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Alegria: The Return of an Icon

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The Return of an Icon... In a New Light

Beloved by fans around the world, Alegría returns to the Big Top to share its timeless story of resilience and hope. As one of Cirque's most iconic productions, Alegría not only helped define the company’s signature style, it also paved the way for its worldwide expansion. Under the Big Top or in its arena configuration, Alegría was presented in 255 cities and seen by more than 14 million spectators worldwide over the course of its 19-year run, until its farewell tour in 2013. The show’s theme song, which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1995, continues to be a fan favorite.

The classic power struggle of old-meets-new has been reinterpreted through today’s lens — including ew costumes and set design, a renewed acrobatic vocabulary, and new musical arrangements — to ensure it is as inspiring now as it was at the time of its creation in 1994. As classics often do, the show explores themes that remain relevant despite the passage of time — the quest for power, the thirst for change, and the triumph of light over darkness. Carried by an intangible wind of change, an emerging movement strives to shake the established order, instilling hope and renewal to bring light and harmony to their world. With its joyful spirit, Alegría is a vital, energizing force driven by a thirst for a brighter world.

With its signature songs, acrobatics and memorable characters that have helped define the Cirque du Soleil aesthetic, Alegría is the reincarnation of a classic, reinterpreted for the age, and rekindled to inspire fans—old and new alike. “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 (Previews)
April 25, 2019 (Gala)
Type: Touring / Big Top
Status: On Tour

Creative Team

Show Director
Jean-Guy Legault
Artistic Guide
Daniel Fortin
Gabriel Pinkstone
Director of Creation
Daniel Ross
Production Manager
Lucie Janvier
Costume Designer
Dominique Lemieux
René Dupéré
Music Arranger
Jean-Phi Goncalves
Makeup Designer
Nathalie Gagné
  Set Designer
Michel Crête
Set Designer
Anne-Séguin Poirier
Lighting Designer
Mikki Kunttu
Sound Designer
Jacques Boucher
Sound Designer
Jean-Michel Caron
Émilie Therrien
Acro Equipment
Pierre Masse
Coaching Director
Richard LePage
Technical Director
Christian Laflamme




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