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  • Cirque du Ebay, Partie Trois?

    Cirque du Ebay, Partie Trois?

    One of our goals throughout our newsletters existence has been to search for, uncover and present some of the most peculiar, unique and fascinating things that can be found lurking around the World Wide Web with a mysterious connection to our favorite circus -- Cirque du Soleil. This month we have another peculiar item to come across eBay and again... let the buyer beware. But before I go any further, let me ask you a question... What would you do if you saw an authentic piece of Cirque du Soleil costuming for sale? Imagine for a moment... ask yourself that question.

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  • A New Circus for a New Era

    A New Circus for a New Era

    When Cirque du Soleil burst on the scene twenty years ago, boldly claiming to re-invent the circus by bringing the intimate single-ring setting of European circuses, removing the animals, and incorporating theatre, dance and high art elements to their shows, it paved the way for a revolution in the circus world. The company's meteoric rise in popularity in the years since its inception has meant that many of Cirque du Soleil's more traditional competitors have had to shift the focus of their shows to make them more artistic and more theatrical; in a sense, more Cirque-like. Cirque du Soleil has been so revolutionary that it has become a genre that can more generally be described as "New Circus".

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  • What’s up at CirqueClub – November 2004

    What’s up at CirqueClub – November 2004

    Cirque has some great contests this month – if you’re not in the U.S. One that’s now closed offered a trip to Las Vegas to see all four Cirque shows including KÀ for you and *three* of your friends, but you could only read the rules in French, German or Dutch! (Not being fluent in […]

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  • Wanna Trade Up?

    Wanna Trade Up?

    There’s a new “trade-up” program available for Cirque Club members for certain shows in certain cities. Cirque Club members can now “trade up” their seats for seats previously reserved (but unused) for families of our producers, directors and artists. For example, Cirque Club ticket holders for Varekai in Dallas can now take advantage of these […]

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  • New Cirque Book: Dreams of the Solo Trapeze

    New Cirque Book: Dreams of the Solo Trapeze

    “Dreams of the Solo Trapeze: Offstage with the Cirque du Soleil” By: Mark Schreiber — ISBN: 0-9754664-0-2; $19.95 US From the Book’s Inside Jacket Cover: Enter a world unlike any other, where a dozen languages are spoken and scores of disciplines perfected — or invented; intimate and inscrutable, artistic and athletic, courageous and committed: the […]

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  • MGM/Mirage Third Quarter Profit Soars

    MGM/Mirage Third Quarter Profit Soars

    On October 20, 2004, MGM/Mirage reported a $126.9 million operating profit, which is a 169% increase from the same quarter last year. “Profit at MGM Mirage jumped in the third quarter,” Las Vegas Sun’s Liz Benston reported, “[due to] customers [spending] more at new amenities such as nightclubs and restaurants and hitting the slot machines […]

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  • Cirque Helps You Be Secure

    Cirque Helps You Be Secure

    In what sounds like a fun development, Las Vegas’ McCarran airport has filmed new “infomercials” designed to remind travelers about rules and regulations at the security checkpoints. And fittingly they star Las Vegas celebrities. Rita Rudner implores travelers not to crack jokes at the checkpoint, Lance Burton advises folks to empty their pockets of metal […]

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  • A Day at the Circus: Les  journées de la culture at TOHU

    A Day at the Circus: Les journées de la culture at TOHU

    Every year on the last weekend of September cultural institutions around the province of Québec open their doors for demonstrations, shows and tours as a part of the provincial government's Journées de la culture (Culture Days) initiative. This event provides fans of Cirque du Soleil the opportunity to make an annual pilgrimage to the international headquarters of the organization and tour the facilities where the magic is created, speak to employees who make the magic happen on a daily basis and watch upcoming artists in training.

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  • What’s up at CirqueClub – October 2004

    What’s up at CirqueClub – October 2004

    After a pause, Cirque Club returns to reporting with an article on the IHQ Open House during the Les Journees de la Culture in late September. The article includes 12 photos of characters, visitors, and kids in makeup applied by Cirque makeup artists (how cool is that?)! The Press Release section has been busy, starting […]

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  • Le Best Of… Now Available!

    Le Best Of… Now Available!

    It’s been rumored for months; Cirque du Soleil Musique has finally released Le Best of Cirque du Soleil, the 20th Anniversary compilation album. “Le Best Of consists of the better musical moments of Cirque du Soleil that have enchanted and enthralled audiences around the world. This compilation features 12 songs from the successful soundtracks of […]

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  • Cirque & The Beatles at the Mirage

    Cirque & The Beatles at the Mirage

    In the words of Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté: “We want to bring the magic of Cirque du Soleil together with the spirit and passion behind the most beloved rock band of all time to create a single, simple statement of delight.” Cirque du Soleil, Apple Corps Ltd. and The Mirage announce a partnership […]

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  • KÀ — Duality in Motion, a Personal Q&A

    KÀ — Duality in Motion, a Personal Q&A

    Since September 15th, the day official word about Cirque's newest production KÀ (to be housed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas) was released there has been copious amounts of buzz regarding its announcement, in both media and fan circles. So much so that a plethora of questions has arisen regarding the production and sometimes those answers aren't forthcoming.

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  • I Hear a Young Minstrel Sing

    I Hear a Young Minstrel Sing

    This year, Cirque's contract with record company BMG Canada expired and the company is officially launching its own record label, "Cirque du Soleil Musique." The first ventures for the new label will be the re-release of soundtrack albums from many of their shows in a repackaged form branded with the new "Cirque du Soleil Musique" label.

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  • Soleil de Minuit – Redux

    Soleil de Minuit – Redux

    On September 30, 2004, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) aired a special encore presentation of Midnight Sun (Soleil de Minuit), the commemorative concert celebrating the joint anniversaries of Cirque du Soleil and the Festival Internationale de Jazz de Montréal that drew a record crowd of over 200,000 people to the streets of downtown Montreal in […]

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  • CirqueCon 2004: Spectacles Abound

    CirqueCon 2004: Spectacles Abound

    It's 6:30pm on Saturday, May 22nd and what a day it's been up to now. I started our drizzling morning down in Stanley Park, a large green center in Vancouver, with Keith, Lucy and the rest of his party, who wanted to take a horse and carriage ride around the park. I was certainly up for that; it actually turned out to be quite nice even in the rain. Getting a chance to see the skyline was great, as well as the totem poles Vancouver is so well known for.

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