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Zumanity


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Expérience

Animation
Welcome
Wind
African Dance
Waterbowl
Chains
Magnum
Hand-2-Hand
Dislocation
Perfect Jam
Aerial Dream
Expressions
Pole
2Men (Wushu)
Aerial Straps
Tissu Solo
Midnight Bath
Gentle Orgy
Extravaganza

Réserve
Roue Cyr
Body2Body 2.0
Hoops (Lev)
Musical Backup

Rétire
Fire
Savage Love
Inferno
Market
Spymonkey
Body2Body
Aerial Hoop
Pacemakers
Aerial Hoops
The Rose Boy
Dance on TV
2Men
Tissu Duo
Knife
Dance Trapeze

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Évolution
Visuals
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Features

 


Vocalists & Songs
    "This show is about a party, so I have to make the people on stage
    dance."
    — Simon Carpentier, Composer

  The music could only be refined and finalized very late in the rehearsal schedule, because Carpentier needed to see the show actually played out in order to connect with the energy that was coming from the stage. And as the pacing of the show evolved, he had to be ready to adjust the tempo and orchestration of his compositions to fit the ever-changing demands of the production.
For Simon Carpentier the process of creating the high-energy music for Zumanity started by revisiting cabaret music from the past and imagining how it could be reinterpreted through the music of today. Classical music and 40s jazz were his major sources of inspiration, which he filtered through contemporary dance music to create a score that is both entirely original and completely unlike the music in any other Cirque du Soleil production. Carpentier sees the show as a journey through a succession of vignettes, each calling for a distinct musical mood and pace. And in a first for Cirque du Soleil there are several songs in the score with lyrics in recognizable languages that clearly and directly support the show’s theme, rather than the typically abstract vocals heard in other Cirque du Soleil productions. But even when there are no words Carpentier has structured most of the instrumental pieces as songs - with a verse, chorus and bridge. When Zumanity turns up the heat these songs are driven by a strong techno beat with an overlay of jazz (and more than a hint of gospel and soul), but the music turns more lyrical when the action and mood on stage become more intimate.


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    Hosts

    • Joey Arias — (Aug.14.2003-Dec.31.2007)
    • Raven O — (Jan.2004-Dec.31.2006)
    • Edie — (Jan.12.2008 - Present)
    • NeNe Leakes (Special) — (Jun.27.2014 - Jul.01.2014)
    • Antonio Drija AKA Señorita Extravaganza (Backup) — (... - Jan.03.2015)
    • Vanessa Convery AKA Queen of Quebec (Backup) — (... - Jan.03.2015)
    • Brandon Pereyda AKA Axle Beaurouge (Backup) — (May.02.2017 - Present)
    • Alan Jones Silva AKA Pulga (backup) — (... - Present)

    Female Lead

    • Kinnie Starr — (Aug.14.2003 - Oct.2003)
    • Lonnie Gordon — (Aug.14.2003-Dec.31.2006)
    • Corinne Zarzour — (Oct.03.2003-Jan.2004, Sep.2004-Present)
    • Laur Fugère — (2004, 2006)
    • Nathalie Noël — (Jan.2004-Sep.2004)
    • Debbie Divine — (Nov.2006-Dec.31.2007)
    • Paris Red — (Jan.12.2008 – Aug.2017)
    • Cassiopée — (Feb.05.2016 - Sept.2016; Aug.2017 - Present)
    • Melle Vasquez (Backup) — (Aug.14.2003 - Present)
    • Geneviève Dubé (Backup) — (Aug.14.2003 - Present)

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    Main Show

    Rules of the House "Welcome/Warning"
    Wind & African Dance Wind, "Wassa"
    Water Bowl First Taste, Waterbowl ("Awakening")
    Chains (2015+) Into Me
    Magnum The Good Thing ("The Rose Boy")
    Hand-to-Hand Fugare / Meditation / Piece of Heaven
    Cyr Wheel ("Unknown")
    Dislocation Tickle Tango ("Zumanity Tango")
    Perfect Jam (2015+) "Perfect Jam"
    Aerial Dream (2015+) "Libera Me"
    Pole Mio Bello, Bello Amore / Per sempre
    2Men in a Cage Tickle Tango ("Zumanity Tango")
    Aerial Straps Zum Astra
    Tissu (2015+) ("Unknown")
    Midnight Bath "Bath"
    Gentle Orgy "The Lazy Susan of Sex"
    Extravaganza "Extravaganza"

    Other Songs

    Opening (2003) "The Opener"
    Introduction (2003-2007) "Major-Minor"
    Fire (2003) ("Unknown")
    Pacemakers (2003-2004) Mio Bello, Bello Amore / Per sempre
    Last Dance (2005-2011) Mio Bello, Bello Amore / Per Sempre
    Dance on TV (2003-2015) Another Man ("TV")
    Clowns My Erotic Lounge, "Doll"
    2Women "Tickle Tango"
    Body2Body (2003-2005) "Sex is Beautiful" / "B2B"
    Aerial Hoops (Early 2003) ("Unknown")
    Hula Hoops (2003-2015, 2017) Libera Me / Another Man
    Interludes "I Like It", "Ooo What a Feeling"
    Spanish Web ("Unknown")
    Tissu (2003-2015) En Zum ("Tissu")
    Cyr Wheel (Original) ("Unknown")
    Dance Trapeze (2017) Libera Me
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