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  • Cirque seeks to bridge generation gap with Alegria revival

    Cirque seeks to bridge generation gap with Alegria revival

    Much has changed in the last 25 years — in circus arts and in the world — but the message of hope in dark times remains as relevant as ever. Daniel Ross, Dominique Lemieux, and Émilie Therrien all have a bird’s eye view of the generation gap between the original Cirque du Soleil creation Alegria and the 2019 reboot — because all three have worked on both shows.

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  • Is “The Jump” to be called “Cirque du Soleil AXEL”?

    Is “The Jump” to be called “Cirque du Soleil AXEL”?

    According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal: The new Cirque du Soleil show at Luxor, working title of “Jump,” is to be announced within the next two weeks. Meanwhile, on the US Trademark Database, the name "Cirque du Soleil AXEL" was registered. Could this be the name of the show for The Luxor?

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  • Issue #183: APR 2019

    Issue #183: APR 2019

    This Month: Alegría holds its press conference! Cirque/MGM Staff Get Shuffled Around. Pollstar 2018 Numbers are In, LUZIA Heads to London, and more!

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  • Discover SYMA and VARELIA from Cirque at SEA

    Discover SYMA and VARELIA from Cirque at SEA

    Cirque du Soleil at Sea is a unique entertainment concept created by MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately owned cruise line, and Cirque du Soleil, the world leader in live entertainment. In March 2019, two brand new Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows, SYMA and VARÉLIA, launched on board MSC Cruises’ new flagship, MSC Bellissima.

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  • 10 Artists Coming to Messi10!

    10 Artists Coming to Messi10!

    On this 10th of the month, Cirque du Soleil has 10 updates for us on their upcoming show Messi10 in partnership with Leo Messi. What we have here are glimpses of 10 artists who will start training at Cirque du Soleil's Headquarters in Montreal!

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  • Cirque and FCAD launch The Future of Live Entertainment Lab

    Cirque and FCAD launch The Future of Live Entertainment Lab

    Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (CDSEG) through its innovation lab, Nextasy, and FCAD, Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication and Design have come together to launch The Future of Live Entertainment Lab (FOL!E), dedicated to innovation research in the live entertainment industry.

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  • Jean David’s Quel Cirque, Part 4 of 12: “O, Canada!”

    Jean David’s Quel Cirque, Part 4 of 12: “O, Canada!”

    In 1985, the Ontario fiasco left us over $750,000 CA in debt. Technically we were nearly bankrupt. We asked Claude Castonguay, then a Canadian insurance company CEO, to help get us back in gear. The previous summer I had run into him at our Quebec City show. He was looking for tickets, but the show […]

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  • Meet Victor Salazar, Volta BMX Rider

    Meet Victor Salazar, Volta BMX Rider

    Two years ago, San Diego BMX cyclist Victor Salazar went off to join the circus. This week, he came home. Salazar, 26, is one of five professional BMX riders performing in “Volta,” Cirque du Soleil’s action sports-inspired tent show that opened Wednesday and continues through May 5 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

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  • Using Digital Transformation for Procurement Efficiency

    Using Digital Transformation for Procurement Efficiency

    With her team of costumes and operational buyers, Fulya Oguz reveals to Business Chief how Cirque du Soleil manages unique procurement on its digital transformation journey. Due to the colorful nature of the performances, the procurement team is often required to source non-conventional products in order to achieve the high-quality productions promised in its reputation.

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  • Cirque du Soleil acquires Bob’s Lawn Care for $10.4 million

    Cirque du Soleil acquires Bob’s Lawn Care for $10.4 million

    Cirque du Soleil today announced its intent to purchase Bob’s Lawn Care of Kenosha, Wisconsin for $10.4 million in cash. This will mark the company’s fourth major acquisition in recent years, following Blue Man Group in 2017 and VStar Entertainment and The Works Entertainment in 2018.

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  • Cirque, MGM Resorts Downsize; Shuffle Staff

    Cirque, MGM Resorts Downsize; Shuffle Staff

    The company is reorganizing — and downsizing — its management operations for its five residency productions on the Las Vegas Strip that are in partnership with MGM Resorts International (“Mystere” at Treasure Island being the exception). Cirque also has a show coming into Luxor to be announced this spring.

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  • MSC Cruises Expands Partnership with Cirque du Soleil

    MSC Cruises Expands Partnership with Cirque du Soleil

    This past weekend MSC Cruises marked a major milestone as part of its partnership with Cirque du Soleil. Both companies celebrated the 1,000th performance of the exclusive Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows on board MSC Meraviglia, which first launched in June 2017.

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  • New Renderings of Vidanta’s “The Parks”

    New Renderings of Vidanta’s “The Parks”

    What started out as the Cirque du Soleil Theme Park project in Puerto Vallarta in 2014, stalled in more recent years as Cirque du Soleil came under new ownership, The Goddard Group fell from grace, and construction fell further behind. Today, new renderings of what is now being deemed the Final Version of "The Parks" were released.

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  • Cirque’s IHQ First Building to Achieve Fitwel Certification

    Cirque’s IHQ First Building to Achieve Fitwel Certification

    The Center for Active Design (CfAD) has announced that the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (CDSEG) international headquarters, located in Montreal, Quebec, received a Fitwel 2 Star Rating (out of 3 Star rating system), recognizing the building’s ability to support the physical, mental, and social health of its 1,500 employees.

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  • Hommage 5 is “Joyeux Calvaire”

    Hommage 5 is “Joyeux Calvaire”

    A Tribute to Les Cowboys Fringants The fifth chapter of the Cirque du Soleil tribute series will celebrate the music of Les Cowboys Fringants, the popular and critically-acclaimed Quebec band who has rocked the French-speaking world for two decades. This series is presented exclusively at the Cogeco Amphitheater in Trois-Rivières beginning July 17th!

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