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  • Juste une p’tite nuite, Hommage to Les Colocs

    Juste une p’tite nuite, Hommage to Les Colocs

    Just a little night: this is how the fourth show of the Cirque du Soleil tribute series will be entitled, this time dedicated to the group Les Colocs. The scenario of this fourth opus will take the viewer into a typical Montreal universe: "In the heart of a dilapidated alley, a gang of eclectic dysfunctional friends gather every night under the twilight of a lamp post to explode urban greyness," says 45 Degrees.

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  • Hommage 4 is Juste une p’tite nuite

    Hommage 4 is Juste une p’tite nuite

    Cirque du Soleil will be welcoming Cirque du Soleil to Cogeco Amphitheater next summer for a tribute to the Colocs. The announcement was made Tuesday by the creative team that intends to stand out from the last two shows in Trois-Rivières both by working from the band's soundtracks and thus the voice of Dédé Fortin that a live musical performance on the scene.

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  • We’re Off and Running, Part 11:<br />Quidam, Part 2 (1997-1998)

    We’re Off and Running, Part 11:
    Quidam, Part 2 (1997-1998)

    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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  • Issue #170: MAR 2018

    Issue #170: MAR 2018

    This Month: Corteo relaunches! Paramour is back! Check out One Night for One Drop 2018 and CRYSTAL via Press Kit texts, and a lot, lot more!

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  • “Melding Circus Arts and Ice Sports”

    “Melding Circus Arts and Ice Sports”

    In CRYSTAL, Cirque explores the very essence of skating, assessing the artistic limits of ice for the first time in the company’s history, asking how they can bring their signature style of acrobatics into yet uncharted territory.

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  • A Day in the Life of Corteo’s Fred Umali

    A Day in the Life of Corteo’s Fred Umali

    What do artists do in their free time? What inspires them in their everyday life? How do they start their day, tackle their creative processes, balance work-life, and then unwind – all within 24 hours? Fred Umali is from San Jose, California. He joined Cirque du Soleil in 2004 for the general formation of the show Corteo, which premiered in 2005. He has worked on the creation of Corteo and Viva Elvis.

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  • Jewel’s ONOD Story Leaves A Lasting Impression

    Jewel’s ONOD Story Leaves A Lasting Impression

    Jewel did something most can’t. She showed us pivotal pages from her diary at the “One Night For One Drop” event. What most may deem as vulnerable is downright courageous. And, it’s a much-needed narrative in a time when the world finds itself in despair.

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  • Cirque’s ‘One Night’ is a late night on the Strip

    Cirque’s ‘One Night’ is a late night on the Strip

    About the moment Piff the Magic Dragon descended to the stage while hooked to an aerial harness, we knew this was a show uncommon even by Cirque standards. “I’m Piff the Magic Dragon,” said the performer whose legal name is Jon van der Put. “You might have heard of my brother … Steve.” The line always kills, especially during a sold-out charity show.

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  • Touring With Cirque du Soleil: Sita Bhuller

    Touring With Cirque du Soleil: Sita Bhuller

    What’s it like to be on tour with a circus show? How do people land a job working for Cirque du Soleil? What do they love and hate about being on tour and what are the challenges? TheatreArtLife caught up with some of the cast of TORUK – The First Flight to find out: SITA BHULLER: ARTIST ON TORUK

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  • Guy Laliberté Dishes One Night For One Drop

    Guy Laliberté Dishes One Night For One Drop

    Each year, a visual extravaganza descends on Las Vegas in the form of One Night for One Drop, an annual philanthropic event in which Cirque du Soleil cast and crew donate their talent and time to create a unique and breathtaking theatrical in support of One Drop, an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to safe water.

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  • Volta bandleader Benjamin Harrison brings M83’s score to life

    Volta bandleader Benjamin Harrison brings M83’s score to life

    Cirque du Soleil knew that it needed something different as it designed its new Volta show, and it scored big when Anthony Gonzalez hopped on board as Volta’s musical director and composer. Gonzalez — better known as French-born, L.A.-livin’ producer M83 — was attracted to Volta’s storyline, which, to him, centered around a generation calling for change (CL’s own Scott Harrell thinks “Volta's narrative is one of an individual unfulfilled by fame and fortune, turning his back on empty celebrity and in search of a more profound and meaningful life”).

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  • Jewel featured in One Night for One Drop show

    Jewel featured in One Night for One Drop show

    In its five years, Cirque du Soleil’s “One Night for One Drop” shows has raised millions of dollars for its water charity — and played host to such stars as William Shatner and Leona Lewis. Now, in somewhat of a departure from stories told previously, this year’s theme will be inspired by the unbelievably tough life and hardships that singer-songwriter Jewel has overcome in her life — and she will perform in the new production set for March 2 in the “Michael Jackson One” theater at Mandalay Bay.

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  • It’s ‘One Night,’ for Jewel on the Strip

    It’s ‘One Night,’ for Jewel on the Strip

    Jewel is at the center of “One Night For One Drop” event on Friday night at MJ One Theater at Mandalay Bay. The sixth annual “One Night For One Drop” show is again a grassroots effort driven by the extended Cirque du Soleil family. Nicky and Laetitia Dewhurst of “Zumanity” at New York-New York, direct the performance, with composition and music direction from Jean-Francois Blais of “Zumanity.”

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  • USA TODAY: “Jewel Has a Cirque Show About Her Life”

    USA TODAY: “Jewel Has a Cirque Show About Her Life”

    Here's something that might sound like a folksy fever dream: Jewel is starring in an Cirque du Soleil show about her life, told via acrobats dressed as animals. But come March 2, that dream will be a reality at the Michael Jackson One Theater at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Jewel, the 43-year-old Alaskan songstress, is sharing her unconventional path to success in fundraiser One Night for One Drop.

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  • Laura Biondo Is a Force To Be Reckoned With

    Laura Biondo Is a Force To Be Reckoned With

    As one of the top freestylers in the world, Laura Biondo is changing the playing field by inspiring the next generation of athletes worldwide. Originally born in Venezuela, Laura Biondo has traveled and lived around the world. After playing professional soccer in Italy for Foroni & Bardolino, Biondo discovered freestyle soccer from her brother. She immediately fell in love with it because of the creativity, passion, and community it involved.

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