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Top Vegas Shows - Mystere from Cirque Du Soleil
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15 December 2009

Top Vegas Shows - Mystere from Cirque Du SoleilCirque du Soleil is as synonymous with Las Vegas as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, or even gambling. Currently, Cirque performs six resident (full-time) shows at various locations. At the Treasure Island in Vegas, the acrobatic troupe entertains fans with their delightful show Mystere.

First debuting in 1993, Mystere quickly won over nearly every critic, and the show has been running ever since. Mystere isn’t overly original for a Cirque show, as many have been styled after his highly successful production, but the blend of circus-like skills, operatic music, comedy, well-choreographed dance and elaborate stage sets make Mystere stand out as one of the troupe’s finest accomplishments.

To date, the show has run well over 12,000 performances and the awe-inspiring production continues to sell out. Treasure Island does very well because of this working relationship; however, Mytere’s critics cite an inability for the show to connect with them on a storytelling level.

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A review of Zumanity, Cirque du Soliel's other side
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05 January 2009

A review of Zumanity, Cirque du Soliel's other sideWho knew that Cirque du Soleil had a sensual side? If you’ve ever watched a Cirque production like “O” then you’re well aware of the high-flying, insanely precise, entertaining brand of acrobatics that only Cirque can bring you. For audiences of Cirque’s newest show playing at the New York, New York hotel and casino, Zumanity may be too much for your senses.

It’s a racy and sometimes raunchy adults-only show that explores human sexuality for over 2 hours. The performers are gorgeous and just as talented as you’d expect any Cirque du Soleil performer to be. And just like you’d imagine a dirty Vegas show - yeah, it’s that provocative.

As soon as the curtain lifts, you get a full idea of why this show is labeled “adults only”. This tribute to human sexual expression pays homage to Las Vegas’ nickname of “Sin City,” and does so extremely well. But while some acts in the show are worthy of the Cirque name, others have a tendency to appear amateurish and seem like they’d be seen in strip clubs or cheesy bars.

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The Bellagio 'O' by Cirque du Soleil
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30 July 2008

The Bellagio 'O' by Cirque du Soleil

Translating to Circus of the Sun, Cirque du Soleil is an entertainment empire based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was founded in 1984 by two former street performers, Guy Laliberte, and Daniel Gauthier. The original name was Les Echassiers, and they toured Quebec in 1980 as a performing troupe.

Le Grand Tour Du Cirque du Soleil was a success in 84, and after securing a second year of funding, Laliberte hired Buy Caron from the National Circus School to recreate Cirque du Soleil as a proper circus. Their popular rapidly grew, and Cirque du Soleil went from a handful of employees in 1984, to over 3,500 today. Among their Big Top Touring shows are Alegria, Quidam, Dralion, Varekai, Corteo, and KOOZA. The list of resident shows includes LOVE, KA, Mystere, La Nouba, Zumanity, and the show currently featured at the Bellagio, simply titled “O”

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The Rise of the Cirque Du Soleil Circus in Las Vegas
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10 March 2008

Eight time winner of the Las Vegas Best Production Show for Mystére, Circque Du Soleil is also winner of several other awards, including four Primetime Emmy Awards, a Bambi Award and three Gemini Awards.

The Cirque Du Soleil Circus currently is operating five permanent shows in the city of Las Vegas with plans for three additional Las Vegas productions. Considering that the first of the permanent Las Vegas productions did not open until the year 1993, the phenomenal success of the company is laudable.

Prior to Las Vegas, the company had several years of struggle and financial setbacks. Several times, Cirque Du Soleil (literally Circus of the Sun) narrowly escaped financial ruin. To go from those beginnings to a estimated annual revenue of $600 million. In Las Vegas alone, the existing Cirque Du Soleil performers play to over 9000 people daily. That's about one in every twenty people who visit the city daily.

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