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  • Cirque takes its act to Sea on new Mediterranean cruises

    Cirque takes its act to Sea on new Mediterranean cruises

    When the MSC Meraviglia is christened June 3 in Le Havre, France, a group of 15 performers will have already spent more than a month on the docked ship flying through the air, juggling, perfecting acrobatics and, just as important, getting their sea legs. As Cirque du Soleil takes its act to sea through a new partnership with MSC Cruises, there’s no use rehearsing on solid land.

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  • Meet Brynn Coseru – Synchronized Swimmer at “O”

    Meet Brynn Coseru – Synchronized Swimmer at “O”

    You can’t help but wonder about what happens to them once they’re too old to do what they do — the awesome acrobatics that take your breath away, the incredible contortions that seemingly take superhuman flexibility, the synchronized swimming so amazing it’s been called dancing while drowning.

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  • Guy Laliberté & Alexandre Amancio Form REFLECTOR

    Guy Laliberté & Alexandre Amancio Form REFLECTOR

    Cirque du Soleil creator Laliberté and video game developer, producer, writer and director Amancio, are co-founders for Reflector Entertainment, a Lune Rouge company, a multi-platform business that will develop intellectual property with a view to distributing next-generation content internationally.

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  • Meet Brandon Livanos (Again) – Now in VOLTA!

    Meet Brandon Livanos (Again) – Now in VOLTA!

    Many kids grow up dreaming of running away and joining the circus and it was the same for Brandon Livanos. “It’s a dream as a child to always be like ‘I ran away and joined the circus,” Livanos said. And he actually did. The 31-year-old South African first caught the eye of circus recruiters in 2008 during a diving meet.

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  • Cirque du Soleil’s ‘C2’ event on its way to Melbourne!

    Cirque du Soleil’s ‘C2’ event on its way to Melbourne!

    After six editions of its flagship event in Montreal, C2 International will bring its two-day immersive conference to Melbourne. In collaboration with MCI and with the support of the Victorian State Government and Melbourne Convention Bureau, C2 will bring the event to Melbourne, Australia, on 30 November, 2017.

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  • CirqueCast, Episode #19: VOLTA Discussion

    CirqueCast, Episode #19: VOLTA Discussion

    On this episode of CirqueCast, we discuss VOLTA - Cirque du Soleil's newest big top production inspired by the world of extreme sports. VOLTA world premiered on April 27, 2017 in Montreal. Learn more about the show, and find out what we each think of Cirque's latest production.

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  • La Nouba’s Silva Poirier Speaks Recovery

    La Nouba’s Silva Poirier Speaks Recovery

    Seven months ago, Karina Silva Poirier, an aerial performer with La Nouba in Orlando, fell during a rehearsal. The 30-foot drop resulted in her skull and face being fractured, and she slipped in and out of a coma three times. But after several surgeries and months of rehabilitation, Silva Poirier is speaking out about her incredible recovery.

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  • BREAKING: “CRYSTAL – A Breakthrough Ice Experience”

    BREAKING: “CRYSTAL – A Breakthrough Ice Experience”

    Cirque du Soleil carves electrifying moments, breathtaking artistry and its unique creativity into ice in a fresh innovative spectacular: Cirque du Soleil Crystal. World-class ice skating, surreal aesthetics and artistic prowess fuse together. So let reality slip away as Cirque du Soleil Crystal glides above a most unusual reflection.

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  • Q&A w/Mike Newnum – Luzia’s Technical Director

    Q&A w/Mike Newnum – Luzia’s Technical Director

    Westword caught up with Newnum in Seattle, where the troupe was wrapping up a production before taking a break and then heading to Denver for a June 1 through July 9 run. For Newnum, it will be a return home, which he talks about in the following interview.

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  • VOLTA CD + DVD Soon!

    VOLTA CD + DVD Soon!

    According to Darius Harper, VOLTA's male singer, next month they'll record both the CD album and film the show for a DVD release!

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  • VAREKAI to Close on December 23, 2017!

    VAREKAI to Close on December 23, 2017!

    After 15 years of touring around the globe in over 200 cities and 43 countries, Cirque du Soleil Varekai will take its final bow on December 23, 2017, in Sugar Land, Texas. Launched in Montreal in 2002, the show has had an exceptional run, touring 11 years under the Big Top and 4 years in arenas.

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  • MSC Cruises reveals its two new Cirque du Soleil shows

    MSC Cruises reveals its two new Cirque du Soleil shows

    MSC Cruises revealed the names and concepts for the two exclusive Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows that will be performed on board MSC Meraviglia, coming into service on June 4. The two very different, contrasting shows – Viaggio and Sonor – each lasting 40 minutes will be performed twice nightly for six nights in the ship’s £20m Carousel Lounge.

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  • We’re Off and Running, Part 1:<br />Le Cirque Réinventé, Part 1 (1987)

    We’re Off and Running, Part 1:
    Le Cirque Réinventé, Part 1 (1987)

    A few weeks 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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  • CirqueCast, Episode #18: Sep7imo Dia Discussion & Interview

    CirqueCast, Episode #18: Sep7imo Dia Discussion & Interview

    On this episode of CirqueCast we discuss Sep7imo Dia - No Descansare, the Cirque du Soleil show inspired by the music of the Argentinian rock band Soda Stereo. Plus, we interviewed Sep7imo Dia pole artist Saulo Sarmiento! Watch to learn more about the show and Saulo!

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  • Cirque in Dubai… Again

    Cirque in Dubai… Again

    Dubai Holdings announced Marsa Al Arab, a mega-project spread over a 4 million sq ft area comprising two islands on both sides of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. One of the offerings the new family destination will offer is a dedicated theater with a capacity of 1,700 seats, which will become a home to the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil.

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