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  • Underwater magic: Hidden tech behind Cirque du Soleil’s ‘O’

    Underwater magic: Hidden tech behind Cirque du Soleil’s ‘O’

    On the surface, "O" is a stunningly simple show. But there's a lot of technology at work. From the hydraulic stage that drops away to reveal a 17-foot deep pool to the countless set pieces that move around high above stage, all automated to within a fraction of a second, "O" is a technical marvel.

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  • Valle joins Cirque du Soleil as VP of Sales

    Valle joins Cirque du Soleil as VP of Sales

    Former Univision executive José Valle is leaving the media industry. Starting April 4, Valle will be the VP of sales for Cirque du Soleil based out of Las Vegas. He’ll oversee sales for Cirque’s resident shows in Las Vegas and Orlando. Valle previously spent five years at Univision, joining the company in 2011 as VP and GM of Univision Radio in LA.

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  • 45 Degrees Presents: “STONE”, 3rd “Homage” Show

    45 Degrees Presents: “STONE”, 3rd “Homage” Show

    45 Degrees today presented the official poster and the title of the second performance of Cirque du Soleil’s “Homage Series” series – STONE – this year a tribute to Luc Plamondon, a French Canadian lyricist who has written for many notable Québécois singers and artists. And he is the co-author of a number of musicals.

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  • Sép7imo Día – No Descansaré Album Now Available!

    Sép7imo Día – No Descansaré Album Now Available!

    On March 10, 2017, Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment in Argentina released a 21 track companion CD to Cirque du Soleil's new Soda Stereo spectacular: Sép7imo Día – No Descansaré, which you can purchase on Amazon in three formats: MP3 ($13.99), Audio CD ($16.23), and on Vinyl ($77.60).

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  • CirqueCast, Episode #15: Jimmy Slonina Interview

    CirqueCast, Episode #15: Jimmy Slonina Interview

    Jimmy Slonina has performed in 4 different Cirque du Soleil shows, as well as toured with international pop star P!NK! Watch episode 15 to find out how Jimmy ended up in the circus, and to learn more about his clown and acting projects!

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  • Criss Angel Returned Saturday Night

    Criss Angel Returned Saturday Night

    “MindFreak Live!” performances resumed Saturday at the Luxor, a day after the show was abruptly canceled after magician Criss Angel faltered during one of his signature acts. Angel was evaluated overnight at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center and released Saturday morning.

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  • Meet a Mentor, Part 1 of 3

    Meet a Mentor, Part 1 of 3

    Part One: André Simard (Acrobatic Research and Development), Bernard Petiot (Vice President, Casting and Performance), and Boris Verkhovsky (Director of Acrobatics and Coaching).

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  • Kooza in 360° in Melbourne, Australia

    Kooza in 360° in Melbourne, Australia

    Inside the 'Kooza' bigtop performers talk us through their acrobatics at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia.

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  • Statement Regarding March 10 Incident at Mindfreak LIVE

    Statement Regarding March 10 Incident at Mindfreak LIVE

    During Friday evening’s performance, while attempting his famed upside down straitjacket escape while suspended by his feet, he lost consciousness. He was lowered to the stage and rushed to the hospital where he was evaluated and released early this morning. Criss Angel is in good condition, and will continue his performances of Mindfreak LIVE tonight.

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  • TMZ: Criss Angel Rushed to Hospital! [UPDATED]

    TMZ: Criss Angel Rushed to Hospital! [UPDATED]

    Criss Angel was rushed to a Vegas ER Friday after passing out during his straight jacket act. Eyewitnesses say the show was canceled 10 minutes into the opening act ... after Criss dangled upside down in a straight jacket and attempted to escape. After spinning in vain for about 2 minutes, he was quickly lowered down and the curtain closed onstage.

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  • Aussie Laura Kmetko Still Leaping For Joy

    Aussie Laura Kmetko Still Leaping For Joy

    The flags of 18 countries fly outside the swirling blue and yellow 'Kooza' bigtop at Flemington racecourse, one for every nationality represented in Cirque du Soleil's cast. The Australian flag waves proudly among them thanks to the one and only local performer in the troupe, teeterboard flyer Laura Kmetko.

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  • Cirque Pays Tribute With “Sep7imo Dia”

    Cirque Pays Tribute With “Sep7imo Dia”

    On March 9, with the Buenos Aires premiere of Sép7imo Día - No Descansaré (Seventh Day - I Will Not Rest) -- Cirque du Soleil's tribute to the band formed by the late Gustavo Cerati, Zeta Bosio and Charly Alberti -- Luna Park was witness to the unrelenting vigor that their music has.

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  • Fabrice Lemire on Working with James Cameron

    Fabrice Lemire on Working with James Cameron

    Thirty-three years after its start in Montreal, it is now a new normal to see the colorfully acrobatic, atmospheric Cirque du Soleil and its multitude of themed productions. They occur so often, you can throw a rock and hit one. The plan, then, is to make them unique, with potential new partnerships like in the case of “Toruk: The First Flight,” which is based on the the James Cameron film “Avatar.”

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  • It’s Bouncy-Bouncy Boing-Boing Time!

    It’s Bouncy-Bouncy Boing-Boing Time!

    Cirque announced "Luna Petunia" back in 2014 and we've been waiting to see what this kid's show was all about ever since. Netflix acquired the series, which began airing on December 9th. This is our review.

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  • Cirque Resident Shows Division Receives USITT Award

    Cirque Resident Shows Division Receives USITT Award

    The Resident Shows Division of Cirque du Soleil received the Institute's highest honor, the USITT Award, at USITT 2017. The award recognizes a lifetime contribution to the performing arts and entertainment communities. It was presented at the 2017 Annual Conference & Stage Expo on March 8 in St. Louis, MO.

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