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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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  • The Newest Cirque — KÀ!

    The Newest Cirque — KÀ!

    On September 15, 2004, the newest spectacle from Cirque du Soleil was revealed — KA. Since then, the media and fans have been abuzz with many questions as the media campaign is kicked off. Text from Cirque’s recent press release involving the show illuminates some of the better-hidden aspects of KA: KÀ combines acrobatic performances, […]

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  • Stepping Into the Light

    Stepping Into the Light

    After reading Keith's account of being picked from the audience at La Nouba to participate in the bike jump stunt (in last month's issue of Fascination!) I felt compelled to write about a couple of my own experiences "up close and personal" with Cirque du Soleil.

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  • What’s up at CirqueClub – September 2004

    What’s up at CirqueClub – September 2004

    Things have been busy over at Cirque’s Internet division. The “Ka” website has opened up (accessible off the main Cirque Club page) with photos, videos, even musical samples! Cirque claims it to be “highly interactive” so one should look through it with a keen eye. Some have complained that the site is slow to load […]

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  • More on the “Cirque Meets Beatles” Show

    More on the “Cirque Meets Beatles” Show

    Thanks to Timothy McDarrah, intrepid reporter for the Las Vegas Sun (and with the translating skills of fellow reporter Molly Ball), we have more to report on plans for the Beatles-inspired Cirque-produced show that will go into the Siegfried & Roy theater at The Mirage. Among other interesting tidbits, the article reveals that Dominic Champagne […]

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  • News on the Book Front

    News on the Book Front

    While we’re patiently waiting for the November release of the English translation of the “20 Years Under The Sun” book, the French-language version has already hit the stands. And in a sad note, we’ve been told by the publisher that an English-language translation of Jean Beaunoyer’s tell-all “Dans les coulisses du Cirque du Soleil” (Quebec […]

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  • The Bike Jump Story

    The Bike Jump Story

    Ever since the start of this humble fanzine we call Fascination!, there's a story I've been meaning to commit to paper. Now, for our third anniversary, here it is! -Keith J.

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  • A Fan, An Invitation, A Party — LA NOUBA! (Part Deux)

    A Fan, An Invitation, A Party — LA NOUBA! (Part Deux)

    One after another the audience members jumped from their seats, hands clasping together in appreciation of yet another mind-boggling performance of Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba at the Cirque Theater in Downtown Disney West Side.

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  • What is Tohu?

    What is Tohu?

    As a former Olympic host city, Montreal had the privilege of being the sole Canadian city included the Olympic Torch Relay this year. On June 20th, 2004 the Olympic torch made a stop in Montreal en-route to Athens. A team of 120 selected torch-bearers, comprised of former Canadian Olympians, public personalities, and private citizens relayed the torch on its journey through the city, beginning at the 1976 Olympic Stadium, winding through 11 boroughs and arriving at Tohu where festivities would culminate in a party. While the other stops along the Montreal leg of the Olympic Torch relay are well known, the destination, Tohu, is fairly new and relatively unknown. Which begs the question; What is Tohu? No, it's not the curded soy-bean extract staple of vegetarian diets!

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  • Cavalia Hoofs It

    Cavalia Hoofs It

    As you might remember, Fascination! covered the rise and untimely fall of "Cheval Theatre," Gilles Ste-Croix's attempt to mix horsemanship with Cirque-quality showmanship. Rising from the ashes, and with some of the equipment, of that failed partly-Cirque-financed production comes a new show (produced by another Cirque veteran) that attempts the same thing, Cavalia - "A Magical Encounter Between Man and Horse" ( It recently passed through Seattle, and my lovely wife and I had a chance to check it out.

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