Featured Stories Archive

  • “The Cirque Sound: Quidam”

    “The Cirque Sound: Quidam”

    What defines Cirque du Soleil musically? Most fans would be surprised to know that most of these defining Cirque sounds are actually factory presets from Roland, Korg, E-MU and more!

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  • “What Ifs and If Onlys, Part 1 of 7”

    “What Ifs and If Onlys, Part 1 of 7”

    Wonder what Cirque du Soleil announced but didn't quite come to fruition? Come with us as we rediscover and share what Cirque du Soleil announced but then quietly disappeared over the years.

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  • “A Trip Into The Archives”

    “A Trip Into The Archives”

    Researching a company with a history like Cirque du Soleil's can lead you down a huge rabbit hole. The end result of these archival journeys is usually something that shakes the foundations of what I thought I knew.

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  • “Pomp Duck: A Restaurant Out of Control!”

    “Pomp Duck: A Restaurant Out of Control!”

    For the millionth time, I found myself wondering, like so many Cirque fans before me, “What on earth is Pomp Duck and Circumstance?”. I needed to know. What is this show? Why is it always left out? Where did it come from… and what happened to it?

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  • “MESSI10: There’s a 10 in Each of Us?”

    “MESSI10: There’s a 10 in Each of Us?”

    Cirque du Soleil has paid tribute to many iconic artists, but with MESSI10, it's the first time in their history that they have honoured one of the generation's most inspirational athletes, as the worlds of football and circus collide in a show unlike any other.

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  • REVIEW /// “Run Stumbles at Bit…”

    REVIEW /// “Run Stumbles at Bit…”

    If you want to see a Cirque show with acrobatics and weird costumes, then this isn't for you. But if you are looking for something unique, fun, and have an open mind, then give R.U.N a shot.

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  • “Cirque at Sea II: Syma & Varelia”

    “Cirque at Sea II: Syma & Varelia”

    Taking a dive into SYMA and VARELIA, two new Cirque at SEA shows that launched with MSC Bellissima in March 2019.

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  • “Bringing Corteo’s Sound to Life”

    “Bringing Corteo’s Sound to Life”

    Sennheiser's award-winning Pro Talk Series includes in-depth interviews with the top industry luminaries. In this episode hear from Christian Peterson, Head of Sound for Cirque du Soleil: Corteo.

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  • “A Nocturnal Ode to the Rebellious Spirit of Rock”

    “A Nocturnal Ode to the Rebellious Spirit of Rock”

    Surprising acrobatics, modern and glamorous costumes, musical rhythms known the world over, and a stunning stage design are just a hint of what awaits you in this edition of Cirque du Soleil in Andorra.

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  • “ALEGRIA: The Return of an Icon, in a New Light” – Texts from the Press Kit

    “ALEGRIA: The Return of an Icon, in a New Light” – Texts from the Press Kit

    Beloved by fans around the world, Alegría returns to the Big Top to share its timeless story of resilience and hope.

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  • “Step Inside BAZZAR”

    “Step Inside BAZZAR”

    Step inside BAZZAR. A journey into an eclectic performance lab of infinite creativity where a joyful troupe of acrobats, dancers, and musicians contrive an awe-inspiring spectacle — one full of utter chaos and uplifting beauty.

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  • “X: The Land of Fantasy” by Cirque du Soleil (Updated)

    “X: The Land of Fantasy” by Cirque du Soleil (Updated)

    X: 绮幻之境 (The Land of Fantasy) to open August 10, 2019!

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  • “Underneath an Empty Big Top: Raising the Tent”

    “Underneath an Empty Big Top: Raising the Tent”

    Cirque uses the construction of the tent in each city as a piece of publicity, inviting media to attend “tent raisings,” another way of getting free press on the evening news. After years of seeing those quick bits of news on local TV, we decided to see what goes on at one of them ourselves. And for that we chose LUZIA.

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  • “A Look at Cirque at SEA”

    “A Look at Cirque at SEA”

    With Cirque du Soleil and MSC Cruises having just announced its next pair of shows for the MSC Bellissima (due to launch in March 2019), we thought taking a look at the first two shows created for this partnership were in order (and a bit overdue if we're being honest...)

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  • “DIVA: The Power of Music”

    “DIVA: The Power of Music”

    Music is at the heart of this show and follows the timeless hits of the Divas whose songs shaped our lives. Songs that have guided us throughout the years, in moments of folly, of sadness, of celebration, and of joy; DIVA is a unique opportunity to rediscover them all.

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