Volta Archive

  • Fashion designer Zaldy talks Cirque, ‘Drag Race’ and SF

    Fashion designer Zaldy talks Cirque, ‘Drag Race’ and SF

    Fashion and costume designer Zaldy Goco has worked with superstars ranging from Britney Spears and the Scissor Sisters to Gwen Stefani and Lady Gaga on their spectacular three-ring concerts and world tours, but his latest project is quite literally his biggest circus of all.

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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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  • Discovery The Magic, Love, And Queerness Behind VOLTA

    Discovery The Magic, Love, And Queerness Behind VOLTA

    There is beauty in art and gymnastics. From watching a man fly in the air while hanging from a lamp, to watching bikers soar several feet above your head, or watching a woman stand on the shoulders of a unicyclist. Every sight is stunning, impressive, and little scary. The circus is known for giving customers many of these daring feats and bringing a smile to their faces. Even further, Cirque du Soleil has become a world-renowned circus for doing all that and so much more.

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  • Joey Arrigo brings “Waz” to life in VOLTA

    Joey Arrigo brings “Waz” to life in VOLTA

    The amazingly flexible and insanely acrobatic artists of Cirque du Soleil are known to be experts at their artistry. But what brought them to the Cirque family is exciting. Michael Cook from Out in Jersey sat down with Joey Arrigo, who portrays “Waz” in the latest Cirque du Soleil production Volta.

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  • VOLTA: “A Technical Box of Wonders”

    VOLTA: “A Technical Box of Wonders”

    True to its name, Volta is supercharged, crackling with energy, and, at times, shocking. A coming-out fable articulated through a series of electrifying physical performances and poignant choreography, Volta is bathed in light and luminous, luxurious imagery.

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  • VOLTA cancels show in N.J. after ’emotional’ return

    VOLTA cancels show in N.J. after ’emotional’ return

    Just a day after its big debut in New Jersey, Cirque du Soleil's "Volta" was again canceled, but just for one show. The company says it chose to do away with a two-show lineup at the Meadowlands on Sunday because performers remained emotional after the death of one of their peers.

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  • VOLTA Returns to Action

    VOLTA Returns to Action

    Cirque du Soleil returned to performances on Friday in New Jersey, offering a tribute to the aerialist who died last month on stage. It was the first show since the March 17 accident that claimed the life of Yann Arnaud, 38.

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  • VOLTA: “Thank You”

    VOLTA: “Thank You”

    We would like to sincerely thank you all for the messages of love and support that you sent us from around the world over the last weeks. The VOLTA family has decided that it was now time to step back on stage, confirming that we will resume performances starting on the 20th of April at 8 PM. We can’t wait to see you again.

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  • Volta bandleader Benjamin Harrison brings M83’s score to life

    Volta bandleader Benjamin Harrison brings M83’s score to life

    Cirque du Soleil knew that it needed something different as it designed its new Volta show, and it scored big when Anthony Gonzalez hopped on board as Volta’s musical director and composer. Gonzalez — better known as French-born, L.A.-livin’ producer M83 — was attracted to Volta’s storyline, which, to him, centered around a generation calling for change (CL’s own Scott Harrell thinks “Volta's narrative is one of an individual unfulfilled by fame and fortune, turning his back on empty celebrity and in search of a more profound and meaningful life”).

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  • Former FSU Marching Chief performs in VOLTA

    Former FSU Marching Chief performs in VOLTA

    Baton twirler Jennifer Marcus has always admired Cirque du Soleil's surreal and colorful shows. She was dazzled by La Nouba when she watched it at Orlando's Disney Springs. But beyond the vibrant stage decor and mesmerizing acts, Marcus was intrigued by the elite athletes who put on the show. Little did she know that one day, she'd become one of them.

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  • Cirque du Soleil’s VOLTA will flip you out

    Cirque du Soleil’s VOLTA will flip you out

    No matter what Cirque du Soleil show I see, it’s always the same: I am blown away by the acrobatics, dazzled by the visuals and only peripherally aware of the story being told. That is the case with “Volta,” now in an eight-week run at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. This show mixes extreme sports such as BMX riding, bungee jumping and parkour into the usual milieu of work with trapeze, juggling, contortion, tumbling and Swiss rings.

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  • Wisycom Performs Outstanding Audio Feats for VOLTA

    Wisycom Performs Outstanding Audio Feats for VOLTA

    When independent Sound Designer Jean-Michel Caron was tasked with the challenge of providing impeccable sound for the VOLTA Big Top touring production, he knew that Wisycom would be the perfect fit. Caron relied heavily on the company's wireless microphone transmitters and receivers, and in-ear receivers for his wireless and RF needs.

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  • Meet Jennifer Marcus – VOLTA’s World Champion Baton Twirler

    Meet Jennifer Marcus – VOLTA’s World Champion Baton Twirler

    World champion baton twirler Jennifer Marcus has returned to Miami this winter, but not because she’s spending the holidays at her childhood home in Kendall. Instead, Marcus is back to dazzle audiences as a performer with the Cirque du Soleil show Volta.

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  • Joey Arrigo – About the Demands of Performance

    Joey Arrigo – About the Demands of Performance

    Joey Arrigo saw his first Cirque du Soleil show — on a VHS tape — when he was 5. It was “magic,” he thought, twirling in imitation around the family’s Newmarket home. Twenty years later, and countless gruelling hours of dance training, Arrigo is playing the central character Waz in the company’s production of Volta. He spoke with the Star about the physical and mental demands of doing up to 10 shows a week.

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  • REVIEW /// “VOLTA in Toronto!”

    REVIEW /// “VOLTA in Toronto!”

    I saw VOLTA in Toronto on September 10th at 1:30pm; nice show! Not as bad as people are making it out to be. It's certainly not as good as some, but enjoyable more than others.

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