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We see them on billboards, commercials and cabs. We watch them onstage, showcasing talents honed since birth and showing off parts of their bodies that we’d keep covered in the shower if we could. Despite all this, what do we really know about Las Vegas’ Cirque du Soleil stars?
Cirque du Soleil’s new owners are trying to turn a quirky circus into a strategically savvy business. It’s no small juggling act. Founded in 1992, TPG has a sturdy track record of investing in companies in tech, retail, and airlines. But it's also known for taking stakes in creative fields. It was in 2014 that TPG first began mulling big investments in live events and not long thereafter, a center-ring opportunity came along: The firm’s contacts at CAA passed the word that Cirque was looking for a buyer.
Cirque du Soleil named Danny Boockvar president of the NFL Experience Times Square, which is scheduled to open in November. The attraction is designed to bring football to life through interactive displays on training regimens, game plans and physical challenges that allow guests to measure up against the pros.
The story of an unattainable dream that became reality - Soda Cirque. A documentary on the creation of Soda Stereo SEP7IMO DIA will be available on DVD beginning March 9th. Details to come whether that will be available in Cirque's online boutique, via Amazon, or just on site.
It is one of the most ambitious Strip productions each year, and it takes almost a year, by a team of 300 volunteers, to pull off a one-night-only spectacular seen this time by only 1,250 lucky VIPs. Exactly two weeks from now on March 3, Cirque du Soleil stages for the fifth consecutive year its incredible charity show “One Night for One Drop.”
It’s a family affair with Cirque’s “One Night for One Drop” this year. Husband-and-wife Nicky and Laetitia Dewhurst are co-writers and -directors of the 2017 one-night-only benefit production, and Nick’s father, Brian Dewhurst, who plays the clown in “Mystere” at T.I. is ringmaster. Robin Leach sat with father and son for a quick Q&A.
The importance of taking risks, allowing creativity to flourish and relishing new challenges were key themes of the ISE 2017 Closing Keynote, given by Daniel Lamarre, CEO of Cirque du Soleil. During a very engaging and entertaining presentation, Lamarre, who is responsible for the company’s creative and business strategy, gave some pointers from his time at Cirque.
On this episode of CirqueCast, we review Cirque du Soleil's Paramour! After Paramour's recent closing announcement, we decided to fly to NYC to catch the show before it's final curtain drop. Watch now to find out what we thought of the show!
There comes a moment for every freelancing aerialist that they will have to face this question: “Have you worked for Cirque?” Followed by the inevitable, “did you ever think about trying?” This question is brutally annoying, because A) Cirque is a word that means circus. It does not just refer to one company, however large. And B) it is a given that the asker is looking for one answer only...yes. And any other answer means you have failed.
To promote the new Cirque du Soleil show "TORUK - The First Flight," which is based on James Cameron’s "Avatar," visitors to The Franklin Institute on Feb. 7 were treated to a surprise. Lydia Harper, a Cirque acrobat, applied her stage makeup in front of a crowd of children, museum guests and press. The demonstration was to show the transformation from human to Na’vi, who are the characters in "Avatar" that inhabit Pandora.
It’s going to be one of the most talked about advertising campaigns in this city’s marketing history of the wild, wacky and whirl. Cirque du Soleil has created a playful campaign that encourages locals to get to know their neighbors by showing that Cirque performers are just like us — residents with ordinary daily lives.
It's called Dandyworld, and it's a story of a girl from an innocent time, and an innocent place. Wait, isn't that Paramour? Well, yes, and no. According to an interesting post on one of BroadwayWorld's message boards, it's actually a bit more complicated than that.
Watch how Barry Lowen went through an artistic process and training to become the Trickster in Cirque du Soleil's show Kooza. In a traditional circus homage, KOOZA combines acrobatic performance and the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition and power.
Watch renowned designer Zaldy talk about his creative process behind the VOLTA show costumes. VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves the adrenaline rush of acrobatics into a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score.
On Friday, March 3rd, actor William Shatner will perform alongside multi-platinum selling vocal group The Tenors in the fifth annual One Night for One Drop. Taking place exclusively in the Zumanity Theatre, the star-studded gala will also feature GRAMMY-nominated rapper Redfoo from LMFAO, America's Got Talent (AGT) winner Grace VanderWaal, international superstars Duo Sky Angels, AGT finalists Malevo and others.