Chicago Archive

  • ‘Twas The Night Before Has Cirque Dazzle, But Not Heart

    ‘Twas The Night Before Has Cirque Dazzle, But Not Heart

    Two factors explain the massive crowds this past weekend for “'Twas the Night Before." One is the abiding pull of a family visit to the Loop to absorb some holiday atmosphere. The other is the power of the brand known as the Cirque du Soleil. So is the show, a world premiere headed to New York, any good? Santa Cirque’s got a mixed bag. And he’s not yet fully in control of his, or our, emotions.

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  • ‘Twas the Night Before…’ not as stirring as the usual Cirque

    ‘Twas the Night Before…’ not as stirring as the usual Cirque

    Magical and wondrous — two words that invariably come to mind when describing Cirque du Soleil. Magical and wondrous could also describe the Christmas season, in all its commercialized, tinsel-and-garland, deck-the-halls, haul-out-the-ivy, Sugar Plum Fairies and Ghost of Christmas Future fabulousness. Put ’em all together – and we’re talking joy to the world, right? Well, yes and no.

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  • Cirque Commissions Mural for Chicago’s Year of Public Art

    Cirque Commissions Mural for Chicago’s Year of Public Art

    Cirque du Soleil announces a partnership with Columbia College Chicago and the Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) that will add a new public mural downtown in honor of the city's Year of Public Art. Local artist Gloria "Gloe" Talamantes is creating the mural, inspired by its highly acclaimed production LUZIA.

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