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  • Las Vegas shooting: Cirque du Soleil spends ‘sleepless night’ checking in with staff

    Las Vegas shooting: Cirque du Soleil spends ‘sleepless night’ checking in with staff

    “It’s been a sleepless night,” Cirque spokesperson Marie-Hélène Lagacé told the Montreal Gazette. “So far so good, we’re touching wood that none of our employees or their loved ones have been affected. But we have yet to get full confirmation.”

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  • TEDTalk: “The Power of the Circle | Michel Laprise”

    TEDTalk: “The Power of the Circle | Michel Laprise”

    In this inspiring talk, show director Michel Laprise shares with passion a few aspects of the collaborative creation process of Cirque du Soleil. He exposes how this organic process is part of a social, personal, emotional and artistic experience. And he is currently preparing two more shows for Cirque du Soleil.

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  • Meet OVO’s Alana Baker

    Meet OVO’s Alana Baker

    Ahead of the British debut of Cirque du Soleil's OVO, performer and choreographer Alanna Baker is telling BBC News that discipline is the key to surviving the show's intensive touring schedule. "To me your body is a work of art," she says. "You should love your body, treat it how you want to be treated. It's what you have to live in."

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  • VOLTA Has BMX Jumps and a Trials Rider Up in the Air

    VOLTA Has BMX Jumps and a Trials Rider Up in the Air

    Canada’s Cirque du Soleil has long been renowned for the artistry and athleticism of its performers. But its new show that debuted this month in Toronto features another kind of acrobat: trick bikers. For Volta, a show inspired by action sports, four BMX riders and one trials rider learned to adapt their skills to the Cirque environment.

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  • Meet Kailah Cabanas – TORUK Puppeteer

    Meet Kailah Cabanas – TORUK Puppeteer

    When Kailah Cabanas was watching The Muppets and Sesame Street as a child she loved it but hardly thought of it as a career opportunity. Yet here she is, at the age of 29, playing with puppets. Not just any puppets mind you. This Australian is part of the team of performers bringing together the latest Cirque du Soleil show TORUK – The First Flight.

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  • CirqueCast, Episode #22:<br />Live Q&A w/Acrobat David Resnick

    CirqueCast, Episode #22:
    Live Q&A w/Acrobat David Resnick

    Former Totem acrobat David Resnick joins us for a second time on our first ever live episode!

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  • NYLON: How a Circus Performer Does Beauty

    NYLON: How a Circus Performer Does Beauty

    If you’ve ever been to Cirque du Soleil, you know that those incredibly talented performers, who pull off some mind-blowing stunts and tricks, also sport some truly incredible costumes and makeup as well. We were intrigued by this and dying to know more about how these performers double as makeup artists. I mean, have you seen some of the makeup at Cirque du Soleil?

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  • Gold Coast Bulletin Catches Up With Daniel Crispin

    Gold Coast Bulletin Catches Up With Daniel Crispin

    WHEN Daniel Crispin has time off, he spends it in Tugun taking in the sunrise on his longboard. For the most part though, he’s a high-flying circus extraordinaire, with everything from performing at Madonna’s house to a Tim Winton film on his resume. We catch up with the homegrown star of Cirque du Soleil’s new spectacle, Toruk.

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  • REVIEW /// “VOLTA almost undone by a vague narrative”

    REVIEW /// “VOLTA almost undone by a vague narrative”

    The latest Cirque du Soleil show has one of those vaguely suggestive, peripatetic titles: Volta. But it could just as easily have been called It Gets Better. That’s the intended spirit behind the lavish, scattered show, which feels like equal parts bullying parable, Hunger Games homage and Project Runway challenge.

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  • REVIEW /// “Wrong kind of retro undermines VOLTA”

    REVIEW /// “Wrong kind of retro undermines VOLTA”

    As its title suggests, Cirque du Soleil’s latest touring extravaganza is full of youthful, technology-infused energy. As a full entertainment package it’s uneven, a complicated narrative concept bogging down its greatest asset: a sequence of circus acts as awe-inspiring and skilful as we have come to expect from this billion-dollar company.

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  • The Rise and Fall of Cirque on Broadway

    The Rise and Fall of Cirque on Broadway

    The early success of Disney on Broadway led other entertainment companies to believe that conquering the Great White Way was possibly not that hard. But, as Warner Bros' first foray into the lead producing game, LESTAT, proved, it's not as easy as opening and tossing some money at marketing. And now, after a single Broadway show, PARAMOUR, Cirque du Soleil has essentially shuttered its theatrical division, Cirque du Soleil Theatrical.

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  • We’re Off and Running, Part 5:<br />Nouvelle Expérience, Part 2 (1991)

    We’re Off and Running, Part 5:
    Nouvelle Expérience, Part 2 (1991)

    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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  • Kristi Wade – Toruk Acrobat

    Kristi Wade – Toruk Acrobat

    For Cirque du Soleil performer Kristi Wade, Sundays typically start in one city and finish in another. The Australian-born acrobat, who appears in Toruk, performs two shows every Sunday, before packing up and heading to the next performance destination.

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  • 45 DEGREES: The Bal du MAC

    45 DEGREES: The Bal du MAC

    The Fondation du Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal has, again, given 45 degrees the design and production of their prestigious annual fund raising event, the Bal du MAC. The theme this year - "Liberties" - invites guests to become immersed in a privileged universe deprived of liberty, inspired by Georges Orwell's work of 1984, to emphasize how essential it is to defend these freedoms day after day.

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  • 45 DEGREES: A Look Back on 5 Years of SCALADA

    45 DEGREES: A Look Back on 5 Years of SCALADA

    Looking back on the 5-year partnership with AndorraWorld that brought the celebrated Scalada series to life and brought smiles to thousands.

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