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  • We’re Off and Running, Part 1:<br />Le Cirque Réinventé, Part 1 (1987)

    We’re Off and Running, Part 1:
    Le Cirque Réinventé, Part 1 (1987)

    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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  • CirqueCast, Episode #18: Sep7imo Dia Discussion & Interview

    CirqueCast, Episode #18: Sep7imo Dia Discussion & Interview

    On this episode of CirqueCast we discuss Sep7imo Dia - No Descansare, the Cirque du Soleil show inspired by the music of the Argentinian rock band Soda Stereo. Plus, we interviewed Sep7imo Dia pole artist Saulo Sarmiento! Watch to learn more about the show and Saulo!

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  • Cirque in Dubai… Again

    Cirque in Dubai… Again

    Dubai Holdings announced Marsa Al Arab, a mega-project spread over a 4 million sq ft area comprising two islands on both sides of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. One of the offerings the new family destination will offer is a dedicated theater with a capacity of 1,700 seats, which will become a home to the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil.

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  • Meet a Mentor, Part 3 of 3

    Meet a Mentor, Part 3 of 3

    Part Three: Laur Fugere (Singer & Stage Coach), Luc Tremblay (Choreographer and Educator), Mia Michaels (Choreographer), and Robert Lepage (Director).

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  • Cirque will use HoloLens to Design Sets and Plan Shows

    Cirque will use HoloLens to Design Sets and Plan Shows

    Cirque du Soleil has partnered with Microsoft to develop a way for the acrobatic entertainment company to test out stage setups and choreography in augmented reality using HoloLens. A working version of the technology was shown onstage today during Microsoft’s Build conference for developers.

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  • REVIEW: “Cirque’s thrilling Volta is crippled by its story”

    REVIEW: “Cirque’s thrilling Volta is crippled by its story”

    Cirque du Soleil is sometimes credited with bringing storytelling into circus, but the company wasn’t the first to do that even in Montreal. One can’t say the same about Volta, the new Cirque production currently playing under a big top at the Old Port.

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  • Issue #160: MAY 2017

    Issue #160: MAY 2017

    This Month: A Peek at and reviews of VOLTA, New TV Show on the Way? A conclusion of the "Meet a Mentor" Q&A Series, and more!

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  • Is Britain’s Got Talent fixed?

    Is Britain’s Got Talent fixed?

    Is Britain's Got Talent Fixed? Did BGT Bosses Bend the Truth? These questions and more are being raised as Britain's Got Talent is hit by two claims of faking after a show featured a group of professional contortionists - the Angara Contortion group - and a ‘made-up’ fan tweet promoting the show.

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  • Three Cirque Performers Share Workout Routines

    Three Cirque Performers Share Workout Routines

    When you think of a "circus workout," you probably envision bendy yoga poses, or plopping into the splits. But that's not what the stars of Cirque du Soleil's "O," a show in Las Vegas that's performed in and above water, swear by for their lean, toned, and hella strong physiques.

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  • D-BOX Technologies Powers NFL Experience Times Square

    D-BOX Technologies Powers NFL Experience Times Square

    D-BOX Technologies Inc., a leader in entertainment motion technology, has been selected to power the much-anticipated NFL Experience Times Square, the state-of-the-art sports-themed attraction has been created by Cirque du Soleil in partnership with the National Football League, slated to open in November.

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  • NFL Experience Times Square Unveils Sneak Peek!

    NFL Experience Times Square Unveils Sneak Peek!

    NFL Experience Times Square today revealed the first detailed look inside the state-of-the-art interactive attraction that promises to bring football fans closer to the game than ever before. Opening this November in Times Square, the NFL Experience Times Square offers fans a chance to step into the shoes of an NFL player.

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  • Tony Nominations – Paramour Snubbed…

    Tony Nominations – Paramour Snubbed…

    The Tony nominators spread the joy to 25 of 37 eligible shows this morning, giving multiple nods to box office smashes that included the shoo-ins [...] but it was no surprise that the nominators ignored the mostly reviled Paramour, which marked Cirque du Soleil’s first made-for-Broadway venture.

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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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