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Alegría


At a Glance

Background
Visuals
Creative Team
Personages
 

Expérience

Opening
Syncro Trapeze
Fast Track
Fire Dance
Hoops
Strong Man
SnowStorm
Flying Man
Russian Bars
Contortion
High Bar
Closing

Réserve
Handbalancing
Aerial Cube
Juggling


Retiré
Shoulder-Pole
Slack Wire
Flying Silks
 

Odyssey

Itinéraire
Le Théâtre
DidYaKnow?
Audio/Visual
Features

 
Alegria Visual
      If you have no voice:
                                 Scream.
      If you have no legs:
                                 Run.
      If you have no hope:
                                 Invent.

What if anything were possible?

Like a bolt out of life, Alegría thunders to life with an unsociable need to tell its story – the need for a better world. Spanish for “elation”, “exhilaration” and “jubilation”, Alegría is a impassioned celebration of life in its most primitive form - the power to transform society.

In developing Alegría, Cirque du Soleil saw in the world around them a society in flux – uncertainty – in constant upheaval. They saw a world of contrasts – power and powerlessness, cruelty and kindness. They saw the irony of globalization, where a constantly shrinking world left individuals more isolated than ever before. They saw the irony of progress as though the sum of evil and hardship in the world remained forever constant. But through this uncertainty is the glow of the human spirit, an unconquerable force; resolute in its strength.

Thus the stage is set where old age and youth collide, where fantasy and magic are integral parts of everyday life, where a rallying cry-out for change takes shape so that together we can build a better tomorrow.

* * *

Thank you. Thank you to the Makers of Rules. To the Breakers of Backs. To the sincere Autocrats. To the false Democrats. To the Builders of Walls. To the Painters of Lines. Thank You. Thank you again. To those who Tattoo Numbers. To those who point fingers. To those who count their greed. To those who split by colour. To those who smile their lies. Thank you. Thank you so very much. Please, step into the Spotlight. Let us take your picture. To immoralize you. To thank you. Let us engrave your faces into our album of infamy. So that we may never forget. So that we may never accept. Viva L'Alegría!

 
Premiere: April 21, 1994 (Tour 1)
May 20, 1999 (Resident)
January 10, 2001 (Tour 2)
May 27, 2009 (Arena)
Type: Touring / Arena
Directeur: Franco Dragone
Composer: René Dupéré
Finale: February 1, 1999 (Tour 1)
October 2, 2000 (Resident)
April 6, 2009 (Tour 2)
December 29, 2013 (Arena)
 

Audio/Visual



 

Interviews



RENE DUPERE
Composer

"A Conversation With..."
Keith Johnson, 2006


Creators


Guide
Guy Laliberté      
Director
Franco Dragone      
Director of Creation
Gilles Ste-Croix      
Costume Designer
Dominique Lemieux      
Composer
René Dupéré      
  Set Designer
     Michel Crête
Lighting Designer
     Luc Lafortune
Sound Designer
     Jonathan Deans
Choreographer
      Debra Brown
Make Up
      Nathalie Gagné

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