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Cirque du Soleil Eschews Acrobats in Next Las Vegas Strip Production

There are some certainties in Cirque du Soleil’s largely abstract world. One is that Criss Angel’s “Mindfreak Live!” production closes at Luxor Oct. 28.

And there won’t be another Cirque-produced magic show taking its place.

And, we’ve always expected Cirque shows to highlight acrobatics, the “circus” theme of the company’s very title.

Not so fast.

The next production Cirque stages on the Strip will be devoid of the very acrobatics that made the company the dominant production vehicle in the city.

“We are working on a new show concept with MGM Resorts, brand-new for the Luxor, and an entirely new avenue for the company,” Cirque du Soleil Senior Vice President Jerry Nadal said Thursday at Mandalay Bay, following a preview of a scene from the “One Night for One Drop” charity show set for March 2 at the Michael Jackson One Theater. “No magic, and no acrobats. This is an entirely new avenue of performance for us.”

 

Read the Full Article at Best of Las Vegas