Cirque du Soleil Celebrates 20 Years in Las Vegas with Fourth Annual CIRQUE WEEK Nov. 9-16
November 5, 2013 by VegasNews.com
This November, Cirque du Soleil presents the fourth annual CIRQUE WEEK, providing Cirque enthusiasts a backstage pass into all eight Las Vegas resident shows from Nov. 9-16 (Pictured: Zarkana Wheel of Death).
Guests will journey beyond the curtain for once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to experience the music, mystical characters and state-of-the art technology that have made Cirque du Soleil a Las Vegas icon.
Over the eight days, each resident show will open its doors to a series of events available for purchase through customized packages. These exclusive events will allow fans to witness the magic behind their favorite Cirque du Soleil productions with experiences such as an up-close look at Zumanity’s custom-designed costumes by famed designer Thierry Mugler, a live fire demonstration from the inferno acts of “O” and the opportunity to learn the King of Pop’s iconic choreography from Cirque’s latest production, Michael Jackson ONE.
Exclusive ticket packages and behind-the-scenes events range from $100 for a two-show package to $585 which includes tickets to all eight Cirque du Soleil productions in Las Vegas. Select CIRQUE WEEK event capacities are limited, and guests must register in advance.
To purchase tickets or for more information, call 1-866-998-4831 or visit: www.cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueweek.
All packages offer access to the exclusive CIRQUE WEEK events including:
Zumanity at New York-New York – Saturday, Nov. 9 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Guests will experience Zumanity – The sensual side of Cirque du Soleil – by attending a rehearsal featuring all of the beautiful costumes, custom-designed by famed designer Thierry Mugler, and characters from the finale act, Extravaganza. Following the rehearsal, there will be a Q&A with select artists and representatives from Wardrobe who will talk about the fashions of Zumanity.
“O”at Bellagio – Sunday, Nov. 10 from 3-4 p.m.
Fire! Learn what it takes for the performers and technicians to deal with the intense inferno acts night after night in Cirque du Soleil’s aquatic and timeless production, “O.” The live fire demonstration will be followed by an in-depth Q&A.
Zarkana at ARIA – Monday, Nov. 11
The cast and crew of the visually modern acrobatic spectacular, Zarkana, will put on their teaching caps to give attendees a hands-on class in some of the essential parts of the show, both on stage and off, at ZARKANA UNIVERSITY. Courses may include Rigging, Clowning, Wardrobe, Music, Juggling/Body Percussion. 30-minute sessions will be held at 2 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
*Class size is limited to 20 people per class, for a maximum of 100 people per timeslot.
One Night for ONE DROP Presentation – Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 3-4 p.m.
(inside the Mystère Theatre at Treasure Island)
Guests will see footage of the inaugural One Night for ONE DROP, a one-night-only performance in Las Vegas benefitting ONE DROP – the non-profit organization, created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté that strives to ensure that water is accessible to all, today and forever. The show featured more than 230 Cirque du Soleil artists and guest performers such as Jackie Evancho, David Garibaldi, a dance piece choreographed by Sonya Tayeh and an original composition by award-winning composer Danny Elfman. Guests will also have a chance to meet the newly appointed director of One Night for ONE DROP 2014 and enjoy a sneak preview of next year’s performance.
Mystère at Treasure Island – Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
The characters of Mystère revealed. Meet the fantastical characters of Mystère – Cirque du Soleil’s longest-running Las Vegas production – and learn about the inspiration and story behind some of Cirque’s most beloved characters over the last two decades.
Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay – Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 2-3 p.m.
Guests will have the unprecedented opportunity to learn “Thriller” choreography with the cast from Cirque du Soleil’s latest production Michael Jackson ONE, a heartfelt tribute to the work, innovative spirit, and legacy of the King of Pop.
*Event is capped at 200 guests.
KÀ at MGM Grand – Thursday, Nov. 14 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
See a special display and manipulation of puppetry in KÀ’s “Wash-Up” act followed by the chance to get up close and personal with some of the puppets. Guests will also receive a special gift inspired by the act.
CRISS ANGEL Believe at Luxor – Friday, Nov. 15 from 3-4 p.m.
Fans will have the opportunity to see an episode of the new Spike TV series “Criss Angel Believe” featuring Criss’ crazy stunts and illusions taped live here in Las Vegas! The screening will take place inside the Believe Theatre, followed by a Q&A with select members of the show’s production team.
The Beatles LOVE at Mirage – Saturday, Nov. 16
A dance workshop hosted by Dance Master Katy Tate and LOVE’s Dance Captains, will offer fans the chance to learn a special routine to their favorite music, exclusive to The Beatles LOVE production. 45-minutes sessions will be held at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
*Event is capped at 50 people per session.
Treasure Island-TI Las Vegas will be the host hotel for this year’s CIRQUE WEEK headquarters. The gathering place for CIRQUE WEEK attendees will be located at the registration desk on the second floor (convention/wedding level) and will be open from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. daily.
About Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees including more than 1,000 artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to close to 100 million spectators in 300 cities on five continents.
In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has eight permanent resident shows. These productions include Mystère at Treasure Island, “O” at Bellagio Resort & Casino, Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, KÀ at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, CRISS ANGEL Believe at Luxor Hotel and Casino, Zarkana at ARIA Resort & Casino and Michael Jackson ONETM at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website at www.cirquedusoleil.com/lasvegas. Join the conversation on Twitter @Cirque #CirqueWeek. Like us on Facebook.
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