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  • MSC Cruises Opens Bookings for Future Cruise Ship

    MSC Cruises Opens Bookings for Future Cruise Ship

    MSC Cruises has opened up bookings for the second Meraviglia-Class cruise ship which is coming in 2019. MSC Bellissima will be the second Meraviglia-Class vessel. "We are particularly proud of our unique partnership with Cirque du Soleil who is creating a total of eight original shows for all four ships."

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  • Le Journal de Montreal Reviews VOLTA

    Le Journal de Montreal Reviews VOLTA

    Current, modern, futuristic, daring. There are no shortage of words to describe VOLTA, the newest creation by Cirque du Soleil. Bathed in the world of action sports, in addition to being propelled by the music of Anthony Gonzalez (M83), VOLTA shows us a younger and more dashing Cirque than ever.

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  • Review: VOLTA Speeds Past Simplicity, Running on Adrenaline

    Review: VOLTA Speeds Past Simplicity, Running on Adrenaline

    The word Volta, the title of Cirque du Soleil’s latest show, can refer both to a sudden about-turn and a return to the past. Co-directors Jean Guibert and Bastien Alexandre draw on both these meanings to tell the story of a game-show host who turns his back on gold-plated super celebrity to search for inner meaning and authenticity.

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  • Cirque du Soleil Presents the World Premiere of VOLTA

    Cirque du Soleil Presents the World Premiere of VOLTA

    Cirque du Soleil presented tonight in Montreal the world premiere of its latest production, VOLTA. With this new creation, Quebec's entertainment leader is once again pushing the boundaries of circus arts by integrating several action sports disciplines that are presented for the first time on a Cirque du Soleil stage, including BMX acts, Parkour and BMX Flatland.

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  • Club Med to re-open revamped Opio en Provence property

    Club Med to re-open revamped Opio en Provence property

    Club Med is to re-open its revamped 120-acre resort in the south of France on June 22. The all-inclusive operator is introducing the first CREACTIVE playground in Europe following its debut in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

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  • Paramour Still Up For a Tony

    Paramour Still Up For a Tony

    Nobody does musicals like Broadway. Every Broadway season feels chock full of big-hearted, big-singing shows that all compete for that final trophy on Tony Awards night: the one engraved with perhaps the two most important words in showbiz: Best. Musical.

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  • Meet Seth Stachowski, Paramour’s Musical Director

    Meet Seth Stachowski, Paramour’s Musical Director

    Stachowski, 39, is an 11-year veteran of Cirque du Soleil. He’s toured North America with the Canadian-based entertainment company, which is known for its acrobatic circus shows, working as a player, director and composer. Stachowski ascended to the rank of musical director for “Paramour,” which opened one year ago in New York.

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  • The Families of VOLTA

    The Families of VOLTA

    Through their website, Cirque du Soleil has released a bit of information about VOLTA's costumes and character families: The Elites, The Free Spirits, and The Greys...

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  • CirqueCast, Episode #17: CirqueCast Visits Kurios

    CirqueCast, Episode #17: CirqueCast Visits Kurios

    EPISODE 17 – CirqueCast Visits Kurios On this episode of CirqueCast, we visit KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities! We attended the premiere of Kurios in Dallas, TX, where he had the opportunity to interview Karl L’Ecuyer, who plays Microcosmos, and Kit Chatham, the drummer in the show! Watch now to learn more about Karl and […]

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  • No fines issued after OSHA investigation into Cirque du Soleil performer’s fall

    No fines issued after OSHA investigation into Cirque du Soleil performer’s fall

    The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found no major safety violations after an investigation into a Cirque du Soleil performer’s fall last year. Karina Silva Poirier, an aerial silk performer with Cirque at Disney Springs, was seriously injured after falling about 45 feet during a practice session Oct. 20.

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  • VOLTA: The New Cirque Cycles Across the Generation Gap

    VOLTA: The New Cirque Cycles Across the Generation Gap

    Volta may not be a complete reinvention of the Cirque du Soleil, but it’s definitely not the same old Cirque. Jean-François Bouchard, head of the creative department at the phenomenally popular Montreal-based circus arts company, hand-picked two Cirque staffers who were a bit younger than the usual creative directors and asked them to spice up the troupe’s approach.

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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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