The Land of Fantasy Archive

  • Stratford Company Filming Documentary on Cirque in China

    Stratford Company Filming Documentary on Cirque in China

    In a world-first, Montreal’s Cirque du Soleil will open a resident show in China next summer, and Stratford’s Ballinran Entertainment will be tagging along for the ride. According to the production company’s founder, Craig Thompson, his team and that of Toronto’s White Pine Pictures are set to follow 50 acrobats — half of which are from China — as they prepare for Cirque du Soleil’s The Land of Fantasy, set to open next summer in the company’s first theatre built outside of North America, in the southern Chinese city of Hangzhou.

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  • Curtain to go up in May for “The Land of Fantasy”

    Curtain to go up in May for “The Land of Fantasy”

    The theater, in a renovated factory on the outskirt of the city, was built with an investment of 1.5 billion yuan ($220 million) by Hangzhou Xintiandi Group, a privately owned developer of tourism and cultural projects across China. This project is also the biggest investment so far by the company, which was founded in 2008 and has total assets of 30 billion yuan. It will also be the Canadian entertainment company's only resident show in Asia.

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