Saudi Arabia Archive

  • Acrobats Uncomfortable with Upcoming Saudi Performance

    Acrobats Uncomfortable with Upcoming Saudi Performance

    Cirque du Soleil’s decision to go ahead with more performances in Saudi Arabia next month despite international outrage over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is creating a malaise within circus ranks, The Canadian Press has learned. Following stops in Italy, Germany and Croatia, the Quebec-based troupe will pitch its tent in Riyadh from Dec. 17-29 in a visit that has been in the works for about a year.

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  • Cirque prepares ground-breaking show in King Fahd Stadium

    Cirque prepares ground-breaking show in King Fahd Stadium

    To mark Saudi National Day on the 23rd of September, the General Entertainment Authority presents one of the largest custom-made events by the world-renowned company Cirque du Soleil, organized by MBC Group.

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  • Saudi Arabia Announces Deals With Cirque Du Soleil and More

    Saudi Arabia Announces Deals With Cirque Du Soleil and More

    Saudi Arabia is embracing Hollywood with open arms, notching deals with live theater producer Cirque du Soleil and the world's largest exhibitor AMC Theaters, as its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman courts investments in the reforming oil-rich nation. he Cirque du Soleil contract will see the Montreal, Canada-based company create a new production designed for a one-time performance on Saudi Arabia’s National Day on Sunday, September 23rd.

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  • Saudis Draw on Cirque du Soleil Talent for Entertainment

    Saudis Draw on Cirque du Soleil Talent for Entertainment

    Saudi Arabia has brought Cirque du Soleil inside its tent. As the kingdom tries to expand its tourism offerings, the government’s council of ministers has approved board members for the new General Entertainment Authority. Among the board members are Jonathan Tétrault, the executive vice-president and chief operating officer at Cirque du Soleil.

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