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  • The Chapiteau-Fascination! Magazine – Issue #4 (January 2015)

    The Chapiteau-Fascination! Magazine – Issue #4 (January 2015)

    Find all the Cirque du Soleil news for the month of December, as well as our features: Evolution: The Transfer of Varekai from Big Top to Arena (as explained by Fabrice Lemire, Varekai Artistic Director) by Keith Johnson and Behind the Curtain: The Faces of Cirque du Soleil by Las Vegas Sun. Special thanks to Las Vegas Sun for graciously allowing us to publish this astonishing feature!

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  • Dralion Says Goodbye!

    Dralion Says Goodbye!

    After 15 years, #Dralion has enchanted close to 11 million fans while visiting more than 150 cities in 30 countries in North America, Central America, South Africa, Europe, Japan, Russia, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. After performing 5035 shows, its time to say goodbye. We loved performing in front of you all those years. […]

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  • 20th Century Fox TV Inks First-Look Deal With Cirque du Soleil

    20th Century Fox TV Inks First-Look Deal With Cirque du Soleil

    Cirque du Soleil Média, known for their stylish, high-energy, vibrant-color live shows, is looking to expand its brand to scripted television, signing a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox Television to develop live-action prime-time scripted projects.

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  • Fabrice Lemire – Artistic Director<br />“Varekai: From Big Top to Arena”

    Fabrice Lemire – Artistic Director
    “Varekai: From Big Top to Arena”

    Adapting a product for use in a different venue or product is a cost-effective way to get additional value out of development costs. Thought of in an extreme case an example might be local police with equipment originally designed for the battlefield. Or filming a show to be able to sell to cable TV, video-on-demand, […]

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  • Issue #132: JAN 2015 – Released!

    Issue #132: JAN 2015 – Released!

    This Month: We bid goodbye to Dralion (who also celebrated its 5,000th show), we celebrate 10,000 performances of Mystere, we herald the return of KA's Battle Scene, Guy Laliberte Talks Cirque Business, Le Grand Concert is filmed and Broadcast on Television, KURIOS' CD is released to great fanfare, and Keith talks with Fabrice Lemiere, Varekai's Artistic Director and the man in charge of the show's conversion from Big Top to Arena.

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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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