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  • LUZIA Among Costume Winners for the Metro Fashion Awards

    LUZIA Among Costume Winners for the Metro Fashion Awards

    Metropolitan Fashion Week announced winners of its METROPOLITAN FASHION AWARDS honoring outstanding achievements in fashion and costume design in motion pictures, television, and live performance during the 5th Annual Metropolitan Fashion Week’s Closing Gala & Fashion Awards at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center. And LUZIA was honored with a win!

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  • TheaterArtLife: “Being Bold Matters – Julie McInnes”

    TheaterArtLife: “Being Bold Matters – Julie McInnes”

    The extremely talented Julie McInnes has spent her life immersed in performance. An accomplished musician, actress, and singer, she has had a long career from expressing herself creatively for Circus Oz to playing a lead character on tour to delivering the daily grind of resident shows in Las Vegas. Julies shares with TheatreArtLife insight into her life, career, and thoughts on the theatre industry and her path within it.

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  • What It’s Like to Be a Safety Diver in “O”

    What It’s Like to Be a Safety Diver in “O”

    Alan Williams' dive students don’t look like other Open Water Diver hopefuls. For starters, they show up wearing sequins. And they never assemble their own gear. That’s because my newbies are trapeze artists and other acrobatic performers working in O, the water-themed Cirque du Soleil show performed five nights a week in Las Vegas.

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  • Cirque donates $500,000/5,000 tickets in wake of LV tragedy

    Cirque donates $500,000/5,000 tickets in wake of LV tragedy

    The Cirque du Soleil will donate US$1 million in cash and free tickets to show its support to the families of the victims and first-responders of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas. The Montreal company said Friday it would donate US$500,000 to the families of victims of the massacre.

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  • KATC Reviews CRYSTAL at the Cajundome

    KATC Reviews CRYSTAL at the Cajundome

    There's always something so overwhelmingly satisfying about taking in a performance of Cirque du Soleil. And this weekend, audiences can partake in Crystal, a brand new production making its North American debut at the Cajundome and Convention Center in Lafayette.

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  • Meet Joey Arrigo – Volta’s WAZ

    Meet Joey Arrigo – Volta’s WAZ

    Newmarket native Joey Arrigo is making a lasting impression with Cirque du Soleil. The 25-year-old is not only the leading character Waz in their newest show Volta, but he helped develop it as well.

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  • Issue #165: OCT 2017

    Issue #165: OCT 2017

    This Month: Hommage Series Extended to 2024! Volta CD Released! Crystal Debuts! Reviews of VOLTA in Toronto, and more!

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  • Daily Advertiser: Photos of CRYSTAL Rehearsal

    Daily Advertiser: Photos of CRYSTAL Rehearsal

    Check out these rehearsal pictures of CRYSTAL, set to debut at the Cajundome.

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  • TheaterArtLife: Opening VOLTA with Johnny Kim

    TheaterArtLife: Opening VOLTA with Johnny Kim

    Cirque du Soleil’s latest touring show, VOLTA premiered on the 28th April, 2017 in Montreal. Johnny Kim, the Assistant Artistic Director of Operations shares with TheatreArtLife details on the transition process from VOLTA’s creation into the daily operations and what parts of the show he loves the most.

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  • Meet Alanna Baker (OVO Black Spider), Part Deux

    Meet Alanna Baker (OVO Black Spider), Part Deux

    Alanna Baker was just eight-years-old when she decided she wanted to join the circus. She was watching the Cirque du Soleil perform at the Royal Albert Hall with her parents in London when she thought to herself: "I want to do that." Almost 20 years later, she is now living out her childhood dream.

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  • Las Vegas shooting: Cirque du Soleil spends ‘sleepless night’ checking in with staff

    Las Vegas shooting: Cirque du Soleil spends ‘sleepless night’ checking in with staff

    “It’s been a sleepless night,” Cirque spokesperson Marie-Hélène Lagacé told the Montreal Gazette. “So far so good, we’re touching wood that none of our employees or their loved ones have been affected. But we have yet to get full confirmation.”

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  • TEDTalk: “The Power of the Circle | Michel Laprise”

    TEDTalk: “The Power of the Circle | Michel Laprise”

    In this inspiring talk, show director Michel Laprise shares with passion a few aspects of the collaborative creation process of Cirque du Soleil. He exposes how this organic process is part of a social, personal, emotional and artistic experience. And he is currently preparing two more shows for Cirque du Soleil.

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  • Meet OVO’s Alana Baker

    Meet OVO’s Alana Baker

    Ahead of the British debut of Cirque du Soleil's OVO, performer and choreographer Alanna Baker is telling BBC News that discipline is the key to surviving the show's intensive touring schedule. "To me your body is a work of art," she says. "You should love your body, treat it how you want to be treated. It's what you have to live in."

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  • VOLTA Has BMX Jumps and a Trials Rider Up in the Air

    VOLTA Has BMX Jumps and a Trials Rider Up in the Air

    Canada’s Cirque du Soleil has long been renowned for the artistry and athleticism of its performers. But its new show that debuted this month in Toronto features another kind of acrobat: trick bikers. For Volta, a show inspired by action sports, four BMX riders and one trials rider learned to adapt their skills to the Cirque environment.

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  • Meet Kailah Cabanas – TORUK Puppeteer

    Meet Kailah Cabanas – TORUK Puppeteer

    When Kailah Cabanas was watching The Muppets and Sesame Street as a child she loved it but hardly thought of it as a career opportunity. Yet here she is, at the age of 29, playing with puppets. Not just any puppets mind you. This Australian is part of the team of performers bringing together the latest Cirque du Soleil show TORUK – The First Flight.

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