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  2015-2016

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{2015} /// Cirque @ Nación ESPN’s 4th Anniversary

    February 14, 2015 — Mystere's Red Bird, Yellow Bird, and others were out to help Nación ESPN celebrate it's 4th anniversary.

{2015} /// Cirque @ USA 7’s Rugby Tournament

    February 15, 2015 — Members of Zarkana's flag team were out to give support to The USA Sevens, the largest annual rugby competition in North America. Introduced in 2004, and held at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas since 2010, the USA Sevens tournament features 16 teams representing countries from every continent, including the host.

{2015} /// Revamped Zumanity Outdoor Performance

    February 26, 2015 — Las Vegas tourists got a free eyeful of sexiness when Cirque du Soleil’s libidinous “Zumanity” performers put on a few minutes of their show in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip, featuring the "Chains" performance. The public display was at 4:30pm on the outdoor Brooklyn Bridge in front of the New York-New York hotel.

{2015} /// Cirque on "Master Chef Canada"

    March 2, 2015 — The home cooks’ first Team Challenge requires them to cook a hearty but healthy performance-day lunch for the world-class athletes, performers, and crew of Kurios: A Cabinet of Curiosities. [ARTICLE]

{2015} /// Cirque @ FACES Encephalitis Conference

    March 6, 2015 — A few artists from Mystère teamed up with Encephalitis Global to make the 2015 conference in Las Vegas a memorable one. Mystère characters in full costume stopped by to share a taste of their show with the group.

{2015} /// Cirque @ PAC-12 Basketball Tournament

    March 14, 2015 — The Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament, played at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, featured KÀ by Cirque du Soleil. Artists performed both the national anthem and a halftime performance of the Championship game.

{2015} /// Cirque @ Innaugural Rock in Rio LV

    May 8, 2015 — At 5:30 pm, Cirque du Soleil kicked off Rock in Rio with an electrifying, never-before-seen performance on the Main Stage that featured a unique multi-sensory experience complete with astounding acrobatics, breathtaking aerial acts, live music and exciting pyro. Created specifically for Rock in Rio by Cirque du Soleil Artistic Director Sandi Croft, the 15-minute montage featured some of the most gifted performers from all of the resident shows in Las Vegas.

{2015} /// Cirque @ MTL Comic Con

    July 3, 2015 — Cirque du Soleil was at the Montreal Comic Con promoting "The First Flight" via the "TORUK ZONE".

{2015} /// Opening Ceremonies - Pan Am Games

    July 10, 2015 — The opening sequence found A Tribe Called Red’s DJ Shub twisting vinyl on elevated turntables as 183 vibrantly clad dancers nodded to the city’s diversity with a “Powwow Carnival” that sought to incorporate choreography from countless cultures. Cirque’s production featured at various points a fleet of BMX cyclists hurtling up and over ramps, a cheeky sequence of jukebox-based choreography set to a mashup of semi-recent pop tunes and abstractly edgy multimedia accompaniments. [ARTICLE]

{2015} /// Cirque on "Extreme Weight Loss"

    July 25, 2015 — "Extreme Weight Loss" is an ABC reality television docu-series that follows participants over a year to document their weight-loss journey. [Tiffany Humpert’s] episode, which aired from 8-10 p.m, included performers from Cirque du Soleil’s "La Nouba."

{2015} /// Cirque & ActiveOn - "Feel the Moment"

    September 25, 2015 — ACTIVEON partnered with Cirque to introduce a lifestyle product for everyday life. This is a conversation about connection, emotions, bonding and recognizing the moments in the moments in the day-to-day that create lasting memories. Every moment carries the potential to become a highlight – to reveal the extraordinary in the everyday. ACTIVEON provides you with the highest quality products that allow you to “Feel the Moment”.

{2015} /// Cirque @ Global Gaming Expo ("G2E")

    September 29, 2015 — Scientific Games announced a new partnership with Cirque du Soleil to produce a slot machine game based on KOOZA. The experience is an eye- catching, bonus-rich slot game that combines Scientific Games’ Pro Wave 360° slot configuration with the acrobatic adrenaline rush of KOOZA. Characters from Mystere, Zarkana, and Kooza were on hand. [ARTICLE]

{2015} /// Zarkana Lobby Performance

    November 19, 2015 — Members of Cirque du Soleil's Zarkana performed in the lobby of the Aria hotel to promote the show within.

{2015} /// Rogue Films & Cirque - Lipton T.O

    November 19, 2015 — Saam Farahmand at ROGUE FILMS created this revolutionary advertisement for Lipton’s new T.O Tea machine for Tribal Worldwide London in collaboration with adam&eveDDB. The advert combines cutting-edge filming techniques with beautiful in-air and underwater performances by Cirque du Soleil. The ad draws inspiration from T.O by Lipton's visible brew orb, a unique aspect of the product – in which you can see the tea brewing. To create a visualisation of the tea leaves dancing and blending inside the orb, Cirque du Soleil performed underwater in colourful outfits representing specific flavours – each one behaving as the tea leaves and capturing the spirit and essence of the brewing process. [ARTICLE]

{2015} /// "The Wiz" LIVE on NBC

    December 3, 2015 — Cirque helped produce "The Wiz" LIVE for NBC. It stared newcomer Shanice Williams as Dorothy alongside Grammy and Golden Globe-winner Queen Latifah as the Wizard, nine-time Grammy-winner Mary J. Blige as Evillene, original Dorothy, Stephanie Mills, as Auntie Em and David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion.

{2015} /// "Bravura" in Mumbai, India

    December 15, 2015 — Two 10 minute performances were presented at an Awards Ceremony in Mumbai, India. Manuel Bissonnette was the Show Director, and it featured: Icarian Games, Aerial Cube, Aerial Cube Duo (using Dralion Tissu costumes), Korean Plank (using Totem Russian Bar costumes), Rola Bola (Kurios Style), Aerial Straps, and Korean Cradle/Pole. [MAKING OF]

{2016} /// "Journey of a Basketball Dream"

    February 14, 2016 — 45 DEGREES harnessed Cirque du Soleil’s creative power to custom-tailor a five-minute opening show for the NBA All-Star Game in Toronto, the first-ever to take place in Canada. Weaving together acrobatics, dance and technology, the performance took the audience on a tribute to basketball — the game, the dream, its heroes and the culture. A timeless tale of living your dream. After approximately 1,300 rehearsal hours and 5 months of work, 37 artists took center court to perform the show. [ARTICLE | MAKING OF]

{2016} /// Cirque @ Montréal’s Nuit Blanche (Luzia)

    February 26, 2016 — Cirque du Soleil offered an interactive Luzia exhibit in the entrance of Complexe Desjardins. Thanks to augmented reality and body-recognition technology, participants [were] transformed into one of the show's symbolic animals and appear on screen within an interactive virtual world. Ugo Laffolay performed his hand-balancing act (with canes) as part of Tohu's Coups de Coeur series that also included Emi Vauthey's aerial silk performance from Cirque Éloize and clay juggler Jimmy Gonzalez.

{2016} /// Cirque @ The Adobe Summit

    March 19, 2016 — Creating an extravagant experience has always been at the heart of the company, but with Las Vegas getting more and more crowded and shows constantly drumming up noise for footfall, Cique du Soleil felt that it would benefit more by turning the volume down. The brand decided to get more intimate with its consumer. One way the show decided to get more intimate with its consumers was by inviting them in back stage to get to know its designers and musicians and telling their stories as well. Cirque launched its first ever half day Master Class, teaching dance to the public. “It is a completely different way of engaging our customers from the past.”

{2016} /// "One Drop Moment" @ Bal en Blanc

    March 27, 2016 — Produkt and 45 DEGREES turned the world-renowned Bal en Blanc EDM festival into a benefit event to help make safe water available to all. Five Cirque acts performing during the Sultan+Shepard set were lit by an array of Clay Paky fixtures provided by 4U2C. "We made a special design with six Clay Paky Scenius spots and eight Mythos on a 16×16-foot riser in the middle of the space. The dance floor was covered with 90 Sharpys."

{2016} /// La Nouba Attempts Rare Acrobatic Feat

    March 31, 2016 — La Nouba's energetic Trapeze troupe attempted two rarely performed tricks via livestream. The first, a Double & 1/2 layout to the legs, is an extremely skillful maneuver that includes a 2 1/2 backward layout with a twist, all performed within seconds before the artists is caught by his legs. The second, a Quadruple layout, which is rumored to be completed less than 20 times in the 150 year history of Trapeze. Although the trapeze team did not achieve this amazing feat during the first show of the evening, they nailed both skills during the second show. [VIDEO]

La Nouba
{2016} /// Cirque @ Sustainable Fashion Challenge

    April 19, 2016 — Pursuing the same goal of acting responsibly as a business, Cirque and Swarovski gave Fashion Business students at École supérieure de mode (ESM), part of l’École des sciences de la gestion de l’Université du Québec à Montréal (ESG UQAM), the opportunity to reimagine Swarovski crystal- embellished costumes that have previously appeared in some Cirque shows. [VIDEO]

{2016} /// Stella Artois - "Le Savoir"

    August 4, 2016 — Le Savoir is an unforgettable, multi-sensorial culinary journey — a dining experience like none other that challenges all the body’s senses to see, touch, taste and celebrate a culinary spectacle that promises to go down in the annals of historic eating. Le Savoir uses time as a metaphor and Stella Artois as the muse to transport guests to a forgotten garden in the heart of the city. The unique and fantastical dining experience blends beer, food, technology, entertainment and performance art to challenge perceptions and awaken the senses. [VIDEO]

{2016} /// BLÜM - Horticultural Expo 2016 Antalya

    August 16, 2016 — Cirque du Soleil canceled 40 performances of this 45 DEGREES show called Blüm, which was scheduled from August 16 to September 17, 2016. Blüm was custom designed for the Horticultural Expo 2016 Antalya, held in Turkey until October 30. "We were not able to ensure the safety of our employees to our satisfaction." – Marie-Hélène Lagacé, Senior Public Relations Manager said. A total of 70 people were involved in the show.

{2016} /// Cirque @ "The MAC Ball"

    September 17, 2016 — Located in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles for more than fifty years, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) has brought together local and international artists, their works and an ever-growing public. It is a place of discovery, offering visitors experiences that are continually changing and new, and often unexpected and stirring. The main source of funding for the Musée Foundation, the annual Ball, is one of the year’s most anticipated and sought-after events. The evening has always been known for its high style, discerning taste and glamor. This year, the Musée Foundation has entrusted 45 DEGREES with the task of dazzling its guests.

{2016} /// Cirque @ 4th Annual "Life is Beautiful"

    September 23, 2016 — Performers from Cirque’s seven resident shows on the Las Vegas Strip entertained festival attendees throughout the day at the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Eighth Street, with performances occurring at 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm and 9:00pm. Fans saw the dislocation act from Zumanity, the Nowhere Men from The Beatles LOVE, and much more.

{2016} /// Cirque @ World of Wearable Art Awards

    September 23, 2016 — The World of WearableArt, known as WOW, is a renowned international design competition that attracts hundreds of entries from all over the world. Finalists compete for over $165,000 in prize money plus internships with leading creative companies such as Weta Workshop and Cirque du Soleil. [ARTICLE]

{2016} /// Juggler Rudolf Janecek Sets Guiness Record

    September 28, 2016 — Luzia's Juggler Rudolf Janecek put his superior eye and hand coordination to the test setting the Guinness World Record for the fastest juggler on the planet. Janecek took on the challenge during a live sanctioned event in the west wing of Toronto’s Union Station. Under the watchful eye of official Guinness World Records adjudicator Andrew Glass, he set the benchmark for the most individual juggling rotations in 30 seconds with five clubs - at 429 rotations! He is now officially a juggler-extraordinaire and is recognized as the fastest juggler in the world in an all-new Guinness World Records category. [VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2]

{2016} /// Cirque Takes Over "Dancing With the Stars"

    October 3, 2016 — Acrobats, aerialists, dancers and fire-stick performers from six Cirque shows were part of one of the biggest episodes ever of ABC’s DANCING WITH THE STARS. It unfolded on the ballroom floor as the 11 remaining couples performed big-spectacle dances for a Cirque theme night. Each couple performed a dance inspired by a Cirque show while the amazing Cirque stars perform alongside them.

{2016} /// Cirque @ Orlando City Project

    October 15, 2016 — La Nouba’s new Aerial Bamboo Act was adapted for a stunning outdoor performance in the streets of downtown Orlando for the Creative City Project event.

{2016} /// Cirque @ Level Kids' Grand Launch Event

    November 10, 2016 — The 45 DEGREES team created an exclusive special presentation for the opening of the beautiful Level Kids store in Dubai, with a concept inspired by the multi-level boutique's themes. [VIDEO]


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