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  • Meet an Artist, Part 3 of 6

    Meet an Artist, Part 3 of 6

    Part Three: Lionel Hamel (Stringed instruments), Lisa Skinner (Artistic gymnastics), Marco De Santi (Extreme sports), Melissa Urbano (Martial arts), and Michael Joseph Hachey (Stringed instruments).

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  • Dominic Cruz Loves Life on Road with Cirque du Soleil

    Dominic Cruz Loves Life on Road with Cirque du Soleil

    Dominic Cruz didn’t have to run away to join the circus. He was encouraged to pursue a life under the big top. Cruz, 23, a former Vallejo and Benicia resident, has a featured role in Cirque du Soleil’s “Luzia,” which stops in San Francisco beginning Thursday and continuing through Jan. 8.

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  • Issue #154: NOV 2016

    Issue #154: NOV 2016

    This Month: Cirque2017 is VOLTA - Find Your Free, One Night for One Drop 5 is gearing up, Paramour 2.0 gets reviewed, and much more!

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  • Paramour – Impressions 2.0

    Paramour – Impressions 2.0

    As a recap to my last review of this wonderful show, I’m lucky enough to be a ‘Passionate’ – one of those people who have followed Cirque for many years. Through those years I’ve made many cirque-adjacent friends.

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  • CirqueCast, Episode #9: David Resnick Interview

    CirqueCast, Episode #9: David Resnick Interview

    David Resnick is an acrobat currently touring with TOTEM, currently in Japan. Watch our exclusive interview where David shares his experience with Cirque du Soleil, including how he made it to the famous circus. Want to know what Cirque show David is going to next? Watch to find out!

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  • Cirque leaps into new era, aims to land in China

    Cirque leaps into new era, aims to land in China

    As Cirque seeks to catapult out of a financially difficult period, the 32-year-old Montreal company finds itself at a strategic crossroads as it transitions beyond its signature big-top spectacles and Las Vegas extravaganzas and into new growth opportunities — namely, partnering more with established entertainment properties like “Avatar” and expanding into China.

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  • VOLTA – Find Your Free {Updated}

    VOLTA – Find Your Free {Updated}

    Introducing the new Big Top show coming in 2017 from Cirque du Soleil: VOLTA! It is a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail.

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  • CNBC: Cirque offers a new twist for job seekers

    CNBC: Cirque offers a new twist for job seekers

    Ashley Skivington has seen her life come full circle. The 35-year-old performer first saw Mystere as a teenage gymnast. She's now been with the show nearly a third of her life — 12 years. "I remember walking out just in awe and wondering how something like that was made," Skivington recalled. "I was thinking, 'I want to do that someday,' and here I am."

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  • ONOD 5: “The paint comes out now to make our masterpiece”

    ONOD 5: “The paint comes out now to make our masterpiece”

    Nearly five years ago, Krista Monson created the first “One Night for One Drop” show for Guy Laliberte’s commitment to the One Drop water charity he founded. Now she’s returned as the overall director of creation for the next spectacular production March 3 at “Zumanity” Theater in New York-New York.

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  • TORUK Producer: “We Make Our Content for Audiences”

    TORUK Producer: “We Make Our Content for Audiences”

    Landau says the arena show will please die-hard fans: "What the Cirque show does for fans of the film is a great reminder of why they responded the way that they did. There is a story here in Toruk of the unlikeliest of heroes rising to occasion and saving, effectively, an entire planet."

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  • ONOD 5: “We want to bring back the blood, sweat and tears”

    ONOD 5: “We want to bring back the blood, sweat and tears”

    The new benefit performance in March promises to be radically different than the previous four one-night-only productions. Husband-and-wife creators Nicky and Laetitia Dewhurst, working alongside director Krista Monson, the creator of the first “One Drop,” promise that it will be “more dangerous and daring” than ever before.

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  • Meet Mahesh Vinayakram, LUZIA’s Indian Singer

    Meet Mahesh Vinayakram, LUZIA’s Indian Singer

    Mahesh Vinayakram, son of the well-known Ghatam Master Vikku Vinayakram, is the first Indian to perform in a Cirque du Soleil show, LUZIA, coming to San Jose in early 2017. “I am happy and proud to say that I am the first Indian male singer from the entire Karnatic music fraternity to ever be cast by Cirque du Soleil.”

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  • Cirque du Soleil Theme Park Unveils Even More Artwork

    Cirque du Soleil Theme Park Unveils Even More Artwork

    Theme Park University has covered the Cirque du Soleil theme park since it was first announced. The new groundbreaking extravaganza will be open in 2018, but slowly artwork continues to leak out. Three new pieces to look at now, including the "Garden Of The Nature Spirit" This place is jaw dropping.

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  • McLaren Helped with Creative City Project Performance

    McLaren Helped with Creative City Project Performance

    McLaren Engineering Group, a full-service engineering firm with offices throughout North America, including Orlando, adapted La Nouba's Bamboo Aerial Act for use in a stunning outdoor performance. The Orlando-based show took its new dynamic act to the streets of downtown Orlando for the Creative City Project event last week.

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  • Cirque du Soleil woos Chinese investors in Montreal

    Cirque du Soleil woos Chinese investors in Montreal

    The Cirque, which has made expansion into Asia a priority, welcomed Chinese businessmen to its headquarters in Montreal Monday afternoon. Projects the circus troupe is considering include a theme park and dinner-show concept.

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