Club Med, the brand that pioneered the all-inclusive concept over 60 years ago,
and Cirque du Soleil, which reinvented circus arts and reshaped it into a ground-
breaking entertainment company, have partnered to launch a completely new and
unique concept in experiential travel with Club Med CREACTIVE by Cirque du Soleil.
The CREACTIVE concept made its debut at Club Med Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic
in June 2015, where guests are able to learn many of the exciting acrobatic
disciplines showcased in famed Cirque productions.
Cirque du Soleil President and CEO, Daniel Lamarre stated “This partnership
is a natural progression, stemming from the success and uniqueness of Club Med
having provided circus instruction for over 25 years, and now with Cirque du
Soleil’s 30 years of experience and know-how, this activity will have a new
[ Background •
Circus has been a part of Club Med since 1983, but now Club Med has partnered
with Cirque du Soleil to create a one-of-a-kind circus experience that is
unlike anything you've ever seen before. Adults and children alike are invited
to live a one-of-a-kind immersive experience in Punta Cana, featuring unique
activities inspired by the wondrous and unexpected world of Cirque du Soleil.
From artistic to acrobatic activities, vacationers will have fun, learn new
skills and achieve things they would never have expected / discover capabilities
they would never have imagined!
The CREACTIVE experience invites vacationers
to participate in a variety of recreational circus acrobatic and artistic activities
ranging from high bungee, flying trapeze, aerial silk, tightrope and trampoline to juggling,
percussion, cerceau and dance or mask painting, amongst many others. Guests are fully
immersed in a fantastically colorful and imaginative environment that is custom
designed to encourage both adults and children alike to learn new skills, play
and have fun under the supervision of Cirque du Soleil trained staff, which will
help them progress and discover unexpected new abilities!
Today about 50% of Club Med's all-inclusive
sun resorts offer a circus school. An estimated 240,000 people try the flying
trapeze at Club Med resorts each year, with help from our nearly 115 expert
The Creactive Playscape at Punta Cana, which takes up 37,500 square
feet (or 3,480 square meters), is under the expert supervision of
dedicated "Gentil Circassiens", with 2-3 times the amount of trainers at
other resorts with circus activities. The activities are inspired by some
20 Cirque du Soleil productions presented in permanent or touring locations in
the world. A total of up to 30 artistic and acrobatic activities are offered and will
vary according to age group and seasonality.
Over 30 of Cirque du Soleil's best and brightest contributed to the construction of
the magical CREACTIVE site, including acrobatic performance designers, artistic experts,
equipment production, safety and operations specialists, engineers, a human resources
team, and project managers.
There are 5 core areas in the CREACTIVE PLAYSCAPE. They are:
- THE GRAND TRAPEZE — a 108.3 feet / 33 meters of aluminum. That's the length of
a blue whale! A normal single trapeze is 65.6 feet / 20 meters.
- LA PISTE — dedicated to a body-sized Germa wheel for spins and flips, unicycle, and
- THE BIG TOP — houses mini trampolines, rola bola, and other balancing acts, diabolo
throws and catches, rumbling, devil sticks, twirling, jugging, tight wire walking, and
- L'ATELIER — a space where creativity comes to life through dance, physical theater,
percussion, trampoline, and face painting.
- THE ACROPLEX — Offers multidisciplinary acrobatic training such as the Spanish Web,
a vertical wall, hoops, bungee, and contemporary aerial dance. The Acroplex is made
from aluminum and is 20 feet wide, 80 feet long, and 30 feet high. There's as much
space as 272 elephants!