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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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  • LiveDesign: “ONE Singular Sensation, Part 2: Sound Design”

    LiveDesign: “ONE Singular Sensation, Part 2: Sound Design”

    A veteran sound designer for Cirque du Soleil, Jonathan Deans listened to the songs and watched the images to bring the experience of Michael Jackson’s music videos to the stage for Michael Jackson ONE™ at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. “The show is Michael’s music and dance moves, with Cirque du Soleil elements to add […]

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  • LiveDesign: “ONE Singular Sensation, Part 1: A New Venue”

    LiveDesign: “ONE Singular Sensation, Part 1: A New Venue”

    Michael Jackson is in the house, or at least he’s in the theatre at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, where Cirque du Soleil’s latest resident show celebrates the King of Pop in a new immersive musical experience, Michael Jackson ONE™, which opened during the summer, was written and directed by Jamie King, with sets and […]

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  • Cirque Week 2013 – Event Schedule

    Cirque Week 2013 – Event Schedule

    Treasure Island – TI Las Vegas CIRQUE WEEK Headquarters 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Daily Treasure Island – TI Las Vegas will be the host hotel for this year’s headquarters where attendees can pick up their CIRQUE WEEK gift and credential. *The headquarters will be located at the registration desk on the second floor (convention/wedding […]

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  • Cirque Week 2013 is Coming!

    Cirque Week 2013 is Coming!

    The 4th annual CIRQUE WEEK returns to Las Vegas November 9 – 16, 2013. Cirque Club members are among the first to find out about specially priced show packages including Michael Jackson ONE, the latest Cirque du Soleil production in Las Vegas and Mystère, the show that started it all. CIRQUE WEEK guests will journey […]

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  • “Still a BeLIEver?” – Celebrating 5 Years

    “Still a BeLIEver?” – Celebrating 5 Years

    “Would you believe nine Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas by 2010?” That’s how one of Fascination’s by-lines read on July 6, 2006, as the unofficial Cirque du Soleil newsletter highlighted a story, published by the Las Vegas Sun, which reviewed potential plans for the expansion of Cirque du Soleil’s empire in Las Vegas […]

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  • “The Wider World of Cirque-Centric Podcasts”

    “The Wider World of Cirque-Centric Podcasts”

    The podcasting universe is wildly diverse both in terms of audio quality and skill of the hosts. You can tell some just blast out to the world hoping to be heard, while others have a passion and knowledge of their subject that makes them eminently listenable. Some take pains to create shows with interesting well-researched […]

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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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  • La Nouba Celebrates 7,000th Performance

    La Nouba Celebrates 7,000th Performance

    Congratulations to the cast and crew of La Nouba tonight as they celebrate their 7,000th performance!

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  • Enchanted troupe: Cirque musician screens performance film, shares stories from travels

    Enchanted troupe: Cirque musician screens performance film, shares stories from travels

    Instead of playing a typical pit orchestra instrument, Suzie Gagnon plays the accordion and has done so for close to two decades. On Tuesday night, Gagnon, a veteran musician for Cirque du Soleil, came to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, in conjunction with the Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries, to […]

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  • Presse: “Staying in Balance”

    Presse: “Staying in Balance”

    If you’ve ever dreamed about running away to join the circus, Jean-Luc Martin can help with that. Martin, 48, is the founder and executive director of the new San Diego Circus Center (sandiegocircuscenter.org), a Miramar-based school that teaches everything from tightrope walking to aerial arts. Before opening the nonprofit, Martin had plenty of experience under […]

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