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:
- 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
ZAIA OFFICIAL CIRQUE DU SOLEIL TRAILER
DESTINATION MACAU VIDEO REPORT – ZAIA
05/30/08 – Hong Kong Daily Apple newspaper article and photo
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FAVORITE CIRQUE DU SOLEIL VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE:
Let Me Fall – bungee from Saltimbanco
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
Cirque du Soleil – La Nouba – Acrobacia
Cirque Du Soleil “O” video
Clip from Cirque Du Soleil’s 25th Anniversary
Power Track act from Allegria
Allegria – Cirque Du Soleil midnight sun
Corteo cast 2006 behind the scenes
Casting for Cirque Du Soleil
CDS – The Fire Within – The Making of a Cirque Show
Nightshift visits Cirque Du Soleil
FAVORITE MACAU RELATED YOUTUBE VIDEOS:
An Introduction to Macau
Destination Macau – The Macau Sands Venetian
Destination Macau – The Cotai Strip
“This will be the most comprehensive, the broadest hospitality entertainment complex that has ever existed”
University Students Climb the Macau Tower
Top graphic is a Cirque Du Soleil show promo. Opening Summer 2008 at the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel.