Cirque Club Archive

  • CirqueClub /// “Holiday on Tour with Totem Publicist”

    CirqueClub /// “Holiday on Tour with Totem Publicist”

    Ever wondered what it’s like to be on tour with Cirque du Soleil? TOTEM publicist Francis Jalbert chronicles his experiences in a Q&A and adds his special insights on spending the holidays away from home. What is life on tour like? Advantages? Challenges? What do you like the most? Touring with TOTEM so far has […]

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  • CirqueClub /// “A Holiday Q&A with the Cast of Alegria”

    CirqueClub /// “A Holiday Q&A with the Cast of Alegria”

    It’s holiday season at Cirque du Soleil and the cast and crew of Alegria will gather to inspire audiences while they celebrate this special time with their show ‘family’. Check out these holiday Q&As! Zebastian Hunter (Albury, Australia) Favourite Holiday Food? Raclette or Fondue Favourite Holiday Song? All I want for Christmas is You! Favourite […]

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  • CirqueClub /// “Celebrating the holidays on the High Bar”

    CirqueClub /// “Celebrating the holidays on the High Bar”

    Caoliang Wang, a performer from Jilin, China, dazzles audiences each night on the High Bar in TOTEM. Read his holiday Q&A where he shares his thoughts on celebrating the holidays away from home. Favorite Holiday Food? Coming from Northern China, we cook many Korean meals and dishes. I especially like the dumplings we eat for […]

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  • CirqueClub /// “A Holiday Q&A with Pedro Aviles”

    CirqueClub /// “A Holiday Q&A with Pedro Aviles”

    Pedro Aviles, a dancer/choreographer from Michael Jackson ONE, shares what its like to celebrate the holidays with the show crew in Las Vegas, and adds a few holiday favorites from his native Puerto Rico. What is your role in Michael Jackson ONE? I am a Dance Performer Artist and the choreographer of the 787 Crew […]

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  • CirqueClub /// “Meet Antonio Drija”

    CirqueClub /// “Meet Antonio Drija”

    Zumanity is hilled as The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil, but one could easily argue that it’s also one of its most humorous productions. From the pre-show banter between the show’s resident sex therapists, Dick and Izzy, the crowd is already in stitches long before the first erotic acrobatic act takes place on stage. […]

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  • CirqueClub /// “Meet Alan J. Silva”

    CirqueClub /// “Meet Alan J. Silva”

    Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil is mostly about the pleasures of the flesh, but for many viewers it also serves as a heartfelt journey. Aerialist Alan J. Silva expresses unrequited-then requited-love as he flirts with his paramour, eventually finding himself suspended by nothing but narrow silk sheets that drape straight down from […]

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  • CirqueClub /// “TOTEM’s Mechanical Gem”

    CirqueClub /// “TOTEM’s Mechanical Gem”

    Loosely based on a retractable pedestrian bridge in London, the ‘scorpion bridge’ is a mobile platform that connects the marsh to the greater stage area. Thanks to its variable geometry and ingenious design, it adapts to help create the show’s many tableaux. For example, in one of the clown numbers, the bridge first bends forward […]

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  • CirqueClub /// “A Postcard from Corteo: A Taste of Brasil… “

    CirqueClub /// “A Postcard from Corteo: A Taste of Brasil… “

    Being a chef for a Cirque du Soleil Big Top touring show is no small feat! The chef and his staff cook two hot meals a day plus breakfast for the same people, weeks on end. Here is the ‘Feijoada’, a very popular meat and bean dish in Brazil cooked by the Chef on the […]

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  • CirqueClub /// “Artists in Training” – Episode 2

    CirqueClub /// “Artists in Training” – Episode 2

    We continue the presentation of Artists in Training: an original documentary webseries introducing new artists visiting the Montreal Head Office. Get an insider’s look at all the challenges and thrills they face as they take a new turn. In this second Episode, Barry Lowin is slowly getting into his character. See it first on Cirque […]

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  • CirqueClub /// “Artists in Training” – New Webseries!

    CirqueClub /// “Artists in Training” – New Webseries!

    In this first Episode, meet Barry Lowin as he is getting ready to walk in the shoes of the KOOZA Trickster. Experience with him the necessary steps to delve into this mysterious character and witness some of the new challenges he has to face. As a Cirque Club member, you’ll get a priority access to […]

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  • CirqueClub /// “Welcome to LIGHT”

    CirqueClub /// “Welcome to LIGHT”

    Last May 25, the LIGHT, first nightclub turned on by Cirque du Soleil, opened its door for the very first time to the Las Vegas crowd. The 38 000 square feet club was ready to host the hottest nights of the strip! Video displays completely cover the huge wall and are even on the ceiling. […]

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  • SCALADA: A Unique Outdoor Event

    SCALADA: A Unique Outdoor Event

    SCALADA is a unique and free outdoor event, developed by Cirque du Soleil for the Principality of Andorra. Inspired by Andorra’s four seasons, SCALADA will be performed exclusively in the principality this summer from July 13 until August 3, 2013, at 10:00 p.m. The show at a glance To capture people’s attention and charm a […]

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  • CirqueClub /// “Life as a Cirque Mom”

    CirqueClub /// “Life as a Cirque Mom”

    What’s it like to be Cirque Mom? Jeana Blackman — mother by day and Nanny to the Imperial Twins of KÀ by night — offers an inside look at the joggling between life as a performer and life at home with her young daugther. Right now, I perform in 10 shows a week. You can […]

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  • CirqueClub /// One King of Pop… two different shows!

    CirqueClub /// One King of Pop… two different shows!

    Jamie King, director of both Michael Jackson ONE and Michael Jackson The IMMORTAL World Tour explains how the new permanent show presented at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas will differ from THE IMMORTAL World Tour, as both were inspired by the same legend: Michael Jackson. A different type of show “THE IMMORTAL World Tour is a […]

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  • CirqueClub /// “Bug Love”

    CirqueClub /// “Bug Love”

    When trampolinist Karl L’Écuyer joined OVO, he knew he was embarking on a series of adventures, but he had no idea it would be the adventure of a lifetime! Love comes knocking when you least expect it September 2008. Cirque du Soleil approached Karl and asked him to participate in its new show inspired by […]

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