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  • Picture: Costumes for LUZIA

    Picture: Costumes for LUZIA

    Check out this recently released photo of Luzia's costumes!

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  • LVRJ: Cirque Uses New Technology to Refresh LOVE

    LVRJ: Cirque Uses New Technology to Refresh LOVE

    It's one thing to take a sad song and make it better. But a happy one? It makes the creators of "Love" seem awful hard on themselves. When Cirque du Soleil began a one-by-one process to "refresh" its Las Vegas shows, it started with "Zumanity" last year and no one argued with that. But next up, "Love"? It was an instant hit for Cirque and The Mirage in 2006, rivaling the water spectacle "O" for ticket sales on the Strip.

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  • Robin Leach’s Q&A w/Giles Martin on LOVE Changes

    Robin Leach’s Q&A w/Giles Martin on LOVE Changes

    Two years ago, Giles and “Love” director Dominic Champagne decided to transform The Beatles’ show in a top-to-bottom makeover. The reimagined show opens Thursday, Feb. 25, and, during final rehearsals, I talked at length with Giles about his musical changes for Part 2 of our look at “Love” as it begins its second decade of Strip success.

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  • Robin Leach’s Q&A w/Chantal Tremblay on LOVE Changes

    Robin Leach’s Q&A w/Chantal Tremblay on LOVE Changes

    The re-imagined and transformed show is nearly ready to be unveiled with new The Beatles imagery, songs, technology, colors, costumes and acts on Thursday, Feb. 25. That floor? It’s gone and replaced with a new one with springboards built just below its surface to give acrobats an extra bounce. Robin was invited to sit in on a dress rehearsal last Friday, where he talked to Cirque's Director of Creation, Chantal Tremblay, as they watched Dominic direct his cast.

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  • Pictures of QUIDAM’s Last Load-In

    Pictures of QUIDAM’s Last Load-In

    Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time ever in ?Christchurch? and the very last time in the World, our remarkable crew loaded in ?QUIDAM. It took the team of 21 Cirque technicians & 60 local stagehands 10 hours to unload the 20 containers and install the 39 tons of equipment required to create the world of Quidam at the Horncastle Arena

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  • Yahoo Parenting: ‘I Ran Away With the Circus and Came Back Home With a Wife and Two Kids’

    Yahoo Parenting: ‘I Ran Away With the Circus and Came Back Home With a Wife and Two Kids’

    Juggling career and kids can be tricky — but for Karl L'ecuyer, it’s a literal circus because the Montreal native is raising his 2-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son on the road, while traveling to perform with Cirque du Soleil as a trampolinist and acrobat.

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  • Guy Laliberte’s Poetic Social Mission PART 6: “Departure for Baikonur”

    Guy Laliberte’s Poetic Social Mission PART 6: “Departure for Baikonur”

    Six years ago, on September 30, 2009, a civilian became a spaceflight participant aboard Soyuz TMA-16, a manned flight from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to and from the International Space Station (ISS). Joining two members of the Expedition 21 crew – Russian cosmonaut Maksim Surayev (Commander, from the Russian Federal Space Agency, FSA) and […]

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  • Cirque @ NBA All-Star Game: Confusing & Beautiful

    Cirque @ NBA All-Star Game: Confusing & Beautiful

    Before the game, Cirque du Soleil put on a performance that included some basketball. At one point, one of the performers spun around over and over while they held a giant basketball. Most of it was was a beautiful mix of colors, which performers leaping into the sky and disappearing a second later.

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  • LOVE: “I Am The Walrus” Out; “Twist & Shout” In

    LOVE: “I Am The Walrus” Out; “Twist & Shout” In

    In a recent interview on a terrasse just outside the backstage of the Mirage theatre on the Strip in Vegas, Love director Dominic Champagne was talking about the major work that is going in to revamp this hit show. Champagne, who created the concept for the show with Cirque co-founder Gilles Ste-Croix, has been talking with others from the original creation for two years, and the team is now in Vegas busy making these changes.

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  • From The Past… Q&A w/Voki Kalfayan, Quidam Clown

    From The Past… Q&A w/Voki Kalfayan, Quidam Clown

    Voki Kalfayan spent four years in a private school in the Hudson Valley, and two years studying at Vassar, before he discovered his life’s ambition during an audition for Ringling Bros. Clown College. Kalfayan never looked back. He’s spent 15 years traveling the world as a clown, actor and humorist, and he’ll be back in […]

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  • 45 DEGREES: “Journey of a Basketball Dream”

    45 DEGREES: “Journey of a Basketball Dream”

    For the first time ever, the NBA All-Star will be held in Canada and we are very proud to announce that 45 DEGREES has been selected to create and produce a unique Cirque du Soleil performance during player introductions.

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  • Cirque du Soleil’s Growth Strategy: 45 Degrees

    Cirque du Soleil’s Growth Strategy: 45 Degrees

    Cirque du Soleil’s growth strategy under its new private equity owners centres in part on pushing the expansion of an in-house production business whose latest show uses no performers at all.

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  • Seven Questions for Mystere’s Brian Dewhurst

    Seven Questions for Mystere’s Brian Dewhurst

    Q. You left school when you were 13 and traveled throughout the world with your family in the circus. Did you think you’d still be performing 70 years later? It’s never occurred to me not to be performing. My dad worked until his late 80s. He had a dog act, counting numbers, that kind of […]

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  • Lúzia Posts a Few Costumes

    Lúzia Posts a Few Costumes

    Lúzia’s Facebook page posted up a very interesting teaser today – images of costumes sketches made for the show! And the image gives us a good idea of what kinds of acts we’ll see in the show. Notice: • Hoop Diving • Adagio • Cyr Wheel • Trapeze • Hand Balancing (Equilibre) • Football Dance […]

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  • Issue #145: February 2016

    Issue #145: February 2016

    This Month: Negative reviews of TORUK & Amaluna, Changes Underway for LOVE, More JOYA-type dinner shows coming? Plus we continue with our look back at Guy Laliberte’s Poetic Social Mission and dive into all the press materials released on TORUK-THE FIRST FLIGHT!

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