Behind the Curtain Archive

  • CirqueTech – Dralion at the RAH

    CirqueTech – Dralion at the RAH

    When Cirque du Soleil visits London with a touring production its setup is unlike anywhere else in the world. What makes London different than any other international city? The Royal Albert Hall (RAH). When Cirque comes to town their trademark blue-and-yellow swirled big top is not raised; instead, Cirque du Soleil resides inside this grand […]

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  • Didyaknow? – Cirque Awards II: Gémeaux Awards

    Didyaknow? РCirque Awards II: G̩meaux Awards

    Didyaknow that, beyond the Gemini’s, which the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television presents to its members in celebration of their achievements, isn’t the only award for television programming given in Canada? The Gémeaux Award, or Prix Gémeaux, is an Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television sponsored award that honors French-Canadian (Québécois) achievements in Canadian […]

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  • Didyaknow? – Cirque’s Music; what label?

    Didyaknow? – Cirque’s Music; what label?

    Cirque du Soleil’s music has been released on a variety of labels over the years. Didyaknow you can tell which label released what title? This is often tricky to determine at face value, as generally the album cover artwork, insert booklet contents and general packaging visuals did not change from label to label (although the […]

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  • CirqueTech: Quidam Soundscape

    CirqueTech: Quidam Soundscape

    Have you ever wondered what technology goes into bringing each Cirque du Soleil show to life musically? In September 1996, Theater Crafts International (TCI) magazine took a peek into Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam – then, the newest touring show – and reviewed the music technology (specificially the speakers) the production was using. While this information […]

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  • Didyaknow? – Cirque Awards I: The Gemini’s

    Didyaknow? – Cirque Awards I: The Gemini’s

    Didyaknow that, besides some American awards (like Emmys and Grammy’s), Cirque du Soleil has been nominated in its native land by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television? The Gemini Awards (or Gemini’s) are the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television’s award of choice for celebrating the achievements of its members in the Television medium. […]

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  • Didyaknow? – Cirque’s Music Catalog

    Didyaknow? – Cirque’s Music Catalog

    Didyaknow Cirque du Soleil has been releasing its music from the very beginning? Originally, Cirque du Soleil released its own music on LP, Compact Discs and Cassette Tapes through their own in-house label – Nâga – which was part of Cirque’s Le Groupe du Soleil Services division. Nâga released ‘Cirque du Soleil’ in 1987 and […]

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  • CirqueTech: Love’s Psychedelic Panels

    CirqueTech: Love’s Psychedelic Panels

    Didyaknow that Salt Lake City-based 3Form Inc’s architectural resin panels are featured in Cirque du Soleil’s LOVE? You’ll find these panels at the entrance to LOVE’s theater; each step activates neon-colored lights in a custom glass and acrylic floor. Creating these panels wasn’t easy and you’ll find more about the construction of these panels by […]

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  • Didyaknow? – La Nouba Quick Facts

    Didyaknow? – La Nouba Quick Facts

    The Press Release detailing La Nouba’s 5 Millionth spectator had some fun facts about the show. To kick off the resurrection of our “Didyaknow” column from Fascination’s monthly publication days, we thought it best to start with those! They are as follows: La Nouba celebrated its 3500th performance on Saturday, May 13, 2006. There are […]

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