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  • Cirque du Soleil Tapped CSUN Alum for Comedy

    Cirque du Soleil Tapped CSUN Alum for Comedy

    Haves’ creativity and love of performance landed him a job as comic act designer for the world-famous Cirque du Soleil, which uses acrobats, dancers, clowns and contortionists to tell stories. One of Cirque du Soleil’s most defining characteristics matches Haves’ passion: non-language based (or nonverbal) performance.

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  • What’s a Trials Phenom to do after Retiring from the Circus?

    What’s a Trials Phenom to do after Retiring from the Circus?

    La Nouba, a long-running Cirque du Soleil show at Walt Disney World in Orlando, has come to a close after nineteen years. Lance, a member of the cast for 14 years, is now looking for work. "I'm trying to figure out what the heck I'm doing," he says. "That was a one-job-in-the-world deal."

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  • Where is he now?: Bill Shannon

    Where is he now?: Bill Shannon

    Bill Shannon is a Pittsburgh-based artist with experience in drawing, dancing, metalworking, performance art, writing, public speaking, and sculpture. His "Stay Up" dance project explores the personal movement patterns of individuals with disabilities.

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  • Cirque eschews acrobats in next Las Vegas Strip production?

    Cirque eschews acrobats in next Las Vegas Strip production?

    The next production Cirque stages on the Strip will be devoid of the very acrobatics that made the company the dominant production vehicle in the city. “We are working on a new show concept with MGM Resorts, brand-new for the Luxor, and an entirely new avenue for the company,” Cirque du Soleil Senior Vice President Jerry Nadal said.

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  • Pollstar’s 2017 Year-End Figures Are In

    Pollstar’s 2017 Year-End Figures Are In

    POLSTAR's 2017 Year-End figures are in and live music continues to demonstrate its growing popularity, making 2017 a record-crushing year for the concert business. The Top 100 Worldwide Tours alone generated a record $5.65 billion in revenues. That represents a huge, 15.8% increase over the previous year. How did Cirque do?

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  • “O” is Beautiful, Even on the Small Screen

    “O” is Beautiful, Even on the Small Screen

    ARTE-TV (Association Relative à la Télévision Européenne, a French-German TV network, www.arte.tv) has filmed and broadcast “O,” what some fans testify is the pinnacle of Cirque’s creativity. We review this filming.

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  • We’re Off and Running, Part 9:<br />Alegría, Part 2 (1995)

    We’re Off and Running, Part 9:
    Alegría, Part 2 (1995)

    A few months 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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  • Snapchat Launches Exclusive KÀ ‘The Valet’ Lens

    Snapchat Launches Exclusive KÀ ‘The Valet’ Lens

    Known for its epic battles and breathtaking martial arts, KÀ by Cirque du Soleil invites Snapchatters to take the stage and debut their inner performer with the launch of a brand-new Snapchat selfie Lens, available nationwide beginning January 9, 2018 at 12am PST for a limited time.

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  • Issue #168: JAN 2018

    Issue #168: JAN 2018

    This Month: Goodbye Varekai, Farewell La Nouba. Adios Criss Angel? Review of ARTE's version of "O" and a lot more!

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  • LA NOUBA: Thank you for the thrills!

    LA NOUBA: Thank you for the thrills!

    Three cheers to the cast and crew of “La Nouba,” which after 19 years of thrills bowed out with a spectacular performance on New Year’s Eve. Theatergoers were treated to a balloon drop at the show’s finale (“La Nouba, 1998-2017” the balloons read, with “Goodbye” printed in multiple languages representing the performers’ international backgrounds.)

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  • Storrington gymnast Alanna Baker is Living the Dream

    Storrington gymnast Alanna Baker is Living the Dream

    Storrington’s Alanna Baker comes full circle when she realises her dream in the Royal Albert Hall. It was in the Albert Hall at the age of eight that she first watched a Cirque du Soleil show and decided Cirque du Soleil was exactly what she wanted to do. “My parents were like ‘OK, well keep dreaming, you never know. Just keep dreaming.’”

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  • Former FSU Marching Chief performs in VOLTA

    Former FSU Marching Chief performs in VOLTA

    Baton twirler Jennifer Marcus has always admired Cirque du Soleil's surreal and colorful shows. She was dazzled by La Nouba when she watched it at Orlando's Disney Springs. But beyond the vibrant stage decor and mesmerizing acts, Marcus was intrigued by the elite athletes who put on the show. Little did she know that one day, she'd become one of them.

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  • Criss Angel to close ‘Mindfreak Live’ in October

    Criss Angel to close ‘Mindfreak Live’ in October

    Goth-style magician Criss Angel and Cirque du Soleil announced today that Angel’s Luxor production, “Mindfreak Live!” will cease production in 10 months, on Oct. 28, ending a decade-long collaboration between Angel and Cirque.

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  • Review of CRYSTAL’s Gala Premiere in Montreal!

    Review of CRYSTAL’s Gala Premiere in Montreal!

    The ice breaks early in Crystal, the new Cirque du Soleil show, as the title character quite literally falls through the ice on a frozen lake and enters a parallel universe. And the Cirque breaks the ice figuratively as well, scoring big time with its very first show on an NHL-sized ice surface.

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  • 45 DEGREES: 2 More Years in Andorra!

    45 DEGREES: 2 More Years in Andorra!

    45 DEGREES is pleased to announce that Cirque du Soleil will be performing in beautiful Andorra la Vella for the next two summers! Cirque du Soleil returns to Andorra for an all-new, one-of-a-kind free event in Europe with DIVA, which will pay tribute to some of the greatest divas of all time.

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