STAGE TUBE: Stars Gather for Cirque du Soleil's ZARKANA Premiere in Las Vegas!
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by Stage Tube
Yesterday evening, November 9th, Cirque du Soleil celebrated the Las Vegas premiere of its newest resident show Zarkana at ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter. Zarkana, a visually stunning modern acrobatic spectacular, begins its residency at ARIA following hugely successful engagements at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Arena Madrid and Moscow's Kremlin State Palace Theatre.
Celebrities joining the night's red carpet event and after-party at HAZE Nightclub included Emmy award-winning actor AaRon Paul (Breaking Bad), director Francis Ford Coppola, actor Matt Lanter (90210), actress Dot Jones (Glee), actor Harry Shum Jr (Glee), actor Edi Gathegi (X-Men: First Class), Dj ASHBA (Recording Artist), Mark Foster (Recording Artist), magician/illusionist Criss Angel, actor Omar Benson Miller (CSI:Miami), comedian Carrot Top, entertainers Siegfried & Roy the Zarkana creative team including François Girard (Writer & Director) and Cirque du Soleil's President and CEO Daniel Lamarre.
Below, watch video interviews with the starry audience at the premiere, plus check out highlights from the show!
Set in a world where physical ability meets the extraordinary, Zarkana was seen by more than 1.5 million people during its triumphant 2011-2012 international run.
The show follows Zark, the ringmaster of an extraordinary circus coming back to life, as he guides us in an abandoned theatre populated by a motley collection of off-the-wall characters and incomparable acrobats. Zarkana is a visual vortex set in a twisted acrobatic fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to a true celebration.
Zarkana is written and directed by François Girard, one of Quebec's most highly regarded creators who is equally at ease in cinema (Silk, The Red Violin), opera, visual arts and theatre and has earned an enviable international reputation over the years. A keen music lover, he is particularly known for the hybrid worlds he creates in which music plays a predominant role. His works are recognized for their great musicality, both in terms of sound and image.
The Creative Team
Guy Laliberté Creative Guide
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