Cirque du Soleil's "Amaluna" blends feminist-themed Tempest with circus

Cirque du Soleil is world-renowned for its dazzling combination of circus acrobatics, theatrical storytelling and unmatched production value in costumes and live music. What began as a small touring troupe is now one of Canada’s most recognizable and successful entertainment exports, with shows in over 40 countries.
Cirque’s latest North American production Amaluna is currently performing under their trademark blue-and-yellow tent at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. The show is inspired by the Shakespearean tale The Tempest, following a group of men washed ashore upon a mysterious island populated by goddesses. A princess of the island eventually falls in love with one of the men and the show’s acts follow the trials of the ensuing romance.
The show has garnered rave reviews (see: The Straight and Vancouver Sun) from the press praising the show’s plot, cast, and of course, the circus stunts and acts that have made Cirque so famous. Highlights – if one can pick one out of the many – include women traipsing on tight-wires in high heels, aerial scenes with actors careening over the audience’s heads, and a steamy, borderline-PG waterbowl contortionist act.
Amaluna is on an extended run at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place until January 20th, 2013, and is slated to perform in Calgary and Edmonton in the spring. Order your Cirque du Soleil tickets today and experience an unforgettable show like no other!

Cirque du Soleil Dralion to Wow Abbotsford

Cirque to Soleil is set to descend on the City of Abbotsford with a show that blends the beauty of both Eastern and Western acrobatics: Dralion.
cirquedusoleildralionThe show is a fusion of the best of both worlds as seen in its name, derived from the blend of “Dragon” which symbolizes the East and “Lion” for the west. It focuses on the Eastern philosophy of harmony between humans and nature, and representations of the elements become the main characters: Azala for air, Gaya for earth, Oceane for water, and Yao for fire.
Set to a variety of world music, the show includes elements such as the bamboo poles, aerial hoop, hoop diving, and more.
Originally a show under Cirque du Soleil’s Grand Chapiteau, it’s now been adapted for arena performances. Dralion will be at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre for seven shows June 2nd-5th, 2011.
Get your tickets and be awed by the acrobatic mastery that nobody does like Cirque du Soleil.

OVO Coming to Stampede Park

The lavish world of Cirque du Soleil will be coming to Calgary’s Stampede Park with the show OVO.
cirquedusoleilovoCompletely insect themed, OVO takes the audience into a colourful and energetic world when a giant egg appears. While the insects investigate the curious object, a love story unfolds. Accompanied by Bazilian samba, electronic beats, and insect sounds the show is illustrated with Cirque’s beautiful acrosport, hand balancing, and slackwire.
Considered to be the biggest act of its kind presented under Cirque’s Grand Chapiteau, the show includes six flyers flying as high as 14 meters / 45 feet.
Cirque du Soleil’s OVO will be in Calgary September 7 to October 6, 2011.

Michael Jackson: The Immortal Tour Grows

MJ_CirqueIt’s been a little over a month since Cirque du Soleil announced their newest production, and already new dates have been added.
Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour is now scheduled for multiple performances in major cities, such as Vancouver, Toronto, and Los Angeles. Phoenix has also made it onto the new itinerary.
For a look at the new tour dates, check the listings below. Remember Continue reading

Cirque du Soleil on Tour in 2011

Cirque du Soleil: Quidam
Cirque du Soleil: Quidam

If you missed Cirque du Soleil in Vancouver this summer, you will have three new opportunities to see the spectacular world of Cirque in 2011. Along with Michael Jackson: The Immortal Tour, Cirque du Soleil will also bring Quidam and Dralion to B.C.
Cirque du Soleil: Quidam came to Vancouver in 2004 as a big-top show, but will now tour as an arena production. The Quidam tour will kick off on December 11 in Kingston, then travel to Montreal, Quebec, and Chicoutimi, before a five day stand at Rogers Arena in Continue reading

New Album From Michael Jackson

Cover of new album, Michael, due out in December.

The King of Pop is making headlines again this week. On the heels of Cirque du Soleil’s Immortal Tour announcement, the Michael Jackson Estate and Epic Records came out with more news about the late singer yesterday with the announcement that a new album of original Michael Jackson material, titled Michael, will be released in December.

Beginning Monday, November 8, the official Michael Jackson website will stream “Breaking News,” the first track off Michael, for a full week. In the meantime, fans can watch a teaser for the new album on the site.

The Cirque du Soleil tour begins in October of next year with dates scheduled across Canada and the U.S. For Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tour tickets, visit ShowTimeTickets.com, where we are never sold out!

Cirque Presents Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour

MJ_CirqueCirque du Soleil has just announced the launch of their newest production, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour.
The extravagant performance will combine music and choreography from the King of Pop’s extraordinary career with the artistry and acrobatics associated with the world of Continue reading

Experience Cirque du Soleil This Summer

Cirque du Soleil - KOOZA
Cirque du Soleil - KOOZA

If you’ve never seen a  Cirque du Soleil performance, there’s never been a better time than now. With performances all over North America this July through December, there are great opportunities to see a live show in a city near you.
Cirque du Soleil was conceived in Quebec, Canada by two former street performers in the early eighties. Cirque redefined the idea of a modern-day traveling circus, focusing more on artistry and emphasizing acrobatics within theater. A successful formula, Cirque founders have gone on to produce nearly twenty different Cirque shows with performances in over 250 cities worldwide. Continue reading