Cirque du Soleil and Celebrities Come Together to Raise Global Awareness and Funds for Water-Related Issues
March 24, 2013 by VegasNews.com
On Friday, March 22, ONE DROP partnered with MGM Resorts International and Lamborghini to present One Night for ONE DROP, a global philanthropy event to raise funds and awareness to ensure water is accessible across the globe.
This was the first time all seven Cirque du Soleil resident productions closed their doors to become one for ONE DROP – the non-profit organization established by Cirque du Soleil Founder Guy Laliberté – at the “O” Theatre at Bellagio Resort & Casino.
To share the experience around the world, an exclusive broadcast of the full-scale production is available for online viewing at ONEDROP.org March 25-31, with a donation of $5 or more to ONE DROP.
The event included a pre-cocktail party and celebrity blue carpet hosted by Hyde Bellagio. Celebrities joining the night’s event included Guy Laliberté; Olympic gold medalist swimmers Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin; Britney Spears; Shania Twain; Pamela Anderson; Criss Angel; musician Tom Higgenson (pop-punk band Plain White T’s); actress Hana Mae Lee (Pitch Perfect); Olympic gold medalist rowers Mary Whipple and Erin Cafaro; Holly Madison; Coco Austin (Ice Love Coco); Josh Strickland; Kyle Richards (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills). Click here to view our celebrity photos!
Special guest performers, including platinum-selling recording artist Jackie Evancho and performance painter David Garibaldi performed alongside the incredibly talented Cirque du Soleil artists to celebrate the earth as an artistic creation and highlight water as the essence of life. Victoria’s Secret model Orluchi Orlandi dazzled the audience in an original gown designed by Roberto Cavalli specifically for the performance. A breathtaking dance piece choreographed by Sonya Tayeh from “So You Think You Can Dance” and an original composition by award-winning composer Danny Elfman were also featured in the extraordinary extravaganza created and directed by Krista Monson.
The extraordinary evening ended outside at the Bellagio pool with a Cirque-esque party. Guests continued to celebrate the night’s theme – water – on top of the Plexiglas covered pool, while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Tom Higgenson and The Canadian Tenors gave special performances in honor of Guy Laliberté and ONE DROP for an unforgettable event.
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