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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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  • Cirque du Soleil and OUTRIGGER Debut ‘Auana

    Cirque du Soleil and OUTRIGGER Debut ‘Auana

    After much anticipation, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is proud to unveil its first resident production in Hawai‘i entitled, “‘Auana”. Coming to the OUTRIGGER Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel in late 2024, this unique curation of artistry, acrobatics and heritage brings a new dawn of live entertainment with this Hawai‘i-inspired production.

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  • The Macallan and Cirque Du Soleil Team Up for Whisky and Thrilling Stunts

    The Macallan and Cirque Du Soleil Team Up for Whisky and Thrilling Stunts

    Mixing Scotch with acrobatics is usually a no-no, but not if the Macallan is involved. The Scottish distillery has teamed up with Cirque du Soleil to create a singular theatrical experience that involves tasty top-shelf whisky and thrilling aerial tricks.

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  • CDS and Epson Join Forces to Conceptualize the Future of Immersive Events

    CDS and Epson Join Forces to Conceptualize the Future of Immersive Events

    Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, a global leader in live entertainment, announced it has named Epson, a global leader in projection and printing technology, its Official Projector Partner. Exploring new ways to expand storytelling beyond show boundaries, Cirque du Soleil turned to Epson to help redefine the future of immersive experiences.

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  • After Cirque du Soleil’s daring, high-wire comeback, its CEO is aiming for new heights

    After Cirque du Soleil’s daring, high-wire comeback, its CEO is aiming for new heights

    Stéphane Lefebvre shifted anxiously in his sky-blue suit jacket and scanned the crowd waiting for the world premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s Echo under the Big Top at Montreal’s Old Port. It was April of 2023, and the Canadian circus troupe was mounting its first new big-tent show since its COVID-era bankruptcy. Lefebvre, the company’s chief executive, was as nervous as if he were one of the acrobats about to dance across a cube suspended over flames rising from below. Probably a lot more nervous.

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  • The State of KA

    The State of KA

    The closing of “Love,” enforced by construction as Mirage turns into Hard Rock Las Vegas, has initiated rumors “Ka” will be the next Cirque production to shut down. Potential production partners have checked out the theater recently, similar to how interested parties scouted Luxor’s theater as “America’s Got Talent Superstars Live” ends its run on May 10. Cirque responded to inquiries about “Ka” by saying it is looking forward to celebrating, not closing, the production at MGM Grand.

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  • ‘Not something we can correct’: Las Vegas Cirque artist’s injuries end career

    ‘Not something we can correct’: Las Vegas Cirque artist’s injuries end career

    Kyle Mitrione is working “doggedly” to improve his mobility. But his days as a stunt diver and stage performer are over. Mitrione is the Cirque du Soleil artist injured June 28 during a performance of “O” at Bellagio. The former Red Bull Cliff Diving extreme stunt team diver is suing the Strip’s predominant production company for an undisclosed amount. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Clark County District Court.

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  • Rumor: Days Are Numbered for “Ka” at MGM Grand

    Rumor: Days Are Numbered for “Ka” at MGM Grand

    We’ve been hearing chatter for weeks that “Ka,” from Cirque du Soleil, is closing at MGM Grand. Now, we’ve also heard Guy Laliberte, co-founder of Cirque du Soleil, is sharing privately “Ka” will be shuttered. Laliberte is no longer involved with Cirque, but he knows people. Also, it’s a well-known fact Canadians never lie. The grapevine doesn’t always get it right, but Cirque is trimming the fat in Vegas, and “Ka” looks to be next on the chopping block.

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  • Performer paralyzed during ‘O’ show sues Cirque du Soleil

    Performer paralyzed during ‘O’ show sues Cirque du Soleil

    A performer is suing Cirque du Soleil after he was paralyzed by a moving platform in June 2023 during a new act for the “O” show. Kyle Mitrione dove head-first into a moving platform during the new “Island” act in the show at the Bellagio, fracturing his neck and spine and causing “complete quadriplegia,” according to the lawsuit. The complaint alleged that the act called for performers to dive into a pool as platforms were moving, but there was no method for the performers to ensure the platforms were out of the way before they dove into the water.

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  • Cirque composer prepares music for upcoming Waikiki show

    Cirque composer prepares music for upcoming Waikiki show

    Cirque du Soleil at the Outrigger Waik?k? Beachcomber is set to debut in December, and much of the preparation includes choreographing an original show with a unique musical score. This week, the composer and musical director behind the upcoming production was in town. Evan Hurley is based in Los Angeles but was on island to begin the process of hiring local musicians for the show.

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  • JOYÀ Unveils a New Act at Vidanta Riviera Maya

    JOYÀ Unveils a New Act at Vidanta Riviera Maya

    irque du Soleil JOYÀ, the first resident show in Mexico and Latin America at Vidanta Riviera Maya, has announced the unveiling of an extraordinary enhancement to its already renowned performance. The unveiling of the new flying pole act, coincides with the show’s upcoming 10-year anniversary this November, this dynamic and acrobatic spectacle promises to elevate the JOYÀ experience to new heights.

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  • Cirque official on closing of ‘The Beatles Love’: ‘It wasn’t our decision’

    Cirque official on closing of ‘The Beatles Love’: ‘It wasn’t our decision’

    The Hard Rock Las Vegas will rock without the Beatles. “The Beatles Love” by Cirque du Soleil is closing at The Mirage/Hard Rock Las Vegas on July 7. Producers announced the decision Tuesday morning. Thus ends the only live production anywhere in the world licensed by Apple Corp, the Beatles’ parent company.

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  • Final Bow for the Beatles LOVE Set for July 7, 2024

    Final Bow for the Beatles LOVE Set for July 7, 2024

    Cirque du Soleil and Apple Corps Ltd. announce that The Beatles™ LOVE™ , the groundbreaking production celebrating the music and legacy of The Beatles through the artistry of Cirque du Soleil, will conclude its historic Las Vegas run at The Mirage on July 7, 2024 as the resort begins its transformation into the Hard Rock Las Vegas.

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  • Cirque graveyard: ‘Beatles Love’ joins ‘Viva Elvis,’ ‘Zarkana’ as shows that have closed

    Cirque graveyard: ‘Beatles Love’ joins ‘Viva Elvis,’ ‘Zarkana’ as shows that have closed

    “Love” will at least play to its crescendo, like the crash of pianos closing “A Day in the Life.” The Beatles-Cirque production at The Mirage closes July 7. It rocked and rolled (and jumped and soared) for 18 years. But Cirque’s cabaret revue “Zumanity” was not afforded a bonafide final bow when it performed its final show in March 2020. The “Zu” crew left the stage because of COVID, finding out months later it would be shut down permanently.

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  • Cirque’s “Love” Sets Closing Date at Mirage

    Cirque’s “Love” Sets Closing Date at Mirage

    A beloved Cirque du Soleil show, “Love,” has announced a closing date at Mirage. We knew the end was near for “Love,” now we know just how near. The show’s last performance takes place on July 7, 2024. Mirage is becoming Hard Rock Las Vegas, and the closure of “Love” is just the beginning of […]

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