Macau, China – Just announced to the cast and crew of the Cirque Du Soleil show Zaia that it is closing in Macau and last performance date will be Feb 19, 2012. Official announcements are currently being made by Cirque publicly. Zaia opened [...]
ZED had it’s last performance December 31, 2011 at Tokyo Disneyland. I was lucky to travel to Tokyo in October 2011 to see this Cirque Du Soleil show and meet the artists and musicians. The show and music were so fantastic. Consensus is that this was one of Cirque’s best shows. It’s an artistic crime [...]
Barbara Walters interviews Cirque Du Soleil founder Guy LaLiberte. “One of the things that makes billionaires successful is their reaction to failure.” – Robert Frank, Wall Street Journal That is such a great quote. Maybe not in the context of billionaires, but in the context that to be successful there is usually a lot of [...]
Great interview with Danny Elfman on his music scoring of the Cirque Du Soleil show “IRIS” showing at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, CA.
Cirque Du Soleil ZAIA Performance on China TV. This was a promo excerpt shot for Chinese television – it is not a live shot from the ZAIA theater in Macau.
Cirque Du Soleil’s ZAIA show promotional video released September 2011. Zaia is the resident show that opened in August 2008 at the Venetian in Macau (SAR) China. Acts in the video include Straps, Trapeze, Hand to Hand, Gypsy, Skate, X Board, Aerial Bamboo, Lion Dance, Firedance and of course Zaia’s dragon. Music composed by Violaine [...]
August 28, 2011 was the 3rd anniversary of Cirque Du Soleil’s ZAIA show in Macau (SAR), China. Above is one of the new promotional posters. You can click it for a larger view. Cirque Du Soleil ZAIA band Maria Elena Medina (cello, viol), Olivier Milchberg (guitar, plucked strings, flutes), Gabriel Cloutier (singer), George Manz (key [...]
Oriental Land Co., Ltd. Cirque du Soleil Theatre Tokyo “ZED” to Close URAYASU, CHIBA—Oriental Land Co., Ltd. and Cirque du Soleil have reached anagreement to indefinitely close the Cirque du Soleil Theatre Tokyo, located in Tokyo Disney Resort®. Performances of ZED will end on December 31, 2011.
June 23, 2011 I had the experience of watching Cirque Du Soleil’s show VAREKAI in Manila, Philippines. I’m familiar with the music and had seen videos of the show but to watch it in person was electrifying. My favorite parts were of course the music (another Violaine Corradi creation), the guy with the lightbulb on [...]
Cirque Du Soleil celebrates it’s 27th anniversary.
Zarkana opens in mid June 2011 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. “Merde” to all the cast and crew over there. We’re all very excited to see what the New York critics say. Looks like a fantastic show!
Sunday March 20, 2011 artists and techs from the Cirque Du Soleil shows ZAIA, KOOZA and ZED took a group photo on the ZAIA stage at the Venetian in Macau, China. We (the ZAIA crew) were happy to host them in Macau while they awaited updated reports on current events in Japan following the tsunami. [...]
Email question received: Dear Conrad – I enjoy your blog. It’s a great chance for outsiders to get an inside look at what it’s like to be in a Cirque production. I write because I recently posted a video on Cirque’s Facebook Casting page and have two questions with respect to the use of various flutes in ZAIA. [...]
On Sunday March 20, 2011 the Cirque Du Soleil show ZAIA celebrated it’s 1,000th performance. The ZAIA cast had a big party at the Venetian casino in Macau along many of the artists and crew from the ZED and KOOZA shows. Here are some videos from Aomen (Macau) TV that I believe were released in [...]
As a personal rule I do not post Cirque Du Soleil information that has not already been released to the public. That is not any directive from management. Just a personal guideline. I feel ok to post this since it has already been published publicly at: http://communities.canada.com/montrealgazette/blogs/stageandpage/ archive/2011/03/15/cirque-du-soleil-japan-update-zed-performers- evacuated-to-macau.aspx “Cirque has decided yesterday to transfer [...]
Thank you to Beverly Crichfield from the Skagit Herald (Skagit County, WA – USA) for writing this article for the Thursday, March 10, 2011 edition. You can subscribe to the Skagit Herald and find local news at http://www.goskagit.com The article talks about the years I did music and theater in Mount Vernon, WA and Skagit [...]
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjQwMDU1MzYw.html Cirque Du Soleil artists from the ZAIA show did a live television promo up in Hunan, China in late January 2011. It featured the acts of Straps, Skate and Hand to Hand. I don’t know how to embed that link because it’s from a Chinese website – but it’s there if you’d like to [...]
MONTREAL — A group of entertainment heavyweights including Cirque du Soleil and Canadian director James Cameron have formed a partnership to produce theatrical 3D projects. Reel FX and Cirque du Soleil Images are the production partners. “Shooting with the Cirque du Soleil team has been one of the most enjoyable experiences of my professional life,” [...]
November 22, 2010 – A new star was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Cirque du Soleil creator Guy Laliberté in Hollywood, CA. He is joined by team members of the upcoming Cirque Du Soleil show IRIS which will open in June 2011 at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles.
Cirque Du Soleil casting promo video for instrumentalists and singers. Musicians and vocalists can visit http://www.CirqueDuSoleil.com for audition submission information and updates on musician job openings.