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  • Engineering student performs at Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas

    Engineering student performs at Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas

    Running off to the circus might be considered a unique choice to some. However, for University of Calgary Schulich School of Engineering student Jason Chen-Leung, the decision was an easy one to make when it came to his audition with Cirque du Soleil. With guidance and support by Faculty Jason now performs in KA.

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  • CirqueCast, Episode #12: Special Fan Episode

    CirqueCast, Episode #12: Special Fan Episode

    On this very special episode of CirqueCast, four Cirque du Soleil fans join us as we go over Cirque du Soleil media news, Paramour's closing at the Lyric Theatre, and the new Big Top show VOLTA. And to top it all off, RJ Owens, Baby François in Mystere, makes a very special and unexpected appearance to answer some of our guest hosts' questions!

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  • KURIOS Hand-Puppet Artist Entertains Deaf Youngsters

    KURIOS Hand-Puppet Artist Entertains Deaf Youngsters

    Nico Baixas of Spain, a hand-puppet artist who performs nightly in Cirque du Soleil’s KURIOS at Hard Rock Stadium, brought his “handiwork” to Gulfstream Elementary School on Thursday. Baixas, who is the KURIOS accordion man, entertained deaf and hard-of-hearing students at the school.

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  • T-Mobile Arena transforms into Pandora

    T-Mobile Arena transforms into Pandora

    A most spectacular Cirque du Soleil show is about to be unleashed on Las Vegas. It’s a multimedia extravaganza where technology is the real star, so much so that you can download an app to your smartphone and at certain times in the production add to its visual effects.

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  • Cirque to Advise Ottawa on Exporting Canadian Culture to China

    Cirque to Advise Ottawa on Exporting Canadian Culture to China

    Ottawa has convened an advisory group with representatives from media companies that have a significant presence in China as it seeks to develop a creative export strategy it will unveil some time in the coming year.

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  • James Cameron’s Fanboy Love of Cirque Led to TORUK

    James Cameron’s Fanboy Love of Cirque Led to TORUK

    “Toruk — The First Flight” is the rare Cirque touring show to land on the Strip, which already hosts six resident titles. (The last one was “Michael Jackson — The Immortal,” five years ago.) But “Toruk” is a prequel to “Avatar,” so it would seem unfair to deprive Las Vegas of a tie-in to the highest-grossing movie of all time.

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  • Meet an Artist, Part 5 of 6

    Meet an Artist, Part 5 of 6

    Part Five: Paulo Lorador (Balancing), PJ Bogart (Diving), Raphaël Sanchez (Keyboards), Ross Gibson (Tumbling), and Sabú Alegría (Wheels).

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  • “New Media to Fill Your Stockings!”

    “New Media to Fill Your Stockings!”

    Christmas has come and gone. What did you find under the tree this year? I found three special somethings from Cirque du Soleil in my stockings: The TORUK, LUZIA DVD, and FLOWERS IN THE DESERT DVDs.

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  • Multi-Platinum Vocal Group The Tenors to Star in ONOD5

    Multi-Platinum Vocal Group The Tenors to Star in ONOD5

    On Friday, March 3, JUNO Award-winning vocal super-group and Canadian heartthrobs 'The Tenors' will partner with One Drop to present the fifth anniversary of One Night for One Drop, an extraordinary, one-night-only experience supporting safe water access programs worldwide.

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  • “One Night” Inspired by a Lifetime of Nights

    “One Night” Inspired by a Lifetime of Nights

    The scene is that of a little boy, gazing from the wings of an old vaudevillian theater. Through the lights descending on that stage, he watches in fascination as the ringmaster introduces an act in that night’s circus. For now, this act exists only in the memories of Nicky Dewhurst. But it will be performed for the masses soon enough during the annual “One Night for One Drop” charity production.

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  • The Beatles LOVE Celebrates 5,000th Performance!

    The Beatles LOVE Celebrates 5,000th Performance!

    The Beatles LOVE celebrates their 5,000th show! 5,000 confetti drops. 5,000 bows. 5,000 shows! We can't thank you all enough for being a part of their great adventure!

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  • Issue #156: JAN 2017

    Issue #156: JAN 2017

    This Month: Kurios is filmed for DVD, Erini is leaving Kurios, New Media Reviews, and the continuation of our Casting Q&A's - Meet an Artist series, and more!

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  • Russia: Send Out The Clowns!

    Russia: Send Out The Clowns!

    The public council of the Ministry of Culture has proposed limiting the activity of foreign circuses operating in Russia, with a view to protecting the nation’s “unique” brand of big-top entertainment. The proposals include a legal limit on the number of performances by foreign circus companies per year as well as stricter regulation of non-Russian performers.

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  • Cirque and Felix & Paul Studios Launch “DREAMS OF ‘O'”

    Cirque and Felix & Paul Studios Launch “DREAMS OF ‘O'”

    Cirque du Soleil and Felix & Paul Studios today launched DREAMS OF “O”, the latest virtual reality experience created and produced through this award-winning collaborative partnership. Attendees at CES, taking place this week in Las Vegas, Nevada, can view DREAMS OF “O” at the Samsung booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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  • Residents of Jarretaderas Fear Being Forced from Homes

    Residents of Jarretaderas Fear Being Forced from Homes

    The construction of a theme park for Cirque du Soleil is underway in Nuevo Vallarta – a project in partnership with Vidanta Group and Mayan Palace, with an investment of $16 billion pesos – has the residents of Jarretaderas on high alert, who fear being forced to sell their homes or land or be evicted.

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