China Archive

  • Cirque Withdrew From China Show as Tensions Mounted

    Cirque Withdrew From China Show as Tensions Mounted

    As diplomatic relations grew tenser between Canada and China last month, one of Canada’s most recognizable entertainment companies withdrew from a prominent Chinese television program.

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  • Fosun gives Cirque a second shot at wooing Chinese audiences

    Fosun gives Cirque a second shot at wooing Chinese audiences

    The famous Cirque du Soleil did not exactly bring the house down the last time it attempted to woo Chinese audiences [with ZAIA]. But that was in 2012, three years before Fosun International, China’s biggest private conglomerate and one of the country’s most acquisitive firms, bought a quarter of the Canadian entertainment giant, making it the second-biggest shareholder. That deal has given Cirque du Soleil a renewed confidence in its ability to captivate Chinese spectators.

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  • Cirque to Advise Ottawa on Exporting Canadian Culture to China

    Cirque to Advise Ottawa on Exporting Canadian Culture to China

    Ottawa has convened an advisory group with representatives from media companies that have a significant presence in China as it seeks to develop a creative export strategy it will unveil some time in the coming year.

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  • Cirque leaps into new era, aims to land in China

    Cirque leaps into new era, aims to land in China

    As Cirque seeks to catapult out of a financially difficult period, the 32-year-old Montreal company finds itself at a strategic crossroads as it transitions beyond its signature big-top spectacles and Las Vegas extravaganzas and into new growth opportunities — namely, partnering more with established entertainment properties like “Avatar” and expanding into China.

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  • Cirque du Soleil woos Chinese investors in Montreal

    Cirque du Soleil woos Chinese investors in Montreal

    The Cirque, which has made expansion into Asia a priority, welcomed Chinese businessmen to its headquarters in Montreal Monday afternoon. Projects the circus troupe is considering include a theme park and dinner-show concept.

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  • For its Next Act, Cirque Goes to China

    For its Next Act, Cirque Goes to China

    As President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil, Daniel Lamarre is in charge of strategies at both the business development and operations level. He also oversees the organization’s financial sustainability and the perpetuation of its culture and values. He was kind enough to sit down for an interview with Shanghai Daily during his recent visit to the city.

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