Q&A Archive

  • 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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  • Las Vegas Magazine Q&A w/Jenn Haight from KÀ

    Las Vegas Magazine Q&A w/Jenn Haight from KÀ

    Jenn Haight has been starring in KÁ since it first debuted more than 14 years ago. She plays one of the lead roles of Twin Sister. As KÁ has evolved from a curious story-driven creation into a true institution on the Las Vegas Strip, Haight has grown as a performer, excelling at the more emotional aspects of her nightly gig.

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  • Meet Crystal’s Zabato Bebe

    Meet Crystal’s Zabato Bebe

    When Zabato Bebe was a little boy, performers on stage, who were capable of mesmerizing the audience with their tricks, their looks, and their ability to tell a story, fascinated him. Add to the mix a pair of ice skates and a father who was a dancer, and you have all the ingredients needed to make Bebe a star in his own right.

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  • Director Fabrice Lemire talks Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL

    Director Fabrice Lemire talks Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL

    Artistic director Fabrice Lemire takes on the ice in Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL. The show features an international cast of figure, extreme and freestyle skaters, acrobats, musicians, and comic characters. This is Cirque du Soleil’s first ever ice show and Lemire talks about the unique challenges of bringing acrobatics and skating together.

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  • Grayslake native living his ‘inspiration’ as Cirque performer

    Grayslake native living his ‘inspiration’ as Cirque performer

    Getting cast in Cirque du Soleil's "Volta" has been a dream come true for Kevin Beverley. And the Grayslake native is especially excited to perform for a hometown crowd when the 2017 touring big-top show makes its Chicago debut this weekend on the grounds of Soldier Field.

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  • BWW Interview: Puppeteers Talk TORUK – THE FIRST FLIGHT

    BWW Interview: Puppeteers Talk TORUK – THE FIRST FLIGHT

    TORUK - The First Flight is a show inspired by James Cameron's movie AVATAR, and created by Cirque du Soleil; it comes to London's O2 Arena in June. BroadwayWorld spoke to puppeteers Helen Day and Antony Antunes about the show.

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  • BWW Interview: Lauren Herley And Jennifer Lecuyer of BAZZAR

    BWW Interview: Lauren Herley And Jennifer Lecuyer of BAZZAR

    BroadwayWorld checked in with BAZZAR's leading lady, Floating Woman - portrayed by Lauren Herley, and the Artistic Director of the show, Jennifer Luceyer.

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  • Meet Victor Salazar, Volta BMX Rider

    Meet Victor Salazar, Volta BMX Rider

    Two years ago, San Diego BMX cyclist Victor Salazar went off to join the circus. This week, he came home. Salazar, 26, is one of five professional BMX riders performing in “Volta,” Cirque du Soleil’s action sports-inspired tent show that opened Wednesday and continues through May 5 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

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  • Erini Tornesaki and Her Dynamic Voice

    Erini Tornesaki and Her Dynamic Voice

    Talented vocalist of jazz and Greek traditional music, Eirini Tornesaki blurs the lines between genres and explores intercultural dialogue through music. Her angelic voice was first heard in public when she performed at her father’s restaurant in Crete at the age of four.

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  • Q&A w/CRYSTAL’s Scott Smith

    Q&A w/CRYSTAL’s Scott Smith

    Figure skating and acrobatics are hard enough. Combining the two might sound impossible, but for Scott Smith, it was a perfect fit. "I was a competitive skater for 20 years. In a way I've been training for this all of my life," Smith told the Deseret News.

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  • A Conversation with BAZZAR Costume Designer James Lavoie

    A Conversation with BAZZAR Costume Designer James Lavoie

    Running over two months, Cirque du Soleil's BAZZAR marked the entertainment company's first time in India. A recreation of an Indian marketplace, Bazzar's protagonist is a maestro who dreams of putting together a larger-than-life theatrical production.

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  • The Real-Life Diet of Aleksei Goloborodko, the Most Flexible Man in the World

    The Real-Life Diet of Aleksei Goloborodko, the Most Flexible Man in the World

    On the spectrum of human flexibility, 24-year-old Aleksei Goloborodko lies somewhere between “world-class contortionist” and “literally made of pipe cleaners.” Originally from Tula, Russia, the Bronze Clown winner—the circus world’s equivalent of the Oscars—is currently crisscrossing the globe (and his body) on tour with Cirque du Soleil’s production of Luzia. He talks extreme stretching, meal planning, and his advice for aspiring circus performers everywhere.

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  • The Cirque star who found rejuvenation on Lamma Island

    The Cirque star who found rejuvenation on Lamma Island

    The atmosphere electric, the music soaring, each night Rose Winebrenner took to the stage in front of a rapt audience. After 20 years’ hard work, the mezzo soprano had the lead role in Zaia, a theatrical extravaganza by Cirque du Soleil in Macau. Beginning in 2008, it was intended to run for a decade. But after just four years the show was cancelled. Winebrenner’s dreams were dashed; her life turned upside down.

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  • VOLTA star gives back to SFO kids aspiring to join circus

    VOLTA star gives back to SFO kids aspiring to join circus

    Bradley Henderson lithely climbs up the pole and turns his body upside down before stopping it on a dime. There is a striking ease to the way he contorts himself with masterful precision on this Monday afternoon. It’s standard fare for the seasoned circus performer who is starring in Cirque du Soleil’s “Volta,” which opens at San Francisco’s AT&T Park on Nov. 15. But today his casually awe-inspiring physicality is on display for the young students of Circus Center in San Francisco.

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  • LDI 2018 Speaker Spotlight: Jonathan Deans, Sound Designer

    LDI 2018 Speaker Spotlight: Jonathan Deans, Sound Designer

    As we gear up for the LDI Show, Live Design is profiling speakers in their Sound Tracks series of panels aimed at live sound engineers. This week they're pleased to introduce you to keynote speaker Jonathan Deans, who will be discussing the state of sound design.

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