ANOTHER SIDE OF CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
After touring select cities across the United States and Canada,
once again bids adieu to North America and embarked on a year-long tour of
Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun, visiting Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka.
Alegría continues its second
North American Tour, joining Varekai
In cooperation with Cirque du Soleil Images, the television documentary
series "Fire Within" airs
in the United States; an intimate and revealing behind-the-scenes look at the
effort and struggles during the creation of Varekai.
The series wins an Emmy award plus two Gemini awards. The
show itself was filmed late in
its run in Toronto and released to home markets in autumn.
While Quidam tours Japan throughout
the year, by summer (July) the adults-only show
premieres at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Created by Dominic Chapagne
and René Richard Cyr, it's the first Cirque du Soleil production for adults only.
«O» on the Las Vegas Strip.
And, by year's end, Cirque du Soleil films its first ever production for
Television called "Solstrom".
"Solstrom", a 13-part family-oriented television
variety series that merges acrobatic acts with dramatic comedy, features over
250 artists in over 130 acts from many of Cirque du Soleil shows and includes
a number of celebrity guest performances.