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  • A leaner Cirque is Slowly Making its Way Back

    A leaner Cirque is Slowly Making its Way Back

    It wasn’t long ago Cirque itself was struggling to find its feet after COVID-19 upended the Montreal entertainment giant, forcing the closure of all its shows, triggering mass layoffs and toppling the company into insolvency. This past week marks one year since Cirque announced a bold relaunch plan under the tag line “the intermission is over.” And with a new chief executive officer at the helm, Cirque plans to be fully reopened by the end of this year, even as it grapples with acute labour shortages and uncertainty brought on by the Ukraine war.

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  • Discover Horizon, the World of MŪV

    Discover Horizon, the World of MŪV

    Two worlds, two colours, two scores, two thought processes... Two distinct realities, parallel and with no way of meeting one another... This is the scene you'll find before you as you enter the worlds of MŪV, the new Cirque du Soleil show in Andorra. Surprising acrobatics, modern costumes, musical rhythms known the world over, and a stunning stage design completely connected to the audience are just a hint of what awaits you in this 2022 edition.

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  • “To Stimulate Creativity, Bring in New Talent”

    “To Stimulate Creativity, Bring in New Talent”

    When I stepped in as president and CEO of Cirque du Soleil, I knew we needed something counter-intuitive. About ten months after I arrived, it was clear the company was facing an existential crisis triggered by the departure of its top director, Franco Dragone. After fifteen years of doing things a certain way—Dragone directing new productions, with oversight by company founder Guy Laliberté—we suddenly had to develop a new way to create our shows.

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  • Fusion Sport Welcomes Cirque to its Roster

    Fusion Sport Welcomes Cirque to its Roster

    Fusion Sport, a global leader in the elite human performance optimization sector, today announced it teamed with Cirque du Soleil. Cirque will use Fusion Sport's popular Smartabase software to optimize the performance of artists across its global enterprise, configuring the software to meet the needs of their high-performance staff, coaches, and artists.

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  • “The Business of Circus”

    “The Business of Circus”

    "Balancing Acts: Unleashing the Power of Creativity in Your Life and Work" by Daniel Lamarre is a book for those who need creative inspiration. Part business memoir and part self-help/motivational, the appeal of this book will land squarely on the aspiring businessman who needs an icon.

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  • Cirque Execs on its Disney show and Surviving Shutdowns

    Cirque Execs on its Disney show and Surviving Shutdowns

    Cirque du Soleil, one of the most recognizable names in theatrical entertainment, began operating its newest show "Drawn to Life" last November — the first time it offered performances after shutting down during the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, it has sold more than 200,000 tickets, and on March 24, it celebrated its 150th performance since its Nov. 18 debut.

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  • Cirque Unveils Giant Apple on Las Vegas Strip

    Cirque Unveils Giant Apple on Las Vegas Strip

    A new giant apple has appeared on Las Vegas Blvd courtesy of a new Cirque du Soleil strip show. On Tuesday, the 315-pound spherical display that took more than 200 hours to create landed at its new home outside the New York New York, where the new 'Mad Apple' show will debut on Thursday, May 26. The 30-foot display only took six minutes to inflate and will stay at the location until the show's premiere.

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  • Daniel Lamarre talks about his two decades with Cirque

    Daniel Lamarre talks about his two decades with Cirque

    During the pandemic, all 44 Cirque du Soleil shows globally were shut down, and 95 percent of the company’s workforce was laid off. It was the most challenging time of his career for Daniel, but out of that challenge – and his 21 years with the company – his new book, “Balancing Acts,” was born. Daniel shared his story with the fine folks at Attractions Magazine.

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  • Connecticut student heading to Vegas to join CDS as a magician

    Connecticut student heading to Vegas to join CDS as a magician

    TJ Salta has to finish his Quinnipiac degree online because the subject he’s studying has already paid off. The entrepreneurism major has landed a job performing his singular, up-close magic act in a new Las Vegas show created by Cirque du Soleil. Salta is awestruck by the opportunity, citing the the internationally renowned circus theater troupe’s reputation for treating its artists well.

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  • Verizon and Snap put Cirque du Soleil in the palm of your hand

    Verizon and Snap put Cirque du Soleil in the palm of your hand

    Verizon, Snap Inc. and Cirque du Soleil today debuted an augmented reality Snapchat Lens, inspired by “O” by Cirque du Soleil and built by Arcadia, that can take advantage of the power of Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband. The Lens transports the renowned “O” performance from Bellagio in Las Vegas to the palm of a Snapchatter’s hand.

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  • Alegría ‘rigged’ to magnificence by Masse and team

    Alegría ‘rigged’ to magnificence by Masse and team

    The production includes some of the more innovative trapeze design in Cirque history alongside fire dancers, contortionists and all the other spectacles one associates with the company. Thanks for much of this dynamic display goes to senior equipment and acrobatic riggings designer Pierre Masse.

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  • Laughing Place Interviews Daniel Lamarre on His New Book

    Laughing Place Interviews Daniel Lamarre on His New Book

    As Disney fans, you are probably well aware that Cirque du Soleil recently opened their collaboration with Disney, Drawn to Life. But there may be some of you who want more insight into the production of the show. You are in luck - Daniel Lamarre has a new book called Balancing Acts, where he shares stories including how Cirque faced the challenges of the pandemic.

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  • At Cirque du Soleil, a Russian and a Ukrainian Stand Strong

    At Cirque du Soleil, a Russian and a Ukrainian Stand Strong

    As Vladimir Putin's brutal invasion devolves into a catastrophe of historic proportions, two acrobats from the region — one Russian, one Ukrainian — share meals, laughs and death-defying performances in the traveling "Ovo," back in L.A. after a two-year COVID pause.

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  • MUV by CDS – Andorra in July 2022

    MUV by CDS – Andorra in July 2022

    This summer, experience a world of excitement and wonder once again with M?V, a new and exclusive show by Cirque du Soleil in Andorra. M?V looks back at the greatest musical hits of recent years, with the aim of driving audiences into a collective musical frenzy.

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  • How do you lead a company through the worst of times?

    How do you lead a company through the worst of times?

    In his new book ‘Balancing Acts,’ Daniel Lamarre talks about what business leaders can learn from artists, in good times and bad.

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