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  • Q&A w/MJ ONE’s Sam Frahn

    Q&A w/MJ ONE’s Sam Frahn

    You won’t be able to take your eyes off Sam Frahn, one of the warrior-dancers in Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay and a natural-born entertainer loaded with charisma and personality. Originally from Tampa, Fla., Frahn has paved her own path by creating a unique and personal style of dance influenced by jazz and hip-hop styles.

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  • Guy Laliberte launching show on Las Vegas Strip

    Guy Laliberte launching show on Las Vegas Strip

    The visionary behind the Las Vegas Strip’s predominant production company is creating once more. Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberte is premiering “Candy World,” his new entertainment concept, Saturday night at Light Nightclub at Mandalay Bay.

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  • The Toronto Star with Elena Lev

    The Toronto Star with Elena Lev

    Alegria is a beloved Cirque title: when it closed in 2013, it had been running for almost 20 years and had been seen by more than 14 million spectators worldwide. Elena Lev was 12 when she first appeared in Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria. She and the show are back 25 years later

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  • “X” Performs in Hangzhou, Drawing in a Large Crowd

    “X” Performs in Hangzhou, Drawing in a Large Crowd

    Cirque du Soleil “X” The Land of Fantasy, produced by Hangzhou Suntiandy Group and Cirque du Soleil, has successfully premiered in Hangzhou Suntiandy Theatre. Liu Wendong, Chairman of Hangzhou Suntiandy Group, and Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group President and CEO Daniel Lamarre attended the premiere, delivered speeches and extended their ardent blessings to the show. The creation team of the show was invited to shared their thoughts with the audience as well.

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  • FORBES: “The Show Must Go On!”

    FORBES: “The Show Must Go On!”

    Guy Laliberté stands on a dock at the old port of Montreal and surveys the skyline. To his right, a blue-and-white-striped circus tent. “My first baby,” says Laliberté, pointing to the big top, where Cirque du Soleil performs. A black beanie is pulled over his head, a pair of ripped jeans hang on his hips. Laliberté turns to the left, where an 81-foot-tall gleaming white pyramid stands. “My new baby,” says Laliberté, 59.

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  • Geert Chatrou: “I’m a world-class whistler”

    Geert Chatrou: “I’m a world-class whistler”

    I started whistling when I was about four years old. We lived in the Eindhoven area of the Netherlands, and my dad whistled all the time. It was impossible for him to whistle out of tune. We whistled TV theme tunes together – him whistling one note, and me the next. I immediately produced a nice tone. Within a few years, I was better than he was.

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  • Vocalists Add a Narrative Twist to VOLTA

    Vocalists Add a Narrative Twist to VOLTA

    DC Metro Theater Arts recently spoke to one of Volta’s vocalists, Eric DeShan about the vocalist’s contributions to Volta. “The songs are a through-line connecting the acts and the overall theme of Volta,” DeShan says. Since Volta is about a personal journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance, “I plant the seeds of possibilities” for the storyline about “breaking free from the world around you.”

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  • Cirque du Soleil: The Great Chinese Seduction

    Cirque du Soleil: The Great Chinese Seduction

    It's tomorrow night that Cirque du Soleil will officially launch its first permanent show in Hangzhou, China, in a brand-new 1,500-seat theater built on the site of a former railroad yard. With X: The Land of Fantasy , Cirque hopes to finally break through this coveted market.

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  • Jerónimo García-Cabral, the Yucatecan who triumphs in JOYA

    Jerónimo García-Cabral, the Yucatecan who triumphs in JOYA

    "When the opportunity meets the preparation is something that many people call luck", this is how the history of the only Yucatecan artist of the Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ is summarized. Consistency, determination and focus, those are the words that describe Jerónimo García Cabral; a Yucatecan who turned his life into the dream of many others.

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  • Talking Makeup With Kazuha Ikeda, Klara the Telegraph

    Talking Makeup With Kazuha Ikeda, Klara the Telegraph

    The circus is in town, folks. Cirque du Soleil is back with a spanking new show and cast, Kurios — Cabinet of Curiousities, which distinguishes itself from typical circus fare with a steampunk twist on acrobatic acts, clever contortions, and balancing feats. A striking visage amongst the cast is Klara the Telegraph. Played by Kazuha Ikeda, the professional dancer doesn't just bring her boogey skills to the table, but her talent with the brush, too.

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  • A Q&A with 2 of VOLTA’s BMX Bikers!

    A Q&A with 2 of VOLTA’s BMX Bikers!

    DCTS interviewed two of the BMX performers, AJ Amayaand Joel Bondu. BMX is the art of performing acrobatics, tricks and stunts on specially-modified bicycles. Where the skill set is recognized for its “extreme sports” competitive history, Cirque du Soleil has embraced the athletes and the discipline as an art form.

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  • VStar CEO seeks new live entertainment opportunities for parent Cirque du Soleil

    VStar CEO seeks new live entertainment opportunities for parent Cirque du Soleil

    Eric Grilly, CEO of Fridley-based VStar Entertainment Group, is working to expand the performance portfolio of parent company Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group as executive head of studio alliances for the Montreal-based global live-entertainment brand. Grilly said he was excited to leverage his industry relationships and experience to pursue partnerships with Hollywood studios and other content license owners for Cirque while focusing on VStar's children's stage shows.

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  • The faces of REBEL

    The faces of REBEL

    Live new experiences, travel, meet people from all over the world, act, dance, learn, have fun, improve, live a dream ... They are verbs used by artists and technicians who are part of the Cirque du Soleil at the time to describe the benefits of your work.

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  • «Joyeux Calvaire»: un hommage poétique!

    «Joyeux Calvaire»: un hommage poétique!

    Cirque du Soleil presented a poetic and romantic show on Wednesday night with its tribute to the Cowboys Fringants, which greatly moved the members of this popular Quebec band. "It's far too emotional for what my body and my soul can take," said bassist Jerome Dupras, at the end of this premiere of Cirque du Soleil's "Joyeux Calvaire" show , Wednesday night, at the amphitheater Cogeco of Trois-Rivières.

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  • New Holiday Show: ‘Twas The Night Before…

    New Holiday Show: ‘Twas The Night Before…

    Cirque du Soleil and the Madison Square Garden Company announce the world premiere of the brand-new holiday theatrical 'Twas the Night Before.... This all-new family theatrical will make its debut at MSG venues in Chicago (the Chicago Theater) and New York City (Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden).

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