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Paying Tribute to Some of the Greatest Divas of all Time

Music is at the heart of this show and follows the timeless hits of the Divas whose songs shaped our lives. Songs that have guided us throughout the years, in moments of folly, of sadness, of celebration, and of joy; DIVA is a unique opportunity to rediscover them all. Roze, our venerable and omniscient protagonist, will lead the way in this journey through the music, all while unveiling the essence of what makes a true diva.

Immerse yourself in the unparalleled musical repertoire and the spirited, signature acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil. Experience a show like no other, where the celebrated hits of the past decades are played to the rhythms of neo-soul and pop, all showcased with a fresh modernity. Amazing acrobatics, the modernity and glamour of the dressing room, internationally acclaimed musical rhythms and incredible set design are just a glimpse of what awaits you in this edition of Cirque du Soleil in Andorra.

 
Dates: Year 1: June 30 - July 29, 2018
Year 2: 2019
Type: Special Event
Location: Andorra
 

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    As a passionate, vivid ode to the greatest female vocalists, DIVA explores the transformational power of music and dusts off musical favourites of yesteryear and today which have been immortalised by the undisputed queens of music. This magnificent work delves deep into the soul of a diva, Roze, an omniscient woman in her prime who reveals the innate qualities held by all great singers. She is strong-willed, unapologetic and irreverent, fierce and rebellious to her core, gushing with charisma. Despite her relentless nature she still has a vulnerable side and is disarmingly candid. Indeed, she is the archetypal diva. DIVA invites the audience into a bold, surreal yet modern world where they are taken on an emotional musical journey, emblazoned with neo soul, pop and hip hop. Replete with acrobatic flourishes and breathtaking choreography, DIVA presents the talents of twenty-four fabulously energetic artists, with two singers and a DJ drummer among their number. Discover the legacy of the great divas of music through the eyes of Cirque du Soleil.

    • SCENEOGRAPHY — Alexis Laurence returns to Andorra with a surprising scene interpretation. He has imagined a rose-tinted monochrome backdrop to evoke a contemporary, modern feel. To immerse the audience in Roze's mind, the set designer plays with sizes and illusions, inventing a surreal world that magnifies the characters and carries the spectator from memory to memory.

    • MUSIC — Jean-Phi Goncalves has created an original score for DIVA showcasing some of the greatest hits to have left an indelible mark on the collective psyche and which form part of any female vocalist's repertoire. The score is supported by a DJ drummer and two singers who infuse life into the music on stage, while exclusive covers coloured by soul, pop, hip hop and gospel are integrated into this powerful, rhythmic spectacle. 'Diva' starts with 'La vie en rose' by Edith Piaf, and in fact, the rose is the dominant color throughout the show. 'Diamonds' by Rihanna puts the climax on the show.

    • COSTUMES — The seasoned Nicholas Vaudelet is in charge of wardrobe for DIVA. His quasi-operatic interpretation marries fashion with streetwear, granting a modern, glamorous flavour to the show's visual style. The fluid, floating dress he has designed for Roze underlines the diva's elegance and inner strength.

    • LIGHTING — Fresh from his experience in circus performances, concerts and fashion shows, Christophe Brière, armed with his luminous palette, constructs a dynamic, raw visual in his use of angles, shadows and tangents. As a disciple of lighting suprematism, he bestows a striking angular dimension on the scenery which accentuates the body.

    • ACROBATICS — The acrobatic choreography in DIVA finds full reflection in Roze: dazzling, colourful, daring, sometimes fierce, sometimes understated, always with panache. The show is a fusion of acrobatic urban dance and high-flying circus acts. The arts of trampwall, aerial straps and contortion play out next to krumping and voguing among other dances; all tuned into the female form in which ferocity and strength is fully embraced.


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    Creative Team

    • Executive Director, Creation — Daniel Fortin
    • Co-Director & Choreographer — Lydia Bouchard
    • Co-Director & Acrobatic Choreographer — Sonya St-Martin
    • Set Designer — Alexis Laurence
    • Music Composer — Jean-Phi Goncalves
    • Costume Designer — Nicholas Vaudelet
    • Lighting Designer — Christophe Brière
    • Makeup Designer — Audrey Toulouse

    Acts/Performers

    • Fire
    • Duo Trapeze — "Duo Transcend"
    • Trampoline Wall — "Catwall Acrobats"
    • Contortion — "Contortion Sisters"

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