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  • Cirque slackliners plan stunt over the Strip

    Cirque slackliners plan stunt over the Strip

    Whatever you do, don’t call them slackers. The slackliners in Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson ONE who bound up and down on the narrow bands to Jackson’s iconic song Bad may not necessarily be defying death (because their lines are not that high off the ground), but the high-energy performance still requires great balance, core […]

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  • Wassa Coulibaly Leaving Zumanity To Run Baobab Full Time

    Wassa Coulibaly Leaving Zumanity To Run Baobab Full Time

    We talk a lot in these parts about rushing the stage, which is always a benign threat, or promise, depending on the stage and the performance. Wassa Coulilaby says it is OK to rush the stage at her Baobab Stage theater on Thursday night. In fact, she is inviting such invasive behavior. But Coulilaby, donning […]

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  • Issue #117: OCT 2013 – Released!

    Issue #117: OCT 2013 – Released!

    The latest issue of Fascination! Newsletter is “on the news-stands” – get your copy today! WEB — http://www.cirquefascination.com RSS FEED — http://www.cirquefascination.com/?feed=rss2 TEXT FILE — http://www.cirquefascination.com/Issues/Issue117.txt

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  • MJ Immortal Tour to South Africa CANCELED

    MJ Immortal Tour to South Africa CANCELED

    Due to complicated routing developments, the estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil announced on Friday, 4 October that Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour is unable to play in South Africa as planned during March 2014. Cirque du Soleil commented, “Due to touring logistical reasons we are no longer able to bring The […]

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  • LiveDesign: “Sounds Of MJONE: Q&A With Brandon Andreasen”

    LiveDesign: “Sounds Of MJONE: Q&A With Brandon Andreasen”

    A Q&A with Brandon Andreasen, assistant head of audio, and primary front-of-house engineer for Michael Jackson ONE. He oversees the mix of the show, including CueStation programming, and the maintenance of the FOH sound system. He started working on the project in November of 2012, a few weeks before load-in began. Q. How is ONE […]

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  • LVSun: “Cirque video-effects company to produce wraparound video wall content for Britney Spears’ show”

    LVSun: “Cirque video-effects company to produce wraparound video wall content for Britney Spears’ show”

    While pop princess Britney Spears continues with her preparations for her new resident show “Piece of Me” at PH Live in Planet Hollywood, fans are eagerly awaiting tonight’s world-premiere video of her new single, “Work, Bitch.” Here’s the audio version, with the video set to be seen for the first time tonight at 9:34 p.m. […]

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  • New Series – Criss Angel: BeLIEve – to Premiere Tuesday, October 15 on SPIKE

    New Series – Criss Angel: BeLIEve – to Premiere Tuesday, October 15 on SPIKE

    WITNESS THE METHOD TO CRISS ANGEL’S MAGIC WITH HIS NEW WEEKLY SERIES STARTING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15 AT 10 PM ET/PT Eleven Weeks, Eleven Epic Illusions That Get Viewers To “BeLIEve” Guest Appearances by Shaquille O’Neal, Ice T, Ludacris, Randy Couture, Michael Strahan and More New York, NY, Sept 30, 2013 – Criss Angel sets out […]

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  • Amaluna celebrates 500th show!

    Amaluna celebrates 500th show!

    Amaluna – Cirque du Soleil celebrates 500 shows today! Congratulations on a wonderful achievement and enjoy the delicious cake made by our friends at The Buttered Tin here in Minneapolis. Here’s to 500 more! { SOURCE: Cirque du Soleil Facebook }

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  • LiveDesign: “David Finn: Lighting Michael Jackson ONE”

    LiveDesign: “David Finn: Lighting Michael Jackson ONE”

    “I am an intuitive designer and find that, even with the best prep, that my instincts will guide me in other directions once I am in the theater with the other artists,” says Finn. “I always strive to make sure that I am open enough to follow these instincts. I find that this often leads […]

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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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  • Cirque to create Opening Ceremony for TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games

    Cirque to create Opening Ceremony for TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games

    TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2013 /CNW/ – Canada’s globally celebrated cultural icon, Cirque du Soleil, is bringing its special blend of stagecraft, thrilling acrobatic athleticism and colourful cultural pageantry to an original production created especially for the Opening Ceremony of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games. The one-night-only performance, which will be broadcast to hundreds of […]

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  • Cirque 2014 is Coming!

    Cirque 2014 is Coming!

    Cirque du Soleil teased us today with a minimal splash page for its upcoming Tour 2014 show, scheduled to debut in Montreal sometime in April 2014. Although virtually nothing is known about this new production at this time, it seems Cirque is gearing up to let us know about it soon. Check out the landing […]

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  • LiveDesign: “ONE Singular Sensation, Part 5: Set Design”

    LiveDesign: “ONE Singular Sensation, Part 5: Set Design”

    Michael Jackson ONE is the second collaboration between Canadian set designer Francois Séguin and Cirque du Soleil. At the outset of the project, Séguin began working with theatre consultants Auerbach Pollack Friedlander as they approached the renovation of the theatre, following the closing of Disney’s The Lion King. Unfortunately, not long after the conversations began, […]

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  • LiveDesign: “ONE Singular Sensation, Part 4: Projection”

    LiveDesign: “ONE Singular Sensation, Part 4: Projection”

    The video design took a large team of talented designers working extremely quickly for Michael Jackson ONE™ at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Longtime collaborators Raymond St-Jean and Jimmy Lakatos led the team, which needed to roll with the punches while creating complicated and riveting imagery. While Lakatos considers his purview to be “video scenography,” […]

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  • LiveDesign: “ONE Singular Sensation, Part 3: Lighting Design”

    LiveDesign: “ONE Singular Sensation, Part 3: Lighting Design”

    “Our mandate was to create a theatrical performance,” says David Finn of the lighting design for Michael Jackson ONE™ at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. “Jamie King had just finished the touring version of Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, which was a true concert-style performance, and both he and [Cirque du Soleil founder and […]

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