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  • VOLTA Returns to Action

    VOLTA Returns to Action

    Cirque du Soleil returned to performances on Friday in New Jersey, offering a tribute to the aerialist who died last month on stage. It was the first show since the March 17 accident that claimed the life of Yann Arnaud, 38.

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  • How Elizabeth Williams became a Cirque acrobat

    How Elizabeth Williams became a Cirque acrobat

    While waiting for her order, she notices a pull tab advert and reads: “Private aerial classes with former Cirque du Soleil artist”. Totally intimidated but excited, she is calling the number. The girl already knows that she is going to sneak out of her dance school classes. She knows that the new chapter in her life starts right here, right now.

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  • A Few Pictures from SONOR

    A Few Pictures from SONOR

    MSC Cruises partnered with 45 DEGREES to offer a unique on-board entertainment experience. Check out these images from Cirque du Soleil at Sea SONOR, one of two shows available exclusively aboard MSC Meraviglia.

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  • VOLTA: “Thank You”

    VOLTA: “Thank You”

    We would like to sincerely thank you all for the messages of love and support that you sent us from around the world over the last weeks. The VOLTA family has decided that it was now time to step back on stage, confirming that we will resume performances starting on the 20th of April at 8 PM. We can’t wait to see you again.

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  • Cirque du Soleil at Monte-Carlo This Summer!

    Cirque du Soleil at Monte-Carlo This Summer!

    An original 75-minute production will pay tribute to Monegasque history and culture through the creative lens of Cirque du Soleil. Set in a fantasy world, inspired by the glamour of the 1920's, the performance will carry the audience on a journey filled with exciting and fantastic adventures in search of love.

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  • Issue #171: APR 2018

    Issue #171: APR 2018

    This Month: Volta and Cirque in mourning; a show with horses?; Cirque in Saudi Arabia; No more Theme Park; and more!

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  • We’re Off and Running, Part 12:<br />Dralion, Part 1 (1999-2001)

    We’re Off and Running, Part 12:
    Dralion, Part 1 (1999-2001)

    A few months 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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  • Helene Fischer Awarded “Arena Live Tour of the Year”

    Helene Fischer Awarded “Arena Live Tour of the Year”

    Semmel Concerts and Helene Fischer were just awarded for "Arena Live Tour of the Year" at the German Live Entertainment Awards. Congratulations to Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group's 45 Degrees and 4U2C teams for this amazing concert design!

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  • Ruby Lewis Will Star in New Marilyn Monroe Musical

    Ruby Lewis Will Star in New Marilyn Monroe Musical

    While Bombshell, the fictional Marilyn Monroe musical from NBC’s Smash, inches toward the actual stage in a long-gestating development process, another show exploring the life of the film icon will play Las Vegas. Marilyn! The New Musical will play the Paris Theater (in Las Vegas) beginning May 23 before an official opening June 1. Ruby Lewis, who starred on Broadway in Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, will take on the title role.

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  • Saudi Arabia Announces Deals With Cirque Du Soleil and More

    Saudi Arabia Announces Deals With Cirque Du Soleil and More

    Saudi Arabia is embracing Hollywood with open arms, notching deals with live theater producer Cirque du Soleil and the world's largest exhibitor AMC Theaters, as its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman courts investments in the reforming oil-rich nation. he Cirque du Soleil contract will see the Montreal, Canada-based company create a new production designed for a one-time performance on Saudi Arabia’s National Day on Sunday, September 23rd.

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  • One Night For One Drop Surpasses $35 Million Goal

    One Night For One Drop Surpasses $35 Million Goal

    Marking World Water Day, ONE DROP, the international foundation created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté to bring safe water access to people across the globe, is proud to report that its signature fundraising event, One Night for One Drop, has surpassed the $35 million goal it set for itself when the event inaugurated in 2013.

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  • Mukhtar Gusengadzhiev Jailed for 22 years for Sex Crimes

    Mukhtar Gusengadzhiev Jailed for 22 years for Sex Crimes

    Mukhtar Gusengadzhiev, previously of Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity, was convicted of abusing six underage girls including a relative and the nine-year-old daughter of a former girlfriend. He's been jailed for 22 years.

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  • Cirque Brings “Clowns After Midnight” to Vegas Theatre Hub

    Cirque Brings “Clowns After Midnight” to Vegas Theatre Hub

    The comedic side of Cirque will be on full display at the Clowns After Midnight performances at the Vegas Theatre Hub this week. The presentation will showcase 11 Cirque artists — none of whom perform as clowns — in 13 acts created during a seven-day workshop series led by Calcutt, who describes the resulting show as “Saturday Night Live” with clowns.

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  • 45 DEGREES: Dubai World Cup ‘blooms’ with festive spirit

    45 DEGREES: Dubai World Cup ‘blooms’ with festive spirit

    Acrobats, fireworks and a stunning ceremony choreographed by the team behind Cirque du Soleil brought the grandiose to the Dubai World Cup this year. The opening and closing ceremonies at the show-stopping event at the Meydan Racecourse saw 70 performers take to the stage to put on a breathtaking performance.

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  • A New Cirque Show Coming Soon… with Horses?

    A New Cirque Show Coming Soon… with Horses?

    Darren Michael Charles is creative artistic director and choreographer for a breathtaking new Cirque du Soleil spectacular that will begin touring in six months' time. Darren’s vast experience will stand him in good stead as he will be directing large acrobatic and gymnastic acts, contortionists, clowns, aerial flying acts, dancing and juggling and horses!

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