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  • Varekai in Sydney: August 2006

    Varekai in Sydney: August 2006

    Thanks to Simon Bian for alerting us to the news that Optus, Cirque du Soleil’s sponsor in Australia, has announced the starting date of Varekai in Sydney! August 10, 2006 And if you’re an Optus customer, you have a chance to win one of five double premiere tickets to the Australion Premiere. The prize includes […]

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  • Cruise Lines Play “Me Too!”

    Cruise Lines Play “Me Too!”

    As we’ve mentioned, Celebrity Cruises and Cirque have removed the roaming characters that populated “The Bar at the Edge of the Earth” on two of Celebrity’s ships, replacing them with “A Taste of Cirque du Soleil,” featuring three acrobatic acts in a 40-minute theater show presented once per cruise. Now another cruise line has joined […]

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  • About Varekai (in Miami)

    About Varekai (in Miami)

    On January 20, 2006, the Miami Herald listed a few “facts” about Varekai. We thought we’d share them: (http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/ entertainment/weekend/13659943.htm)       • Cirque du Soleil began with 20 street performers in 1984 and now          has nearly 3,000 employees from more than 40 countries.       • The crew travels with 200,000 pounds of equipment in […]

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  • Corteo: The DVD!

    Corteo: The DVD!

    Culver City, CA (January 30, 2006) – A uniquely imaginative and thrilling blend of music, dance, art, theater, circus and acrobatics comes to DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment with the release of Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo on April 11, 2006. The DVD will coincide with the opening of “Corteo” in New York City, scheduled […]

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  • Update on Dupere/Velle concerts

    Update on Dupere/Velle concerts

    After we posted Part Two of our interview with Mr. Dupere, we got more info on the two concert appearances featuring his music with wife Elise Velle singing. If you’re in Quebec or nearby, take note! Here’s the last section of the feature, revised with additional info. CONCERT ALERT! Dupéré and Velle in concert: During […]

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  • What’s Up at CirqueClub — Feb.6.2006

    What’s Up at CirqueClub — Feb.6.2006

    Since we last looked Cirque Club has posted a background on boleadoras and early Cirque performer Betty La Commare. The rest of their output has focused on Corteo: a news feature, two desktop wallpapers and two virtual cards, and on the “Goodies” page two interesting video clips from the show, showing tent set up and […]

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  • From Corteo to the Olympics

    From Corteo to the Olympics

    Corteo director Daniele Finzi Pasca has been chosen to create the Closing Ceremonies of the Torino XX Winter Olympics. Several of his creation team from Corteo will also work with him on this new assignment. The press release suggests a ceremony where, “fireflies will be transformed into stars, men will become kites and heroes will […]

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  • Corteo Searches for “The Look”

    Corteo Searches for “The Look”

    Finding graphic images that best convey what a show is about can be difficult. How can you convey a shows “spirit” with one picture on a 24” x 36” piece of paper? The “Fire Within” series showed the struggle with Varekai and how they came to select the “stick man” on yellow image in use […]

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  • Cirque’s Newest Civics Lesson

    Cirque’s Newest Civics Lesson

    We’ve previously detailed a proposal for a Cirque-created show to be housed in a revamped Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami’s South Beach. (A new Performing Arts Theater is opening, taking all the clients the Gleason used to handle. How to fill the space? Maybe a Cirque show!) But politics might be getting in the way. […]

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  • A Conversation with René Dupéré

    A Conversation with René Dupéré

    Before Cirque du Soleil, the world of circus music was populated by brass bands and marshal music arrangements. Certainly there were occasional forays into the unusual, but it was Cirque that pioneered the concept of bringing more modern, more "world-music" sounds into a circus context. Winning accolades and influencing countless others, it is the music of Cirque du Soleil that, through the ears, prepares the mind for the wonders about to unfold before the eyes. This is a tribute not only to René Dupéré, Benoit Jutras, Violaine Corradi, and other Cirque composers, but also to Cirque's ability to mesh all the elements of circus and stagecraft into a magical whole.

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  • Sisaundra Releases New Single

    Sisaundra Releases New Single

    Orlando, FL (PRWEB) February 1, 2006 — Sisaundra Lewis, former female lead (but a recent return) in La Nouba, releases the follow up single to her #1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Chart hit with “Circle of Love”. This R&B power-ballad, written by legendary songwriters Phil Galdston and Gordon Chambers, is set for February 7, 2006 […]

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  • Podcasters Given Exclusive Access to Cirque du Soleil

    Podcasters Given Exclusive Access to Cirque du Soleil

    Two Cirque du Soleil fans in Quebec are granted behind-the-scenes access to Delirium, Cirque du Soleil’s traveling musical extravaganza. Julein Smith, one of the bloggers, contacted us recently to get out the word: M-C Turgeon (a pretty famous blogger here in Québec) as well as myself (Julien Smith), have been granted access to blog and […]

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  • Article on Injuries

    Article on Injuries

    An interesting article on injuries appeared late last week in the Las Vegas Review Journal. Check it out at: http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2006/Jan-19-Thu-2006/living/5362297.html

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  • Cirque Magie Remélangé?

    Cirque Magie Remélangé?

    To celebrate the opening of ‘Delirium’, Cirque Magic is proud to annouance its first ever ‘special event’ program. Beginning January 27th from 8:00P.M. to 5:00A.M. EST Cirque Magic becomes “Cirque Magie Remélangé” (Cirque Magic Remixed) for five nights only. It’s the first time all the CDS remixes in the Online Chapiteau cataloge will be played […]

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  • Quidam leaving town?

    Quidam leaving town?

    An article written by Mike Coffen for the Modesto Bee in Modesto, California, details how a statue built for Cirque du Soleil in 1997, when Quidam first toured the United States, is being moved… Headless guy getting out of town By PATRICK GIBLIN – BEE STAFF WRITER Workmen remove the Quidam figure from the Roberts […]

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