“O” Archive

  • «O» Celebrates 10,000th Performance!

    «O» Celebrates 10,000th Performance!

    Today marks "O"'s 10,000th performance! Cirque du Soleil extends its thanks for the “O”utstanding support they have received for over 20 years.

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  • John Katsilometes: “O,” we have shows

    John Katsilometes: “O,” we have shows

    Cirque du Soleil is wading further into the deep end with “O” at Bellagio, its most profitable Strip production over the past 20-plus years. The company plans to expand the show’s schedule to seven days a week by 2020.

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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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  • Fast Company: “This is your brain on Cirque du Soleil”

    Fast Company: “This is your brain on Cirque du Soleil”

    The beloved entertainment giant is working with a neuroscientist to try to measure the emotion of awe. It’s all in the name of designing better shows.

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  • Cirque is Studying Audience Members’ Brain Waves?

    Cirque is Studying Audience Members’ Brain Waves?

    Cirque du Soleil is synonymous with big, jaw-dropping stunts performed at insane heights and mesmerizing shows. But at the O Theater in Las Vegas, the theater company is doing something that it has never done before -- studying “your brain on Cirque.” The company asked a team of scientists to attach electrodes to audience members’ heads and monitor their brain waves as they watch the performances.

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  • What It’s Like to Be a Safety Diver in “O”

    What It’s Like to Be a Safety Diver in “O”

    Alan Williams' dive students don’t look like other Open Water Diver hopefuls. For starters, they show up wearing sequins. And they never assemble their own gear. That’s because my newbies are trapeze artists and other acrobatic performers working in O, the water-themed Cirque du Soleil show performed five nights a week in Las Vegas.

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  • Meet Brynn Coseru – Synchronized Swimmer at “O”

    Meet Brynn Coseru – Synchronized Swimmer at “O”

    You can’t help but wonder about what happens to them once they’re too old to do what they do — the awesome acrobatics that take your breath away, the incredible contortions that seemingly take superhuman flexibility, the synchronized swimming so amazing it’s been called dancing while drowning.

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  • Three Cirque Performers Share Workout Routines

    Three Cirque Performers Share Workout Routines

    When you think of a "circus workout," you probably envision bendy yoga poses, or plopping into the splits. But that's not what the stars of Cirque du Soleil's "O," a show in Las Vegas that's performed in and above water, swear by for their lean, toned, and hella strong physiques.

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  • Underwater magic: Hidden tech behind Cirque du Soleil’s ‘O’

    Underwater magic: Hidden tech behind Cirque du Soleil’s ‘O’

    On the surface, "O" is a stunningly simple show. But there's a lot of technology at work. From the hydraulic stage that drops away to reveal a 17-foot deep pool to the countless set pieces that move around high above stage, all automated to within a fraction of a second, "O" is a technical marvel.

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  • Cirque du Soleil brings VR back to the Strip

    Cirque du Soleil brings VR back to the Strip

    Cirque du Soleil is exhibiting two virtual reality experiences on the Las Vegas Strip. At MGM Grand, guests can enjoy KA The Battle Within for a second takeover inside the hotel lobby. Meanwhile, guests at the Bellagio can explore DREAMS OF O. The VR experience showcases aerial acrobatics, dives, fire, and surreal amphibious characters.

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  • Changes Now Underway at BELIEVE, LOVE, and… “O”?!

    Changes Now Underway at BELIEVE, LOVE, and… “O”?!

    Changes are underway at three Cirque du Soleil shows on the Strip thanks to “Mindfreak” magician Criss Angel and The Beatles widows Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison.

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  • Check out these “Best of Vegas” Cirque Insider Access Tours!

    Check out these “Best of Vegas” Cirque Insider Access Tours!

    Really get an inside look on how a Las Vegas show from Cirque du Soleil is executed each night with three exclusive tours available only at BestofVegas.com. A former Cirque du Soleil performer with years of experience performing in big Las Vegas shows will act as your tour guide, sharing all the best tidbits about his (or her) days in the troupe.

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