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  • My Big Butt…and other reasons I don’t work for Cirque

    My Big Butt…and other reasons I don’t work for Cirque

    There comes a moment for every freelancing aerialist that they will have to face this question: “Have you worked for Cirque?” Followed by the inevitable, “did you ever think about trying?” This question is brutally annoying, because A) Cirque is a word that means circus. It does not just refer to one company, however large. And B) it is a given that the asker is looking for one answer only...yes. And any other answer means you have failed.

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  • See TORUK’s Lydia Harper Transform into a Na’vi

    See TORUK’s Lydia Harper Transform into a Na’vi

    To promote the new Cirque du Soleil show "TORUK - The First Flight," which is based on James Cameron’s "Avatar," visitors to The Franklin Institute on Feb. 7 were treated to a surprise. Lydia Harper, a Cirque acrobat, applied her stage makeup in front of a crowd of children, museum guests and press. The demonstration was to show the transformation from human to Na’vi, who are the characters in "Avatar" that inhabit Pandora.

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  • Meet an Artist, Part 6 of 6

    Meet an Artist, Part 6 of 6

    Part Six: Suo Liu (Martial arts), Tumelo “Michael" Moloi (Other dance styles), Vanessa Convery (Jazz & Tap dance), Zara Tellander (Female vocals), and Zeng jiao JIAN (Martial arts).

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  • Las Vegas: Get To Know Your (Cirque) Neighbors

    Las Vegas: Get To Know Your (Cirque) Neighbors

    It’s going to be one of the most talked about advertising campaigns in this city’s marketing history of the wild, wacky and whirl. Cirque du Soleil has created a playful campaign that encourages locals to get to know their neighbors by showing that Cirque performers are just like us — residents with ordinary daily lives.

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  • Paramour vs Dandyworld??

    Paramour vs Dandyworld??

    It's called Dandyworld, and it's a story of a girl from an innocent time, and an innocent place. Wait, isn't that Paramour? Well, yes, and no. According to an interesting post on one of BroadwayWorld's message boards, it's actually a bit more complicated than that.

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  • VIDEO /// Training an Artist – KOOZA Trickster

    VIDEO /// Training an Artist – KOOZA Trickster

    Watch how Barry Lowen went through an artistic process and training to become the Trickster in Cirque du Soleil's show Kooza. In a traditional circus homage, KOOZA combines acrobatic performance and the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition and power.

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  • VIDEO /// Meet VOLTA’s Costume Designer

    VIDEO /// Meet VOLTA’s Costume Designer

    Watch renowned designer Zaldy talk about his creative process behind the VOLTA show costumes. VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves the adrenaline rush of acrobatics into a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score.

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  • William Shatner to Perform in ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP

    William Shatner to Perform in ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP

    On Friday, March 3rd, actor William Shatner will perform alongside multi-platinum selling vocal group The Tenors in the fifth annual One Night for One Drop. Taking place exclusively in the Zumanity Theatre, the star-studded gala will also feature GRAMMY-nominated rapper Redfoo from LMFAO, America's Got Talent (AGT) winner Grace VanderWaal, international superstars Duo Sky Angels, AGT finalists Malevo and others.

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  • “Dance Like Every-body’s Watching”

    “Dance Like Every-body’s Watching”

    When we previously reviewed “Dancing With The Stars'” first-ever Cirque “theme” night we marveled on how much work must have occurred to bring this collaboration forward. It made us curious to know more.

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  • Issue #157: FEB 2017

    Issue #157: FEB 2017

    This Month: Cirque du Soleil Quartz? Toruk going to Australia, Japan, NZ, Behind the Scenes of Dancing with the Stars, TORUK in Las Vegas, the continuation of our Casting Q&A's - Meet an Artist series, and more!

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  • VIDEO /// The Making of Mystère’s New Duo Straps Act

    VIDEO /// The Making of Mystère’s New Duo Straps Act

    Discover the stunning new addition to Mystère by Cirque du Soleil. This male-female duo strap act celebrates the power of a woman and the relationship with her king. The process celebrates the creative and artistic relationship with the acrobatics.

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  • Meet Varekai’s Emily McCarthy and Sam Sturt

    Meet Varekai’s Emily McCarthy and Sam Sturt

    The age-old adage of running off to join the circus rang true for two British gymnasts who are now touring the world in a globally popular show. Emily McCarthy and Sam Sturt are two of the stars in Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai, which reaches the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle from February 15 to 19.

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  • CirqueCast, Episode #13: Daniel Crispin Interview

    CirqueCast, Episode #13: Daniel Crispin Interview

    Daniel Crispin (Crispy) is an Australian artist currently performing the principal role of "Entu" in Cirque du Soleil's Toruk - The First Flight. Join us this episode as Crispy gives us an insight into what it is to be part of this spectacular Cirque du Soleil show, including his experience of auditioning for a role he later found out would be a principal character.

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  • TORUK’s Next Stops: Taiwan, Japan, Australia and New Zealand

    TORUK’s Next Stops: Taiwan, Japan, Australia and New Zealand

    In case you missed it at the end of Robin Leach's most recent article and interview with Fabrice Lemire... After Mexico, its remaining cities in the United States, and a brief vacation, the cast and crew of TORUK embark on Asia. They begin in Taiwan in June, then it’s Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

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  • It Takes a Village to Move TORUK

    It Takes a Village to Move TORUK

    Will the different plugs needed for washing machines in Australia or microwaves in Taiwan be easy to handle when Cirque's TORUK arrives after its engagement here last week? Those minute details are two of hundreds that artistic director Fabrice Lemire handles as he moves his “Toruk” cast and crew of 99 around the world.

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