Cirque du Soleil Presents Varekai in Sunrise 8/12/15 – 8/23/15

Cirque du Soleil Presents Varekai in Sunrise
Wednesday, 08/12/2015 – 08/23/2015 07:30 pm –
14219_v1h1-11723_ORIGINALThe BB&T Center
1 Panther Pkwy,
Sunrise, Florida 33323
Webpage Link
Cost: $40 to $100

Varekai By Cirque Du Soleil Descends From The Sky And Into The BB&T Center In Sunrise, Florida!

For Fifteen Performances! August 12 – 23, 2015

A dormant volcano, a mystical forest and an ancient prophecy… the adventure of Icarus begins when Varekai, Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production, descends from the sky and into the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, for fifteen performances – August 12-23, 2015! Ticket prices range from $40 – $100 (subject to change).

Tickets for the general public are now available at www.cirquedusoleil.com/varekai or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world – a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai.

The story of Varekai begins as Icarus, a solitary young man, falls from the sky and lands in a lush, wonderous world called Varekai.

Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest – a kaleidoscopic world imbued with fantastical creatures – Icarus takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. At the edge of time, in a place of pure and undiluted possibility, begins an inspired incantation to a life rediscovered and to a newly found wonder in the mysteries of the world and the mind.

The word Varekai (pronounced ver•ay•’kie) means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers. Directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai.

Show Schedule (August 12 – 23, 2015):
Wednesday, August 12 at 7:30pm
Thursday, August 13 at 7:30pm
Friday, August 14 at 7:30pm
Saturday, August 15 at 4pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, August 16 at 1:30pm and 5pm

Tuesday, August 18 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, August 19 at 7:30pm
Thursday, August 20 at 7:30pm
Friday, August 21 at 7:30pm
Saturday, August 22 at 4pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, August 23 at 1:30pm and 5pm

For complete show and ticket information, please visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/varekai

Sponsors
Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges the official sponsors of the Varekai USA tour: XEROX, DHL and its presenting sponsor Visa Signature.
Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment.The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 155 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com. To find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, visit www.onedrop.org.

UniverSoul Circus Celebrates 20th Anniversary in South Florida 1/17/14-1/26/14

UniverSoul Circus Celebrates 20th Anniversary in South Florida
universoulOpening Night on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7:30pm
Saturdays, Jan. 18 & 25 at 12pm, 4pm & 7:30pm
Sundays, Jan. 19 & 26 at 12:30pm, 3:30pm & 6:30pm
Monday, Jan. 20 at 6:30pm
Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7:30pm
Friday, Jan. 24 at 10:30am & 7:30pm
Miramar Regional Park
16801 Miramar Pkwy
Miramar, FL
Tickets prices range from $16 – $35. Children under 1 are free.
Tickets Online
www.UniverSoulcircus.com

UniverSoul Circus is now celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a return to South Florida. This high tech state-of-the-art production, features amazing acts highlighting excellence in artistry from around the globe. Considered one of the world’s top rated and most interactive circuses, UniverSoul showcases the perfect blend of music, theater and circus acts, along with a unique brand of comedy allowing audiences of all ages have fun while becoming a part of the show, which also offers a progressively urban and international flavor.

Some of the acts this year include:
· High wire act from Colombia
· The Olate Dogs from Chile (winners of the 2012 America’s Got Talent)
· Extreme motorcycle riders in the Globe of Death from Colombia
· Contortionists from Ethiopia
· Wuhan Flying Trapeze from China
· Polish Hand Balance Act from Poland
· The famous Barreda Elephants
· Stilt walkers and puppets from Trinidad
· Clowns from South Africa, Guinea West Africa, featuring Miami’s own Onionhead
and much more.

“Twenty years ago, UniverSoul Circus started as a dream,” said CEO and Founder Cedric Walker. “From a single tour stop in 1994, to amassing a worldwide audience of millions, our steady growth, popularity and critical acclaim has exceeded my wildest expectations. We not only ran away with the circus, we created one. My dream of producing a singular entertainment event for the entire family to enjoy has turned into a reality, ten-fold,” Walker added. The City of Miramar is proud sponsor of UniverSoul Circus.

Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam Comes to Miami

Cirque du Soleil is a company that has been around for many years entertaining and enamoring an array of diverse crowds and cultures around the world. I have had the privilege to dig seriously into the mesmerizing world of these romantic, comedic, dramatic and poetically-mastered acrobatic stories that have touched the hearts and lives of many. In the search for some answers, I have come across the most fascinating facts, and have compiled a few pieces of information about the shows and the history of Cirque du Soleil.

An interview with Cirque du Soleil’s spokesperson:

Tell us a little bit about how a show is born…what are the first pieces of inspired thoughts, and the actions taken thereafter to put those pieces together to make those ideas come to life?  
First comes the creative spark in the genius mind of the Director of Creation. It could be an image, a song, a feeling… anything! A team, including the World’s top Creators in each field, is then put together to bring these ideas to life.  

How is then a program arranged or coordinated along with all the logistics? 
The Creation process of a Cirque du Soleil show averages 13 months! During that time a lot happens simultaneously; creation, casting, production, rehearsals. So much happens that it is hard to describe. I would say the best way to experience it is to watch the Emmy Award winning series “Fire Within” following the creation of Cirque du Soleil VAREKAI.

Besides the performers, how many other people are involved in the production/behind-the-scenes to put on a Cirque du Soleil show? 
On Quidam we have 45 performers coming from 20 different countries and 45 crew members. Show technicians, cooks, sport medicine therapists, truck drivers, accountants…altogether the Quidam family requires 90 people from 25 countries to make the magic happen.  

What inspired this upcoming show, Quidam, in particular?  
Franco Dragone had spearheaded several Cirque du Soleil productions and wanted to explore a new dimension; real life, real characters, real emotions. This time around Cirque du Soleil brings you into the imaginary world of a little girl, Zoé.

What is the intention, not just with Quidam, but with all the previous, current and future stories performed by Cirque du Soleil…is it more entertaining, or is intention more towards connecting with the audience at an emotional level?
Cirque du Soleil is dedicated to the creation, production and performance of artistic works whose mission is to invoke the imagination, provoke the senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world.

What can we expect from this show that could, perhaps, be different from all the other shows we have seen to date?
Quidam is a beautiful, emotional haunting production. Instead of putting on stage fantastical creatures, Quidam visits a world where eccentric characters take the shape of humans with real life concerns and emotions.

Would you like to share something in particular about the main character of this story, or about the storyline of Quidam?
The great thing with Quidam is, it is very theatrical but the storyline is not force-fed to the audience, therefore you might be sitting next to a person that sees a completely different meaning behind the imagery of Quidam depending on their own life story. I always love to eardrop on conversation as the crown leaves the show – you hear the best show reviews and interpretations!

Cirque du Soleil Facts & Statistics 

  • Cirque du Soleil began with 20 street performers in 1984
  • The company has over 5,000 employees, including 1,300 artists
  • More than 100 types of occupations can be found at Cirque du Soleil
  • The average age of its employees is 37
  • The company’s employees and artists represent close to 50 nationalities

Cirque du Soleil – Quidam Show Schedule – July 31 – August 4

•             Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m.

•             Thursday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m.

•             Friday, August 2 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

•             Saturday, August 3 at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

•             Sunday, August 4 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Ticket Information

•             Adults: From $40 to $80

•             Children (12 & under): From $32 to $65

•             Military, Seniors & Students: From $36 to $67.50

Tickets for the general public are available online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/quidam or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

 

 

UniverSoul Circus in South Florida 2/5/13-2/10/13

UniverSoul Circus in South Florida
circusFebruary 5-10, 2013
Miramar Regional Park, located at 16801 Miramar
Parkway, Miramar, FL 33027.

Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5; 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 6-8; noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9; 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10, 2013.
Tickets: Tickets, ranging from $16 to $30.50, at
www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000. Children under 1 are Free.
www.universoulcircus.com
www.facebook.com/universoulcircus
www.twitter.com/universoulcirc

An Unforgettable Global Experience Of Circus Arts, Music, Dance And Style
2013 “U & Us Tour” – It Takes U To Make Us
Coming to its New Location at the Miramar Regional Park in South Florida,

UniverSoul Circus has created a big top thrill-ride infused with an unparalleled global mix of circus artistry, music, dance and style – all inspired by reflections of today’s global culture. The 2013 edition of UniverSoul Circus – the U & US Tour – featuring Shaolin Kung Fu acrobats from China, bone-breaking contortionists from Guinea, and a dazzling aerial ballet act from France and Brazil – will be performing from Feb. 5-10 at its new location, the Miramar Regional Park in South Florida.

There are amazing new acts with UniverSoul Circus appearing in South Florida for the first time in 2013. Get ready for the Vincent Clark a capella Singers, Heaven Beat Box, and a Magic Cat Comedy act featuring live Tigers.

“At UniverSoul Circus, we’re one big happy family – and that includes our fans,” said Founder and President Cedric Walker. “This year’s production is entitled the U & US Tour because it takes U to make US – includes 13 world class acts from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas – all coming together to create an unforgettable entertainment experience for the entire family.”

Creative Team
The show’s creative team includes Walker, who regularly travels the globe to find amazing talent, and award winning live entertainment production designer Tom Marzullo. Marzullo has designed and/or managed the production of major international tours for some of the biggest names in show business, including T-Pain, KISS, Jay-Z, Ne-Yo and Prince. Marzullo designed, produced and managed the production for Justin Bieber’s international My World Tour, which earned Marzullo the 2010 Tour Link Top Dog Award for Production Manager of the Year.

The All-New Hialeah Fair 10/26/12-11/12/12

The All-New Hialeah Fair
Friday, October 26TH, Gates open at 5 p.m.
Friday, October 26th – November 12th
Circus01Hialeah Park Racetrack
2200 East 4th Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33010
www.hialeahfair.com  

Admission & Ticketing Information:
Fair Admission: $2.50 with 2-for-1 coupon available on event website. ($5.00 without a coupon)
**Children ages 2 and under are admitted free** Last ticket is sold one hour prior to closing. Amusement Rides
Individual Ride Tickets: Individual ride tickets may be purchased at the fair. Rides take multiple tickets.
Pay One Price Specials: In addition to individual ride tickets, pay one price bracelets are available for purchase at the fair that allow you to ride all the rides you want on any one day from open until close! POP bracelets are available for $25 at the fair or $20 in advance when purchasing online.
Save up to $5 per bracelet by purchasing pay one price ride bracelets online before the weekend for discount. Buy by Friday at 3:00 PM for use over the weekend!

South Florida Explodes with Sizzling Community Friendly Event
 
3 Big Weekends of thrilling rides, games, attractions and live music, Family fun & entertainment includes: Huge Petting Zoo, The Flying Pages Circus, Monkey’s Riding Dog Show, Lion & Tiger Shows

Special appearance by Miami’s “Magician of the Year” Lance Gifford’s Magic and Illusion Show on October 26th through November 4th. Don’t miss it!
 
The All New Hialeah Fair kicks-off on Friday, October 26th, a much anticipated celebration which promises to bring smiles and a memorable experience filled with fun, thrills and free entertainment for the entire family, with over 100 spectacular rides, games, attractions, dance and music on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and the last day being Monday, November 12th at the Hialeah Park Race Track.
 
This one of a kind family-friendly event will feature an array of spectacular quality state fair carnival rides for all ages and thrill seekers. Among the Hialeah Fair 2012 ride line-up will soon arrive the Giant Wheel, Frightmare Haunted House, Extreme, Carousel, Zipper, Himalaya, Umbrella Sports Cars, Pirate, Sizzler, Crazy Daisy Tea Cups, Gravitron and much more. Live show highlights include Miami’s own “Magician of the Year”- Lance Gifford’s Magic and Illusion Show to stun and fascinate all audiences. In addition there will be a huge Petting Zoo, Circus, The Flying Pages Circus, Monkey’s Riding Dog Show, Lion & Tiger Shows.  Vendors will provide delectable Fair foods and non-alcoholic drinks.
 
WHY: Hialeah is the second largest city in South Florida with an extraordinarily diverse and rich history which exemplifies the multicultural spirit of the residents of Miami-Dade County and its surrounding areas. In lieu of Hispanic Heritage month and various relevant community awareness issues, The All-New Hialeah Fair is partnering with local schools, the City’s first responders and national non-for-profit organizations to educate and promote fair goers on neighborhood safety, youth leadership, child obesity, domestic violence, breast
and lung cancer topics.

 
Fair Productions, Inc., has a decades-long track record of being a leading producer of county fair type projects at venues throughout the East Coast, expanding into Florida, with the Hialeah Fair being the first in the Sunshine State, brings its expertise and long-standing commitment in unifying communities through amusement and partnership.

Supporters: Hialeah Park Race Track, The City of Hialeah, Office of The Mayor of Hialeah and Hialeah Police Department; among others.

Cirque Du Soleil Totem New Big Top Production in Miami 1/10/13-2/24/13

Cirque Du Soleil Totem New Big Top Production in Miami
totemOpens January 10, 2013  through February 24, 2013
Blue-and-Yellow Big Top
Sun Life Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Limited Engagement
Tickets Now Available

Cirque du Soleil returns to Miami with TOTEM, a new big top production. Written and directed by Robert Lepage, TOTEM premieres on January 10, 2013 for a limited engagement under the blue and yellow Big Top at its new Miami location: next to Sun Life Stadium, Lot 14.
Since its world premiere in 2010, TOTEM has visited over 15 different cities in 4 different countries and performed in front of more than 1.5 million spectators. TOTEM marks the 8th Cirque du Soleil Big Top touring show to visit Miami since 1989!

The word “totem” contains the idea of the order of species. We carry in our bodies the potential of all species, all the way to our desire to fly—like the thunderbird at the top of the totem pole.

Written and directed by Robert Lepage, TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations. Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. Somewhere between science and legend, TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.

The cast of TOTEM comprises 52 performing artists from 19 countries.

Under the artistic guidance of Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix, the show brings together a team of 12 creators, including Robert Lepage – Writer and Director; Neilson Vignola – Director of Creation; Carl Fillion – Set and Props Designer; Kym Barrett – Costume Designer; Bob & Bill – Composers and Musical Directors; Jeff Hall – Choreographer; Étienne Boucher – Lighting Designer; Pedro Pires – Image Content Designer; Jacques Boucher – Sound Designer; Pierre Masse – Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer; Florence Pot – Acrobatic Performance Designer; and Nathalie J. Simard – Makeup Designer.

Sponsors: Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges Infiniti, CGI, Xerox and Sun Life Financial as the Official Sponsors of the US 2012-2013 TOTEM Tour.

The Vampire Circus Unleashes Reign of Terror Upon Miami 10/18/12-10/31/12

The Vampire Circus
October 18 to October 31, Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 5 p.m.
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Bayfront Park
Downtown Miami, FL
www.thevampirecircus.us
Tickets: $20.00 to $100.00 for children and adults.
VIP Vamp experience is available depending how far spectators want to sit from the vampires or how much blood they want to donate.
Recommended for children 8 years of age and older.
No costumes or masks.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thevampirecircus  
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ vampirecircus_ , #VAMPIRECIRCUS.

Difficult to describe… Difficult to resist…Bites Miami this Halloween

Lock your doors, secure your homes, beginning October 18, The Vampire Circus will release an army of vampires into Miami and transform Downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park into a haven for the beautiful and seductive creatures of the night until Halloween, October 31. At The Vampire Circus, spectators will witness a world filled with super natural Circus performers, terror and suspense, enchanted magic and comedy that will leave them dying for more and an exotic ambiance of panic and fear that would make Tim Burton proud.

The Vampire Circus is a phenomenal night of live entertainment, based on the multidisciplinary skills of 30 world-class artists showcasing theater, dance and gymnastics. All of which push the physical boundaries of human performances and leave the audiences amazed and astounded. The cast is an eclectic mix of professional entertainers featuring the cream of the crop that includes the most renowned clown in the world “Slava the Clown,” magicians trained from the original folklore, world champion acrobats and gymnasts recruited from the top acrobatic clubs across the globe who have achieved Guinness Book of Records fame.

“The Vampire Circus will take audiences into a journey of immersive experience, where it plunges guests into a deep hypnosis state while breaking the fourth wall, said Javier Francisco Santos, Artistic Director for The Vampire Circus. With The Vampire Circus, you are fully integrated into something that is happening in front of you, around you and sometimes inside of you. Come meet the Vampires…we ‘ll leave the lights off for you!”

The show is inspired by the magical and captivating allure of legendary traveling carnivals. Set in Bohemia during the 19 century, Count Dracula contemplates a plan for world domination, when he decides to open a traveling circus with his gypsy bodyguards. The Vampire Circus is a perfect cover-up to travel unnoticed and unleash Dracula’s world reign of terror and turn all humans into an army of vampires for global dominance. A good nightmare of this kind comes so rarely…

Cirque du Soleil Dralion

New Year’s Eve 2010 I went to see Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza in downtown Miami. A few days later I was trolling around on Twitter and met my friend Ofelia over some of her photos of the event. We have other things in common, but our love of Cirque du Soleil still rides high in the book.

So when we saw that the Circus was coming to Bank Atlantic Center a few months ago, we coordinated to go with our families on the same day, and as it turned out, she and her husband and son were even seated in the same section as my wife and me. Yes, of course we started the afternoon off with an awesome meal at the Grand Lux Cafe at Sawgrass Mills Mall. Guess what? All Hispanics aren’t fashionably late, despite what you might have heard. And the mega rain was truly an excuse this time, not needed.

Anyway, I know this is about the show, but let me give a thumbs up for the restaurant. The reservation for 4 I gave yesterday was an unplanned test when I showed with 5 today. Way to handle it perfectly! My BBQ Baby Back Ribs were spectacular. And that creative slaw, fries and corn bread you baked were fabulous. Everyone else loved their food too! Thank you for not bitching or rolling your eyes when I asked you to split the already un-split check. I will be back! And I digged the dressy gators out front of the restaurant.

Bank Atlantic Center. Premium parking is a rip! For $45 I’d arrive in a limo with a hooker the escort we saw some fat dude with. Well even the $20 basic parking was a rip-off, but it was raining hard. Thank God, NO RED. I’m a Flyers fan. Our friend’s son had to chug his Gatorade or dump it before passing security. Jeez. Oh, now I see why? Gatorades are $5 yet still better priced than the $9 Heineken pounders. I bought nothing inside. My wife decided she needed a $5 coffee, but OK, nothing.

The show started promptly, as usual, with the Clowns joking around with the audience. Pretty standard, comic relief, and lots of laughs. (Do they do that in other cities or just in Miami where inconsiderate people show up to a professional show 20-30 minutes late? This isn’t a little league game). They also of course picked out one unsuspecting dude from the audience to get picked on. Very good sport.

The first half of the show was a little slow to be honest. Obviously the skills were difficult for every event, but Cirque has a very high standard to reach for the guy who’s seen a lot of them. Other audience members agreed. I overheard at least 3 or 4 dudes in the enormous dude restroom line say the same thing. Best part was the trampoline act where two guys and two gals took turns flipping off the roof of a house, running up walls, narrowly missing each other, back and forth drama. All the while, a woman sang in the middle of them on a balcony. Great choreography, no collisions, really cool.

The juggler had a rough day today. He started off with some sweet moves, rolling the balls around his body. He did some kind of ball break-dance with his arms and hands, also very cool. He had an assistant giving balls from a rope high above him. What more could a guy want? But his finale, 8 balls, didn’t go awesomely. His first try was the best but he didn’t complete the routine. Three tries. Honestly, I felt the task was impossible, but then again I drink beer and cognac and don’t juggle.  Was a strong routine, regardless!

The first half also sported lots of double-people dragons, which I’m sure took enormous coordination. Big pole balancing guys. There was a guy in an egg that did some rotations around and around, but I think we were expecting fast and not precise muscle moves. And some chick a few rows behind me almost got in deep doo-doo for turning on her cell phone camera toward the end. Jeez, some people.

After intermission, I could feel the people asking for high-energy entries. I felt the second half started slow as well. While I think the lady twirling on the blue curtains was very talented and ballsy, the segment went way too long. But I thought the Yo-yo chicks were absolutely terrific throwing yo-yos into the air, catching them, and a zillion other really cool tricks. High energy, big smiles, and a really amazing performance. My wife and I thought that one was great!

Let’s talk about the clowns. They were entertaining. No doubt, despite their French chatter. And I loved their parody and mocking of all the other performers in one particular skit they did. Was great. Even the “audience member” that we chatted about earlier finally was identified as part of the cast, a clown, yep. And he was so believable at “Average Joe” too! But in the end, the clowns were too much of the show, seriously.

Other favorites from the second half included the “Diving Through Rings” acrobats, very entertaining. And the finale, the Jump Rope dudes, amazing coordination, strength and timing.

Everyone loved the music and the band was introduced during the show as well. Love that they had their “pit” below the house and you could see them and lights from there throughout the show. The singers were great as usual, no doubt about it.

Overall impression: I really enjoyed myself. There is nothing like Cirque du Soleil. There are many other shows I’ve seen that I loved, while this one was just comme ci, comme ça. Happy I went. Merci for reading.

 

Cirque Du Soleil Presents Dralion In Sunrise at The Bankatlantic Center

Cirque Du Soleil Presents Dralion
Limited Engagement From July 19 – 29, 2012
The Bankatlantic Center
1 Panther Pkwy
Sunrise, FL 33323

For show and ticket information, please visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/dralion.

Schedule and booking information
Show Schedule (July 19 – 29, 2012):
· Thursday, July 19 at 7:30pm
· Friday, July 20 at 7:30pm
· Saturday, July 21 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm
· Sunday, July 22 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
· Tuesday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m.
· Wednesday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m.
· Thursday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m.
· Friday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m.
· Saturday, July 28 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 29 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m

Category 1, 2, 3
· Adults: From $35 to $75
· Children (12 & under): From $28 to $60
· Military, Seniors & Students: From $31.50 to $67.50
A limited number of Premium tickets are also available for all performances.

Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that the critically-acclaimed touring production Dralion will perform at the BankAtlantic Center for a limited engagement.

Thrilling more than 8 million people worldwide since the show premiered in 1999, Dralion is the fusion of ancient Chinese circus traditions and the avant-garde style of Cirque du Soleil. The name Dralion (pronounced “Drah-lee-on”) is drawn from its two main symbols: the dragon, representing the East, and the lion, representing the West. Dralion derives much of its inspiration from Eastern philosophy with its perpetual quest for harmony between humankind and nature. The international cast features 52 world-class acrobats, gymnasts, musicians, singers and comedic characters.

Artistic Vibes Laugh Attack Comedy Showcase 6/22/12

Artistic Vibes-Laugh Attack Comedy Showcase
June 22 at 9pm
Artistic Vibes
12986 SW 89 Avenue
Miami, FL. 33176
(305)305-9103
www.Artistic-Vibes.com

Get ready to have a Laugh Attack! Artistic Vibes will hold a night of comedy that isn’t for the faint of heart. Join us for a night of live, raw, and uncensored laughs!

For only $15 you can enjoy unlimited beer, wine, and light bites all night. Featured comic of the night is the hysterically funny Rhett Thompson and our Headliner is Emmy Award winning comic Johnny Trabs from “A Pair of Nuts”! Pre-sale tickets are available for $15 at www.Artistic-Vibes.com, $20 cash at the door.

AV is an artistic production company that produces various live showcases including music, comedy, poetry and many other form of art and entertainment. We strive to unite South Florida talent, awaken audiences, & assist in contributing to local businesses.

Miami Crawls and Life Is Art present PhilanthroFest 4/14/12

PhilanthroFest!

April 14, 2012, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Midtown Miami Greenspace
110 NE 36th St.
Miami, FL 33137
www.philanthrofest.com
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FREE

Miami Crawls and Life is Art, with the support of City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez Cordially Invite You To: A family festival celebrating the South Florida philanthropic and cultural arts community.

During the free outdoor event, South Florida residents of all ages have the opportunity to learn about more than 75 philanthropic and cultural organizations and resources in a family-friendly atmosphere while enjoying musical performances, an art show, fashion shows, kids activities, delicious food and live entertainment.

Over 75 Community Organizations
Music by Elastic Bond – Dangerflow – Cleaveland Jones & More!
Coconut Grove Drum Circle!
Big Art Show with Local Artists!
Dance & Performances by Kikimora – Rainbow Circus – Fusion Gitana & More!
Live Performances by Aiza’s Divas and Gurus
Fun for the entire family by the Miami Science Museum
Fashion by Joy Taylor Studios with Designs by Amy Rubinstein sponsored by Blo Blow Dry Bar!
MC Kelly Saks, Miss Cuba
Free Samples by VitaminWater – Vita Coco!
Vendors and Much More!

Major Sponsors: Knight Foundation, The Miami Community Redevelopment Agency, Midtown Development
Mission Enhancer Sponsor: Well-Fargo, Workscapes
Community Builder Sponsors: Real Estate Sales Force, Health Council of South Florida, Inc.
Fiscal Sponsor: The Miami Foundation
Service Sponsors: The Miami Shirt Company, Waste Management
Supporters: SocialBuzzOnAir, The Urban Tour Host
Produced by: Miami Crawls, Life Is Art

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
11:30am – 12:30pm Drum Circle
12:30-12:45 Opening Remarks
12:45-1:05 Fusion Gitana
1:05-1:25 Rainbow Circus
1:30-2:15 Cleaveland Jones
2:15-2:35 Aiza’s Divas and Gurus
2:35-3:00 Fusion Gitana
3:00-3:20 Introductions Politicians
3:20-3:40 Rainbow Circus
3:45-4:30 Dangerflow
4:30-4:50 Fashion Show
4:50-4:55 Lion Dance by Heroines
4:50-5:15 Raffle & Announcements
5:15-5:30 Rainbow Circus
5:30-6:15+ Elastic Bond
Kikimora interactive characters 1:30 – 3:30.

SOUTH FLORIDA ART SHOW
A) Alexander Mijares
B) Alfredo Perez
C) Dennis Escobar
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Mega-Production Odysseo by Cavalia in Miami Opens 2/28/12

Mega-Production Odysseo by Cavalia in Miami Opens
February 28, 2012
Bicentennial Park
1075 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
Purchase Tickets Online

After a successful run in Atlanta, site of its US premiere, Odysseo, the new touring show by renowned production company Cavalia Inc., is already preparing for its Miami run, premiering under the White Big Top February 29 at 8:00 p.m. in Bicentennial Park, two weeks earlier than originally scheduled.

“We have streamlined the massive moving process for our touring show between cities, allowing Miami to experience our all-new show, Odysseo, two weeks earlier than planned,” explained Normand Latourelle, Cavalia Inc.’s founder and artistic director.

In Odysseo, spectators join human and equine artists on a journey through some of the world’s most wondrous landscapes. Cavalia’s new production marries the equestrian arts, stage arts and high-tech theatrical effects at never-before-seen levels. The 80-ton technical grid, as big as that found in the best-equipped permanent theaters in the world, supports lighting, a full-size merry-go-round, and 18 cinema projectors that create high-definition landscape backdrops on screens twice the size of a standard IMAX. These scenes surround the world’s largest touring stage, 27,000 square feet, rendering Odysseo a 5-D mega-production, a feast for the eyes that still succeeds in delivering the spectacular with soul.

“For now,” added Latourelle, “the task is to move Odysseo’s touring village from Atlanta to Miami, no small undertaking. For the horses and artists, it’s time to relax, but for the technical crews it’s full-steam ahead!”

After their final show in Atlanta, Odysseo’s 71 beautiful, highly trained horses will travel in six trailers the 365 miles to their “horse spa” between runs, Peninsula Farm in Ocala, Florida, a world-class equestrian center. Odysseo’s publicist, JD Pelletier, will Tweet and post on Facebook daily about the horses’ journey there and their activities while on vacation.

Depending on their discipline, the horses spend between six months and ten years training to be in the show. But accompanied by their grooms, artist-riders, vet techs, blacksmiths and stable managers, Ocala is really a vacation for these horses – no daily rehearsals, just playtime as they freely roam through fields and get plenty of pampering every day. After their three-week respite they will head to the Odysseo village in Miami’s Bicentennial Park on Thursday, February 23.

Covering an area greater than a football field, Odysseo’s is the world’s biggest touring Big Top, yet in terms of everything from seat size to audience proximity to the action, it feels like a permanent theater. To recreate this engineering marvel in Miami, a crew of 230 workers in Atlanta will load everything onto 110 18-wheel trucks bound for Miami. After five days setting up in Miami, Cavalia will invite media for a first tour inside the White Big Top on Wednesday, February 15. In total, three weeks are required to recreate the entire village, a process that will take 130 Cavalia Inc. employees plus 150 local Miamians working around the clock to be ready for the premiere.

While technical crews are hard at work, many of Odysseo’s onstage artists, hand-picked from eight different countries for their particular expertise, will return to their native lands between cities for a little R&R with their families. The troupe of 11 incredibly powerful Guinean acrobats, who grew up tumbling and flipping on the beach in their spare time, will head back to their African village. The show’s dressage champions will relax in rural France. Quebecois aerialists will snowshoe and ski, then warm themselves around the fire, and other artists will return to Spain, Italy and Ukraine, among other countries. All will be back for rehearsals in Miami before the big premiere at the Odysseo site in Miami’s Bicentennial Park on February 29 – leap day!

Follow Cavalia Inc.’s latest developments at www.twitter.com/cavalia or www.facebook.com/cavalia.

Photographs of UniverSoul Circus at Sun Life Stadium on 1/31/12

UniverSoul Circus at Sun Life Stadium on Tuesday, January, 31, 2012.  This is not your typical cirus.  They had dancing, music, contortionists, some slapstick acrobatics, and more, and of course some animals (would not be a circus without animals). I had such an awesome time singing, dancing and laughing. The big top is not too big, so that really every seat is good.  They do a really great job at getting the audience  to participate which makes it that much more fun.  UniverSoul Circus only runs through February 5th at Sun Life Staduim, so make sure not to miss it.

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Universoul Circus at Sun Life Stadium 1/31/12 – 2/5/12

Universoul Circus Transforms The Heart And Soul Of America With A Show That’s Out Of This World!
Tuesday, Jan. 31 @ 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, Feb. 1-3 @ 10:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 4 @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 5 @ 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Sun Life Stadium Parking Area (Entrance through Gate 6)
2269 NW 199th St.
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Ticket prices range from $15 to $28.50. Children under 1 are FREE.
All tickets available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000, Sun Life Stadium Box and www.UniverSoulcircus.com. For discounts for groups 20 or more, call 800-316-7439. To learn more about UniverSoul Circus, visit www.universoulcircus.com.

There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry, now coming to South Florida. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarhill Gang; volunteering for the “UniverSoul Circus Soul Train Line;” singing 2,200-part harmony with the kids to Sponge Bob Square Pants, or enjoying a musical fitness finale with the entire cast line-dancing to Beyonce’s “Let Your Body Move” – there’s something for everyone to interact with at UniverSoul Circus, recently proclaimed by a youthful online fan as “The Awesomest Show Ever.”

UniverSoul Circus will set its stage where generations of family can come together and enjoy acts from all over the world. The UniverSoul Circus line up for 2012 includes the amazing Shaolin Warriors and their Kung Fu Spectacular and the renowned Onion Head the Clown, originally from Coconut Grove, as well as the circus favorite tigers and elephants. More acts to be announced soon.

UniverSoul Circus is on a mission to be the most liked circus in the world by acquiring 1 million “Likes” on Facebook by November 2012, the end of its 2012 tour season. It’s as simple as going to www.facebook.com/universoulcircus and pressing the “Like” button. You’re going to love our show, but you can “Like” us now on Facebook.

UniverSoul is a highly interactive combination of circus arts, theater, and music that spans genres including Pop, Classic R&B, Latin, Hip Hop, Jazz and Gospel. It embraces and celebrates the unique and familiar aspects of pop culture globally by bringing them center stage with a cast of international performers. UniverSoul Circus is rated as one of the top three circuses in America along with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey and Cirque du Soleil. UniverSoul’s fresh approach to family friendly live entertainment has earned it a coveted spot as one of Ticketmaster’s top ten most requested family events, along with other shows including Sesame Street Live, Disney on Ice, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular. The circus was founded in Atlanta by concert and theatre promoter, Cedric Walker. Now in its 19th year, the circus will perform over 500 shows in 36 major markets.
Visit www.universoulcircus.com for more info, show times, and schedules. Also follow us on www.facebook.com/universoulcircus and www.twitter.com/usoulcircus.

New Miami Show of Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour 3/4/12

New Miami Show of Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour
Sunday, March 4, 2012
American Airlines Arena

Tickets Available Starting Monday, November 28, 2011

Due to strong demand, an additional performance has been added to the Miami stop of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour™ at American Airlines Arena. The new performance is Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 8pm which is in addition to the previously announced performances on March 2 – 3, 2012.

Starting Monday, November 28, 2011 at 10am, tickets will be available at www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets range from $50 to $250 each.

A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael’s creative world, Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour unfolds Michael Jackson’s artistry before the eyes of the audience. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael’s creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations.

THE IMMORTAL World Tour takes place in a fantastical realm where we discover Michael’s inspirational Giving Tree—the wellspring of his creativity. The secrets of Michael’s inner world
are unlocked—his love of music and dance, fairy tale and magic, and the fragile beauty of nature.

The underpinnings of THE IMMORTAL World Tour are Michael Jackson’s powerful, inspirational music and lyrics—the driving force behind the show—brought to life with extraordinary power and breathless intensity. Through unforgettable performances Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour underscores Michael’s global messages of love, peace and unity.

Writer and Director Jamie King has been called one of the most influential “movers and shakers” in the music industry, and the “Jerry Bruckheimer of tent-pole concert tours” by Variety. A multiple Emmy Award® and MTV Video Music Award® nominee, he has choreographed some of the most popular music videos and directed some of the highest grossing concert tours of all time. For the past 12 years, he has served as Madonna’s creative director, and most recently directed world tours for Rihanna, Celine Dion, Spice Girls, Britney Spears and Avril Lavigne. King has worked with an array of superstars including Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Shakira, George Michael, Elton John, Diana Ross, Jennifer Lopez and even Ellen DeGeneres. This is Jamie’s first show with Cirque du Soleil.

Michael Jackson The Immortal Tour by Cirque Du Soleil 3/3/12

Michael Jackson The Immortal Tour by Cirque Du Soleil
Saturday, March 3, 2012, 8 p.m.
American Airlines Arena
601 Biscayne Bld
Miami, FL 33130

Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 8 PM ONLY
AmericanAirlines Arena
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The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil are proud to present Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour™ in Miami on March 2 – 3, 2012 at American Airlines Arena. This once-in-a-lifetime electrifying production combines Michael Jackson music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil creativity to give fans worldwide a unique view into the spirit, passion and heart of the artistic genius who forever transformed global pop culture. Proudly sponsored by Sun Life Financial, the show is written and directed by Jamie King, the leading concert director in pop music today, and features more than 60 international dancers, musicians and acrobats.

Tickets are on sale now for Miami performances of Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour on March 2 – 3, 2012 at the American Airlines Arena. Tickets are $50 to $250 each and are available at www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. For additional information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/MichaelJackson.

A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael’s creative world, Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour unfolds Michael Jackson’s artistry before the eyes of the audience. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael’s creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations.

The Immortal World Tour takes place in a fantastical realm where we discover Michael’s inspirational Giving Tree—the wellspring of his creativity. The secrets of Michael’s inner world are unlocked—his love of music and dance, fairy tale and magic, and the fragile beauty of nature.

The underpinnings of The Immortal World Tour are Michael Jackson’s powerful, inspirational music and lyrics—the driving force behind the show—brought to life with extraordinary power and breathless intensity. Through unforgettable performances Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour underscores Michael’s global messages of love, peace and unity.

Writer and Director Jamie King has been called one of the most influential “movers and shakers” in the music industry, and the “Jerry Bruckheimer of tent-pole concert tours” by Variety. A multiple Emmy Award® and MTV Video Music Award® nominee, he has choreographed some of the most popular music videos and directed some of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time. For the past 12 years, he has served as Madonna’s creative director, and most recently directed world tours for Rihanna, Celine Dion, Spice Girls, Britney Spears and Avril Lavigne. King has worked with an array of superstars including Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Shakira, George Michael, Elton John, Diana Ross, Jennifer Lopez and even Ellen DeGeneres. This is Jamie’s first show with Cirque du Soleil.

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The Incredible Dogs Show in Miami 9/28/11 – 10/23/11

Dogs Makes Its U.S. Debut In Miami
Bicentennial Park
September 28 through October 23
Wednesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Sundays at 1:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.

Tickets range from $30 to $90 and may be purchased at Bicentennial Park, or online at www.theincredibledogs.com.

World Champion Dogs In A Canine Extravaganza Show Will Donate Portion of Ticket Proceeds to Humane Society of Greater Miami

Who let the dogs out? We’re not sure, but Miami will be host to talented world champion and “celebrity” canines when DOGS debuts for the first time in the U.S. Seen around the globe, this live touring production introduces audiences to an exciting dog show under the Big Top at Bicentennial Park. DOGS will impress and entertain South Florida beginning September 28, 2011.

Guests who attend the show will be amazed by the talented and energetic canines. Acts like frisbee, dog diving, obstacle course, weave poles and much more, will have audiences cheering, while the four-legged characters run, jump, leap and sing throughout a memorable 120 minute production. In fact, several of the dogs have been featured in Hollywood films such as Disney’s “Life is Ruff” and “Water for Elephants.” The show also showcases Bella and Grit, Frisbee World Championship winners, and Julio, an English Bulldog that specializes in extreme skateboarding and mathematical equations. DOGS is a production pooch lovers won’t want to miss.

In an effort to assist the Humane Society of Greater Miami in creating a more loving community for pets by providing shelter and medical care to cats and dogs, DOGS will donate a portion of ticket proceeds to the non-profit organization. To further encourage the adoption of pets, the Humane Society will have dogs on-site available for adoption to loving families after some presentations.

“DOGS was originally created to increase awareness about the neglect and cruelty dogs endure,” said the show’s producer, Arturo Guzmán. “ More than 50% of the dogs in the show have been rescued from the streets or pounds. The show not only promotes pet adoption, but also displays the unconditional relationship between dogs and trainers.”

DOGS is an interactive two-hour live family show, full of music, special effects and constant action. The Purina sponsored show highlights the unique bond between man and dog and raises awareness of the mistreatment of animals, while promoting the adoption of canines. Recognized and applauded by worldwide organizations, like Purina and The Humane Society, DOGS takes pride in being a fun show that also bears an important message.

DOGS is presented under a 40,000 square feet big top, which takes over 10 days, 30 men and two cranes to set up. With a total of 25 trainers and 38 dogs, the show has entertained more than 500,000 spectators in eight different countries.

Cirque du Soleil South Florida Alegria 7/20-31/11


Cirque Du Soleil Presents Alegría Limited Engagement
July 20 – 31
Bankatlantic Center

Tickets On Sale Now for All Performances

Sunrise – Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that the critically-acclaimed touring production Alegría will perform in Sunrise at the BankAtlantic Center from July 20 – 31, 2011 for a limited engagement.
Tickets are available for all performances at www.cirquedusoleil.com/alegria or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Alegría is a Cirque du Soleil classic and an internationally acclaimed production that has entertained more than 10 million people worldwide. Alegría is a Spanish word that means happiness, joy and jubilation and features an international cast of 55 performers and musicians from 17 countries and showcases breathtaking acrobatics. Acts include the Synchro Trapeze and the intense and high-energy Aerial High Bars in which daring aerialists fly to catchers swinging more than 40 feet above the stage. The vibrancy of youth is alive in Power Track, a brilliant display of synchronized choreography and tumbling on a trampoline system hidden under the stage floor. In Russian Bars, artists fly through the air and perform spectacular somersaults and mid-air turns, landing on bars perched on the sturdy shoulders of catchers.

Schedule and booking information

Show Schedule (July 20 – 31, 2011):
· Wednesday, July 20 at 7:30pm
· Thursday, July 21 at 7:30pm
· Friday, July 22 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm
· Saturday, July 23 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm
· Sunday, July 24 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
· Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30pm
· Wednesday, July 27 at 7:30pm
· Thursday, July 28 at 7:30pm
· Friday, July 29 at 7:30pm
· Saturday, July 30 at 4:00pm and 8:00pm
· Sunday, July 31 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm

Category 1, 2, 3
· Adults: From $35 to $79
· Children (12 & under): From $28 to $64
· Military, Seniors & Students: From $31.50 to $67.50
A limited number of Premium tickets are also available for all performances.

For show and ticket information, please visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/alegria.

Life Is Art and PARK Project the BIG fundraising PARTY 6/18/11

Life Is Art & PARK Project
Cordially invite you to
The BIG Fundraising PARTY

Enjoy a Fabulous Night of Art, Music, Fashion, Performance and More!

Saturday, June 18, 6:00pm – 11:00pm

Surfcomber Hotel Pool Area
1717 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

$10 pre-sale, $20 at the door
to support the arts and community in south Florida
More Information.
(pre-sale tickets until 6/16/11)

Life Is Art and PARK Project are really excited to bring you a very special party. A night filled with art, music, fashion, performances and even free drinks will make for a great fundraiser to support the south Florida arts and community. All of the money raised goes straight to Life Is Art and PARK Project to help their missions. A big thanks goes out to all the sponsors and everyone donating their time and effort to this event!

Rock Concert by: Day Music Died
Fashion by: Casey Levan, Aidana Baldassarre, CherryRootz
Performances by: Rainbow Circus
Music by: DJ Robin Louis

Complimentary Beverages 7-9pm by UV Vodka & El Dorado Rum courtesy of AMC Liasons, Inc.

FEATURED ARTISTS:
April Anselona * * * David Juhe * * * Emily Rosen * * * Gigi Lage * * * Gretel Sarmiento * * * Janet M Mueller * * * Mary Larsen * * * Peter Rose * * * Randy Walsh * * * Sean Murdock * * * Stephanie Menjivar * * * Troy Dovey * * * Michael Diaz * * * Rainer Lagemann * * * Paula Turk

Sponsored by: UV Vodka, El Dorado Rum, AMC Liasons, Inc., Logistical Outsourcing, Prosound Productions, Elegant Parties, Rainbow Circus, StarMar Events, Sex and the Beach, Erotic Signature, Robin Louis, SocialBuzzTV, SocialMedia305, Soul Of Miami

www.lifeisartfest.orgwww.parkproject.org

Cirque Eloize iD Kickoff Party on the Plaza 5/19/11

May 19, 2011
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Adrienne Arsht Center
Thomson Plaza for the Arts
More Information.
RSVP: [email protected]

Join us for this FREE event to celebrate the new theatrical summer spectacle, Cirque Éloize iD!
Live Graffiti Art! Temporary Tattoo Shop! Merchandise Giveaways
The first 50 guests get FREE cupcakes from Sugar Yummy Mama
Live Stunts by the iD Cast
Plus, enter to win a luxurious Miami “staycation” and show tickets!

FREE and Open to the Public

On May 19, the streets of Downtown Miami will be pulsating with an extraordinary blend of music, electrifying special effects and a sampling of incredible acts from Cirque Éloize’s newest show “iD.” Against a backdrop of video footage from the show, audiences will be taken on a breathtaking voyage known as iD as they get a sneak peek of the Trampo-wall and witness acts of great of strength and balance that include the Cyr wheel, a bike stunt and hand-to-hand acrobats. Live from the Thomson Plaza for the Arts, outside the Adrienne Arsht Center, South Floridians are invited to experience this unique spectacle from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. before its official premiere on July 26. This event is free and open to the public and is appropriate for all ages.

“South Florida’s diverse community and booming cultural scene make it the ideal location to present iD,” said John Richard, President and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center. “There is no doubt in our minds that it will appeal to Miami audiences of all ages and we look forward to convening the community to offer them a sneak peek at this terrific spectacle.”

Primary Flight, a graffiti artist company, will be creating a live graffiti mural. A “tattoo” shop will also be on site for all those inspired by the surrounding artwork and design features to get a temporary tattoo. Attendees will be able to enter to win a staycation at the Kimpton’s EPIC Hotel and two tickets to the show this summer. The first 50 guests will receive free cupcakes from Sugar Yummy Mama. Those in attendance can capture their entire adventure, in the moment, post it to Facebook and take home a print through Funclick photo booth. iD merchandise giveaways including t-shirts, beach balls and posters and Adrienne Arsht Center swag will be available.

In a tale of merging and emerging identities, iD explores the concept of individuality, personal characteristics and their ability to unite as a clan. The show is a spectacular, mind-blowing fusion of new theatrical circus, urban dance, contortionists and a fearless stunt biker for all to enjoy. Created by the great contemporary cirque director JEANNOT PAINCHAUD, iD will open for a limited two-week engagement at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

Adrienne Arsht Center presents
Cirque Eloize iD
July 26 – August 7, 2011
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132

Tickets: $25 – $55; VIP Tickets available for $75

For reservations, visit www.arshtcenter.org or call the box office at (305) 949-6722.

Cirque Eloize Id and Cirque Du Soleil 7/26-8/7/11

July 26- August 7
The Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132
More Info.

Hurry, get your 15% discount pre-sale tickets here!

A spectacular, mind-blowing fusion of new theatrical circus and urban dance!
iD transports us into the vibrant streets at the heart of a city. The stage comes alive with the boundless energy of acrobats, break dancers, contortionists and a fearless stunt biker who perform against a kaleidoscope of eye-popping video projections drawn from science-fiction films, comic books and graffiti.

An exciting, moving, and unforgettable modern circus blending the daring soundtrack of rock, hip-hop, and electronica with the romantic heart of West Side Story, iD showcases the unique talents of a troupe of over 16 international artists—masters of hand-to-hand acrobatics, contortion, in-line skating, hip-hop, modern dance, break dance, and Cyr wheel all leading up to a stunning finale on the one-of-a-kind video trampowall.

Tickets start at $25!
Member Presale: Now
Public On Sale: May 19
If you are a member, Log In Here and purchase your tickets today or call 305.949.6722.
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UniverSoul Circus coming to Miami 2/1-6/11

UniverSoul Circus coming to Miami
February 1 – February 6, 10:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Sun Life Stadium
2269 NW 199th St.
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Opening Night: Tuesday Feb. 1 @ 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 2 @ 10:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 3 @ 9:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 4 @ 10:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 5 @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 6 @ 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Tickets prices range from $12 – $27. Children under 1 are FREE. Tickets available at by calling 1-800-745-3000, at the Sun Life Stadium Box and www.UniverSoulcircus.com. For discounts for groups of 20 or more, call 800-316-7439.

UniverSoul Circus will set its stage where generations of family can come together and enjoy each other by dancing in the aisles and singing along the most popular Pop, R&B, Hip Hop and Latin songs of today. 2011 marks the return of two of UniverSoul’s all-time fan favorites, including Jean Claude an amazing aerialist from Paris, France and Ricardo a Cuban-born contortionist who bends like a pretzel. Also back is the ringmaster team extraordinaire, Shuckey Duckey and his pint-sized sidekick Zeke. The rest of the UniverSoul Circus line up for 2011 will flat out blow you away. We have an amazing lineup that includes, a daredevil motorcycle globe act, trickster dogs, high wire, a magic act, tigers, comedy trapeze, foot juggling and elephants.

Cirque du Soleil limited engagement of KOOZA in Miami at Bicentennial Park 11/12-12/5/10

Order Your Tickets Now for a Special Discount!

Cirque du Soleil presents KOOZA

Show dates: Nov. 12 – Dec. 5
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Cirque du Soleil’s touring production KOOZA is hitting Miami this winter.
Fans of Soul of Miami can receive a 15% Discount on select performances
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Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that it will return to Miami with its big top touring production, KOOZA, starting Friday, November 12th, 2010. KOOZA will perform for a limited engagement under the trademark blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) at Miami’s Bicentennial Park.

KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil: It combines two circus traditions – acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show is set in an electrifying and exotic visual world full of surprises, thrills, chills, audacity and total involvement. Truly an adrenaline rush of acrobatics in a crazy kingdom!

Fun for the whole family!

Universoul Circus coming to Sun Life Stadium 3/23-28/10


Let some fun shine in at Universoul Circus, with high-flying performances by acrobatic aerialists, dancing in the aisles to a love concert of songs spanning from Motown hits to today¹s chart-toppers, acrodunk stunt b-ballers, contortionists, a daring tiger act and more. The talented performers come from all corners of the globe, making this circus one of the most entertaining, eclectic and colorful events in live entertainment. The UniverSoul Circus is the most interactive circus in the world!

Visit http://www.universoulcircus.com, find us on Facebook (facebook.com/universoulcircus) or follow us on Twitter (@usoulcircus) for info and full schedule. March 23-28, Sun Life Stadium.

Cavalia rides into Miami 1/19-31/10

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Miami: Get Ready to “C” An International Sensation Gallop into Town
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and Cavalia USA Inc. present the world-renowned equestrian spectacular, Cavalia, to debut in Miami this January

Tickets go on sale Sunday, November 22, 2009

WHAT: Cavalia
WHEN: January 19-31, 2009
More Information Click Here
WHERE: White Big Top in Bicentennial Park – Downtown Miami
COST: Regular priced tickets range from $34 to $89.50
INFO: www.cavalia.net

Spectacular Equestrian Show Cavalia Opens 1/19/10

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Miami: Get Ready to “C” An International Sensation Gallop into Town
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and Cavalia USA Inc. present the world-renowned equestrian spectacular, Cavalia, to debut in Miami this January

Tickets go on sale Sunday, November 22, 2009

WHAT: Cavalia
WHEN: January 19, 2009
Full Schedule Click Here
WHERE: White Big Top in Bicentennial Park – Downtown Miami
COST: Regular priced tickets range from $34 to $89.50
INFO: www.cavalia.net

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On January 19, Miami will experience what 2.5 million people in Europe, Canada, and U.S. cities including Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boston, and most recently, Atlanta have been astounded by the extravagant multimedia equestrian celebration for the eyes and ears that is Cavalia. Guests who attend the show will “ooh” and “ahh” in amazement at the beauty of the more than 60 4-legged artists in this eclectic cast. Crowds will cheer and rise in their seats during the incredible performances of some 40 2-legged artists, including acrobats, aerialists, riders, musicians and dancers. From January 19 – January 31, under the White Big Top at Bicentennial Park in Downtown Miami an exquisite, fast- paced, unforgettable 120-minute performance featuring the harmony between horse and man will find its home. Cavalia marks the Adrienne Arsht Center’s very first off-site production, and underlines the Center’s commitment to provide world-class, diverse programming to the city of Miami, and the South Florida community.
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This spectacular production was created by Cirque du Soleil co-founder, Normand Latourelle, and is often compared to Cirque for the way it revolutionizes equestrian and performing arts, much like Cirque revolutionized the circus. Cavalia will stop in Miami, as it makes the rounds to major cities on its North American tour, after touring in Europe for two years. “I had the opportunity to bring Cirque du Soleil’s Cirque Réinventé to Miami in 1989,” says Normand Latourelle, Cavalia founder and artistic director. “I am extremely proud to introduce a new type of show to Miami on the 20th anniversary of this milestone. I hope that the people will embrace Cavalia’s magic.”

“We are honored to co-present such a beautiful performance such as Cavalia,” said M. John Richard, President and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center. “South Florida will fall in love with this highly acclaimed, artistic demonstration of the unique bond between humans and horses.”
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Cavalia is not just a show for horse-lovers. Nor is it a show just for Cirque-fanatics. It is a lavish orchestration of multimedia, equestrian and performing arts designed to astound and entertain people of all ages and backgrounds. Under the world’s largest touring Big Top, which rises 100 feet above ground and spans more than 26,264 feet, 60 of the most magnificent creatures on the planet will express themselves in all their beauty, grace and strength on a 160-foot wide stage. While the horses gallop and cavort and, at times, run free completely unbridled, the show will incorporate unbelievable acrobatics, original live music and stunning special FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 20, 2009and lighting effects to create a dreamlike setting, making it apparent to see why this show has become a global sensation.

Across North America and Europe, Cavalia has enthralled audiences and been praised by critics for its captivating and unique experience. CNN’s Larry King raved, “The greatest show I have ever seen!” The Washington Post exclaims, “Impressive, highly refined, indeed a wonder!” The New York Times describes the show as “a celebration of the unique emotional and physical bonds between humans and animals,” while O Magazine exclaimed that “The wildly beautiful stallions of Cavalia leave audiences with their hearts galloping,” and the Los Angeles Times summed it up with “Blissful play, haunting score…striking aerial grace.” Madrid’s El Pais remarked “Like in a dream,” while Berlin’s Zeitung said “Cavalia shows flawless artistry.” Lastly, Amsterdam’s De Telegraf proclaimed Cavalia as “A fairytale for the entire family!”

Cavalia features 12 different breeds of horses, including Arabians, Lusitanos, Spanish Pure Breed, Quarter Horses, and Paint horses from France, Canada, Spain and the United States. The featured 2-legged artists represent the nations of the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Portugal and Russia.

The significance of the 4-legged performers can also be seen in the signature “C” of Cavalia’s logo, with a horse’s head depicted in the letter (the “l” in Cavalia is also representative in the shape of a horse’s leg).

TICKETS – For its exclusive run in Miami, Cavalia will be presented under the White Big Top pitched in Bicentennial Park in Downtown Miami. Tickets go on sale Sunday, November 22. Regular tickets are priced from $34 to $89.50. And, if just sitting in the stands is not enough for you, the show can be customized for the complete VIP experience from $129 to $180, including a Horse Lovers Package that lets patrons tour Cavalia’s stables, and the Rendez-Vous Package that includes a tour of the stables, a cocktail/dinner reception and much more. Special pricing available for children, students, and seniors.

SHOWTIMES – Opening night will be Tuesday, January 19. During Cavalia’s Miami run, there will be nightly shows except Mondays, matinee and evening shows on Saturdays and early shows on Sundays. For more information, a detailed list of show dates and reservations, call 1-866-999-8111 or visit Cavalia.net.

ABOUT CAVALIA Seen by more than 2.5 million people worldwide, Cavalia is a tribute to horses and a celebration of the relationship that we have enjoyed together. This multimedia extravaganza features more than 100 two- and four-legged artists, including beautiful horses of 12 breeds, riders, acrobats, aerialists, dancers and live musicians. It is this combination that sets the mood in the majestic White Big Top, the largest touring White Big Top in the world. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec (Canada), Cavalia is the brainchild of Normand Latourelle who has become renowned for producing popular events throughout the world.
www.cavalia.net or follow us on www.twitter.com/cavalia or www.facebook.com/cavalia.

Come to the circus at Sleepless Night 11/7/09

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See the 1st Miami GLBTQ Circus at Sleepless Night, Sat. Nov. 7, 8:30 pm!

HELP SUPPORT THE PERFORMERS IN THIS GREAT NEW CIRCUS
with your tax-deductible donation!!
www.artsatstjohns.com

Animate Objects Journey to Atlantis Free Acrobatic Show 5/16/09, 5/30/09

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Aerial Arts, Fire Performance
Acrobatic Stilt Dancing
Contemporary Dance
Based in Miami Florida, Animate Objects Physical Theater has gained international recognition for high caliber performances that uniquely integrate aerial arts, acrobatic stilt dancing, fire performance and contemporary dance forms. We perform on sides of buildings, suspend from theater rafters, captivate crowds in outdoor festivals and brighten up nightclubs and private events.

Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy Opens Next Week 5/12-17/09

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Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy
May 12 – May 17
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Direct from Broadway! Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy has been “wowing” audiences. This show is the “grandest circus spectacle east of Vegas!” says New York Magazine. With stunning athleticism and explosive imagination, an international cast of soaring aerialists, spine-bending contortionists, acrobats, jugglers, and musicians create a breathtaking and exotic universe.

Cirque du Soleil Rolls Into Miami 11/13/08-12/21/08


Cirque du Soleil is on its way to sunny Miami with Corteo!
In fact, as of this Friday you’ll see our Grand Chapiteau and village go up in Bicentennial Park.
As our set up takes shape, we’re excited to offer our Cirque Club members 20% off Level 2 and 30% off Level 3 tickets on select weekday performances!
Corteo opens on November 13 and runs until December 21, 2008. Other great seats are also available outside this discount; purchase your tickets now.
Don’t miss your chance to experience the theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity that is Corteo.
À bientôt!
Discover the world of Corteo

Corteo, which means “cortege” in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat in a world in which illusion teases reality.
Preview a clip!
www.cirquedusoleil.com