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  • R.U.N is a Flop, Montreal Show Troubled

    R.U.N is a Flop, Montreal Show Troubled

    Cirque du Soleil has had a rough start to 2020. Despite creative mistakes, artistic differences, two cancelled Asian shows and a scuttled public share offering, CEO Daniel Lamarre is upbeat.

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  • Theme Park Insider Previewed “DRAWN TO LIFE”

    Theme Park Insider Previewed “DRAWN TO LIFE”

    After standing dark for more than two years, the Cirque du Soleil theater in Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort came alive again today for a media preview of its new production, "Drawn to Life."

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  • Disney Shares Sneak Peek of “Drawn to Life”

    Disney Shares Sneak Peek of “Drawn to Life”

    The Disney Blog goes behind-the-scenes look at “Drawn to Life” by Cirque du Soleil & Disney, sharing a little more about the story of the show and the special cast of characters who bring the magic to life. At its core, “Drawn to Life” is the story of the love between a father and a daughter. Delightful, mesmerizing movements of Cirque du Soleil acrobatic mastery pair with the magic of Disney animation to accentuate the story.

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  • Meet secretive Cirque du Soleil billionaire Guy Laliberté

    Meet secretive Cirque du Soleil billionaire Guy Laliberté

    Guy Laliberté isn't a typical circus performer. With a mind for both business and performance, Laliberté grew his Montreal-based circus troupe into a multi-billion-dollar entertainment empire, starting with only a $1 million arts grant, according to Forbes. Now he has a sprawling network of real estate (including a private island in French Polynesia), and a new entertainment venture that puts on high-tech shows inside giant pyramids.

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  • Amaluna Gives Final Bow

    Amaluna Gives Final Bow

    After 8 years, 3 continents, 19 countries, 47 cities, and 2,548 shows, Cirque du Soleil thanks the over 5.1 million spectators who have traveled to the island of Amaluna. The company shared the show's final bow, with their most heartfelt thanks and so much love from the entire cast and crew.

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  • Cirque du Soleil Not a Guarantee for Next Luxor Show

    Cirque du Soleil Not a Guarantee for Next Luxor Show

    As reported Thursday, February 27th, “R.U.N” is closing March 8 at Luxor after a 4 1/2-month residency, the shortest run of any Cirque du Soleil show ever in Las Vegas. Stunning. But what have we learned from the company’s dalliance with graphic-novel storytelling?

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  • Criss Angel fires at Cirque’s ‘R.U.N’ as show closes

    Criss Angel fires at Cirque’s ‘R.U.N’ as show closes

    Of all the options being considered to replace “R.U.N” at Luxor, it’s safe to say a reunion of Cirque du Soleil and Criss Angel is out. Angel, who was in partnership with Cirque in “Believe” and “Mindfreak Live” for more than a decade at the resort, says he forecast “R.U.N’s” struggles in his former theater.

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  • Cirque du Soleil pulls the plug on ‘R.U.N’ at Luxor

    Cirque du Soleil pulls the plug on ‘R.U.N’ at Luxor

    Cirque du Soleil announced late Thursday that its newest resident show in Las Vegas, the experimental action-thriller “R.U.N” at Luxor, will permanently close on March 8. It opened October 24 in the 1,500-plus-seat theater on the casino floor and has been performed twice a night for much of the past four months.

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  • 4U2C Merges With Cirque Events + Experiences

    4U2C Merges With Cirque Events + Experiences

    Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group announces today the merger of its multimedia creative studio, 4U2C, with its events division, Cirque du Soleil Events + Experiences, a move that positions it as the most fully-integrated turnkey creative and artistic content solution provider in bespoke, world-class live entertainment. For nearly 20 years, Cirque du Soleil Events + […]

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  • R.U.N to Close March 8, 2020

    R.U.N to Close March 8, 2020

    R.U.N by Cirque du Soleil at Luxor Hotel and Casino will permanently close on March 8, 2020. Ultimately it did not find an audience that could support it. Many avenues of creative options were explored to enhance the existing show, but the resources and time needed to make these changes proved to be obstacles too big to overcome for Cirque du Soleil.

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  • “The Illusionists” Joins One Night for One Drop

    “The Illusionists” Joins One Night for One Drop

    The annual One Night for One Drop gala event has always been a one-off in terms of entertainment—a unique show that helps provide safe water to the most vulnerable communities on the planet. Last year’s seventh annual event showcased a sort of all-star variety show, bringing together Cirque du Soleil artists and creators at Bellagio’s O Theater, and this year’s event brings the debut of The Illusionists at Luxor.

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  • How Cirque Pushes the Limits of Human Performance

    How Cirque Pushes the Limits of Human Performance

    Formula 1 drivers experience eight times the force of gravity when taking tight corners, which is roughly what astronauts feel when making an uncontrolled reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. During a catch-and-throw exercise for Cirque du Soleil’s production of Messi, a new circus inspired by soccer great Lionel Messi, one of the performers experienced 15 g—a revelation made possible by a pilot program that has Cirque performers wearing Wimu inertial sensors during training.

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  • Sienna Sloane Runs Away with the Circus

    Sienna Sloane Runs Away with the Circus

    The lights go out, and the audience sees nothing as Sienna Sloane enters the darkened stage. But Sloane is not about to perform. Instead, her performance lies in the fabrics, the wings and tails of those about to take center stage. At 18 years old, Sloane, tech theatre major, is one of the youngest dressers for Cirque du Soleil’s production of “Amaluna.” The touring show is currently in Sacramento playing under a huge tent temporarily setup at Raley Field.

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  • OSHA Opens Investigation into Accident in Cirque’s “LOVE”

    OSHA Opens Investigation into Accident in Cirque’s “LOVE”

    The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration is back in a Cirque du Soleil theater for the second time this year, investigating February 16th's accident at "The Beatles Love" at The Mirage. Nevada OSHA spokeswoman Teri Williams confirmed Tuesday the safety enforcement agency has opened an investigation into the incident during which a Cirque performer fell during the show's closing number.

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  • A Little Chat with Kurios’ Sophie Guay

    A Little Chat with Kurios’ Sophie Guay

    Cirque du Soliel’s ‘Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities’ will head to Melbourne in March ahead of its final Australian destinations Adelaide and Perth. The lead singer is jazz singer Sophie Guay. She shared insights of the show with Noise11 ahead of the first Melbourne premiere.

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