There are two things that will survive the apocalypse: cockroaches and Cirque du Soleil. Such is its enduring legacy and its prevalence as a flagship for all things circus. The Grand Chapiteau is currently in Melbourne with Kooza, the company’s most recent work. There’s no denying the skill and finesse of the performers from the… Read more.
The circus always brings back fond memories of childhood – sitting under the big top (with the obligatory fairy floss and popcorn) and watching talented people do extraordinary things – but Cirque du Soleil takes circus to a whole other level. If you haven’t yet experienced the wonder, the skill, and the bravery on display… Read more.
Cirque Du Soleil’s latest spectacular, TOTEM, traces the story of human life from its primordial roots through to our never-ending quest to reach new heights. It’s written and directed by prolific Canadian theatre and film director, playwright and actor Robert Lepage and it his second Cirque du Soleil show, following KÀ (2004). As is expected… Read more.
The King of Pop’s legend lives on. Whether you loved him or loathed him, there is little doubt that Michael Jackson was a genius of rare calibre who shaped not only the music industry but the entire world for most of his short life. Even in death he will continue to leave his mark on… Read more.
There’s no question at all that two icons of the entertainment business came together tonight in a full force collision of talent. Cirque du Soleil is a legendary creative force of our time who continue with each show to push the boundaries of live entertainment as an art form. The present Australian leg of their… Read more.
Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour opened in Australia on Wednesday to a rapturous audience response at the Perth Arena and now looks set to conquer Australia as it embarks on an extensive national tour. Recently AussieTheatre’s David Allen caught up with the world tour’s spokesperson Laura Silverman to talk about this show… Read more.
Slava’s Snowshow, playing at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC is a fantastical journey devised by the Russian clown Slava Polunin, whose character came into being during Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria tour. Transferring the circus clown into the arena of the theatre, Slava has toured his snow show and band of funny-sad winged-hat, floppy-booted clowns to thirty… Read more.
Cirque du Soleil’s OVO is now playing at The Grand Chapiteau, Docklands (Melbourne) and photographer David Wyatt from Capturing Images shot these magnificent images at the show’s media event. AussieTheatre’s Anne-Marie Peard reviewed OVO this week – read her review HERE. OVO is playing at Docklands until March 24 and will open in Perth on April… Read more.
The last time Cirque Du Soleil was in town, Saltimbanco was performed in a so-wrong sports arena, so it’s wonderful to have Ovo back in the relative intimacy of the purpose-built tent community of the Grand Chapiteau – even if it is in the weird concrete emptiness of Docklands. In 2013, 15 million people will see one of the 20… Read more.
The 2012 Helpmann Awards ceremony is edging ever closer and it seems the televised event won’t be short on entertainment. The regular fare will be on display at the 2012 Helpmann Award ceremony on Monday 24 September, including performances from the South Pacific company, the A Chorus Line company, Artistes from the Australian Ballet and Dan… Read more.