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  • Cirque Announces VOLTA to stop in… Gatineau?

    Cirque Announces VOLTA to stop in… Gatineau?

    Cirque is coming to the Zibi site in Gatineau next August, and if the shows are a hit it could be the start of a six-year series of Cirque shows. The stop, which was the subject of discussion for several months, was confirmed Wednesday in an announcement involving politicians, business people, and representatives of the regional tourism scene.

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  • Dominic Champagne Going ‘Off The Wall’

    Dominic Champagne Going ‘Off The Wall’

    It was the spring of 2014 when Pierre Dufour, then general director of the Opéra de Montréal, and Michel Beaulac, the opera company’s artistic director, approached Quebec composer Julien Bilodeau with the idea of turning Pink Floyd’s classic album The Wall into an opera.

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  • VOLTA Gets a Creative Team

    VOLTA Gets a Creative Team

    Last month Cirque du Soleil introduced us to their newest big top show for 2017 - VOTLA - which was announced to the world via social media. And while they also told us the show came under the direction of Bastien Alexandre (Director) and Jean Guibert (Director of Creaiton), little else about the show's creative team was released... until now.

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  • PARAMOUR to Close April 2017!

    PARAMOUR to Close April 2017!

    Broadway is making way for Harry Potter, literally. The cavernous Lyric Theater will be dramatically reconfigured — shedding one-fifth of its seats — to create a home for the most-coveted theatrical tenant of the moment: the two-part play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” which is expected to open there in spring 2018.

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  • Cirque makes every effort to keep its staff safe, CEO says

    Cirque makes every effort to keep its staff safe, CEO says

    It’s not the kind of phone call anyone wants to have to make. In his car on the way home from the premiere of Ovo at the Bell Centre Tuesday night, Cirque chief executive officer Daniel Lamarre learned that Olivier Rochette, a technician working Luzia in San Francisco, had been killed that night. He was struck by a telescopic lift as it was being taken off stage before the show.

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  • IATSE Cancels Cirque Protest After Fatal Accident

    IATSE Cancels Cirque Protest After Fatal Accident

    IATSE has canceled today’s planned protest against the non-union performance of Cirque du Soleil’s OVO show in Montreal, following Tuesday’s freak accident that took the life of Olivier Rochette, the son of Cirque founder Gilles Ste-Croix.

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  • Tech dies in accident at Luzia in San Francisco

    Tech dies in accident at Luzia in San Francisco

    An equipment officer died Tuesday night in an accident during the set-up for a Cirque du Soleil show at AT&T Park in San Francisco, police said. The show's organizer said that the technician was struck by a lift following which he was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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  • Brisbane Olympic Gymnast Lisa Skinner Falls, Sustains Injuries

    Brisbane Olympic Gymnast Lisa Skinner Falls, Sustains Injuries

    Brisbane Olympic gymnast Lisa Skinner who fell during a performance on Sunday will be fitted with a brace on Monday to keep her body from moving, her mother says. The 35-year-old was performing the aerial hoop solo act during Cirque du Soleil's Kooza performance at Skygate when she fell, plummeting to the floor just before 2pm.

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  • Luna Petunia Gets Her Debut – Friday, December 9th!

    Luna Petunia Gets Her Debut – Friday, December 9th!

    Back on October 11, 2014, Saban Brands and Cirque du Soleil unveiled their first TV co-production, Luna Petunia, a pre-school series inspired by the Quebec-based circus troupe. And we've been waiting to see what Luna Petunia was all about ever since then. Netflix acquired the series in 2015 and it's now set to air!

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  • VIDEO /// Cirque du Soleil Presents: The Park

    VIDEO /// Cirque du Soleil Presents: The Park

    GoldenSun posted a tantalizing new teaser for Cirque du Soleil and Grupo Vidanta's upcoming theme park - right now simply called THE PARK. Check it out!

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  • BWW | Q&A w/ Toruk’s Laura Silverman

    BWW | Q&A w/ Toruk’s Laura Silverman

    BroadwayWorld Sacramento spoke with Cirque du Soleil spokesperson Laura Silverman about the innovative technology and puppetry of Cirque's latest arena show, TORUK - The First Flight, a story-driven prequel to James Cameron's Avatar.

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  • CirqueCast, Episode #10: Corteo Returns, NFL Project, Cirque Theme Park

    CirqueCast, Episode #10: Corteo Returns, NFL Project, Cirque Theme Park

    We are back with another discussion episode! In this episode, we discuss the Toruk DVD and Paramour Soundtrack, Corteo's return in arena format, the NFL + Cirque du Soleil project announcement, and Richard goes over a few details from the Celebrate Project, Cirque du Soleil's first theme park opening in Mexico in 2018.

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  • Go Behind the Scenes of Luzia with TechCrunch!

    Go Behind the Scenes of Luzia with TechCrunch!

    When the folks at Cirque Du Soleil invited us to check out some of the technology behind its latest show, Luzia, we just couldn’t say no. We try to get to every Cirque show that comes to the Bay Area, so this was like getting a glimpse into Santa’s workshop.

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  • How Cirque Created Its First-Ever Touring Water Show

    How Cirque Created Its First-Ever Touring Water Show

    If you’ve ever seen Cirque's fantastic Las Vegas show O, you no doubt marveled at the complexity of performances taking place in and out of water. Now imagine incorporating that complexity in one of the famous Montreal circus company’s traveling acts, and you’re ready to take in Luzia, its newest, and perhaps most ambitious road show ever.

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  • Q&A w/Maya Kesselman – Luzia Hoops Diver!

    Q&A w/Maya Kesselman – Luzia Hoops Diver!

    Maya Kesselman went to Brandeis School of San Francisco for eight years and is now a cast member in Luzia, the newest show from the famous avant-garde Cirque du Soleil. Find out how she got started in the circus world!

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