Alegria Archive

  • IATSE #58 Picketing Alegría in Toronto

    IATSE #58 Picketing Alegría in Toronto

    After a 20-year relationship that saw I.A.T.S.E. Local 58 working with Cirque to bring the Quebec-based circus company's productions to audiences at the Port Lands and Ontario Place, the union was informed by Cirque this year that the company would be using non-union labour, at a rate of pay that is significantly lower.

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  • The Toronto Star with Elena Lev

    The Toronto Star with Elena Lev

    Alegria is a beloved Cirque title: when it closed in 2013, it had been running for almost 20 years and had been seen by more than 14 million spectators worldwide. Elena Lev was 12 when she first appeared in Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria. She and the show are back 25 years later

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  • “ALEGRIA: The Return of an Icon, in a New Light” – Texts from the Press Kit

    “ALEGRIA: The Return of an Icon, in a New Light” – Texts from the Press Kit

    Beloved by fans around the world, Alegría returns to the Big Top to share its timeless story of resilience and hope.

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  • Alegria’s Big Top Blessed, Named “SOHÏEL”

    Alegria’s Big Top Blessed, Named “SOHÏEL”

    Last night, before the final dress rehearsal audience, Guy Laliberte spoke with the Alegria artists, blessed the new blue and white swirled big top, and gave the name as "SOHÏEL", or "Messenger of the Sun".

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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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  • Alegría: In a New Light’s Big Top is Up!

    Alegría: In a New Light’s Big Top is Up!

    Alegría: In a New Light's new blue and white swirled big top was raised on the quays of the Old Port of Montreal today! The show premieres on April 18, 2019. Tickets are still available!

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  • Behind the scenes of “Alegría”

    Behind the scenes of “Alegría”

    In August, Cirque du Soleil will set up its marquee in Gatineau to present the second coming of "Alegría", twenty-five years after its first performance. Two months into the Montreal premiere, the show's craftsmen juggled between the renewed elements of the first replay of the company's history, that of an emblematic work played 6,600 times in front of 14 million spectators. Incursion behind the scenes of a classic being (re) created.'

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  • Cirque to bring its 1994 show Alegria into the 21st century

    Cirque to bring its 1994 show Alegria into the 21st century

    The Cirque du Soleil show, which premièred under the Big Top in Old Montreal in April 1994, has been performed over 6,600 times since then, both during its original Big Top run and then during a 4 1/2-year arena tour. It was seen by 14 million people in 255 cities around the world. And now it’s coming back, with Alegria: In a New Light.

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  • New Alegría Vision Shared in New Video

    New Alegría Vision Shared in New Video

    Jean-Guy Legault, director of Alegria by Cirque du Soleil, shares his vision for the show and how Alegria’s timeless message of resilience inspired its reinvention. Within, see the new Fleur, what could possibly be the new set, and what appears to be the order of the show's acts.

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  • ALEGRÍA: In a New Light (Updated)

    ALEGRÍA: In a New Light (Updated)

    Cirque is delighted to announce that Alegría will return to celebrate its 25th anniversary!

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  • The New “Vai Vedrai” Now Available

    The New “Vai Vedrai” Now Available

    After presenting a captivating number during the gala Célébration 2019, Cirque du Soleil is proud to unveil a revisited version of Vai Vedrai, the first musical excerpt from its new revisited Alegría- In a New Light soundtrack.

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  • Alegría makes its “debut” on Célébration 2019

    Alegría makes its “debut” on Célébration 2019

    Tonight during the Gala Célébration 2019 Cirque du Soleil revealed the new version of "Vai Vedrai" from Alegria and NOW you can listen to it on all of your favorite streaming platforms like: Spotify, Google Play and iTunes.

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  • Cirque introduces the Creative Team behind New Alegría

    Cirque introduces the Creative Team behind New Alegría

    Cirque du Soleil is happy to introduce the creative team behind Alegría – The Return of an Icon, a revisit of one of its most iconic productions, which won over more than 14 million spectators. Strongly inspired by the original spirit of Alegría, the creative team’s mission will be to touch today’s audience by bringing to the stage a renewed vision of the show.

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  • Cirque Brings Back Alegria, Changes Direction

    Cirque Brings Back Alegria, Changes Direction

    Cirque du Soleil announced that one of its most iconic shows will return to the stage for its 25th anniversary. Alegria will premiere in Montreal’s Old Port on April 18, 2019, 25 years to the day of its official premiere.

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