Viva ELVIS, a harmonious fusion of dance, acrobatics and live
music, is a tribute to the life and music of Elvis Presley.
Nostalgia, modernity and raw emotion provide the backdrop for
his immortal voice and the exhilaration and beauty of his music.
Created in the image of The King of Rock 'n' Roll - powerful,
sexy, whimsical, truly unique and larger than life - the show
highlights an American icon who transformed popular music and
whose image embodies the freedom, excitement and turbulence of
his era. Elvis Presley created an art form for the masses with his
voice, his movements and his provocative image as the herald of
adolescent rebellion in the 1950s and 1960s. His music was an
explosive mixture of rhythm and blues, gospel, country and the
music of the South that brought rock and roll to the
forefront of popular music.
By creating a reinterpretation of the music of Elvis, Cirque du
Soleil sets out to present the songs of the King of Rock ’n’ Roll
in a contemporary form that evokes the spirit of Elvis in every way.
The styles of Viva ELVIS move from Delta blues to rockabilly, soul to gospel,
through Dixie and Southern folk music. Some of the songs even evoke garage
rock and punk, steeped in waves of hip-hop and urban music. But one thing is
certain and remains consistent: the sound of Viva ELVIS is pure rock.
Significant moments in his life - intimate, playful and
grandiose - blend with timeless songs that remain as relevant
today as when they first hit the top of the charts. Viva ELVIS
focuses on the essential humanity of the one superstar whose
name will forever be linked with the history of Las Vegas: Elvis
|Premiere: ||December 16, 2009 (Previews)
February 19, 2010 (Gala)
|Type: ||Resident / Theater|
|Location: ||Aria, Las Vegas|
|Finale: ||August 31, 2012|
Writer & Director
Director of Creation
Erich van Tourneau
Theater & Set Designer