Archive for 2007

  • Alegrí­a in Korea?

    Alegrí­a in Korea?

    According to the Korean Times this morning, Cirque du Soleil is scheduled to bring Alegría to South Korea in October 2008: “Alegria” presented by world-famous Canadian circus troupe Cirque Du Soleil which brought Quidam to Seoul’s stage in 2007, will take to the stage on the big top theater in October. { SOURCE: Korea Times […]

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  • Performance Space: La Nouba

    Performance Space: La Nouba

    The La Nouba performance space is a collaboration of four entities: Cirque du Soleil, Scèno Plus, Walt Disney Imagineering and the Rockwell Group. All four worked together to design and construct what would be Cirque du Soleil's first (and currently only, but that will change shortly with the construction of the Tokyo 2008 project) freestanding theater built exclusively for their needs. Armed with a budget between $20 and $30 Million (USD), Scèno Plus designed the approx. 75,000 square-foot (7,000 square-meter) drum-shaped theater that is a wonderful testament to both structure and beauty and a shining example of ingenuity and design.

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  • An Update on Future Projects

    An Update on Future Projects

    The “Anonymous Cirquester” strikes again and passes along some interesting bits of news related to our favorite Circus, Cirque du Soleil: Dubai 2010 starts its creation process in January 2008 for a premiere in late 2010 or early 2011. Macau 2008 is currently behind schedule. Construction on the theater is to blame, it is six […]

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  • Cirque reaches out to Bloggers?

    Cirque reaches out to Bloggers?

    According to this recent post in the Business Blog Consutling blog, Cirque du Soleil marketing is trying something new: it is reaching out to bloggers by providing them free tickets to KÀ and Mystère in the hope that they would, in turn, compile a review of their show experience. Read about this here. { SOURCE: […]

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  • Saltimbanco Performer Falls, Injured

    Saltimbanco Performer Falls, Injured

    According to News Talk Radio CJAD in Montreal, a performer for Cirque’s restaged Saltimbanco arena show fell last night and was injured. From their website: The Cirque du Soleil show at the Bell Centre last night was halted for a time after an accident involving some acrobats. One miscalculated a mid-air manoeuvre and fell on […]

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  • DidyaKnow? – “KOOZA in the Streets?”

    DidyaKnow? – “KOOZA in the Streets?”

    DidyouKnow that on December 2nd, Yury Shavro and Diana Aleschenko from KOOZA performed their unicycle act at the opening of the 26th San Jose Holiday Parade? The performance was also broadcast live on the local NBC station (NBC 11) throughout the San Francisco and San Jose area. How cool!

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  • Delirium 6th in World Tour Grossing Stats

    Delirium 6th in World Tour Grossing Stats

    Delirium, Cirque du Soleil’s first arena-based show that features cirque-based presentation with remixed songs from Cirque’s musique catalogue, is in the top 10 grossing world tours this year according to Billboard’s 2007 “Year in Music and Touring” issue, which hit the stands on Friday, December 14th. So, where exactly did Cirque fall? According to the […]

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  • ‘Zumanity’ acrobat sues Cirque

    ‘Zumanity’ acrobat sues Cirque

    A former “Zumanity” performer claims unsafe practices caused her to suffer a career-ending fall during a rehearsal in April 2006, more than a year before two of her colleagues fell while performing a similar act in front of an audience. Olga Verchinina, 30, said the refusal of her employers at Cirque du Soleil to address […]

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  • The Beatles LOVE Nominated for Grammy’s

    The Beatles LOVE Nominated for Grammy’s

    The Beatles LOVE album drew two nominations for the 50th annual Grammy Awards this week. The mix-mashed album was nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or other Visual Medium and Best Surround Sound Album. The Grammy winners will be announced February 10, 2008 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. […]

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  • DidyaKnow? – “Saltimbanco Celebrates 100th!”

    DidyaKnow? – “Saltimbanco Celebrates 100th!”

    The newly launched arena tour of Cirque du Soleil’s 1992 production “Saltimbanco” has reached a very important milestone – it celebrated it’s 100th performance! This very special show took place on November 29th during its run in Colorado Springs and, as luck would have it, according to Cirque that milestone coincided with the 4,500th overall […]

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  • Cirque Takes To The Air

    Cirque Takes To The Air

    Flying on Delta recently, we found a program of Cirque music on one of our aircrafts music channels. The approx. 45 minute program was described in the Delta Magazine “Sky” as follows: CHANNEL 10 – CIRQUE DU SOLEIL – Join Delta On-Air for an unscheduled stop in Las Vegas and a personal tour of all […]

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  • LaNouba Celebrates the New Year!

    LaNouba Celebrates the New Year!

    Are you looking for something special to do over the holidays? Well, if you are going to be near the Orlando, FL area you could spend an evening with La Nouba… Performances are held from Tuesday through Saturday at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and great seats are available. Moreover, a special performance is planned […]

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  • Cirque Releases New Kooza DVD

    Cirque Releases New Kooza DVD

    The Cirque Du Soleil boutique releases a new DVD documentary that looks at the creative process of KOOZA called “A Thrilling Ride through KOOZA”. Embark on a journey that starts at the humble beginnings of some of Cirque’s creative pioneers as they share personal voyage – and a few revealing anecdotes – that highlight the […]

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  • faire la nouba

    faire la nouba

    Once upon a time… A door opened and two worlds collided. Dreams clashed with reality. The mundane mixed with the marvelous. It was no longer possible to tell where one world began and the other ended. This new place was called La Nouba. On December 23, 1998, just a few short weeks after the Las […]

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  • Sculpture Opening at Redesigned “O” Lobby

    Sculpture Opening at Redesigned “O” Lobby

    Fellow art fans; check this out! From the Vegas Eye, a blog about the happenings in Las Vegas: The sculptures of Richard MacDonald featuring circus and performance artists will be exhibited and available for purchase in the newly redesigned “O” Theatre lobby at the Bellagio hotel, set to open December 22nd, 2007. The gallery is […]

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