Cue the acrobats: Cirque du Soleil introduced Wednesday that 4 of its reveals will return to the stage after greater than a 12 months on hiatus as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
The circus troupe’s “Mystere” fantasia and water-themed “O” performances will resume in Las Vegas in June and July respectively, the Montreal-based group stated in an announcement.
Its touring present “KOOZA” will resume in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in November adopted by “LUZIA,” which pulls its inspiration from the sights and sounds of Mexico, reopening in London in January 2022.
“That is the second we have now all been ready for,” stated Cirque du Soleil CEO Daniel Lamarre.
“Virtually 400 days have handed since we needed to take a brief hiatus, and we have now been anxiously awaiting our return to the stage,” he stated.
Based in 1984, Cirque arrange huge tops in cities around the globe, delighting audiences with enchanting modern circus acts set to music however with out the standard trappings of lions, elephants and bears.
However the pandemic left it preventing for survival, forcing it to cancel reveals worldwide, from Las Vegas to Tel Aviv, Moscow to Melbourne, and furlough greater than 4,500 acrobats and technicians — or 95 % of its workforce.
The vast majority of jobs had been minimize in June when the corporate filed for chapter safety.
The corporate was formally taken over by the Canadian fund Catalyst Capital Group late final 12 months.