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  • Backstage feats as Creative as what’s seen Onstage

    Backstage feats as Creative as what’s seen Onstage

    As impressive as Cirque du Soleil’s OVO show may be on the audience side of the curtain, equally impressive feats of logistics take place on the other side, and backstage, as well. The 19 trucks filled with everything from the show’s sound and other production equipment, to props and costumes, to catering supplies and even washing machines are now parked outside Budweiser Gardens where the show will be performed seven times from Wednesday through Sunday.

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  • “VOLTA: Freedom is the Ultimate Rush”

    “VOLTA: Freedom is the Ultimate Rush”

    Since sharing the program text with you last time, Cirque du Soleil released the full PRESS KIT for VOLTA, which has a lot more information about the show's scenography, costumes, and, of course, acts within it.

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  • “Kurios About… the Kurios DVD”

    “Kurios About… the Kurios DVD”

    It’s been a long and winding road, but we finally have a filmed version of Cirque du Soleil’s smash-hit show KURIOS in our hot little hands – and it’s awesome! Check out what we liked and disliked within.

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  • We’re Off and Running, Part 2:<br />Le Cirque Réinventé, Part 2 (1988)

    We’re Off and Running, Part 2:
    Le Cirque Réinventé, Part 2 (1988)

    A few weeks ago, as I was flipping through a few classic Cirque du Soleil programme books (as is my wont), I was happily caught off-guard by a brief history of the company that it had written about itself in Saltimbanco’s original European Tour programme, published sometime in 1996. Not because the historia was in […]

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  • Issue #161: JUN 2017

    Issue #161: JUN 2017

    This Month: Cirque and Motley Crue? Cirque at Sea Shows Announced. Crystal: Cirque on Ice? KURIOS DVD Review, and more!

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  • Cirque Unveils its Legacy for Montreal’s 375th Anniversary

    Cirque Unveils its Legacy for Montreal’s 375th Anniversary

    To mark the 20th anniversary of its involvement in the St-Michel district, Cirque du Soleil inaugurated an art garden, in the presence of its President and Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Lamarre, its founder, Guy Laliberté, and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre. Offered as a gift for Montreal’s 375th anniversary, the garden presents 16 major works of art.

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  • Body Electric: Cirque Powers Up For Expo 2017

    Body Electric: Cirque Powers Up For Expo 2017

    Cirque du Soleil's Reflekt - its exclusive production for Astana Expo 2017 - is taking place from 16 June through 9 September (with approximately 70 shows in all). Beneath a 2,000-person capacity tent, 38 artists are bringing the ‘Future Energy’ theme to life in what Reflekt director Fernand Rainville dubs a show that is “very strong acrobatically.”

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  • Cirque du Soleil to advise Barack Obama

    Cirque du Soleil to advise Barack Obama

    In the aftermath of his speech at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Barack Obama asked Cirque du Soleil to advise him in the design of the Obama Presidential Center, which will include the all-digital presidential library, a museum and the Obama Foundation. A set that will be built in Jackson Park, Chicago.

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  • Swing Fever: Fabrice Lemire Talks Quartz/Crystal

    Swing Fever: Fabrice Lemire Talks Quartz/Crystal

    Cirque du Soleil is “dancing in new territory,” according to its artistic director and full-time Palm Springs resident Fabrice Lemire. “Quartz,” the upcoming show that Lemire is about to launch, will be performed entirely on ice.

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  • Gabriel Beaudoin Holds Winnipeg Juggling Workshop

    Gabriel Beaudoin Holds Winnipeg Juggling Workshop

    Gabriel Beaudoin – an exemplary juggler from KURIOS – held a two hour juggling workshop on Monday, June 5th. This exhilarating event went from 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. at the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre. People of all skill levels were welcomed to the event, where tips, a training session, and ‘exploratory juggling’ took place.

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  • Why Cirque du Soleil Has Stopped Employee Reviews

    Why Cirque du Soleil Has Stopped Employee Reviews

    As a company that was built on trailblazing new experiences and challenging the status quo, it's no wonder that Cirque du Soleil has taken a radical approach to the way they manage people. Harnessing the power of energy and engagement, they've steered away from traditional and archaic methods that are built on utilitarian principles, and shifted towards starting open and honest conversations, asking for constant feedback, and promoting shared responsibilities amongst all members of the company.

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  • Cirque’s remarkable 3-D Costume Printer

    Cirque’s remarkable 3-D Costume Printer

    The art of costume design has remained mostly unchanged for centuries, its history writ with needle and thread, but it is now just one of many industries being revolutionized by 3-D printing. Kooza is the first Cirque du Soleil show to have a 3D printer in the wardrobe department.

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  • Russian Standard Vodka Becomes Official Vodka Sponsor of Touring Shows in USA and Canada

    Russian Standard Vodka Becomes Official Vodka Sponsor of Touring Shows in USA and Canada

    Russian Standard Vodka has entered a multi-year sponsorship with Cirque du Soleil as the official vodka sponsor of touring shows in USA and Canada. The partnership between these two global brands spans across multiple platforms, including on-site event activation, co-branded content creation, online media and retail integration.

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  • Cirque takes its act to Sea on new Mediterranean cruises

    Cirque takes its act to Sea on new Mediterranean cruises

    When the MSC Meraviglia is christened June 3 in Le Havre, France, a group of 15 performers will have already spent more than a month on the docked ship flying through the air, juggling, perfecting acrobatics and, just as important, getting their sea legs. As Cirque du Soleil takes its act to sea through a new partnership with MSC Cruises, there’s no use rehearsing on solid land.

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  • Meet Brynn Coseru – Synchronized Swimmer at “O”

    Meet Brynn Coseru – Synchronized Swimmer at “O”

    You can’t help but wonder about what happens to them once they’re too old to do what they do — the awesome acrobatics that take your breath away, the incredible contortions that seemingly take superhuman flexibility, the synchronized swimming so amazing it’s been called dancing while drowning.

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