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  • VOLTA: Dreamy, Poetic, and Modern

    VOLTA: Dreamy, Poetic, and Modern

    When they thought of the music of Volta, the designers of the Cirque du Soleil wanted it dreamlike, poetic and modern. They immediately thought of Anthony Gonzalez, leader of M83, an electronics group of international renown.

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  • We’re Off and Running, Part 0:<br />The Introduction

    We’re Off and Running, Part 0:
    The Introduction

    A few weeks ago, as I was flipping through a few classic Cirque du Soleil programme books (as is my wont), I was happily caught off-guard by a brief history of the company that it had written about itself in Saltimbanco’s original European Tour programme, published sometime in 1996. Not because the historia was in […]

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  • Meet a Mentor, Part 2 of 3

    Meet a Mentor, Part 2 of 3

    Part Two: Claude Chaput (Conductor, Composer, and Arranger), David Shiner (Director and Clown), Dominic Champagne (Director), and Francois Girard (Director).

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  • “SEP7IMO DIA – NO DESCANSARÉ – Inside the Realm of Soda Stereo”

    “SEP7IMO DIA – NO DESCANSARÉ – Inside the Realm of Soda Stereo”

    SEP7IMO DIA – NO DESCANSARÉ blends the wonder of Cirque du Soleil with the explosive pop-rock energy of Soda Stereo – Argentina’s musical icons – to immerse spectators in the band’s symbolism and poetry.

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  • CirqueCast, Episode #16: Behind-the-Scenes at OVO

    CirqueCast, Episode #16: Behind-the-Scenes at OVO

    On this episode of CirqueCast, we bring you a behind-the-scenes look at OVO! Dario visited the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, CO for a backstage tour, and Jose met up with Russian Cradle artists Camille Santerre and Nansy Damianova at the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, TX for an exclusive interview!

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  • Issue #159: APR 2017

    Issue #159: APR 2017

    This Month: Volta press conference, Paramour's Last Shows, Inside the realm of SEP7IMO DIA – NO DESCANSARÉ, a continuation of the "Meet a Mentor" Q&A Series, and more!

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  • VOLTA: The Next-Generation Cirque

    VOLTA: The Next-Generation Cirque

    The latest Cirque show was created by Bastien Alexandre and Jean Guibert. At the press preview of the show Tuesday morning, Jean-François Bouchard — head of the creative department at the Cirque du Soleil — described the duo as “deux jeunes du Cirque” (two young people from the Cirque).

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  • JUST Water Partners with Cirque du Soleil

    JUST Water Partners with Cirque du Soleil

    Cirque du Soleil has partnered with JUST to offer the 100% spring water at its North American Big Top touring shows for 2017. JUST water results in 74% less carbon emissions than traditional plastic bottles. JUST water is responsibly sourced, produced and packaged for improved environmental and social impact.

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  • All You Need is Love and Teamwork

    All You Need is Love and Teamwork

    Sometimes all you need is a Beatles tune to turn your day around. So when Dr. Nancy Berk got the opportunity to sneak behind the scenes of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, she jumped, did a little twist and shout of her own, and headed to Sin City. There Ms. Berk caught up with Melanie Lalande, artistic director of LOVE.

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  • LV Golden Knights & Cirque Enter Partnership

    LV Golden Knights & Cirque Enter Partnership

    Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz announced today that the new NHL team has signed a multi-year partnership with Cirque du Soleil. Under the agreement, Cirque becomes a strategic entertainment partner. The partnership will run for three seasons, beginning with the team's inaugural 2017-2018 season.

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  • VIDEO /// VOLTA Artists’ New Home at The Big Top

    VIDEO /// VOLTA Artists’ New Home at The Big Top

    Cirque's VOLTA show artists have finally moved to the Big Top and we followed them around on the first day at their new home. Watch their reactions! VOLTA makes its World Premiere at the Old Port of Montreal, Quebec on April 20th, 2017.

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  • 45 DEGREES Presents “REFLEKT” in Astana!

    45 DEGREES Presents “REFLEKT” in Astana!

    45 DEGREES is proud to announce that Cirque du Soleil will be presenting REFLEKT, an exclusive event produced by 45 DEGREES for Expo 2017 Astana, from June 16 to September 10!

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  • Meet Paul Butler, Kooza’s Drummer

    Meet Paul Butler, Kooza’s Drummer

    All Paul Butler wanted to be while growing up in Adelaide was a rock star. Butler said he saw three options when pursuing a full-time job in his field – joining an orchestra, touring in a music theatre production or joining Cirque. Now he travels the world living another dream – playing drums for Cirque du Soleil.

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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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