Recognized as one of the most provocative artists in the world today, Criss Angel
sought inspiration from the legendary magician and escape artist Harry Houdini, who
on his death bed, told his wife: “After my death, many people will claim that
they are still able to communicate with me. If their claims are valid, they will
be able to tell you a code word – that word is BELIEVE,” thus the name Criss
chose for this unprecedented life experience.
Criss Angel BELIEVE is a haunting exploration deep inside the inventive mind
of mystifier Criss Angel as he hovers between the land of the living and a surreal world
uniquely woven together by the distinctive imaginations of Criss Angel and Cirque du Soleil.
Unlike traditional magic-themed shows, BELIEVE transcends any preconceived
notion of what it means to be truly emotionally engaged by the arts of mysticism and
illusion. Imagine a fantasy, an allegory, a highly theatrical tableau of mood, reverie
and emotion set against a backdrop of dreamlike darkness and light.
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"Allow a visionary journey to
begin where the child within you is reborn, setting free the wonder and amazement
of your own imagination. Feast on this imaginative vision. Experience the reality
of what you see on stage but remember reality is only what you think you see.
This mystifying adventure is nothing more than an allegory which tells the tale
of one man’s search for love and meaning as he attempts to decipher his existence
within the multifaceted vortex of reality and illusion. Immerse yourself in a
metaphysical dreamlike state where dancing rabbits and similar oddities are the
norm. Magic is now reborn. Prepare yourself for an intimate celebration of art
forms bleeding together to create a virtual landscape of illusion, song, dance
movement and mysticism. All pre-conceived notions of truth and existence be
left at the door. What you’re seeing may not be real.
Don’t believe your eyes.
Welcome to CRISS ANGEL Believe."
|Premiere: ||September 26, 2008 (Previews)
October 31, 2008 (Gala)
|Type: ||Resident / Theater
|Location: ||LUXOR, Las Vegas
|Finale: ||April 17, 2016
Director & Co-Writer
Director of Creation
Associate Creation Director
Props & Puppets