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  • Cirque du Concerts?

    Cirque du Concerts?

    Chief Executive Officer of Clear Channel Entertainment Theatrical, Scott Zeiger and President and Chief Operating Officer of Cirque du Soleil, Daniel Lamarre, announced today that Clear Channel Entertainment and Cirque du Soleil have formed a partnership to develop and produce a 100-date nationwide North American arena tour, beginning in November 2005. For the first time […]

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  • New Saltimbanco Album Available

    New Saltimbanco Album Available

    We never would have thought it but it’s true; there’s new Saltimbanco music available! The album first broke on Apple’s iTunes music store on February 15, 2005, but it is also available through other online music stores, such as Napster and Wal-Mart. The 12-track album, priced at $9.99 (or $.99 per track) through iTunes and […]

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  • Cirque du Soleil on iTunes

    Cirque du Soleil on iTunes

    Cirque fans rejoice – Cirque du Soleil music is now available for download through Apple’s iTunes Music Store! The first wave of available music, released on February 15, 2005, features music from Dralion, Quidam, “O”, Alegría, La Nouba, Mystère and Saltimbanco, as well as the selected remixes from Tapis Rouge and the new Le Best […]

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  • Mystère to be Filmed!

    Mystère to be Filmed!

    According to Taylor Jeffs at, Cirque du Soleil’s first permanent production — Mystère — will be filmed this June for a December 2005 DVD/TV release! This is exciting yet confusing news since in the past, Cirque du Soleil has maintained a credo that as long as their shows were still performing live we would […]

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  • What is a Charette Anyway?

    What is a Charette Anyway?

    It never ceases to amaze when one of my interests occasionally crosses with my interest in Cirque du Soleil. I also keep track of Disney park fandom, and recently ran across some interesting prose. is one of the biggest and best places to get Disney-related news and information. They have a lot - of everything, from a website directory (with ratings), to park guides with trick and tips, to a merchandise ordering service, to several columns.

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  • What’s up at CirqueClub – January 2005

    What’s up at CirqueClub – January 2005

    Holiday wishes abound at Cirque Club this month. No less than 12 ways to send electronic messages, available in either Traditional Cards, Creative Cards (that add a special Cirque-ey note to your message), Animated cards, as well as two special Video cards – the first featuring performers from “O”, Mystère, and KÀ, the other featuring […]

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  • Cirque Rituals: What do Fans do?

    Cirque Rituals: What do Fans do?

    As a fan of Cirque du Soleil, I often wondered then what fans of our chosen sport -- watching Cirque du Soleil productions -- do? So I posed that question to the Cirque fandom at large through the CirqueTribune forum and my own LiveJournal -- "Does anyone have a specific set of rituals they perform at Cirque shows or when listening to the music? The responses confirmed that yes, we Cirque du Soleil fans do perform certain acts or series of acts before, during, and after a Cirque du Soleil show, when listening to the music or watching on Television.

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  • Tales from the CirqueCon, Part The First

    Tales from the CirqueCon, Part The First

    We knew it was going to be a learning experience. As preparations for CirqueCon continue, we thought it would be fun to "tell the story" of our preparations. We're not whining about how hard it is, but some of the challenges we've faced have sure been, uh, interesting, and worth telling. So consider this the first of what we hope to be a running commentary.

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  • Columnist Unveils KÀ

    Columnist Unveils KÀ

    On November 26, 2004, Las Vegas Sun columnist Jerry Fink unveiled Cirque du Soleil’s newest production — KÀ — to his readers, and there were some interesting bits that we wanted to bring to your attention. — The total cost of the production is $165 million US. $135 million is for the theater alone; $30 […]

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  • Want Some Mustard With That?

    Want Some Mustard With That?

    From the “what can you do with a billion dollars?” department, an article on CBC news says Cirque CEO Guy Laliberté has purchased what is said to be the last hotdog sold at a Montreal Expo’s game! The hotdog was acquired by a local radio station who in a previous promotion had awarded four tickets […]

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  • Their Life in Pictures

    Their Life in Pictures

    Varekai recently had its own “life on tour” photographic retrospective that was on display at North Park Mall in Dallas (Dillard’s Fountain Court). It included a selection of VAREKAI costumes that could be examined up close. The retrospective was part of the celebrations for the 1000th performance of Varekai, which took place on December 4 […]

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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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