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  • How I Did That: Relighting Mystère (Part 2)

    How I Did That: Relighting Mystère (Part 2)

    Entertainment on The Strip morphed into something new and exciting in 1993 when Cirque du Soleil opened Mystère at Treasure Island, as their first resident show in Las Vegas. The show has been relit and LD Luc Lafortune shares his experience with Live Design…

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  • Flying high: Discover what it takes to be a CDS Performer

    Flying high: Discover what it takes to be a CDS Performer

    Ahead of Cirque du Soleil’s arrival in Adelaide, three performers share their unique journeys from athlete to acrobat.

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  • Hanging on by a Hair

    Hanging on by a Hair

    For as long as she can remember, acrobat Charlotte O’Sullivan knew she would be a performer — she just wasn’t sure in what capacity. “Maybe I didn’t imagine circus, because I didn’t know that was a route right away, but it was very clear growing up that I was going to be on stage,” she said. “Everybody knew it, we just didn’t know what yet.” O’Sullivan joined the cast of Cirque du Soleil’s newest Big Top show, Echo in January 2023.

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  • The Yorkshire tumbler who ran away to join the circus

    The Yorkshire tumbler who ran away to join the circus

    As I am led into the backstage area of the Cirque du Soleil Big Top, I step into a dreamlike world of costumes, masks and circus people pivoting, back-flipping and getting themselves into seemingly impossible contortions - I suppose for them it's just another day in the office. I'm here to meet Zara McLean, one of two British performers (the other is Lucie Colebeck) in Alegría - In a New Light, which is on until the end of June in Malaga.

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  • Guy Laliberté fined $24,000 in Tahiti over Cannabis use

    Guy Laliberté fined $24,000 in Tahiti over Cannabis use

    A representative for Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté says the Canadian entrepreneur has been fined about $24,000 for cannabis possession in French Polynesia. Anne Dongois says a court in Papeete, on Tahiti’s northwestern coast, found Laliberté guilty on Tuesday of possessing and using cannabis. She says he was cleared of any other infractions. Laliberté […]

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  • CDS Teams up with Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada for the 2024 Pre-Race Ceremony

    CDS Teams up with Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada for the 2024 Pre-Race Ceremony

    Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group will collaborate with Formula 1?Grand Prix du?Canada?for its much-anticipated yearly race weekend at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal. The Montreal-based Global Artistic Entertainment?company has created a bespoke 3-minute piece to be performed on the starting grid as part of the Pre-race ceremonies prior to the 2 PM start on June 9th.

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  • Forced Labour in Supply Chains – CDS 2023 Report

    Forced Labour in Supply Chains – CDS 2023 Report

    Canada considers that it is essential to contribute to fighting modern slavery and has, with the enactment of the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act (the “Act”), imposed reporting obligations on certain Canadian companies regarding the steps they’ve taken to prevent and reduce the risk that forced labour or child labour be included in their supply chains.

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  • Stags’ Leap Winery Named an Official Partner of CDS

    Stags’ Leap Winery Named an Official Partner of CDS

    Stags' Leap Winery, one of the oldest and most storied wineries in Napa Valley , and Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (" Cirque du Soleil " or " the company "), a world leader in artistic entertainment, announce an exclusive partnership that will see Stags' Leap Winery featured at Cirque du Soleil's United States Big Top Shows for one year beginning next month.

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  • How I Did That: Relighting Mystère (Part 1)

    How I Did That: Relighting Mystère (Part 1)

    When Matt Nickel and Michel Laprise [of Cirque Du Soleil] first approached me about relighting Mystère, one of the primary concerns was, by the time we were done, was it still going to look like Mystère, which is now a classic, and of course, we had to be mindful of that. It was important that we retain the aesthetics that were unique to Mystère and not have it look dated or passé, perhaps even stale. The cast is young and very dynamic.

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  • The Beatles’ ‘Love’ closes July 6. Why Ringo Starr says ‘it’s worth seeing’ while you can

    The Beatles’ ‘Love’ closes July 6. Why Ringo Starr says ‘it’s worth seeing’ while you can

    For 18 years, all Cirque du Soleil needed was "Love." But in a few weeks, the kaleidoscopic fever dream known as “The Beatles Love by Cirque du Soleil” will go dark on the Las Vegas Strip. No more skate ramps and curlicue airborne tricks to imbue “Help!” with the joviality to match the music (if not the lyrics). No more graceful trapeze routines to the heart-fluttering “Something.”

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  • KÀ to Continue at MGM Grand

    KÀ to Continue at MGM Grand

    Cirque du Soleil has announced that its beloved resident production KÀ will continue performances at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino through November 2026. A staple on The Strip since 2005, the cinematic masterpiece redefines storytelling with its heroic journey of love and conflict, taking adventure to an all-new level as world-class performers enthrall audiences with gravity-defying battle scenes and combat acrobatics punctuated by immersive technology.

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  • LiveDesign: Luc Lafortune Relights Mystère

    LiveDesign: Luc Lafortune Relights Mystère

    "Mystère, which opened in December of 1993, may have been Cirque’s first permanent show in Las Vegas, although not the first Cirque show," explains lighting designer Luc Lafortune, who recently re-lit the show. “That was Nouvelle Experience. It played for about 12 months or so, out at the Mirage which was then owned by Steve Wynn.

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  • Inside Macallan’s £200 anniversary experience with Cirque du Soleil

    Inside Macallan’s £200 anniversary experience with Cirque du Soleil

    The Macallan Distillery has collaborated with Cirque du Soleil for an incredible, immersive show to celebrate their 200th anniversary. The Press & Journal went along to check it out...

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  • Offbeat Antics and Artistic Talents Abound at “Mad Apple”

    Offbeat Antics and Artistic Talents Abound at “Mad Apple”

    If you know the definition of “double entendre,” you meet the criteria for being an audience member at next-level variety show Mad Apple. Risqué comedy is the thread that ties the variety show’s dynamic acts together within a theater that has the only stage-side bar on the Strip. Ticket holders are encouraged to arrive early to order drinks and mingle with an assortment of cast members who clown around or perform sleight of hand before showtime.

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  • ‘Auana Creative Team

    ‘Auana Creative Team

    After careful consideration and in collaboration with community voices, Cultural Creative Producer Dr. Aaron J. Sal?, Director Neil Dorward?, Costume Designer Manaola Yap and Choreographer Kumu Hula Hiwa Vaughan, ‘Auana was selected to foreshadow the? thrilling adventure that audience members will take part in, traversing through Hawai‘i’s? unique mo‘olelo (stories) and stylized depictions of historic milestone events.

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