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  • VOLTA star gives back to SFO kids aspiring to join circus

    VOLTA star gives back to SFO kids aspiring to join circus

    Bradley Henderson lithely climbs up the pole and turns his body upside down before stopping it on a dime. There is a striking ease to the way he contorts himself with masterful precision on this Monday afternoon. It’s standard fare for the seasoned circus performer who is starring in Cirque du Soleil’s “Volta,” which opens at San Francisco’s AT&T Park on Nov. 15. But today his casually awe-inspiring physicality is on display for the young students of Circus Center in San Francisco.

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  • Cirque du Soleil gives the public a closer look

    Cirque du Soleil gives the public a closer look

    How does the company that introduced the world to a new kind of circus continue to push the imagination and bring fantasy to life? They do the unexpected -- perhaps blasphemous in the world of magic: they open their doors to show their secrets. For one day a year, as part of Canada's day of culture, or journées de la culture, Cirque du Soleil invites the public to their massive Montreal headquarters and offers a close-up look at how their shows are built from scratch -- from homemade props to makeup to movement, reports CBS News' Adriana Diaz.

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  • Curtain to go up in May for “The Land of Fantasy”

    Curtain to go up in May for “The Land of Fantasy”

    The theater, in a renovated factory on the outskirt of the city, was built with an investment of 1.5 billion yuan ($220 million) by Hangzhou Xintiandi Group, a privately owned developer of tourism and cultural projects across China. This project is also the biggest investment so far by the company, which was founded in 2008 and has total assets of 30 billion yuan. It will also be the Canadian entertainment company's only resident show in Asia.

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  • Cirque’s Saudi Arabia show ‘difficult’ for founder Guy Laliberté

    Cirque’s Saudi Arabia show ‘difficult’ for founder Guy Laliberté

    In the light of recent geopolitical tensions in Saudi Arabia, Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté has expressed some discomfort with the troop’s performance in that country on Sept. 23. During a meeting with the press on Thursday to unveil details around his most recent project, Lune Rouge, the businessman was careful to point out that he no longer holds decision-making power in this company.

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  • BAZZAR Inspired by Musicians that Perform on the Streets

    BAZZAR Inspired by Musicians that Perform on the Streets

    Cirque du Soleil will be making its debut in India with its all-new property BAZZAR this November. A lesser known fact is the talent showcase of live music and its blend with the entire performance. To dig deeper in terms of music used in Cirque, Simon Carpentiar (Music Composer) has given a few details,

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  • Meet Stephane Allard – Corteo Violinist

    Meet Stephane Allard – Corteo Violinist

    As a classically trained musician, Stephane Allard didn’t imagine himself a circus performer — especially not one in clown makeup and full costume — but that is now his life in Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo.

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  • Meet Abou Traore – Luzia’s Footballer

    Meet Abou Traore – Luzia’s Footballer

    While many of us have seen famous soccer players break into dance in celebration of a hard earned goal on the field or a breakdancer who weaves a few ball tricks into their act, the idea of a performance sport that intertwines soccer skills and dance at a professional level is relatively new. Those in the know refer to it as 'Freestyle Football,' and former Guinean soccer player Abou Traore is among the top performers in this amazing discipline.

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  • Bellagio creates life-size chocolate sculpture of Cirque’s ‘O’

    Bellagio creates life-size chocolate sculpture of Cirque’s ‘O’

    She leaps through the air, splashes through blue waves and glides through the golden “O.” And she’s made out of chocolate. A two-person team at the Patisserie at Bellagio created the six-foot-tall confection in celebration of the 20th anniversary of “O.”

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  • Kidscreen: “Cirque’s big top just got bigger”

    Kidscreen: “Cirque’s big top just got bigger”

    Get yer’ popcorn and peanuts, because Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is climbing into a canon and launching itself into the kids entertainment business. The Canadian company acquired Minnesota’s VStar Entertainment Group—along with its circus arts subsidiary Cirque Dreams based in Florida—in July. VStar produces family- and kid-friendly theatrical shows, exhibits, cruise ship shows and outdoor events.

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  • “Vegetable Volta!”

    “Vegetable Volta!”

    This review was originally supposed to be about the entirety of The Volta Experience. And if it wasn’t for our viewing being cancelled halfway through the first act, that’s what it would have been.

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  • “Celebrating Michael’s 60th Birthday”

    “Celebrating Michael’s 60th Birthday”

    On Wednesday 29 August 2018 the Estate of Michael Jackson and the Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil resident show held its annual celebration of the pop icon’s birthday in Las Vegas.

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  • Cirque at The Royal Variety Performance 2018

    Cirque at The Royal Variety Performance 2018

    Taking to the stage are, Britain’s Got Talent winner, comedian The Lost Voice Guy, a special performance from Rick Astley, comedian Rhod Gilbert, the mesmerising Cirque du Soleil, plus music from Sigrid and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

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  • Leo Messi teams up with Cirque du Soleil

    Leo Messi teams up with Cirque du Soleil

    Argentinean football player and FC Barcelona star Leo Messi, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group and PopArt Music announce their partnership for the creation of a brand-new show to be launched in 2019, in association with Sony Music. Created by Cirque du Soleil, the show will draw its inspiration from the incredible talent and accomplishments of the football legend, who embodies the unique spirit and values of his sport.

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  • How Ivanhoé Cambridge and Cirque will Change Retail

    How Ivanhoé Cambridge and Cirque will Change Retail

    The concept, named CREACTIVE Cirque du Soleil, will debut at Ivanhoé Cambridge’s Vaughan Mills shopping centre in Toronto in September 2019. The innovative FEC will increase foot traffic to the malls, engaging customers in a new and compelling way. It will also broaden Cirque du Soleil’s portfolio to reach new audiences.

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  • “We’re Off and Running II, Part 2 of 4: Mystère”

    “We’re Off and Running II, Part 2 of 4: Mystère”

    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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