Beloved by fans around the world, iconic Alegría comes back to share its
timeless story once more. The classic power struggle of old meets new is
reinterpreted for today’s cultural pulse. Alegría translates from Spanish
to ‘happiness and joy’. High energy acrobatics and progressive visions of
youth collide with traditional aristocratic perspectives to slay old notions,
rise with wisdom, and propel forward with no holding back. As a rallying
anthem for change, hope, and optimistic renewal, Alegría energizes fans with
a joyful spirit for a brighter and inspiring tomorrow.
Cirque du Soleil first presented Alegría in April 1994, a production destined to
change the history of the company, an emblematic show that was to win over more
than 14 million spectators. Under the traditional Big Top and in its arena version,
Alegría visited 255 cities around the world in its 19 years of touring before
finally bidding audiences farewell on December 29, 2013 in Antwerp, Belgium.
Since its last performance, Alegría has remained very much alive in the hearts of
its fans, who regularly request its comeback. Its emblematic title song, which was
nominated for a Grammy Award in 1995, continues to be a fan favorite. “It was important
for us to highlight the immense impact that Alegría has had on our fans as well as
our company. Audiences and employees alike have asked for its return for years, and
what better way to do so than through the celebration of its 25-year anniversary.
As we continue to look forward and strive to innovate in everything we do, we wanted
to pause and celebrate one of the shows that has made Cirque du Soleil what it is
today – a global leader in live entertainment”, said Yasmine Khalil, Chief Executive
Producer at Cirque du Soleil.
|Premiere: ||April 18, 2019
|Type: ||Touring / Big Top
|Status: ||In Creation
Director of Creation