is not Your Grandmother’s Cirque”

    FORBES: “R.U.N. is not Your Grandmother’s Cirque”

    When you ask people to describe Cirque du Soleil, the first thing they mention is acrobatics. Their eyes grow wide as they try to demonstrate thrilling moments involving death-defying – yet beautifully-choreographed – leaps and dives and how-can-they-possibly-do-that movements. Las Vegas’ new Cirque du Soleil show, “R.U.N,” opens on October 24 at Luxor – and it’s a game-changer. There are hardly any acrobatics in the show, and those are performed by riders on electric motorcycles.

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  • Cosmos & Exentricks – AT SEA For MSC Grandiosa!

    Cosmos & Exentricks – AT SEA For MSC Grandiosa!

    MSC Cruises revealed today details of the two brand-new and original Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows coming exclusively to MSC Grandiosa. In COSMOS, Journey to the unbelievable, guests will experience a breathtaking voyage across the galaxy with a brave astronaut on a quest for self-discovery. Audiences of EXENTRICKS, Expect the unexpected, will be caught off guard at every turn in this high-spirited spectacle.

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  • Cast & Creatives Announced for “‘Twas The Night Before…”

    Cast & Creatives Announced for “‘Twas The Night Before…”

    Cirque du Soleil and The Madison Square Garden Company MSG announced today the casting and creative team for the all-new, family production, 'Twas the Night Before... making its debut at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden this holiday season.

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  • MESSI10: A surreal tribute to the Barca legend

    MESSI10: A surreal tribute to the Barca legend

    Lionel Messi looked at Luis Suarez and, in amazement and in unison, they both rose to their feet and applauded what they’d just seen: a tightrope walker pulling out a ladder, placing it on the rope and climbing it with her hands. The Barca pair were sat, front and centre, applauding a scene that was […]

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  • MESSI10, Cirque’s New Sports-Themed Show, is a Winner

    MESSI10, Cirque’s New Sports-Themed Show, is a Winner

    With acrobats that fly across the stage with the speed of a ball into a goal, trapeze artists that literally take soccer moves to new heights and heroic videos of Leo Messi, Cirque du Soleil’s Messi10 should more than meet expectations for the living legend’s global legion of followers and football lovers in general.

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  • Cirque du Soleil Scores with MESSI10

    Cirque du Soleil Scores with MESSI10

    The first strains of Pharrell Williams’ 2015 single “Freedom” play on the stage of Cirque du Soleil’s new show Messi10, in which a face-off between two groups of performers begins. Messi10, based on the story of soccer superstar Lionel Messi, premiered Thursday (Oct. 10) in Barcelona, where Messi and his club team reign over popular culture, positioning Sony Music to score big as well.

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  • Cirque R.U.N’s to 7Five Brewing Co

    Cirque R.U.N’s to 7Five Brewing Co

    Cirque du Soleil has announced a partnership between Vegas Golden Knights fan favorite Ryan Reaves’ 7Five Brewing Co. and upcoming show “R.U.N” at Luxor. A series of four parody movie posters are being released starting this week, and the posters provide fans with instructions to enter to win VIP access to the grand opening performance of the show alongside Reaves himself.

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  • Cirque du Soleil 2020: Something New on the Horizon!

    Cirque du Soleil 2020: Something New on the Horizon!

    On Monday, October 7, 2019, Cirque du Soleil gave us a sneak peek at Cirque du Soleil 2020, an all new touring show set to premiere on April 23, 2020 under the big top at the Old Port of Montreal... In Cirque du Soleil 2020, the audience will be touched by uplifting acrobatic choreography, startling physical theatre and moved by the vibrant musical score, all infused with the warmth of human interconnection.

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