Cirque Du Soleil – Venetian Macao

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Here is my personal “Conrad update” post that I’ll keep stickied on the top of my blog until our Cirque show opens. Click the “Read the rest of this entry” link to read current status, or the rest of the blog for tidbits on our new Cirque Du Soleil adventure in Macau, China. Sorry, no details posted about the show until after Grand Opening.

For my Cirque and Macau friends here is a link for Macau Real Time Typhoon Status:
http://www.smg.gov.mo/e_index.php


Purchase ZAIA Tickets Online

2008

  • Starting September 2008 – Running shows
  • August 29 – Grand Opening!
  • July 26 – Soft opening of show and grand Cirque party!
  • July 25 – Official Dress Rehearsal
  • July 13 – Second “Lion’s Den” with Guy LaLiberte. Friends and family only.
  • July 6 – First “Lion’s Den” with Guy LaLiberte. Friends and family only.
  • May 29 – Press conference and live performance excerpts for media. Name of our show is ZAIA. Read my post at Cirque Du Soleil ZAIA and also visit the Official Cirque Du Soleil ZAIA page.
  • April 14 – Rehearsals resume in China at the new theater in the Sands Venetian.
  • March 23 (Easter) – Whole troupe flies to Macau China! First three weeks we have off to find apartments and get settled. Then it’s serious rehearsal time to get the show on it’s feet.
  • January 26 – Arrived in Montreal, Canada at Cirque Du Soleil headquarters to begin rehearsals for the “Macau I” show to open at the Sands Venetian in Macau, China fall of 2008.
  • January 5 – Departure delayed three weeks.

ZAIA PRESS CONFERENCE – May 29, 2008 from Macau, China

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpYMbFbSlKY

ZAIA OFFICIAL CIRQUE DU SOLEIL TRAILER

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IquF826T2M

DESTINATION MACAU VIDEO REPORT – ZAIA

httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=BQ0lDbLBhkg

05/30/08 – Hong Kong Daily Apple newspaper article and photo
(Click for full size)

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FAVORITE CIRQUE DU SOLEIL VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE:

Let Me Fall – bungee from Saltimbanco
httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=aOhb7uc8IGU
Cirque Du Soleil “Bungee” from the Saltimbanco spectacular, performed to Josh Groban’s collaboration for Cirque, “Let Me Fall” By Me. This is my favorite CDS video.
The Let Me Fall video captures to me the intangible beauty that Cirque Du Soleil is all about.

Mystere promo video
httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=FlrsvPb8zF0

Cirque du Soleil – La Nouba – Acrobacia
httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=U7tfyVbyD08

Cirque Du Soleil “O” video
httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=lYaLLX_bF7c

Clip from Cirque Du Soleil’s 25th Anniversary
httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=oKGBkc77sDw

Power Track act from Allegria
httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=eP6AJXprOXc

httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=wdj-LC8jx7c

Quidam excerpt
httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=TJNDPNIJDQY

Allegria – Cirque Du Soleil midnight sun
httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=y8YjtozRX1o

Corteo cast 2006 behind the scenes
httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=plhyxlxu1ns

Casting for Cirque Du Soleil
httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=GKhh3vCmS7w

CDS – The Fire Within – The Making of a Cirque Show
httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=mpjd4nKH9zI

Nightshift visits Cirque Du Soleil
httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=2EXsMiZ_PNE

FAVORITE MACAU RELATED YOUTUBE VIDEOS:

An Introduction to Macau
httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=eFY6OcF4NvQ

Destination Macau – The Macau Sands Venetian
httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=1RN7WxA0uX8

Destination Macau – The Cotai Strip
httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=tAJ0mRyBVv0

“This will be the most comprehensive, the broadest hospitality entertainment complex that has ever existed”

University Students Climb the Macau Tower

httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=mWdSZS4yLSo

Top graphic is a Cirque Du Soleil show promo. Opening Summer 2008 at the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel.

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7 thoughts on “Cirque Du Soleil – Venetian Macao

  1. Oh, I love it..the art of it all! The beat, the music, the different instruments…the movements of the acrobats just from the ZAIA intro video I can feel it in my heart. I can only imagine being in a seat. It takes me away….

    Thank you for sharing…
    Oluw

  2. Conrad;
    It is just so unbelievably fantastic; that this show is so beautiful, the theater is breathtaking, the production is phenomenal and YOU ARE THERE!!!
    I read your blog (well, I’ve been reading your blogs) and could sense your emotions and, as you know, I am so terribly happy for you!
    Of course, I’ve been a Cirque de Soliel fanatic since the beginning. I joined the Cirque Club Laughing . Do you have any notion when a DVD or CD will be released? I will be waiting, with baited breath!
    I bookmarked the site, I will be visiting it very often Laughing

    Wuv Ya

  3. I have watched this spectacular show last aug 20, 2008 with my husband at Cirque Du Soleil venetian macau. I think i said “wow” like a thousand times during the 95minute run of the show.We went to macau to see this show and it’s all worth it. I just wish i was able to shake hands or have an authograph with the cast as they are really amazing especially the clown with the egg lol… i hope u will bring more Cirque Du Soleil in macau… maybe next time the “all u need is love beatles”. 🙂

  4. Wow.
    That was beautiful artistry!
    Thanks for sharing the gifts of your immensely-talented colleagues.
    That’s good community you’ve got there.

    Problem is I’m now having sentimental flashbacks to my days in the spectacular city of Budapest. Happy melancholy sigh.

    Still no music for my musical.
    Ah, it’s character development for more than the actors! 😉
    Miss you dear Conrad.

  5. Hello Conrad, nice to meet you, I’m Stephanie from Hong Kong, a super fans
    of Cirque du Soleil.

    I’ve seen ZAIA twice time,it’s great, I love the music especially. I’ll
    watch ZAIA again at the end of October (31-Oct), wish I can watch a
    fantastic performance again!

    Work hard Conrad and your wonderful musician team.

    B. Regards
    Stephanie

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