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  • CirqueTech – Dralion at the RAH

    CirqueTech – Dralion at the RAH

    When Cirque du Soleil visits London with a touring production its setup is unlike anywhere else in the world. What makes London different than any other international city? The Royal Albert Hall (RAH). When Cirque comes to town their trademark blue-and-yellow swirled big top is not raised; instead, Cirque du Soleil resides inside this grand […]

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  • Quarterly Compendium Released (Q2 2006)

    Quarterly Compendium Released (Q2 2006)

    Fascination! released its second “Quarterly Compendium”, a collection of articles, news and features posted to the Fascination! Newsletter website in April, May and June 2006. You can find the Quarterly issue in our Back Issues category or read it here.

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  • Article on Cirque’s Music

    Article on Cirque’s Music

    The Philadelphia Inquirer published an article on Wednesday scratching the surface of the lyrical development of some of Cirque du Soleil’s music. You can read the article by following the link below: http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/magazine/daily/15121970.htm

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  • Mystère to Celebrate 6,000th Performance

    Mystère to Celebrate 6,000th Performance

    NEWSFLASH: Mystère will celebrate its 6,000th performance on Sunday, August 6, 2006 at 7:30pm! Mystère’s other performance milestones: Celebrated 2,000th performance on Sunday, March 15, 1998 at 7:30pm Celebrated 3,000th performance on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 10:30pm Celebrated 4,000th performance on Friday, May 24, 2002 at 7:30pm Celebrated 4,500th performance on Monday, June 16 […]

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  • Didyaknow? – Cirque Awards II: Gémeaux Awards

    Didyaknow? РCirque Awards II: G̩meaux Awards

    Didyaknow that, beyond the Gemini’s, which the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television presents to its members in celebration of their achievements, isn’t the only award for television programming given in Canada? The Gémeaux Award, or Prix Gémeaux, is an Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television sponsored award that honors French-Canadian (Québécois) achievements in Canadian […]

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  • Didyaknow? – Cirque’s Music; what label?

    Didyaknow? – Cirque’s Music; what label?

    Cirque du Soleil’s music has been released on a variety of labels over the years. Didyaknow you can tell which label released what title? This is often tricky to determine at face value, as generally the album cover artwork, insert booklet contents and general packaging visuals did not change from label to label (although the […]

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  • Last Chance to see Quidam in US!

    Last Chance to see Quidam in US!

    While it hasn’t officially been posted by Cirque du Soleil, we have it on good authority that St. Louis will be the final stop in Quidam’s 3rd North American Tour. The show is rumored to be visiting Dubai (UAE), Seoul (South Korea) and Shanghai (China) after St. Louis. Other tour locations have yet to be […]

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  • Orange Business Services to Manage Cirque’s Global Network

    Orange Business Services to Manage Cirque’s Global Network

    Cirque du Soleil: The Show Goes On Thanks To Orange Business Services PARIS, July 19 /CNW/ – Orange Business Services today announced a new four-year, 3.13 million euro (USD $4 million) deal with Cirque du Soleil to deploy and manage its global network to support each of the troupe’s performance venues around the world, with […]

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  • CirqueTech: Quidam Soundscape

    CirqueTech: Quidam Soundscape

    Have you ever wondered what technology goes into bringing each Cirque du Soleil show to life musically? In September 1996, Theater Crafts International (TCI) magazine took a peek into Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam – then, the newest touring show – and reviewed the music technology (specificially the speakers) the production was using. While this information […]

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  • Didyaknow? – Cirque Awards I: The Gemini’s

    Didyaknow? – Cirque Awards I: The Gemini’s

    Didyaknow that, besides some American awards (like Emmys and Grammy’s), Cirque du Soleil has been nominated in its native land by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television? The Gemini Awards (or Gemini’s) are the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television’s award of choice for celebrating the achievements of its members in the Television medium. […]

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  • Cirque Expands Sound Equipment Order

    Cirque Expands Sound Equipment Order

    Clear-Com Announces Cirque du Soleil(R) Expansion Order; Matrix Intercom Platform Facilitates Live Audio Collaboration for New LOVE Performance EMERYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 17, 2006–Clear-Com(R), a Vitec Group brand and the global leader of trusted intercom solutions, today announced that Canada’s Cirque du Soleil has purchased additional components from its integrated portfolio of live audio communications technology. […]

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  • Didyaknow? – Cirque’s Music Catalog

    Didyaknow? – Cirque’s Music Catalog

    Didyaknow Cirque du Soleil has been releasing its music from the very beginning? Originally, Cirque du Soleil released its own music on LP, Compact Discs and Cassette Tapes through their own in-house label – Nâga – which was part of Cirque’s Le Groupe du Soleil Services division. Nâga released ‘Cirque du Soleil’ in 1987 and […]

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  • CirqueTech: Love’s Psychedelic Panels

    CirqueTech: Love’s Psychedelic Panels

    Didyaknow that Salt Lake City-based 3Form Inc’s architectural resin panels are featured in Cirque du Soleil’s LOVE? You’ll find these panels at the entrance to LOVE’s theater; each step activates neon-colored lights in a custom glass and acrylic floor. Creating these panels wasn’t easy and you’ll find more about the construction of these panels by […]

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  • Didyaknow? – La Nouba Quick Facts

    Didyaknow? – La Nouba Quick Facts

    The Press Release detailing La Nouba’s 5 Millionth spectator had some fun facts about the show. To kick off the resurrection of our “Didyaknow” column from Fascination’s monthly publication days, we thought it best to start with those! They are as follows: La Nouba celebrated its 3500th performance on Saturday, May 13, 2006. There are […]

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  • How Many Speakers Does it Take?

    How Many Speakers Does it Take?

    According to PRNewswire, Cirque du Soleil usese 6,300 speakers from Minneapolis-based Innovox Audio in LOVE, Cirque’s newest permanent production. Read more about Innovox and what they did for LOVE here. { Source – PRNewswire: Jul.10.2006 }

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