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Q. When did these shows premiere?
Q. Why are there two premiere dates?
Q. Where has Cirque toured?
Q. What is 45 DEGREES?
Q. What is ONE DROP?
Q. What is C-LAB / NEXTASY?



   The information is presented as follows: the premiere year,
   followed by the show title, its exact premiere date and the
   city in which it premiered.

   1984: Le Grand Tour (Jun.16.1984, Gaspe)
   1985: Le Grand Tour (May.14.1985, Montréal)
   1986: Le Magie Continue (Apr.20.1986/May.18.1986, Sherebrook)
   1987: Le Cirque Reinvente (May.07.1987, La Salle)
   1990: Nouvelle Experience (May.08.1990, Montréal)
   1992: Saltimbanco (Apr.23.1992, Montréal)
   1992: Fascination (May.22.1992, Tokyo)
   1993: Mystere (Dec.25.1994, Las Vegas)
   1994: Alegria (Apr.21.1994, Montréal)
   1996: Quidam (Apr.23.1996, Montréal)
   1998: O (Oct.19.1998, Las Vegas)
   1998: La Nouba (Dec.23.1998/Jan.28.1999, Orlando)
   1999: Dralion (Apr.22.1999, Montréal)
   2002: Varekai (Apr.24.2002, Montréal)
   2003: Zumanity (Jul.31.2003/Sep.20.2003, Las Vegas)
   2004: KA (Nov.26.2004/Feb.03.2005, Las Vegas)
   2005: Corteo (Apr.21.2005, Montréal)
   2006: Delirium (Jan.26.2006, Montréal)
   2006: LOVE (Jun.02.2006/Jun.30.2006, Las Vegas)
   2007: Koozå (Apr.19.2007, Montréal)
   2007: Wintuk (Nov.01.2007, New York City)
   2008: ZAIA (Jul.26.2008/Aug.28.2008, Macau)
   2008: ZED (Aug.15.2008/Oct.01.2008, Tokyo)
   2008: Believe (Sep.26.2008/Oct.31.2008, Las Vegas)
   2009: Ovo (Apr.23.2009, Montréal)
   2009: Banana Shpeel (Nov.19.2009, Chicago | Apr.29.2010, NYC)
   2009: Viva Elvis (Dec.16.2009/Jan.08.2010, Las Vegas)
   2010: Totem (Apr.22.2010, Montréal)
   2011: Zarkana (Jun.9.2011/Jun.30.2011, NYC) 
   2011: IRIS (Jul.11.2011/Sep.27.2011, Hollywood)
   2011: MJ THE IMMORTAL World Tour (Oct.02.2011, Montréal)
   2012: Amaluna (Apr.19.2012, Montréal)
   2013: MJ ONE - Mandalay Bay (May.23.2013/Jun.29.2013 Las Vegas)
   2014: KURIOS: Cabinet of Curiosities (Apr.24.2014, Montréal)
   2014: JOYÀ (Nov.08.2014, Riviera Maya, Mexico)
   2015: TORUK-The First Flight (Nov.20.2015/Dec.21.2015)
   2016: Paramour (Apr.16.2016/May.25.2016, NYC)
   2016: Luzia (Apr.21.2016, Montréal)
   2017: Sép7imo Día: No Descansaré (Mar.09.2017, Buenos Aires)
   2017: Volta (Apr.20.2017/Apr.27.2017, Montréal)
   2017: Crystal (Oct.05.2017, Lafayette)
   2018: Bazzar (Nov.15.2018, Mumbai, India)
   2019: Alegría (Apr.18.2019, Montréal)
   2019: Messi10 (Spain)
   2019: "The Jump" (Las Vegas)
   2020: X: The Land of Fantasty (Hangzhou, China)
   2020: Disney 2020 (Walt Disney World)

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   In the case of Le Magie Continue, Cirque du Soleil originally
   performed at Expo 86 in Vancouver before beginning their
   Canadian tour. Thus, the official start of the 1986 tour is
   May 18, 1986.

   In the case of La Nouba, Zumanity, KÀ, LOVE, ZAIA, Believe, and
   ZED, Cirque du Soleil staged preview performances of these
   productions before their official Grand Opening/Gala Premiere.
   Therefore, public performances began on the first date, but an
   official premiere celebration did on occur until the second.

   NOTE: Cris Angel BELIEVE was scheduled to hold public previews
   or have its "soft opening" beginning Sep.01.2008 with the
   GALA Premiere on Sep.12.2008 before it was delayed. It was
   delayed a second time by having previews begin on Sep.12.2008
   and the GALA on Oct.10.2008.

   NOTE: BANANA SHPEEL was scheduled to hold public previews in
   New York City starting February 4, 2010. It was pushed back
   to February 25, 2010 and again to March 17, 2010 before
   finally settling on April 29, 2010.

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   [Touring Productions]

    Saltimbanco (1992-2012)

    o) Apr.23.1992 to Dec.19.1993 - North American Tour
    o) Mar.11.1994 to Sep.14.1994 - Japanese Tour
    o) Nov.02.1994 to Jan.08.1995 - Montreal Special
    o) Mar.09.1995 to Feb.01.1997 - European Tour I
    o) Oct.13.1998 to Nov.08.1998 - Ottawa Special
    o) Jan.07.1999 to Nov.25.2001 - Asia/Pacific Tour
    o) Feb.14.2002 to Jul.03.2005 - European Tour II
    o) Aug.04.2005 to Dec.03.2006 - Latin American Tour
    o) Jul.31.2007 to Aug.23.2009 - North American Arena Tour
    o) Sep.17.2009 to Apr.03.2011 - European/Africa Arena Tour
    o) Apr.21.2011 to Sep.04.2011 - Australia Arena Tour
    o) Sep.21.2011 to Dec.30.2012 - World Arena Tour

    Alegría (1994-2013)

    o) Apr.21.1994 - Dec.30.1995 - North American Tour I
    o) Mar.22.1996 - Dec.25.1996 - Japanese/Hong Kong Tour
    o) Mar.06.1997 - Feb.07.1999 - European Tour I
    o) May.20.1999 - Oct.02.2000 - Beau Rivage
    o) Oct.10.2001 - Apr.07.2002 - Australia/Singapore
    o) Jun.12.2002 - Sep.26.2004 - North American Tour II
    o) Oct.29.2004 - Nov.27.2005 - Japanese Tour II
    o) Jan.05.2006 - Aug.28.2007 - European Tour II
    o) Sep.14.2007 - Sep.22.2008 - South American Tour
    o) Oct.15.2008 - Apr.06.2009 - Asian Tour
    o) May.27.2009 - Aug.14.2011 - North American Arena Tour
    o) Sep.07.2011 - Dec.22.2013 - European Arena Tour

    Quidam (1996-2016)

    o) Apr.23.1996 - Nov.27.1998 - North American Tour I
    o) Mar.04.1999 - Jan.06.2002 - European Tour I
    o) Feb.07.2002 - Dec.21.2002 - North American Tour II
    o) Feb.07.2003 - Apr.04.2004 - Japanese Tour
    o) May.06.2004 - Dec.11.2005 - Asia/Pacific Tour
    o) Jan.19.2006 - Oct.22.2006 - North American Tour III
    o) Jan.04.2007 - Aug.26.2007 - Asia/Middle East Tour
    o) Oct.11.2007 - Mar.17.2008 - Mexican Tour
    o) Apr.20.2008 - Apr.19.2009 - European Tour II
    o) Jul.11.2009 - Nov.21.2010 - South American Tour
    o) Dec.11.2010 - Aug.11.2013 - North American Arena Tour
    o) Sep.15.2013 - Jun.21.2015 - European Arena Tour
    o) Jul.02.2015 - Feb.26.2016 - Asia/Pacific Arena Tour

    Dralion (1999-2015)

    o) Apr.22.1999 - Dec.14.2003 - North American Tour
    o) Jan.14.2004 - Jan.07.2007 - European Tour
    o) Feb.07.2007 - Jun.15.2008 - Japanese Tour
    o) Jul.17.2008 - Aug.24.2009 - Australian Tour
    o) Sep.17.2009 - Dec.31.2009 - Mexican Tour
    o) Oct.20.2010 - Dec.23.2012 - North American Arena Tour
    o) Feb.06.2013 - Sep.06.2014 - European Arena Tour
    o) Oct.02.2014 - Jan.18.2015 - North American "Goodbye" Tour

    Varekai (2002-2017)

    o) Apr.24.2002 - Jul.23.2006 - North American Tour
    o) Aug.10.2006 - Oct.07.2007 - Australian Tour
    o) Oct.25.2007 - Jan.02.2011 - European Tour
    o) Jan.20.2011 - Jul.10.2011 - Asia/Pacific Tour
    o) Sep.15.2011 - Oct.13.2013 - Latin American Tour
    o) Dec.13.2013 - Sep.06.2015 - North American Arena Tour
    o) Oct.08.2015 - Oct.15.2017 - European Arena Tour
    o) Nov.09.2017 - Dec.23.2017 - North American "Goodbye" Tour

    Corteo (2005-2015; 2018+)

    o) Apr.21.2005 - Dec.28.2008 - North American Tour
    o) Feb.04.2009 - Jun.06.2010 - Japanese Tour
    o) Jun.26.2010 - Feb.08.2013 - European Tour
    o) Mar.30.2013 - Dec.13.2015 - Latin American Tour
    o) Mar.02-2018 - Aug.22.2019 - North American Arena Tour
    o) Sep.26.2018 - Present     - European Arena Tour

    Delirium (2006-2008)

    o) Jan.27.2006 - Jul.01.2007 - North American Arena Tour
    o) Sep.13.2007 - Apr.19.2008 - European Arena Tour

    Koozå (2007+)

    o) Apr.19.2007 - Dec.05.2010 - North American Tour
    o) Feb.02.2011 - Apr.01.2012 - Japanese Tour
    o) Jun.07.2012 - Dec.16.2012 - North American Tour II
    o) Jan.05.2013 - Apr.04.2015 - European Tour
    o) Jun.04.2015 - Dec.27.2015 - North American Tour III
    o) Mar.09.2016 - Jul.31.2016 - South American Tour
    o) Aug.25.2016 - Mar.17.2019 - Asia Pacific Tour
    o) May.30.2019 - Present     - European Tour II

    Ovo (2009+)

    o) Apr.23.2009 - May.13.2012 - North American Tour
    o) Jul.13.2012 - Jun.16.2013 - Australian Tour
    o) Feb.12.2014 - Feb.21.2015 - Japanese Tour
    o) Apr.08.2016 - Aug.30.2017 - North American Arena Tour
    o) Oct.05.2017 - Jan.20.2019 - European Arena Tour
    o) Mar.07.2019 - Present     - South American Tour

    Totem (2010+)

    o) Apr.22.2010 - Jan.30.2011 - Premiere Tour (CAN/EUR)
    o) Mar.03.2011 - Dec.18.2011 - North American Tour I
    o) Jan.05.2012 - Feb.05.2012 - London Special
    o) Mar.02.2012 - Jul.06.2014 - North American Tour
    o) Aug.22.2014 - May.21.2016 - Asia/Pacific Tour
    o) Jul.01.2016 - Present     - European Tour II

    Michael Jackson THE IMMPORTAL World Tour (2011-2014)

    o) Oct.02.2011 - Aug.21.2012 - North American Arena Tour
    o) Oct.12.2012 - Apr.21.2013 - European Arena Tour
    o) May.09.2013 - Jan.14.2014 - Asia/Pacific Arena Tour
    o) Feb.28.2014 - Aug.31.2014 - North American Tour II

    Amaluna (2012+)

    o) Apr.19.2012 - Mar.22.2015 - North American Tour
    o) May.06.2015 - Jun.11.2017 - European Tour
    o) Jul.26.2017 - Dec.16.2018 - South American Tour
    o) Jan.23.2019 - Present     - North American Tour II

    KURIOS: Cabinet of Curiosities (2014+)

    o) Apr.24.2014 - Dec.31.2017 - North American Tour
    o) Feb.07.2018 - Jun.02.2019 - Japanese Tour
    o) Jul.04.2019 - Present     - Singapore/Australian Tour

    TORUK-The First Flight (2015+)

    o) Nov.12.2015 - Mar.26.2017 - North American Arena Tour
    o) Jul.06.2016 - Aug.26.2018 - Asia/Pacific Arena Tour
    o) Oct.10.2018 - Present     - European Arena Tour

    LUZIA: The Waking Dream of Mexico (2016+)

    o) Apr.21.2016 - Present     - North American Tour

    SEP7IMO DIA – No Descansaré (2017-2018)

    o) Mar.09.2017 - Sep.23.2017 - South American Arena Tour
    o) Oct.19.2017 - May.06.2018 - North American Arena Tour
    o) Jun.20.2018 - Sep.23.2018 - South American Arena Tour

    VOLTA: Find Your Free (2017+)

    o) Apr.20.2017 - Present     - North American Tour

    CRYSTAL (2017+)

    o) Oct.05.2017 - Sep.01.2019 - North American Arena Tour
    o) TBA                       - European Arena Tour

    BAZZAR (2018+)

    o) Nov.15.2018 - Present     - World Tour

    Alegría: In a New Light (2019+)

    o) Apr.18.2019 - Present     - North American Tour

    Messi10 (2019+)

    o) TBA - European Arena Tour

   [Resident Productions]

    o) in Las Vegas, Nevada:

    - Mystère / Treasure Island
    - "O" / Bellagio
    - Zumanity / New York, New York
    - KÀ / MGM Grand
    - LOVE / The Mirage
    - Criss Angel BELIEVE / Luxor [Closed Apr.17.2016]
    - Viva Elvis / Aria, CityCenter [Closed Aug.31.2012]
    - Zarkana / Aria, CityCenter [Closed Apr.20.2016]
    - Michael Jackson ONE / Mandalay Bay

    o) Others (inside USA)

    - La Nouba / Walt Disney World; Orlando, FL [Closed Dec.31.2017]
    - Wintuk / Madison Square Garden; New York City, NY [Closed]
    - Banana Shpeel / New York City & Touring [Closed]
    - Iris / The Kodak Theater; Hollywood, CA [Closed Jan.19.2013]
    - Paramour / Lyric Theater; New York, NY [Closed Apr.26.2017]

    o) Others (Outside USA)

    - ZAIA / The Venetian; Macau, China [Closed Feb.19.2012]
    - ZED / Tokyo Disneyland; Tokyo, Japan [Closed Dec.31.2011]
    - JOYÀ; Riviera Maya, Mexico

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   45 DEGREES is the brand-name of Cirque du Soleil's in-house corporate
   events and special projects division. Started around 2001 as Cirque's
   marketing arm, the group was spun out in 2014 as part of the company's
   effort to recalibrate resoures. In its infancy, the production house
   launched and staged private performances for the troupe’s sponsors.
   When the team created a performance for the Academy Awards in 2002,
   the business really took off. Soon the phone started ringing constantly.
   Via the 45 DEGREES brand, Cirque du Soleil has expanded Beyond the Big
   Top to create exclusive artistic content that constantly pushes the
   boundaries of experimental entertainment, and to provide one-of-a-kind
   experiences that titillate the senses, stir the imagination, and remain
   etched in the minds of audiences world-wide - whether they be Corporate
   Events, Intimate Soirees, Large Public Productions, Prestigious
   Appearances, Special Happenings, or just General Presences. The company
   now gets about 1,500 requests a year big and small. But more than a
   profit opporunity, 45 DEGREES is also a kind of incubator where Cirque
   can try out performers and ideas for its larger shows. In 2019, the 45
   DEGREES subsidiary and brand was retired for "Cirque du Soleil Events
   + Experiences".

   In the beginning, many of Cirque's Events were overly generic
   productions, staged with recycled costumes, music, and choreography
   from past Cirque du Soleil shows. In 2015, as the 45 DEGREES name came
   into prominence, the productions became more polished, branded, and
   unique. Here at Richasi's Le Grand Chapiteau, we mostly focus on the
   Large Public Productions (these are the high-profile, named concepts)
   with some attention given to prestigious appearances and special
   happenings, if the presences are more than just a few odds-and-ends
   characters about.

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   ONE DROP was established by Guy Laliberté in 2007 as a non-
   profit organization to support the awareness to and conservation
   of water, and although most of what ONE DROP does is beyond
   Cirque du Soleil's pervue (both were founded by Laliberté, but
   are two separate entities), the two companties do cross paths
   from time to time. Learn more about ONE DROP at their website:

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   Put simply, C-LAB was the creative experimental laboratory within
   Cirque du Soleil. Though C:LAB was established as a subsidiary of
   Cirque du Soleil in more recent times, the Cirque has always had
   an incredible group of people keen to experiment with new ideas
   and technologies. In 2014, Cirque du Soleil reorganized them into
   C:LAB. Welby Altidor, Executive Creative Director of Creation at
   Cirque du Soleil at the time, headed up this group. The C-LAB
   group grew quiet in 2017 and was later reborn as NEXTASY.

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