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  • Pollstar’s 2017 Year-End Figures Are In

    Pollstar’s 2017 Year-End Figures Are In

    POLSTAR's 2017 Year-End figures are in and live music continues to demonstrate its growing popularity, making 2017 a record-crushing year for the concert business. The Top 100 Worldwide Tours alone generated a record $5.65 billion in revenues. That represents a huge, 15.8% increase over the previous year. How did Cirque do?

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  • “O” is Beautiful, Even on the Small Screen

    “O” is Beautiful, Even on the Small Screen

    ARTE-TV (Association Relative à la Télévision Européenne, a French-German TV network, www.arte.tv) has filmed and broadcast “O,” what some fans testify is the pinnacle of Cirque’s creativity. We review this filming.

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  • We’re Off and Running, Part 9:<br />Alegría, Part 2 (1995)

    We’re Off and Running, Part 9:
    Alegría, Part 2 (1995)

    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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  • Snapchat Launches Exclusive KÀ ‘The Valet’ Lens

    Snapchat Launches Exclusive KÀ ‘The Valet’ Lens

    Known for its epic battles and breathtaking martial arts, KÀ by Cirque du Soleil invites Snapchatters to take the stage and debut their inner performer with the launch of a brand-new Snapchat selfie Lens, available nationwide beginning January 9, 2018 at 12am PST for a limited time.

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  • Issue #168: JAN 2018

    Issue #168: JAN 2018

    This Month: Goodbye Varekai, Farewell La Nouba. Adios Criss Angel? Review of ARTE's version of "O" and a lot more!

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  • LA NOUBA: Thank you for the thrills!

    LA NOUBA: Thank you for the thrills!

    Three cheers to the cast and crew of “La Nouba,” which after 19 years of thrills bowed out with a spectacular performance on New Year’s Eve. Theatergoers were treated to a balloon drop at the show’s finale (“La Nouba, 1998-2017” the balloons read, with “Goodbye” printed in multiple languages representing the performers’ international backgrounds.)

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  • Storrington gymnast Alanna Baker is Living the Dream

    Storrington gymnast Alanna Baker is Living the Dream

    Storrington’s Alanna Baker comes full circle when she realises her dream in the Royal Albert Hall. It was in the Albert Hall at the age of eight that she first watched a Cirque du Soleil show and decided Cirque du Soleil was exactly what she wanted to do. “My parents were like ‘OK, well keep dreaming, you never know. Just keep dreaming.’”

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  • Former FSU Marching Chief performs in VOLTA

    Former FSU Marching Chief performs in VOLTA

    Baton twirler Jennifer Marcus has always admired Cirque du Soleil's surreal and colorful shows. She was dazzled by La Nouba when she watched it at Orlando's Disney Springs. But beyond the vibrant stage decor and mesmerizing acts, Marcus was intrigued by the elite athletes who put on the show. Little did she know that one day, she'd become one of them.

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  • Criss Angel to close ‘Mindfreak Live’ in October

    Criss Angel to close ‘Mindfreak Live’ in October

    Goth-style magician Criss Angel and Cirque du Soleil announced today that Angel’s Luxor production, “Mindfreak Live!” will cease production in 10 months, on Oct. 28, ending a decade-long collaboration between Angel and Cirque.

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  • Review of CRYSTAL’s Gala Premiere in Montreal!

    Review of CRYSTAL’s Gala Premiere in Montreal!

    The ice breaks early in Crystal, the new Cirque du Soleil show, as the title character quite literally falls through the ice on a frozen lake and enters a parallel universe. And the Cirque breaks the ice figuratively as well, scoring big time with its very first show on an NHL-sized ice surface.

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  • 45 DEGREES: 2 More Years in Andorra!

    45 DEGREES: 2 More Years in Andorra!

    45 DEGREES is pleased to announce that Cirque du Soleil will be performing in beautiful Andorra la Vella for the next two summers! Cirque du Soleil returns to Andorra for an all-new, one-of-a-kind free event in Europe with DIVA, which will pay tribute to some of the greatest divas of all time.

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  • Cirque du Soleil’s VOLTA will flip you out

    Cirque du Soleil’s VOLTA will flip you out

    No matter what Cirque du Soleil show I see, it’s always the same: I am blown away by the acrobatics, dazzled by the visuals and only peripherally aware of the story being told. That is the case with “Volta,” now in an eight-week run at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. This show mixes extreme sports such as BMX riding, bungee jumping and parkour into the usual milieu of work with trapeze, juggling, contortion, tumbling and Swiss rings.

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  • New Cirque Show in Development for Disney Springs!

    New Cirque Show in Development for Disney Springs!

    Earlier this year, the Disney Parks Blog announced that La Nouba would be taking its final bow at Disney Springs on New Year’s Eve 2018. And nearly twenty years after teaming up to bring “La Nouba” to the stage, the two entertainment companies are working together on a new collaboration!

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  • Local artist paints CRYSTAL mural to promote show in Topeka

    Local artist paints CRYSTAL mural to promote show in Topeka

    Myer has put about 60 hours toward her project — a towering 30-foot by 12-foot mural along the side of Kaw River Rustics in the NOTO Arts District (901 N Kansas Ave in North Topeka). The wall has been transformed into a sparkling skyline to promote Cirque du Soleil Crystal, an ice skating and acrobatics show coming Jan. 24-28 to the Kansas Expocentre.

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  • Montreal Gazette: “Crystal puts Cirque du Soleil on ice”

    Montreal Gazette: “Crystal puts Cirque du Soleil on ice”

    Crystal, which is set to be performed at the Bell Centre from Dec. 20 to 31, has many familiar elements from the Cirque catalogue, including juggling, swinging trapeze, pole numbers and eye-catching aerial numbers. But there’s no escaping the main difference between Crystal and every other Cirque show: this one takes place on an NHL-sized rink.

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