[115] On 17 July 2020, a takeover proposal by the company's creditors valued at US$1.2 billion was approved as a benchmark bid in the company by the Quebec Superior Court. [71] In July 2011, Cirque du Soleil announced the closure of Zed due to poor ticket sales as a direct result of the March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. [62][63] At this time Cirque du Soleil began being criticized for the quality of their productions. Despite only having enough money to make a one-way trip, the company agreed to open for the festival in September of that year. Price: US $39.00. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group says it has completed the sale company to a group of its creditors led by Catalyst Capital Group. Watch … The following summer, Laliberté and Ste-Croix founded La Fête Foraine, a street performance festival that featured circus performances and workshops to teach the circus arts to the public. [93] In April 2017, it premiered the touring tent show Volta and in October, Crystal, the company's first ice show. [98] On 5 July 2018, they announced their acquisition of the children's entertainment company VStar Entertainment Group and its subsidiary Cirque Dreams. Out of print. Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté is set to make a bid to buy the Montreal-based circus, which he sold for US$1.5 billion in 2015. [195], On 9 November 2015, Cirque du Soleil announced that it would be re-entering the cruise ship business in collaboration with MSC Cruises. [86][87] Under the new ownership, the company began majorly restructuring its executive leadership in order to focus on increasing their profitability. Although well received by audiences and critics alike, Les Échassiers was a financial failure. [249][250][81] She'd been with the company since 2006. [44][45] The show continued to tour Canada and the United States throughout 1988 and 1989, during which time plans for a second touring show named Éclipse started being developed. Filmed in Las Vegas in 2007. Although several issues persisted during the first tour (including a collapsed tent and conflict between artists), it was a financial success. Shows employ continuous live music, with performers rather than stagehands changing the props. [57][58] Similarly, in 2007 they opened two more productions with the resident show Wintuk in New York City and the touring tent show Koozå. For the poem, see, 2015–2020: Rebranding and diversification. [10], After financial successes and failures in the late 1980s, Nouvelle Expérience was created—with the direction of Franco Dragone—which not only made Cirque du Soleil profitable by 1990, but allowed it to create new shows. Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Stephanie Mills, Ne-Yo, David Alan Grier, Common, Elijah Kelley, Amber Riley, and Uzo Aduba and newcomer Shanice Williams are set to star. Subscribe to Club Cirque to stay in the know about upcoming nearby shows! Trustpilot. [215], The company's tours have significant financial impacts on the cities they visit by renting lots for shows, parking spaces, selling and buying promotions, and contributing to the local economy with hotel stays, purchasing food, and hiring local help. The many fantastical, impossible, colossal, unimaginable worlds of Cirque du Soleil, are unfortunately, not in your city right now. CIRQUE DU SOLEIL SHOWS IN Portland. Cirque du Soleil, the producer of a number of Las Vegas acrobatic shows, has filed for bankruptcy protection. [68] Although the company was still growing at this time, it continued to face several issues with its newer productions. Cirque du Soleil, French for “Circus of the Sun,” based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and founded in 1984, is an entertainment empire formed by … [211], In a collaboration with Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television, the Cirque du Soleil Theatrical division co-produced the television broadcast of The Wiz Live! [7] Located in the inner-city area of Saint-Michel, it was founded in Baie-Saint-Paul on 16 June 1984 by former street performers Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix. [198], In June 2017, it launched its first two productions on the MSC Meraviglia — Viaggio and Sonor. [246], In 2013, 31-year-old performer Sarah "Sasoun" Guyard-Guillot, of France, died in an ambulance en route to hospital as the result of blunt force trauma she had sustained from a fall during a performance of Kà in Las Vegas, Nevada. [72] In November 2011 MGM Grand asked the company to close and replace Viva Elvis by the end of 2012 due to poor ticket sales. La Magie Continue, their 1986 production, proved more artistically successful with the direction of Franco Dragone. Cirque Du Soleil at Montreal Grand Chapiteau At Quays Of The Old Port Montreal Home ⇢ Tickets & Tour Dates ⇢ Other Non Music ♫ ⇢ Cirque Du Soleil ♫ ⇢ Montreal ⚲ Prepare to be stunned by the skill and poise of world-renowned performers who will deliver gravity-defying acrobatics that are sure to dazzle audiences of all ages! [81], In January 2014, Cirque du Soleil announced the creation of Cirque du Soleil Theatrical, a division aimed developing more traditional theatre productions in order to diversify their production output. [211], In November 2003, gymnast Matthew Cusick (represented by the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund) filed a discrimination complaint against Cirque du Soleil in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Combining acts from their previous shows Nouvelle Expérience and Le Cirque Réinventé, they created their first arena show Fascination which toured Japan from May to August of that year. [11][42], The company's first production Le Grand Tour performed in Quebec for 13 weeks in summer 1984. the clients’ objectives and leverages Cirque du Soleil’s unique wealth of creative expertise. [3] Cirque du Soleil launched the children's show Big Top Academy through TVO in October 2018. Banana Shpeel closed in Toronto in October 2010 after cancelling its previously-announced engagement in San Francisco. This allowed Les Échassiers de Baie-Saint-Paul to break even by fall 1981. Due to the novel coronavirus crisis, the Cirque du Soleil has had to cancel all 44 of its shows around the globe and lay off around 4,700 employees, almost all of its staff. [61], In 2009, they launched 3 more shows: the touring tent show Ovo, the touring theatre show Banana Shpeel, and the resident show Viva Elvis in Las Vegas. big top) for an extended period of time until they are modified, if necessary, for touring in arenas and other venues. [52] Shortly afterwards, at the beginning of 2001, Daniel Gauthier left the company and was bought out by Guy Laliberté, bringing his ownership stake in the company to 95%. [258][259] He had been with the company for 15 years. A short documentary filmed during the creation period of, Filmed exclusively for French-language TV channel, A documentary filmed during the creation period of the Tokyo residency show. [260], Canadian contemporary circus without performing animals, "Circus of the Sun" redirects here. 's of the company's Creative Content and New Ventures divisions, respectively.[48][11]. The layoffs consisted mostly of 30 employee positions at their International Headquarters in Montreal, including three vice-presidents. [194] It continued through 2006 and was eventually discontinued. In Cirque du Soleil UNDER THE SAME SKY, the audience will be touched by uplifting acrobatic choreography, startling physical theatre and moved by the vibrant musical score, all infused with the warmth of human interconnection. [123][124] Typically touring shows as well as resident shows perform a standard 10 shows a week. The show, titled, Cirque du Soleil co-created the Canada Pavilion in association with the, Over 50 artists performed a routine, scored by, Cirque du Soleil created a series of summer productions for the principality of Andorra beginning in July 2013. [11][43], The company's first non-Quebec performances in Ontario in 1985 were unsuccessful, leading to a $750,000 deficit. 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[73] In February 2012, the company announced the closure of Zaia due to disappointing ticket sales[74] and in November 2012, despite critical praise, announced the closure of Iris, also due to low ticket sales. Watch … This concert was held at the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church in Montreal. Ils varient de The Beatles LOVE, une comédie musicale familiale, à Zumanity, une aventure affriolante pour adultes.Planifiez votre voyage à Las Vegas dès maintenant! A 10th anniversary retrospective. Cirque du Soleil's tent collapsed under heavy rainwater buildup prior to their first show in Gaspé in 1984. However, due to lukewarm reception, Celebrity Cruises announced in October 2005 that it would be removing the live characters and projections from the lounges and retooling its Cirque du Soleil offering so as to create a more standard circus performance. [198] This was followed by Syma and Varélia on the MSC Bellissima in March 2019[199] and Cosmos and Exentricks on the MSC Grandiosa in November 2019. [80] Later that year, on 30 June 2013, the company faced headlines when acrobat Sarah "Sasoun" Guyard-Guillot died after falling during a performance of Kà in Las Vegas, its first on-stage death in its history. [89], It was followed shortly after by the touring tent show Luzia and the company's first Broadway musical Paramour, both opening in April 2016. 91152686", Justin Timberlake sued by Cirque du Soleil over hit song, "Cirque Du Soleil Cancels N.C. Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon directed the show along with Broadway writer/actor Harvey Fierstein, who contributed new material to the original Broadway script. Under the settlement, the company began a company-wide anti-discrimination training program; changed its employment practices pertaining to HIV-positive applicants; paid Cusick $60,000 in lost wages, $200,000 in front pay, and $300,000 in compensatory damages; and paid $40,000 in attorney fees to Lambda Legal. Powered by BigStub® - Trusted Everywhere. Their finance director, chief operating officer, and numerous vice-presidents were all replaced within six months of the company's sale. The company announced in a press release that "Cirque du Soleil strongly believes in diversity and equality for every individual and is opposed to discrimination in any form. These actions brought the company into a state of financial collapse with a debt of over $1 billion. 30 years of Cirque du Soleil's enthralling music As part of its 30th anniversary, and for the first time in its history, Cirque du Soleil produced a truly unique, exclusive music event celebrating 30 years of music. In 2009, Cirque du Soleil was given a $34.4 million, five-year contract by the city of Quebec to create free summer productions for tourists. Its theatrical, character-driven approach and the absence of performing animals helped define Cirque du Soleil as the contemporary circus ("nouveau cirque") that it remains today. [12] It was reportedly bought for US$65.5 million. Your independent guide to the best entertainment in Montreal! [256], In 2018, 38-year-old aerial straps performer Yann Arnaud, of France, died at a hospital in Tampa, Florida, after falling during a performance of Volta. [252][253] Reports as to how far Guyard-Guillot fell differ from source to source, with some saying she fell as little as 50 feet and others as much as 94 feet. [207] Both the Revolution and Gold Lounges closed in 2015[208][209] while the Light nightclub is no longer affiliated with the company. In partnership with these two groups, Cirque du Soleil had planned to build a residency show in the United Arab Emirates in 2012 directed by Guy Caron and Michael Curry. To allow a 1986 tour to mount, the Desjardins Group covered $200,000 of bad checks, financier Daniel Lamarre represented the company for free, and the Quebec government allotted it an additional year of funding. [204] In May 2013 the Light Group opened the Light nightclub in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in concurrence with the premiere of Michael Jackson One. [234][237][235], An additional complaint was filed on Cusick's behalf by the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. A documentary which explores the production of, Filmed over two years and set in Las Vegas during the creation of the cabaret-style production. [20] In 2015, TPG Capital, Fosun Industrial Holdings,[21] and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec purchased 90% of Cirque du Soleil while Laliberté retained a 10% stake in the company. v. FREMONSTER THEATRICAL. Volta is a touring Cirque du Soleil production written and directed by Bastien Alexandre. [213], Prior to 2006, Cirque du Soleil performed exclusively in tents and permanent theatres, with the exception of the brief arena tours of Le Grand Tour du Cirque du Soleil and Fascination in 1984 and 1992, respectively. An investigation by Quebec's occupational-safety board decided that while Zhurov made the error that ultimately resulted in his death, the company should be fined $1,915 for failing to adequately determine the risks associated with equipment. [48] In 1999 they premiered their film Alegría, also directed by Dragone. For example, during its stay in Santa Monica, California, Koozå brought an estimated US$16,700,000 (equivalent to $19,901,675 in 2019) to the city government and local businesses. This became Cirque du Soleil's first production Le Grand Tour du Cirque du Soleil. Le Cirque Réinventé's first American performances were an instant critical and financial hit, allowing them make a profit of over $1.5 million by the end of 1987. [11] Delirium marked the company's first significant touring show for the arena market in 2006. [82] The company subsequently announced numerous subsidiaries in addition to its Theatrical division, including the Sandbox Hospitality Group, 45 Degrees, 4U2C, and Outbox Enterprises. Most notably, the position of chief operating officer held by Charles Décarie was given to finance lawyer Jonathan Tétrault. [65][66], The touring show Totem premiered in 2010[67] and was soon followed by three more shows in 2011: the resident show Iris in Los Angeles and the touring shows Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour and Zarkana. [205] It would later be host to the musical For the Record, the company's first project out of its theatrical division.[206].