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  • “An Inside Look at JOYÀ, The Pearl in a Mangrove Jungle”

    “An Inside Look at JOYÀ, The Pearl in a Mangrove Jungle”

    Cirque du Soleil and Grupo Vidanta present the world premiere of JOYÀ in Riviera Maya, directed by Martin Genest and Richard Dagenais. This first-of-its-kind intimate culinary and theatrical experience will be performed in the custom-designed, 600-seat Cirque du Soleil Theater near The Grand Mayan resort!

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  • ZARKANA One of 3 New Experiences Featured for “Gear VR”

    ZARKANA One of 3 New Experiences Featured for “Gear VR”

    he 2015 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) will see new content Gear VR’s smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). Gear VR will feature 3 apps. The three highlighted at CES provide a wide array of experiences. First of all is Marvel: Superpowered a new Marvel experience for virtual reality. Next is The Wild, which is a experience based on the film featuring Reece Witherspoon. Finally is Cirque Du Soleil: Zarkana which allows the user to watch a 360 degree performance of Cirque Du Soleil.

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  • CirqueClub /// “Artist in training: Raphael Cruz”

    CirqueClub /// “Artist in training: Raphael Cruz”

    Cirque Club Interviewed Raphael Cruz, an artist who took up the role of Romeo in Amaluna while he was training in Montreal. We wanted to know a little bit more about him and how he got into his role.

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  • Cirque ‘Testing’ 3D Printer Technology to Design its Showstopping Costumes

    Cirque ‘Testing’ 3D Printer Technology to Design its Showstopping Costumes

    Cirque du Soleil is using 3D printers to assist with costume design in a “testing phase”, the world-renowned circus production has revealed. The company is piloting the cutting-edge technology to ensure the 18,000 costumes it creates every year for its performers fit perfectly, it revealed during a behind-the-scenes tour in Montreal, Canada.

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  • Backstage Documentary – Quidam in Lisbon

    Backstage Documentary – Quidam in Lisbon

    Video documentary of Quidam by Cirque du Soleil in Portugal, with the support of Everything is New and Cirque du Soleil.

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  • Anniversary Concert Filmed – to Air  in Quebec on ICI Radio-Canada TV!

    Anniversary Concert Filmed – to Air in Quebec on ICI Radio-Canada TV!

    As part of its 30th anniversary, Cirque du Soleil has great unique musical event. Captured the heart of the splendor of St. John the Baptist Church of Montreal with exceptional acoustics, CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - GRAND CONCERT celebrating 30 years of music of Cirque du Soleil will be broadcast on CBC TV ICI, Saturday, January 3 from 20 h to 21 h 30. [ED: That's 8:00p to 9:30p].

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  • Behind the Curtain: Faces of Cirque du Soleil (Part 3 of 3)

    Behind the Curtain: Faces of Cirque du Soleil (Part 3 of 3)

    For 30 years, Cirque du Soleil has amazed audiences with its distinctive brand of circus performance. Its character-driven stories, stunning costumes and death-defying stunts have been seen by almost 150 million people worldwide, a good number of them in Las Vegas. For many performers, landing a gig with Cirque marks the pinnacle of their career. The performers represent more than 50 nationalities and speak 25 languages. But among them, a few sentiments seem to be universal: They are amazed to have been selected by Cirque, they love what they do, and they hope to continue performing, in Las Vegas and beyond, for decades to come. In Part 3 of 3, we hear from Marek Haczkiewicz (Mystère), Iurie Hlinov (Zarkana), and Araz Hamzayev (Zumanity).

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  • Behind the Curtain: Faces of Cirque du Soleil (Part 2 of 3)

    Behind the Curtain: Faces of Cirque du Soleil (Part 2 of 3)

    For 30 years, Cirque du Soleil has amazed audiences with its distinctive brand of circus performance. Its character-driven stories, stunning costumes and death-defying stunts have been seen by almost 150 million people worldwide, a good number of them in Las Vegas. For many performers, landing a gig with Cirque marks the pinnacle of their career. The performers represent more than 50 nationalities and speak 25 languages. But among them, a few sentiments seem to be universal: They are amazed to have been selected by Cirque, they love what they do, and they hope to continue performing, in Las Vegas and beyond, for decades to come. In Part 2 of 3, hear from Melissa Urbano (KA), Anna Zlatkova (Mystère), and Mariano Di Yoro (Believe).

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  • Behind the Curtain: Faces of Cirque du Soleil (Part 1 of 3)

    Behind the Curtain: Faces of Cirque du Soleil (Part 1 of 3)

    For 30 years, Cirque du Soleil has amazed audiences with its distinctive brand of circus performance. Its character-driven stories, stunning costumes and death-defying stunts have been seen by almost 150 million people worldwide, a good number of them in Las Vegas. For many performers, landing a gig with Cirque marks the pinnacle of their career. The performers represent more than 50 nationalities and speak 25 languages. But among them, a few sentiments seem to be universal: They are amazed to have been selected by Cirque, they love what they do, and they hope to continue performing, in Las Vegas and beyond, for decades to come. In Part 1 of 3, hear from Valerie Kimani (MJ One), Niels van den Heuvel (Beatles LOVE), and Erez Kaplan ("O").

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  • Montrealer Bruce Rickerd breaks Guinness World Record

    Montrealer Bruce Rickerd breaks Guinness World Record

    Bruce Rickerd, a former Montrealer who was born in Ottawa, broke the world record of most theatrical performances by a male musician on Saturday in Las Vegas.

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  • How Cirque du Soleil’s performers transform in pictures

    How Cirque du Soleil’s performers transform in pictures

    Four faces transform under sponges and brushes in a swirl of glitter and colour. Performers from Cirque du Soleil's Totem meticulously apply their make-up before a show to embody different stages of human evolution.

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  • Cirque performer injured during Monday night performance

    Cirque performer injured during Monday night performance

    A performer with Cirque Du Soleil's "The Beatles LOVE" show at The Mirage was injured during a performance on Monday night. The performer received minor injuries and is expected to recover. An official statement about the incident has not been released.

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  • FORBES: The Secrets Behind How Cirque Makes Their Strange Dreams A Reality

    FORBES: The Secrets Behind How Cirque Makes Their Strange Dreams A Reality

    To find out how the company (yes, Cirque is a brand name) pulls of their nightly feats across Las Vegas (where it has eight shows in residency) and around the world, Forbes spoke with two of the brains behind the bizarre: Pierre Parisien, Cirque de Soleil’s senior director of show quality; and Calum Pearson, Cirque’s vice president of its resident show division.

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  • The Chapiteau-Fascination! Magazine – Issue #3 (December 2014)

    The Chapiteau-Fascination! Magazine – Issue #3 (December 2014)

    Issue 3 of TheChapiteau Fascination! Magazine is out! Find all the Cirque du Soleil news for the month of November, as well as our Fascination! Feature: An Inside Look at JOYÀ - A Gem in a Mangrove Jungle! Visit CirqueFanzine.com to read or download your copy now!

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  • Cirque du Soleil Hires Goldman Sachs to Look for Partner

    Cirque du Soleil Hires Goldman Sachs to Look for Partner

    Canadian performance company Cirque du Soleil has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc to help in its previously disclosed effort to find a strategic partner, a spokeswoman for the company said on Friday. Sources familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified discussing private deliberations, said the company is exploring all of its options, including the sale of a majority stake, although it has not yet decided what path to take. Laliberté, 55, told the Wall Street Journal earlier this month he was seeking to sell 20 percent to 30 percent of the company, and was aiming for a deal that would value the whole company at $1.5 billion to $2.5 billion.

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