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Cirque Du Soleil, the Québec-based masters of the circus arts, has brought their 35th production to Randall’s Island. Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities brings an oversize curio cabinet and its contents to life. In it, Cirque does what it does best, it creates a magical time and place.

Published in Off-Broadway

 

cirque du soleil To PRESENT

Q U I D A M

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT FROM 4 JANUARY 2014
at LONDON’S ROYAL ALBERT HALL

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKETS RELEASED FOR SALE TODAY

London, 17 September2013Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that their award-winning production Quidamwill be presented in London from 4 January 2014 at Royal Albert Hall for a limited engagement.  Tickets for the general public are released for sale today and are available at www.cirquedusoleil.com/quidam or by calling 0845 401 5045.

 

 

Published in London
Monday, 18 March 2013 23:17

Review: Cirque du Soleil's TOTEM

Cirque du Soleil’s mesmerizing Totem has just arrived in New York at Citi Field in Queens.  Inspired by the evolution of the human species, the show opens with the Crystal Man (a human glitter ball) descending from the top of the big-top into a large exoskeleton of a tortoise shell.  As he does this, glistening sleestack-looking creatures writhe below him.

Published in 2012-2013 Season

ZARKANA

THE SURREAL ACROBATIC SPECTACLE BY
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
TO ESTABLISH PERMANENT RESIDENCY
AT ARIA RESORT & CASINO IN LAS VEGAS THIS FALL
FOLLOWING ITS RETURN ENGAGEMENT
AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL IN NEW YORK THIS SUMMER 

Zarkana,thesurreal acrobatic spectacle by Cirque du Soleil, will open at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas in October following its return to Radio City Music Hall in New York this summer.  Zarkana returns to New York beginning Wednesday, June 6 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 2.  Zarkana will take up permanent residency at ARIA after the company’s Viva ELVIS concludes its run there in August. 

Cirque du Soleil unveils a new touring show

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Directed by Diane Paulus

IN MONTREAL’S OLD PORT STARTING APRIL 19

Tickets on sale today

Montreal, January 16, 2012 – Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce the launch of a new creation in Montreal presented by Desjardins Group : Amaluna. Directed by Diane Paulus, a renowned theatre director from New York, Amaluna will be presented under the Grand Chapiteau on the Quays of the Old Port of Montreal as of April 19, and at the Port de Québec as of July 25.  Following its Montreal engagement, Amaluna will perform in Quebec City and Toronto.  Future Canadian and U.S tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks and months.

Wednesday, 06 July 2011 23:09

Review: Cirque Du Soleil's ZARKANA

Cirque Du Soleil started in 1984 with just 20 street performers.  Today, the company is a major player in live entertainment with 20+ shows around the world.  It employs 5,000 people, 1,500 of whom are performers.  Their productions are generally stunningly designed with some of the best aerial and specialty acts to be found anywhere.  I’m pleased to say that Zarkana, which recently opened at Radio City Music Hall, more than lives up to that splendor.  It’s when they stick with what they do best, the death-defying feats, that Zarkana is at its best.

Published in 2011-2012 Season
Tuesday, 09 November 2010 14:29

Cirque Names New Show for New York

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S MARVELOUS EXPLORATION
OF THE TRULY BIZARRE
AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL

Written and Directed by François Girard

PERFORMANCES BEGINS JUNE 9, 2011 

Exclusive Pre-Sale Tickets Available Starting Today
Tickets available to the general public from November 22 

NEW YORKCirque du Soleil announced today that its major new acrobatic spectacle, Zarkana, will begin performances at the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 9, 2011 for a limited engagement through September 4, 2011. Proudly presented by iShares, Zarkana is written and directed by acclaimed film and theatre director François Girard (The Red Violin, Silk).

Zarkana is a fantastically bizarre world where we follow the adventures of Zark, a magician who has lost his love and, with her, his powers. As he cries and begs for her return he is plunged into a world inhabited by surreal creatures. The diverse cast of 71 international artists transports the audience into a fantastical and suspenseful world, blurring the boundaries between the real and imaginary.

About The Show Title
The name Zarkana is a fusion of the words “bizarre” and “arcana” (arcana means “mystery” or “secret”). The twisted fictional world of Zarkana is an elusive destination that is fantastic yet bizarre. The name refers to the irresistibly odd and delightfully strange aura of this place and its inhabitants. .

About François Girard
One of Quebec’s most highly regarded creators, François Girard is equally at ease in cinema (Silk, The Red Violin), opera, visual arts and theatre and has earned an enviable international reputation over the years. A keen music lover, he is particularly known for the hybrid worlds he creates in which music plays a predominant role. His works are recognized for their great musicality, both in terms of sound and image. This will be his second creation for Cirque du Soleil, following ZED, the Tokyo resident show.

Ticket Information
Starting today, Zarkana tickets are available exclusively to Cirque Club Members. Tickets range from $47 to $130 with a limited number of premium tickets available for all performances.

Cirque Club membership is free and benefits include access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to www.cirqueclub.com.

Starting November 22, tickets will be available to the general public at 1- 866-858-0008 or http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/zarkana.aspx

Special Offer from American Express®: Receive a complimentary gift when you purchase Zarkana tickets using your American Express Card. For Preferred Seating and other American Express Cardmember benefits, please visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/amex.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

TO PREMIERE A MAJOR NEW SPECTACLE

AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL IN SUMMER 2011

Directed by François Girard

Montreal, September 14, 2010 - Cirque du Soleil announced today that it will debut a major new acrobatic spectacle next summer at the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York. Proudly presented by iShares®, the new show, whose name will be announced in the coming weeks, will be directed by acclaimed film and theatre director François Girard (The Red Violin, Silk).  Created especially for the landmark theater, previews will begin for the new production in June 2011, with the premiere date to be confirmed shortly.

Directed by François Girard, the new showtakes place in an abandoned theatre and follows a magician who has lost his love and with her, his magic has disappeared. As he cries and begs the Gods for her return he is plunged into a world inhabited by surreal creatures. The diverse cast of 71 international artists transports the audience into a fantastical and suspenseful world, blurring the boundaries between the real and imaginary.

Along with François Girard, the creative team consists of 12 creators under the artistic guidance of Cirque du Soleil Founder Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix:

François Girard – Writer and Director

One of Quebec’s most highly-regarded creators, François Girard is equally at ease in cinema (Silk, The Red Violin), opera, visual arts and theatre and has earned an enviable international reputation over the years. A keen music lover, he is particularly known for the hybrid worlds he creates in which music plays a predominant role. His works are recognized for their great musicality, both in terms of sound and image. This will be his second creation for Cirque du Soleil, following ZED, the Tokyo resident show.

Line Tremblay – Director of Creation

Line Tremblay has worked in many capacities for Cirque du Soleil since the company was founded in 1984. Starting in 1992 she worked as the assistant to the director for the creation of the shows Mystère, Alegría, Quidam, “O” and La Nouba. Line also contributed her talent to Quidam as Artistic Director and was Director of Creation for the Corteo and ZED.

Stéphane Roy – Set and Props Designer

Stéphane Roy has worked as both a set designer and artistic director on over 100 productions in Montreal and abroad. While primarily active in theatre and dance, he has also worked in film, television, advertising and variety shows. Stéphane designed the sets for the Cirque du Soleilshows Dralion, Varekai, Zumanity and KOOZA.

Alan Hranitelj – Costume Designer

Alan Hranitelj has participated in many group exhibitions and fashion shows both in Slovenia, where he's been living for the past  25 years, and abroad. In 1991, he designed haute couture collections in Milan, but he soon quit catwalks and returned to his first love, stage. He mostly designs for drama, opera and film. This is his first show for Cirque du Soleil.

Nick Littlemore – Composer and Musical Director

Nick Littlemore is an Australian musician and producer, known as frontman of acclaimed electronic act Pnau (with Peter Mayes) and one part of electro pop-duo Empire of the Sun (with Luke Steele). He is also a member of art-rock band Teenager (with Pip Brown a.k.a Ladyhawke). As a producer he has worked with Sir Elton John, Groove Armada, Ellie Goulding, Robbie Williams, Flora Purim and many others. This new production will be his first collaboration with Cirque du Soleil.

Sir Elton John will be guiding his protégé Nick Littlemore through the creative process of this new production.

Debra Brown – Choreographer

Dancer and choreographer Debra Brown is internationally-renowned for her unique body of work blending acrobatics and dance. Ever keen to diversify and reinvent, Debra has forged her impressive and unconventional creative path, working with artists and groups from a wide variety of disciplines. She worked with François Girard on ZED and this new production will be her eleventh production with Cirque du Soleil.

Elena Kolyadenko – Choreographer

Elena Kolyadenko has been active in the artistic world in Ukraine and Russia for many years. For the past seven years, she has created and has been managing the Ukraine dance group FreedomBallet. She has worked on a number of productions on many capacities: casting, staging, musical orchestration, and costume design. Moreover, she has been a ballet coach for the Shchepkin Theater (Ukraine), as well as manager and choreographer for the Art Classic Ballet. This will be her first collaboration with Cirque du Soleil.

Alain Lortie – Lighting Designer

More than 25 years ago, Alain Lortie began working with multi-talented Quebec artists such as Michel Lemieux, Marie Chouinard and Edward Lock, and has since collaborated on many variety, opera and music shows both in Quebec and Europe. He also designed the lighting for several productions in Asia. Alain has worked with many Quebec stage directors including Robert Lepage and François Girard. He created the lighting design for the Cirque du Soleil shows Soleil de Minuit and DELIRIUM.

Raymond St-Jean – Image Content Designer

Director, video designer, writer and Editor Raymond Saint-Jean began his career directing music videos and short films. Since then, he has turned to dramas, documentaries and films about the performing arts. Raymond has made his talents as a “video set designer” available to a number of artists and companies in the arts world across North America. Raymond previously worked on the Cirque du Soleil show, ZAIA, the resident show in Macau.

Steven Dubuc – Sound Designer

A self-taught creator with an adventurous mind, Steve Dubuc worked on a large number of artistic projects across the globe as a sound engineer, chief sound engineer and sound technician. He has worked as a technical director on various Cirque du Soleil shows. This will be his second Cirque du Soleil show as sound designer, following ZAIA.

Florence Pot – Acrobatic Performance Designer

With her university training in physical education and sports psychology, Florence Pot took on many projects in the world of gymnastics as a trainer and choreographer prior to joining Cirque du Soleil as an acrobatic scout and, later, chief scout. In 2006 she accepted the invitation to become Acrobatic Performance Designer on the Cirque du Soleil resident show ZED in Tokyo—a role she reprised on the big top show TOTEM.

Danny Zen – Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer

Danny Zen first arrived at Cirque du Soleil in 1990 to work as a welder in the company’s workshops, and then worked as mechanic, head usher and tent technician before becoming head rigger on Quidam in 1996. Danny also worked at Montreal’s National Circus School and later participated in the development of aerial acrobatic elements at Cirque du Soleil. Danny was on the creation team for the big top shows Corteo and KOOZA. 

Eleni Uranis – Makeup Designer

Eleni Uranis joined Cirque du Soleil in 1989 as assistant to costume designer Dominique Lemieux. This led to many other projects and in 2004 Eleni’s career took a new direction with the Cirque du Soleil makeup department, creating designs for the touring show Dralion. She has also designed the make-up for the Tokyo resident show ZED and the New York seasonal holiday show Wintuk.

iShares® is the presenting sponsor of this new production. American Express® is the official sponsor.

Cirque du Soleil

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,200 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in nearly 300 cities on five continents.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

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