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  • “I spent $700 to see a Cirque dinner show with my toddler…”

    “I spent $700 to see a Cirque dinner show with my toddler…”

    While my 2-year-old daughter and I were vacationing in Riviera Maya, Mexico, our hotel concierge informed us that Cirque du Soleil had a residency in the area called JOYÀ. The show is recommended for children ages 3 and up, but I still wanted to take my kid along since we were on vacation. I splurged on two tickets for the VIP show and dinner experience package, which cost about $700 total. Here's what the experience was like

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  • Cirque Founder To Create Concert Venue Within Office Complex

    Cirque Founder To Create Concert Venue Within Office Complex

    Guy Laliberté, the creative mind that made Cirque du Soleil a global entertainment attraction, is setting his sights on a property in downtown Montreal as he aims to put his stamp on the seven-building Maison Alcan complex.

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  • The Macallan X Cirque du Soleil

    The Macallan X Cirque du Soleil

    THE MACALLAN COLLABORATES WITH CIRQUE DU SOLEIL TO LAUNCH AN EXCLUSIVE SENSORY EXPERIENCE TO MARK 200 YEARS YOUNG The Macallan Estate in Speyside, Scotland – the 485 acres stretch of land in the Scottish Highlands that is home to the brand’s Distillery – will play host to this breathtaking experience. This scenic landscape offers a […]

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  • Two World Records?!

    Two World Records?!

    Two stars of Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Alegria – In A New Light’ have set new Guinness World Records at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Contortionist Oyun-Erdene Senge successfully broke the title of most contortion roll push ups in 30 seconds, achieving 24, beating the former record of 21. And, powertrack artist Lucie Colebeck set […]

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  • British Gymnast Sets New World Record

    British Gymnast Sets New World Record

    Lucie Colebeck, a former British gymnast, sets a new world record for most handsprings in 30 seconds at Cirque du Soleil. Her agility, endurance, and precision led to an astonishing 36 handsprings, inspiring future generations to push the boundaries of human potential.

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  • Maximizing Your Network: Insights from Cirque du Soleil Talent Scout Xavier Brossard-Ménard

    Maximizing Your Network: Insights from Cirque du Soleil Talent Scout Xavier Brossard-Ménard

    Online talent profiles and digital platforms aside, the casting process is at its core a process of forging human connections… and no one knows this better than Cirque du Soleil Talent Scout Xavier Brossard-Ménard. Let’s hear Xavier’s thoughts on how both casting directors and performers can use their networks to find and build the artistic relationships that they desire.

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  • Cirque du Soleil, President of Resident Shows ‘part ways’

    Cirque du Soleil, President of Resident Shows ‘part ways’

    One of Cirque du Soleil's top Las Vegas executives is leaving the company. On Tuesday, the company announced they were "parting ways" with Eric Grilly, who had been the President of Resident Shows and Affiliate Shows.

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  • This Israeli Cirque du Soleil drummer holds a Guinness World Record

    This Israeli Cirque du Soleil drummer holds a Guinness World Record

    Audiences have come to love Cirque du Soleil shows for their astounding acrobatic feats and clownish comedic interludes. But the music, which is performed live, plays a big role as well. Eden Bahar, a 31-year-old Israeli drummer, is part of the band for “Kooza,” one of the international company’s touring shows. It includes both traditional circus acts — think high wires and contortionists — and more modern ones, including the nail-biting Wheel of Death. Bahar, who grew up in Holon and Tel Aviv and holds a world record for most drumstick spins in one minute, spoke with J. this week about why he joined the circus.

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  • CDS is using AI and high-tech theaters to move into its next era

    CDS is using AI and high-tech theaters to move into its next era

    For nearly 40 years now, the mad scientists at Cirque Du Soleil have developed more than 50 different shows, ranging from the dreamlike (such as Saltimbanco) to artist-centric (like The Beatles Love or Michael Jackson: One). They’re tour de forces for imaginative artistry. As Cirque nears its fourth decade, however, having just barely survived the pandemic, the organization is looking to expand its footprint, while using tech to rethink the ways it comes up with new shows.

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  • Take a Nap with 2,000 Friends at Cirque du Soleil

    Take a Nap with 2,000 Friends at Cirque du Soleil

    “KÀ” by Cirque du Soleil is one of the most ambitious shows in Las Vegas. It’s a thrilling spectacle of sight and sound, driven by the stage itself, divided into levitating segments that use hydraulics to rise, fall, rotate, and turn at angles that are dangerously steep. “‘KÀ’ is a grand adventure uniquely told by Cirque du Soleil in a way it had not done so before,” according to Richard “Richasi” Russo, a megafan who runs Richasi’s Le Grand Chapiteau and the Fascination! Newsletter. “The show pushed the envelope in theater design, technology, and presentation for its time, creating an epic story for the stage that would have been right at home on a motion picture screen.”

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  • Brooks jumped at chance to swap CDS for Olympic dream

    Brooks jumped at chance to swap CDS for Olympic dream

    The 27-year-old toured around the US in 2017 as a two-wheeled trickster with the world's most famous circus company. He only returned to competitive action the following year, going on to win freestyle bronze on debut in Tokyo. Brooks' daring performances on stage and in subsequent advertising campaigns were a far cry from life in the high performance system and Brooks would not change it for the world.

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  • Cirque du Soleil’s JOYÀ Celebrates its Ninth Anniversary

    Cirque du Soleil’s JOYÀ Celebrates its Ninth Anniversary

    Almost everyone in North America has heard of Cirque du Soleil. The Canadian entertainment company that produces an odd hybrid of circus, acrobatics, and dance performance has several touring shows and resident productions in Las Vegas. It has a holiday show and an ice spectacular. But there is only one Cirque du Soleil dinner theater experience and it is in Mexico.

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  • Laliberté Donates a $5 Million Piece of Land to His City

    Laliberté Donates a $5 Million Piece of Land to His City

    As is so often the case, the surpassing of a billion in personal net worth acts as the catalyst for charitable donations of land and capital, and Guy Laliberté is the most recent to follow the path of Rockefeller. The founder of Cirque du Soleil, Laliberté is donating all the money required for his hometown to protect a large piece of natural riparian woodland and wetlands that sits adjacent to it.

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  • New Finale Act for Drawn to Life at Disney Springs

    New Finale Act for Drawn to Life at Disney Springs

    Drawn to Life, presented by Cirque du Soleil and Disney, celebrates two years of captivating audiences in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World with acrobatics, animation, and more by introducing an emotional and breathtaking new finale honoring the relationship at the heart of its story between a father and his daughter.

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  • LA Times: “How Cirque du Soleil helped build modern Las Vegas”

    LA Times: “How Cirque du Soleil helped build modern Las Vegas”

    The water is its own world. One and a half million gallons rest behind 11 panes of 4-inch-thick glass in a warren below the stage where Cirque du Soleil’s “O” plays at the Bellagio. This is the lighting tunnel — and when the 25th anniversary show begins in a few hours, spotlights will flood the water through these windows, highlighting the breathtaking acrobatics taking place above and below its surface.

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