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  • Cirque & Grupo Vidanta Unveil – JOYÀ!

    Cirque & Grupo Vidanta Unveil – JOYÀ!

    Cirque du Soleil, a leading entertainment company, and Grupo Vidanta, a leading developer of world-class resorts and tourism infrastructure in Mexico, unveiled the name and plans for JOYÀ, an intimate and immersive theatrical and culinary experience that will open this fall and take residency exclusively at the Cirque du Soleil Theater in Riviera Maya near […]

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  • Guy Laliberté on a mission to rejuvenate his Cirque du Soleil

    Guy Laliberté on a mission to rejuvenate his Cirque du Soleil

    In 2009, even the sky wasn’t the limit for Guy Laliberté. He blasted into space on a Soyuz rocket after selling a fifth of the Cirque du Soleil to Dubai investors that promised him the world. But the Cirque’s midlife crisis has brought its co-founder back to earth with a critical mission: Fix the iconic […]

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  • Cirque Riviera Maya is…

    Cirque Riviera Maya is…

    … not been officially released yet, and we here at Fascination cannot be sure this is the name of the Riviera Maya show set to launch in Mexico on November 8th, but something new has been registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in regards to Cirque du Soleil and what it is […]

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  • CirqueClub /// “Kooza in the Streets of Amsterdam”

    CirqueClub /// “Kooza in the Streets of Amsterdam”

    During their recent visit to Amsterdam, KOOZA’s cast and crew merrily strolled down the picturesque streets and famous canals. Feast your eyes on our photo gallery showing highlights of their gallivanting. Check out many more pictures at CirqueClub’s gallery! https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/cirque-club/news/2014-04-24-kooza-in-amsterdam.aspx { SOURCE: Cirque du Soleil }

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  • “Cavalia Continues its ‘Odysseo'”

    “Cavalia Continues its ‘Odysseo'”

    Back in our April, 2007 issue, we reviewed “Cavalia,” a horse/circus arts performance spectacle. Now their second show, entitled “Odysseo” (pronounced ODD-ess-AY-oh) has returned with more beautiful horses and exciting circus acts, so my lovely wife and I went to check it out when it visited Seattle, though we waited until the price was right. […]

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  • Mastering the Impossible, Episode 6: Artist and Coach

    Mastering the Impossible, Episode 6: Artist and Coach

    No matter how well you know your business, sometimes we all need a little bit of guidance. For Cirque du Soleil, it means coaches working with artists day in and day out. For Xerox, it means working with partners and customers like Cirque du Soleil — simplifying the way work gets done so they can […]

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  • CirqueClub /// “Artist Tina Connan on her relationship with her mom”

    CirqueClub /// “Artist Tina Connan on her relationship with her mom”

    Tina Cannon, from the Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, shares a truly unique relationship with her Mother. With Mother’s Day around the corner, she kindly accepted to answer our questions. Read it through to the end to see her touching note to her mom! —— What makes your relationship with your Mother so unique? […]

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  • TOTEM Voices Comes to HULU/HULU+

    TOTEM Voices Comes to HULU/HULU+

    As part of their Earth week celebrations, Hulu exclusively launched ??TOTEM? Voices web-series! Happy viewing! “TOTEM VOICES” is a web-docuseries introducing select artists from TOTEM™ from Cirque du Soleil at the beginning of their touring experience with the troupe. Each 8-10 minute episode introduces you to an artist candidly sharing a slice of the their life. Directed by Francis Legault, “TOTEM VOICES” offers a rare personal, perhaps surprising yet authentic look, at the artists embodying the characters who inhabit the imaginary world of TOTEM.

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  • Robin Leach Q&A w/Jerry Nadal – “City of Rock”

    Robin Leach Q&A w/Jerry Nadal – “City of Rock”

    Rock in Rio, one of the world’s largest music festivals, is set for Las Vegas in May 2015 and is a partnership among MGM Resorts International, Cirque du Soleil, billionaire Ron Burkle (who owns the Fresh & Easy grocery story chain here) and Roberto Medina, who founded the headliner concerts 30 years ago.MGM plans to transform 33 acres of prime real estate near Sahara Avenue and its property Circus Circus into a permanent City of Rock open-air concert venue to host the first Rock in Rio USA with a daily capacity of 80,000 people to view five stages. Jerry Nadal, senior vice president, resident shows division, Cirque du Soleil, talked with Robin Leach about Cirque's new partnership in the Las Vegas Sun.

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  • Cirque du Soleil’s “City of Rock”?

    Cirque du Soleil’s “City of Rock”?

    Currently, it’s a dusty lot populated by clusters of rocks and islands of weeds with a plywood fence hiding its drabness from the bright lights of the Strip. A little over a year from now, promoters say, it will be transformed into the City of Rock, a permanent, 33-acre, open-air concert venue with a capacity of 80,000 at the southwest corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard. MGM Resorts, with Cirque du Soleil and investment firm The Yucaipa Companies, will oversee construction of the new venue, which is committed to hosting the bi-annual event in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

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  • Cirque du Soleil’s Highest Grossing Shows

    Cirque du Soleil’s Highest Grossing Shows

    Cirque du Soleil's shows have thrilled over 40 million people from over 100 countries. What’s even more spectacular is that in just 20 years, Cirque du Soleil grossed much more than other famous companies cashed within a century. The value of the enterprise exceeds $2 billion. The Cirque makes over $800 million a year in ticket sales, exceeding $1 billion in both 2012 and 2013. But which shows earn the most? Here's a top 10 listing of the highest grossing Cirque du Soleil shows.

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  • A Glimpse of KURIOS, Video #7

    A Glimpse of KURIOS, Video #7

    { SOURCE: Cirque du Soleil | http://youtu.be/q9N2PnknKHE }

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  • Montreal Gazette: “Behind the Scenes at KURIOS”

    Montreal Gazette: “Behind the Scenes at KURIOS”

    Behind every Cirque du Soleil show, there’s a village bustling with activity. Kurios — The Cabinet of Curiosities is no exception. During a recent backstage visit down at the Old Port, we spoke with a juggler, a percussionist, a conductor, and Michel Laprise, director of Kurios.

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  • Montreal Gazette: “Nouveau Cirque Switches Gears” (KURIOS)

    Montreal Gazette: “Nouveau Cirque Switches Gears” (KURIOS)

    Screaming anachronisms and a cocky science fiction attitude make for a Steampunk world under the Big Top down at the Old Port, where the Cirque du Soleil’s latest tent show, Kurios — Cabinet of Curiosities, is being prepared for its April 24 opening. The presence of gramophones and the Sherlock Holmes-era costumes suggest a period piece and the setting is inspired by the Paris Exhibition of 1900. Yet high-tech nouveau cirque remains the name of the game in the Cirque du Soleil’s 35th production, directed by Michel Laprise.

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  • Mastering the Impossible, Episode 5: COSTUMES

    Mastering the Impossible, Episode 5: COSTUMES

    As a business that individually tailors 20,000 costumes a year, Cirque du Soleil knows a thing or two about customization. Much like Cirque du Soleil, Xerox understands every business is unique and a one-size-fits-all solution just won't do. It's a perfect fit! Here's your Backstage Pass to see how wonder sewed into the fabric of Cirque du Soleil.

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