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  • 45 DEGREES: The Helene Fischer Show Debuts!

    45 DEGREES: The Helene Fischer Show Debuts!

    Back in December we learned that 45 DEGREES would be designing and producing Helene Fischer's new tour, which was scheduled to embark in the autumn of 2017. Well, it's autumn, and Helene Fischer's tour has begun!

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  • Montreal Gazette: “Cirque Previews CRYSTAL”

    Montreal Gazette: “Cirque Previews CRYSTAL”

    The new show, Crystal, is the Cirque’s first-ever ice show, but the creators went to great lengths on Tuesday to underline that it is anything but a traditional skating show à la Disney on Ice. Local journalists were given a sneak preview of Crystal at the JC Perreault sports complex in St-Roch-de-l’Achigan in the Lanaudière region, about an hour from Montreal.

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  • Cirque Unveils Its First Show on Ice — CRYSTAL

    Cirque Unveils Its First Show on Ice — CRYSTAL

    Cirque du Soleil unveiled today a sneak peek of Crystal, its very first show fusing circus arts and the world of ice. For the occasion, a preview of this 42nd production was presented with a group number mixing acrobatic disciplines and skating figures, a high-octane romp on ramps where extreme skaters perform crazy flips and jumps at breakneck speed as well as a poetic pas de deux on aerial straps that completely blurs the boundary between ice and sky.

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  • Tonight REFLEKT Takes its Final Bow

    Tonight REFLEKT Takes its Final Bow

    Tonight, REFLEKT, the exclusive Cirque du Soleil event created and produced for Expo 2017 Astana International, takes its final bow. After nearly two years in the making and 71 sold out performances, we couldn’t be more proud of our team for their hard work! Here’s a look at how it all came together.

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  • The Family Who Ran Off With The Circus

    The Family Who Ran Off With The Circus

    I am the general stage manager for [TORUK-The First Flight by] Cirque du Soleil. My husband, Mike, often works as a sound engineer for the circus. Back when I had just joined Cirque, our three kids were aged four, six and eight. We wanted them to have both of their parents around so off we all went — to the circus!

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  • Issue #164: SEP 2017

    Issue #164: SEP 2017

    This Month: Volta CD to be released September 19th! Reviews of VOLTA from Gatineau - great! Las Vegas shows celebrate milestones, and more!

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  • New South Loop Mural a Gift from Cirque du Soleil

    New South Loop Mural a Gift from Cirque du Soleil

    To help honor Chicago’s Year of Public Art, Cirque du Soleil, in partnership with Columbia College Chicago and the Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC), commissioned local artist Gloria “Gloe” Talamantes to create a mural inspired by “Luzia,” a production whose images of butterflies and rain are captured in the work.

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  • Meet Camille Santerre-Gervais – a “Bug” in OVO

    Meet Camille Santerre-Gervais – a “Bug” in OVO

    Yes, there is a large white egg in this show - OVO - whose theme is insects in which performers juggle, leap, fly and bend as ants, cockroaches, butterflies, a ladybug, flies, crickets, and spiders. We had a conversation with Camille Santerre-Gervais, one of the bugs in the show and she explains her experiences touring with the company.

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  • Cirque Commissions Mural for Chicago’s Year of Public Art

    Cirque Commissions Mural for Chicago’s Year of Public Art

    Cirque du Soleil announces a partnership with Columbia College Chicago and the Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) that will add a new public mural downtown in honor of the city's Year of Public Art. Local artist Gloria "Gloe" Talamantes is creating the mural, inspired by its highly acclaimed production LUZIA.

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  • Performer falls, halting Volta show

    Performer falls, halting Volta show

    Cirque du Soleil's Volta show in Gatineau, Que., was stopped temporarily Tuesday night when a performer fell. The parkour specialist fell from a set piece and appeared to injure his head and back, according to a Cirque du Soleil spokesperson.

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  • Review: Circus meets extreme sports in VOLTA

    Review: Circus meets extreme sports in VOLTA

    While many of the acts and performers are firmly rooted in traditional circus disciplines, what sets this show apart is its incorporation of extreme sports more likely to be found on YouTube channels and social-media streams than under a circus big top.

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  • Business Times: Daniel Lamarre – Weekend Interview

    Business Times: Daniel Lamarre – Weekend Interview

    FOR DANIEL LAMARRE, going to work means going to the circus. As CEO of the Montreal-based performance group Cirque du Soleil, he heads a cult company that has redefined the circus arts and taken live entertainment to spectacular new heights in 450 cities around the world.

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  • “Cirque du Soleil, The Blue Men, and the Future”

    “Cirque du Soleil, The Blue Men, and the Future”

    On July 6th, Cirque announced the acquisition of New-York-based Blue Man Productions. The acquisition considerably widens Cirque's audience pool, adding to their portfolio six resident productions. What was behind the purchase and where does Cirque go from here?

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  • Cirque Outta Broadway

    Cirque Outta Broadway

    Cirque du Soleil’s merger with Blue Man Group has sharpened the focus on expanding its brand around the world. In the wake of Cirque’s acquisition of the Blue Men, it has become apparent the company is de-emphasizing its development of Broadway-style production shows under its Cirque Theatricals division.

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  • We’re Off and Running, Part 4:<br />Nouvelle Expérience, Part 1 (1990)

    We’re Off and Running, Part 4:
    Nouvelle Expérience, Part 1 (1990)

    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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