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  • We’re Off and Running, Part 13:<br />Dralion, Part 2 (2001-2003)

    We’re Off and Running, Part 13:
    Dralion, Part 2 (2001-2003)

    A few months ago, as I was flipping through a few classic Cirque du Soleil programme books (as is my wont), I was happily caught off-guard by a brief history of the company that it had written about itself in Saltimbanco’s original European Tour programme, published sometime in 1996. Not because the historia was in […]

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  • All in a Day’s Massage Work at Cirque du Soleil

    All in a Day’s Massage Work at Cirque du Soleil

    At Cirque du Soleil, Acrobats, Contortionists, and Clowns are all in a day's massage work. MASSAGE Magazine spoke with massage therapist Chris Melmoth, LMT, BCTMB, NREMT, who is employed at Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas, Nevada, who shares what it’s like to work on these incredible athletes and artists.

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  • Getting From Stage Left To Stage Right (And Back Again)

    Getting From Stage Left To Stage Right (And Back Again)

    Creativity is key for Cirque du Soleil as it transitions tent performances of "Corteo" to large arenas. The old way of going stage left to stage right (and back again) involved running underneath bleachers. That doesn't work in an arena, so Cirque commissioned the building of a machine last year that solves the problem.

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  • STONE, Hommage à Plamondon Album Coming Soon!

    STONE, Hommage à Plamondon Album Coming Soon!

    The soundtrack created for STONE, Cirque du Soleil's Hommage à Plamondon, has been the subject of high praise since it was enjoyed by the public at the Cogeco Amphitheater in Trois-Rivières last summer. So, for the first time, an album featuring the songs from the tribute show will be the subject of a music album release, available May 18th!

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  • TORUK Celebrates 600th Performance!

    TORUK Celebrates 600th Performance!

    On April 30th, Cirque du Soleil's Avatar themed show - TORUK-The First Flight - performed its 600th show in Sanya, China.

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  • Crystal Brings Skater Shawn Sawyer Full Circle

    Crystal Brings Skater Shawn Sawyer Full Circle

    Growing up in Canada, Shawn Sawyer said it was practically in his blood to put on a pair of skates as a child. Sawyer liked skating fast and skating alongside his brother on the hockey team their father coached, but quickly realized that scoring goals and being part of a team didn’t thrill him. Knowing how much Sawyer liked coming to the ice rink, Sawyer’s dad suggested he give figure skating a shot.

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  • Cirque Brings Back Alegria, Changes Direction

    Cirque Brings Back Alegria, Changes Direction

    Cirque du Soleil announced that one of its most iconic shows will return to the stage for its 25th anniversary. Alegria will premiere in Montreal’s Old Port on April 18, 2019, 25 years to the day of its official premiere.

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  • How Cirque du Soleil Turns Gymnasts Into Artists

    How Cirque du Soleil Turns Gymnasts Into Artists

    Even a casual viewer of Olympic gymnastics knows that the gymnasts they watch are young. It’s the one thing that everyone knows about gymnasts—they tend to peak in their teens, and then leave the sport. Except that they’re not gone, of course. Where do they go is among the most frequent. What happens to them next?

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  • Get Glimpse Into Beatles LOVE With “Magical Technical Tour”

    Get Glimpse Into Beatles LOVE With “Magical Technical Tour”

    After nearly nine million guests have enjoyed captivating performances and show-stopping numbers, Cirque du Soleil has opened the doors to The Beatles LOVE to the public for free - giving Beatles and Cirque du Soleil fans alike a rare inside look at the world's most celebrated and revolutionary experience.

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  • VOLTA cancels show in N.J. after ’emotional’ return

    VOLTA cancels show in N.J. after ’emotional’ return

    Just a day after its big debut in New Jersey, Cirque du Soleil's "Volta" was again canceled, but just for one show. The company says it chose to do away with a two-show lineup at the Meadowlands on Sunday because performers remained emotional after the death of one of their peers.

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  • VOLTA Returns to Action

    VOLTA Returns to Action

    Cirque du Soleil returned to performances on Friday in New Jersey, offering a tribute to the aerialist who died last month on stage. It was the first show since the March 17 accident that claimed the life of Yann Arnaud, 38.

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  • How Elizabeth Williams became a Cirque acrobat

    How Elizabeth Williams became a Cirque acrobat

    While waiting for her order, she notices a pull tab advert and reads: “Private aerial classes with former Cirque du Soleil artist”. Totally intimidated but excited, she is calling the number. The girl already knows that she is going to sneak out of her dance school classes. She knows that the new chapter in her life starts right here, right now.

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  • A Few Pictures from SONOR

    A Few Pictures from SONOR

    MSC Cruises partnered with 45 DEGREES to offer a unique on-board entertainment experience. Check out these images from Cirque du Soleil at Sea SONOR, one of two shows available exclusively aboard MSC Meraviglia.

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  • VOLTA: “Thank You”

    VOLTA: “Thank You”

    We would like to sincerely thank you all for the messages of love and support that you sent us from around the world over the last weeks. The VOLTA family has decided that it was now time to step back on stage, confirming that we will resume performances starting on the 20th of April at 8 PM. We can’t wait to see you again.

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  • Cirque du Soleil at Monte-Carlo This Summer!

    Cirque du Soleil at Monte-Carlo This Summer!

    An original 75-minute production will pay tribute to Monegasque history and culture through the creative lens of Cirque du Soleil. Set in a fantasy world, inspired by the glamour of the 1920's, the performance will carry the audience on a journey filled with exciting and fantastic adventures in search of love.

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