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Creations


Alegría


Création

Concepteurs
Scénographie
Musique
Personages

Expérience

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

Réserve
Cyr Wheel

Retiré
Shoulder-Pole
Aerial Contortion
Slack Wire
Flying Silks
Aerial Cube
Juggling
Strong Man
Trapeze Duplex

Odyssey

Évolution
Itinéraire
Visuals
Audio/Visual
Features

 

Music
Vocalists & Songs

  The music to Alegría is the most successful in Cirque du Soleil’s history. The soundtrack has reached platinum level twice in Canada and was on Billboard Magazine's hit parade for 55 weeks in the "World Music" category. The title song, Alegría, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1996 in the "Best Instrumental Arrangement with Accompanying Vocal(s)" category.
The lively and emotional musical score by René Dupéré moves between jazz, pop, tango and klezmer. "I started from a single idea that came from Gilles Ste-Croix and Franco: the idea that the fools have lost their King," Dupéré recalled. "For me, the fool and the king can be two parts of the same individual, mirroring one another. It gave a sort of half-ethnic, half-middle-ages feel to parts of the music. Alegría has a kind of European flavor; I wanted to go back to our Felliniesque origins, to go back to the emotion in the music with accordion, a kind of raunchy street voice, and violin." The music of Alegría evokes the passion and intensity of travelling minstrels by using acoustic and percussion instruments including accordion, saxophone, keyboard and guitar. The vocals render the gravelly and genuine voice of the street. But in counterpoint the synthesizer arrangements also reflect the change that is imminent.


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    Francesca Gagnon Apr.21.1994 - Dec.30.1995;
    Apr.2001 - Dec.29.2002
    (Montreal to Atlanta);
    (Melbourne to Mexico City)
    Isabelle Corradi Jul.12.1994 - Nov.01.1998;
    Oct.02.2003 - May.2004
    (San Francisco to Zurich);
    (Portland to New York)
    Carine Karkour Mar.22.1996 - Jul.1996 (Tokyo)
    Iréne Marc Jul.xx.1996 - Dec.25.1996 (Tokyo to Hong Kong)
    Pierrette Arseneau Mar.06.1997 - Oct.11.1997 (Amsterdam to Vienna)
    Laur Fugère October 1997 (Vienna)
    Joan Bluteau Apr.xx.1997 - Feb.07.1999;
    Fall 2002;
    April 2004;
    Jul.08.2004 - Sep.26.2004;
    Nov.2006 - May.12.2007;
    Jun.01.2007 - Oct.07.2007
    (Amsterdam to London);
    (Mexico City);
    (Atlanta);
    (Philadelphia to Toronto);
    (Madrid to Paris);
    (Paris to Curitiba)
    Andrée Simard Nov.14.1997 - Apr.30.2001 (Dusseldorf to Melbourne)
    Sylvie Perron May.20.1999 - Oct.02.2000 (Biloxi)
    Ève Montpetit Jan.10.2001 - Dec.2003;
    Jan.09.2004 - Sept.26.2004;
    Dec.30.2004 - Mar.13.2005
    (Auckland to San Francisco);
    (Miami to Toronto);
    (Tokyo to Fukuoka)
    Nathalie Noël Aug.24.2001 - Sept.21.2003;
    Dec.2003;
    Oct.29.2004 - Nov.30.2004
    (Brisbane to Seattle);
    (San Francisco);
    (Tokyo)
    Cindy Whiteman Spring 2004; (Atlanta)
    Claudine Bourdages May.xx.2004 - Jun.27.2004;
    Sep.xx.2004 - Oct.xx.2006;
    May 2007
    (New York City);
    (Toronto to Madrid);
    (Paris)
    Cristian Zabala Nov.2004 - Nov.2005 (Tokyo to Tokyo / Backup Only)
    Marie-Ève Tremblay Mar.14.2005 - Jan.31.2006 (Fukuoka to London)
    Estelle Esse Feb.01.2006 - Nov.30.2006 (London to Madrid)
    Nancy Arnaud Oct.xx.2006 - Jun.xx.2011;
    Aug.10.2011 - Oct.26.2011
    (Madrid to ... );
    (Estero to Cologne)
    Malika Alaoui Ismaili Oct.19.2007 - Jan.23.2011;
    Jul.xx.2011 - Sep.xx.2011;
    Nov.2011 - Jan.2012;
    Jul.19.2012 - Jul.27.2012;
    Aug.22.2013 - Dec.29.2013
    (Brasilia to Broomfield);
    (... to ...);
    ( ... to Lisbon);
    (Nice);
    (Palma to Antwerp)
    Marjana Sobol Jan.2011 - Aug.07.2011;
    Sep.xx.2011 - Aug.04.2013
    ( ... to Charlotte);
    (... to Gdansk)
    Denise Stafanie Jan.05.2012 - Mar.11.2012 (Lisbon to Nice)
    Mary-Pier Guilbault Mar.01.2012 - Dec.29.2013 (Toulon to Antwerp)

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    Main Show

    Introduction "Milonga"
    Opening Mirko
    Synchro Trapeze Vai Vedrai
    Interlude Jeux d'Enfants
    Fast Track Irna, Valsapena
    Hand Balancing (1995-2013) "Sisyphe"
    Fire-Knife Dance "Le Feu"
    Hoops/Manipulation Cerceaux
    Snow Storm Nocturne ("La Tempête")
    Entr'Acte "Danse Vazoule" ("Le Bal")
    Flying Man Malioumba
    Russian Bars "Barres Russes"
    Contortion Taruka
    High Bar Querer, Icare
    Finale Alegría

    Other Songs

    Shoulder-Pole (1994-1995) Kalandéro ("Le Perche")
    Tightrope (1996) Kalandéro
    Juggling (2002-2004, 2006-2013) Kalandéro
    Slackwire (2004-2005) Kalandéro
    Aerial Cube (1994-95, 1997-99, 2004-2007) Ibis
    Flying Man in Silk (1996) Ibis
    Flying Silks (2003-2004) Ibis
    Juggling (2004-2006) "Bardak"
    Strong Man (1994-1999, 2001-2004) "Homme Fort"
    Roue Cyr (2009-2013) "Rinalto Vera"
    Trapeze Duplex (2007-2011) Vai Vedrai
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