Cirque du Soleil

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Cirque du Soleil: Kurios review – a gasp-inducing steampunk celebration of virtuosity
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s choreography connects amazing talents from yo-yoers to contortionists in a slick and seamless show

Lyndsey Winship

19, Jan, 2023 @9:07 AM

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The anti-hibernation culture guide: something to enjoy for every day in January
You can spend the next few weeks under the duvet and in front of the telly, or enjoy world-class art, theatre, music, film and standup – here’s an event for each of the next 31 days

Rachel Aroesti, Catherine Bray, Andrew Clements, John Fordham, Miriam Gillinson, Jonathan Jones and Lyndsey Winship

31, Dec, 2022 @11:55 AM

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Cirque du Soleil: Luzia review – sometimes bigger really is better
Royal Albert Hall, London
The Canadian company’s colourful Mexican-flavoured show is full of heart-stopping skill, dreamy lyricism and visual whimsy

Lyndsey Winship

16, Jan, 2020 @11:31 AM

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‘People want to feel they might see an accident’ – how dangerous is the circus?
Cirque du Soleil acrobat Yann Arnaud’s fatal fall has cast a shadow over the world of circus on its 250th anniversary. Is audience demand for bigger thrills in the big top driving performers to ever greater risks?

Simon Usborne

26, Mar, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Chainsaw juggling, human cannonballs and Coco the Clown! The astounding 250-year story of circus
When was the first trapeze performance? Who launched ‘the greatest show on Earth’? And which showman was celebrated in song by the Beatles? Here’s a history of circus in 25 moments

Lyn Gardner

19, Jan, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Cirque du Soleil Ovo review – all glory and no story
The global circus troupe’s insect-themed show is eye-poppingly spectacular but fails to engage on a deeper level

Luke Jennings

14, Jan, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Cirque du Soleil banned our critic after a one-star review – need they have feared?
Lyn Gardner’s press ticket for the circus superstars was withdrawn after her verdict on their earlier show. So we bought her one and sent Sanjoy Roy along to get a second opinion on Cirque’s Ovo

Lyn Gardner and Sanjoy Roy

11, Jan, 2018 @4:21 PM

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Giles Martin on his father: 'Take a sad song and make it better is what he did'
As the Beatles’ Cirque du Soleil extravaganza celebrates its 10th anniversary, the son of the late producer reflects on the band’s inescapable legacy

Darryn King

13, Jul, 2016 @4:27 PM

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Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour review – muddle, miscalculation and mayhem
The popular circus troupe’s first Broadway show is a cacophony of ridiculous extravagance, from an erotic aerial pas de deux to … zombies

Alexis Soloski

26, May, 2016 @5:00 AM

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Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna review – as erotic as a wet wipe
A liberty-taking acrobatic rendering of The Tempest is sexualised but emotionally empty, while demoting the circus to incidental thrills

Lyn Gardner

20, Jan, 2016 @12:22 PM

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Cal McCrystal brings on the clowns - ancient Greek style
Latest venture from the director behind the slapstick in One Man, Two Guvnors involves Giffords Circus, a Trojan horse – and a goose called Brian

Vanessa Thorpe

14, Jun, 2014 @12:39 PM

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James Cameron and Cirque du Soleil to team up for Avatar show

The director is to work with the circus company he made a documentary about in 2012 for a touring production based on his 2009 fantasy blockbuster

Ben Child

30, May, 2014 @7:28 AM

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