I Admit It. I am a CirqueFAN. Deal With It!!!

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Published on: January 16, 2007

It is no secret that I am a big Cirque Du Soleil fan. The first show I saw was the inoffical show from Dragone called Le Reve, which is currently shown at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort and Casino.

It is to this day my favorite Cirque Show to date. I have seen all but three alright which are Zumanity, Mystere and Love. And it will be 4 shows I have not seen in April this year. Why? That’s Why. I play again with the Idea to hop over to Montreal/Canada on a weekend in April or May to see it.

I had the ticket, opening week (day 3 or 4), last front-row seat in my basket. But it knew that I could not go, because Canada is not part of the United States (yet) and I have currently no travel documents thus can leave but not get back in to go home (It is as ridiculis as it sounds, trust me).

Well things changed a bit. The situation still sucks, but it seems that I will be able to get travel documents again at the end of March, beginning of April. Mhh.. What did “The Clash” say? …. “should I stay or should I go?”

I am undecided. While I am thinking about it, check out this video which I found at YouTube.com. It uis about 9 minutes long and shows several scenes from the show. It also introduces each of the main theme songs.

Did I mention that the music of Le Reve is just great and also the best from all Cirque shows in my opinion? No? Well, it is and I own the CD (surprise), the original, not a copy.

You know, the one you have to buy for money and not creditz (kudos, if you understood that one). The only other soundtrack that comes close is the one from the Cirque Du Soleil “Touring Show” called Varekai

Varekai is also one of my favorite shows.


Here is again the Teaser I mixed myself (Music and Video). The original video had some commentator messing the experience up, so I took the video editing software in my own hands and saved the day. 😉

Want some more? Check out my YouTube VLog (that means Video (B)log dummy 😉 ).

I decided to “out” myself in public and do inventory of my cirque stuff. It is ironic that it all started with a free comp ticket to the Le Reve show in Vegas. How much is it? About $90-$100. Great deal! Thank you. I spent more than 10 times that amount ever after. I should have paid them $100 to not to go… kidding. I have no regrets.

Okay back to the CirqueFAN inventory. Let’s start with the Live Shows. I sort them by how I like them compared to the others.

Cirque Du Soleil Live Shows

  1. Le Reve at the Wynn, Las Vegas
  2. “KA” at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas
  3. “O” at the Belagio, Las Vegas
  4. Delirium (Touring Show/Musical), Fresno

Haven’t seen yet. TO-DO!

Quidam, Corteo, Alegria, Dralion and Varekai are also still Touring Shows and La Nouba found a permanent home in Florida. Well, to be honest. I will not chase them, but if I get the opportuniy, then I will go and see them live.

This brings me to the next category DVDs.

Cirque Du Soleil Shows on DVD
Yes, I own them all!

Cirque du Soleil: Varekai Cirque Du Soleil - Corteo Cirque du Soleil: Dralion
Cirque du Soleil: Quidam Cirque du Soleil: Alegria Cirque du Soleil II: A New Experience
Cirque du Soleil: Saltimbanco Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba Cirque du Soleil - Cirque Reinvente

* Cirque du Soleil II: A New Experience is the same as Cirque du Soleil – Nouvelle Experience

Cirque Du Soleil Movies
No, I own only 50% of them

Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man

Cirque du Soleil – Alegria: An Enchanting Fable (Schande!, Schande!)
Directors: Franco Dragone don’t touch this!

  So… The circus of the sun also produced two movies. One is nice and the other one sucks big time. No, there is no link to the bad one. Also no Image. Find it yourself, if you can not help it, but let me out of it. I gues everbody has a dead body in the cellar.

OKay, the dead one is not – Cirque Du Soleil’s – Journey of Man

A child is born. We see underwater swimmers representing this. He is young, in a jungle setting, with two fanciful “instincts” guiding him as swooping bird-like acrobats initially menace, then delight. As an adolescent, he enters a desert, where a man spins a large cube of metal tubing. He leaves his instinct-guides behind, and enters a garden where two statues dance in a pond. As he watches their sensual acrobatics of love, he becomes a man. He is offered wealth (represented by a golden hat) by a devil figure. In a richly decorated room, a scruffy troupe of a dozen acrobats and a little girl reawaken the old man’s youthful nature and love.

.. okay, next chapter

Cirque Du Soleil Documentaries (About the Cirque)
As weird as it may sound. Yes, I have all of them.

Cirque Du Soleil TV and Special Events
Got them too! :)

Cirque du Soleil - Midnight Sun

Cirque du Soleil – Midnight Sun (2004)

Co-produced by Amèrimage-Spectra and Productions Conte IV, a subsidiary of Cirque du Soleil Images, Midnight Sun features 150 circus artists, entertainers and street performers, as well as over 100 singers and musicians. All these artists came together on July 11, 2004, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Festival International de Jazz de Montrèal and Cirque du Soleil’s 20th birthday by performing in a magnificent show on the main stage of the Festival International de Jazz de Montrèal.

Cirque du Soleil - Solstrom

Cirque du Soleil – Solstrom
The Complete Series – 5 DVDs

All 13 Episodes of the TV Show. Filmed 2003 at the Cirque du Soleil Hometown, Montreal, Canada

Cirque Du Soleil Packages – Don’t Haves

I have none of the packages since I bought all individual things. I hope that I don’t miss out on anything that is exclusive for those packages (I guess I do), but lets not talk about that anymore.

Cirque Du Soleil - Anniversary Collection

Cirque Du Soleil – Anniversary Collection, 1984-2005

Varekai , Quidam , Alegria , Dralion , Saltimbanco , La Nouba, A New Experience, Movie: Journey of Man. 12 DVD’s + 6 Post Cards

Cirque du Soleil - Fire Within / Varekai

Cirque du Soleil – Fire Within / Varekai

4 DVDs containing the 3 Disks award winning documentary about the creation of Cirque du Soleil’s show Varekai and the Show itself.

Cirque du Soleil 3-Pack
Cirque du Soleil 3-Pack – Quidam / Dralion / Journey of Man

It does not have an end. Gee. This is more than I thought. I am still missing the music (I have 6 or 7 CD’s), 2 T-Shirts (“Delirium” and a cool looking one just Cirque branded) and 1 brochure/book. I will stop here.

  1. Ursie says:

    Hey, love your Blog. Thanks for all the details about Cirque. I am a fan too. saw the first show for free like you when they first came to London in ….Mmmmm must have been 1989??? You probably know better than me right? Saw Drac years ago and just saw Allegria at the Royal Albert hall a few weeks ago. Unbeleivable. Great venue.

  2. Hi Ursie, if you ever make it to Las Vegas, then you will have the time of your life with 5 official and 1 unofficial cirque show running. The latter is LeReve which is my favority and I highly recommend it. After that I would say KA , then O then Mystere. I haven’t seen LOVE and Zumanity yet to tell you where I would squeeze them in, but from what I heard will those two fight together with Mystere for the last 3 spots :)

  3. Rashid says:

    Hey, thank you! Cirque shows are great and unique, I share your attitude.

    Seen Le Reve, Ka and O. If someone asks me what to choose – i’d say choose La Reve for adults and Ka if you would like to skip any part of sensuality (why going to Vegas then?).

    How did you manage to get Le Reve OST? didn’t buy it in the offline shop at Wynn and miss the tarcks badly. Great lyrics, great themes. Is there any way to get it online?

    Thank you.

  4. Hi Rashid,

    The Le Reve OST can be purchased from the Wynn Gift Shop via the Phone. They do not have a website.

    I posted the information and phone number at the end of my post about the Cirque music releases and also at my Cirque du Soleil primer article.


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