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  • Meet Pablo & Patrick, BAZZAR teeterboarders

    Meet Pablo & Patrick, BAZZAR teeterboarders

    After an aerial somersault, an acrobat lands perfectly on the teeterboard and raises his arm with a Shah Rukh Khan flourish. Take a closer look, he’s out of breath. When the lights come on during the intermission, the Delhi smog hangs heavy inside the tent. This is not surprising, considering Cirque du Soleil’s Bazzar has set up show in Aerocity, Delhi.

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  • Jean David’s Quel Cirque, Part 1 of 12: “The Early Years”

    Jean David’s Quel Cirque, Part 1 of 12: “The Early Years”

    Today a consultant in creativity and event marketing, Jean David was one of the pioneers of Cirque du Soleil, where he led the marketing department for 15 years (from 1984-1999), introducing the magic of the Grand Chapiteau to the whole world. During his tenure, David distinguished himself through innovative methods by commercializing the Big Top […]

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  • DIVA makes way for REBEL in Andorra

    DIVA makes way for REBEL in Andorra

    DIVA makes way for REBEL in Andorra. In July, Andorra will live to the beat of the thrilling new show from Cirque du Soleil. REBEL, the new Cirque du Soleil show in Andorra, pays tribute to icons of song through a soundtrack inspired by love, one of the most often explored themes of music.

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  • Daniel Lamarre & André Simard Appointed Order of Canada

    Daniel Lamarre & André Simard Appointed Order of Canada

    Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is extremely proud of the appointment of Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, as Officer of the Order of Canada, and the appointment of André Simard, retired Acrobatic Designer of Cirque du Soleil, as Member of the Order of Canada.

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  • Happy 25th Anniversary Mystère!

    Happy 25th Anniversary Mystère!

    On December 25, 1993, Cirque du Soleil launched Mystère at the Treasure Island Casino-Hotel, changing the nature of entertainment in Las Vegas forever. This year, Cirque du Soleil celebrates 25 years in Las Vegas with the flower in the desert that started it all!

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  • Blue Man Group sells building at first Opportunity

    Blue Man Group sells building at first Opportunity

    Opportunity has knocked on the Blue Man Group’s door. The performance art company’s property at 48 Clinton St. will be the first in Manhattan to be sold to a Qualified Opportunity Fund in an Opportunity Zone. The buyer, Dr. Arani Bose, is the co-founder of the medical device company Penumbra. Under Opportunity Zone rules, he will be investing a gain from another investment vehicle and intends to redevelop the building for his private foundation, the brokers said.

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  • Famed Moscow Circus Cracks The Whip At Cirque Du Soleil

    Famed Moscow Circus Cracks The Whip At Cirque Du Soleil

    Money, sanctions, and the Kremlin are getting mixed up with tigers, acrobats, and monkeys to create a new circus in Russia, but it’s not getting many laughs, oohs, or aahs. At a Kremlin meeting on December 15, Zapashny alleged that the famed Canadian troupe, Cirque du Soleil, was seeking to undermine the Moscow circus by angling to build a facility in Moscow for performances and training.

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  • What it’s really like to be part of the Cirque du Soleil?

    What it’s really like to be part of the Cirque du Soleil?

    There aren't many shows that keep you on the edge of your seat, make you laugh and boast beautiful costumes, but TOTEM does just that. It tells the story of the human species, from our original amphibian state up to modern man. The characters evolve on a stage, telling the story through performance, costume and an incredible stage set.

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  • The Cirque star who found rejuvenation on Lamma Island

    The Cirque star who found rejuvenation on Lamma Island

    The atmosphere electric, the music soaring, each night Rose Winebrenner took to the stage in front of a rapt audience. After 20 years’ hard work, the mezzo soprano had the lead role in Zaia, a theatrical extravaganza by Cirque du Soleil in Macau. Beginning in 2008, it was intended to run for a decade. But after just four years the show was cancelled. Winebrenner’s dreams were dashed; her life turned upside down.

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  • “Underneath an Empty Big Top: Raising the Tent”

    “Underneath an Empty Big Top: Raising the Tent”

    Cirque uses the construction of the tent in each city as a piece of publicity, inviting media to attend “tent raisings,” another way of getting free press on the evening news. After years of seeing those quick bits of news on local TV, we decided to see what goes on at one of them ourselves. And for that we chose LUZIA.

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  • “We’re Off and Running II, Part 4 of 4: La Nouba (& More)”

    “We’re Off and Running II, Part 4 of 4: La Nouba (& More)”

    In “We’re Off and Running”, the 16-part series that we concluded last month, Fascination! explored some of the first reviews, peeks, and evaluations of Cirque du Soleil’s touring shows (Le Cirque Réinventé through to Varekai) as they took their first steps across North America. Sometimes the coverage was just a brief blurb about the show […]

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  • “A Look at Cirque at SEA”

    “A Look at Cirque at SEA”

    With Cirque du Soleil and MSC Cruises having just announced its next pair of shows for the MSC Bellissima (due to launch in March 2019), we thought taking a look at the first two shows created for this partnership were in order (and a bit overdue if we're being honest...)

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  • Issue #179: DEC 2018

    Issue #179: DEC 2018

    This Month: Cirque designs a water park? A theater in Moscow to open in 2019, information on the WDW show, and more!

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  • Cirque Water Park Concept will Transform from Day to Night

    Cirque Water Park Concept will Transform from Day to Night

    At this year’s IAAPA Expo 2018, Cirque du Soleil revealed an exciting new concept for a water park themed to the mind-bending entertainment company. This water park, if built, will entertain visitors both during the day and at night. When the sun is up, guests can enjoy many thrilling water rides and slides.

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  • MSC Reveals New Cirque at Sea Shows for MSC Bellissima

    MSC Reveals New Cirque at Sea Shows for MSC Bellissima

    Two new Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows to launch on board MSC Bellissima in March 2019: SYMA – Sail beyond Imagination and VARÉLIA – Love in Full Color. These two original shows will be exclusive to MSC Cruises guests and cannot be seen anywhere else in the world!

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