KURIOS Archive

  • Artist’s small stature celebrated as circus evolves

    Artist’s small stature celebrated as circus evolves

    When Rima Hadchiti got the call to audition for Cirque du Soleil, it was an area of work she had avoided since entering the entertainment industry at four years of age. For little people, the world of circus performance had not always been the "celebration" it was in Cirque's latest production, Kurios.

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  • Talking Makeup With Kazuha Ikeda, Klara the Telegraph

    Talking Makeup With Kazuha Ikeda, Klara the Telegraph

    The circus is in town, folks. Cirque du Soleil is back with a spanking new show and cast, Kurios — Cabinet of Curiousities, which distinguishes itself from typical circus fare with a steampunk twist on acrobatic acts, clever contortions, and balancing feats. A striking visage amongst the cast is Klara the Telegraph. Played by Kazuha Ikeda, the professional dancer doesn't just bring her boogey skills to the table, but her talent with the brush, too.

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  • AsiaOne Chats with Kurios’ Nathan Dennis

    AsiaOne Chats with Kurios’ Nathan Dennis

    There is something about the circus that fills people with childlike wonder and fascination, no matter young or old. AsiaOne went behind the scenes with performer Nathan Dennis to get a glimpse into the life of someone who "ran away" to join the circus. Dennis' career has been filled with highlights!

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  • Cirque in Cinema Presents: Kurios as Fathom Event!

    Cirque in Cinema Presents: Kurios as Fathom Event!

    For one night, Cirque du Soleil in Cinema transports its internationally acclaimed show KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities to the big screen. Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down.

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  • Eleni Uranis: A Cabinet of Subconscious Curiosities

    Eleni Uranis: A Cabinet of Subconscious Curiosities

    Kurios marks Uranis’ seventh show as make-up artist with Cirque, having started with the company in 1989 as assistant costume designer. It was in 2004 when she joined Cirque’s make-up workshop, and saw her ideas spring to life in Dralion. And in 2005, Uranis designed the make-up for Reflections in Blue, the show Cirque produced for the opening ceremonies of the 11th FINA World Aquatic Championships.

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  • Drumming for Cirque du Soleil (feat. Kit Chatham)

    Drumming for Cirque du Soleil (feat. Kit Chatham)

    Although Isaac Cavallaro had yet to personally meet Kit, he’d read and heard so many positive things about his musicianship, he simply had to reach out to him. Ironically they were both currently working in Japan, so if their schedules aligned, they hoped to meet up in Tokyo between performances.

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  • HuffPo: Backstage at Kurios w/Nathan Dennis

    HuffPo: Backstage at Kurios w/Nathan Dennis

    I was excited to go behind the scenes at the big top in Vancouver with Nathan Dennis, 31, one of the 46 performers with Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities, Cirque du Soleil’s 35th production with 122 tour members from 23 different countries. Nathan, from Australia, is one of the acro-net artists and the performer trainer.

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  • “Kurios About… the Kurios DVD”

    “Kurios About… the Kurios DVD”

    It’s been a long and winding road, but we finally have a filmed version of Cirque du Soleil’s smash-hit show KURIOS in our hot little hands – and it’s awesome! Check out what we liked and disliked within.

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  • Gabriel Beaudoin Holds Winnipeg Juggling Workshop

    Gabriel Beaudoin Holds Winnipeg Juggling Workshop

    Gabriel Beaudoin – an exemplary juggler from KURIOS – held a two hour juggling workshop on Monday, June 5th. This exhilarating event went from 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. at the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre. People of all skill levels were welcomed to the event, where tips, a training session, and ‘exploratory juggling’ took place.

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  • Russian Standard Vodka Becomes Official Vodka Sponsor of Touring Shows in USA and Canada

    Russian Standard Vodka Becomes Official Vodka Sponsor of Touring Shows in USA and Canada

    Russian Standard Vodka has entered a multi-year sponsorship with Cirque du Soleil as the official vodka sponsor of touring shows in USA and Canada. The partnership between these two global brands spans across multiple platforms, including on-site event activation, co-branded content creation, online media and retail integration.

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  • Is Britain’s Got Talent fixed?

    Is Britain’s Got Talent fixed?

    Is Britain's Got Talent Fixed? Did BGT Bosses Bend the Truth? These questions and more are being raised as Britain's Got Talent is hit by two claims of faking after a show featured a group of professional contortionists - the Angara Contortion group - and a ‘made-up’ fan tweet promoting the show.

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  • KURIOS Hand-Puppet Artist Entertains Deaf Youngsters

    KURIOS Hand-Puppet Artist Entertains Deaf Youngsters

    Nico Baixas of Spain, a hand-puppet artist who performs nightly in Cirque du Soleil’s KURIOS at Hard Rock Stadium, brought his “handiwork” to Gulfstream Elementary School on Thursday. Baixas, who is the KURIOS accordion man, entertained deaf and hard-of-hearing students at the school.

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  • TheChapiteau /// Surprise! KURIOS Filmed in Miami!

    TheChapiteau /// Surprise! KURIOS Filmed in Miami!

    The only major Kurios disappointment for many in the Cirque fan community was that the show would “never” be recorded for DVD release. Out of nowhere on the 14th, however, an Instagram post from Christa Mercey (Bella Donna in Kurios), surprised many fans: KURIOS was being filmed in Miami!

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  • Eirini Tornesaki: Behind the Scenes of KURIOS

    Eirini Tornesaki: Behind the Scenes of KURIOS

    Eirini Tornesaki, part of the touring production of “Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities” opened up to Greek Reporter about what working for one of the most prestigious artistic companies in the world is like, as well as her singing career and dreams.

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  • Meet Ryan Shinji Murray – KURIOS Acro Net Artist

    Meet Ryan Shinji Murray – KURIOS Acro Net Artist

    When Ryan Shinji Murray was 10, he made the short trek from his home in Ashton, Maryland to Washington, D.C. with his family to see a performance of Cirque du Soleil. A decade later, he did what he could to enter the circus profession and not long after that, he became a member of the popular performing troupe.

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