Criss Angel and Cirque du Soleil – ‘Believe’

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Published on: April 19, 2008

Just two days ago Criss Angel announced the official name for his new show, a partnership project with Cirque du Soleil.

The show will premiere on September 12, 2008 at the Luxor hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The name of the show will be “Believe”.

Watch the video of Criss Angel where he annouces the title of the show and why he choose this title below.

Backup URL to Video on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5oRhBpbTrQ).


Backup link to video at YouTube.com.

Also announced was the contest “See It to Believe It!“, which is free to enter for anybody, running from April 17th to June 14th, 2008.

The Grand Prize includes:

  • Round trip economy airfare for two;
  • 2 premium seats to the Gala Premiere of Believe on September 12, 2008;
  • 2 nights in a Pyramid Spa Suite at the Luxor;
  • The opportunity to meet Criss Angel in person;
  • Access to the private premiere after-party;
  • US $ 500 cash spending money.

Visit CirqueDuSoleil.com/CrissAngel for show details and to enter the contest.

About “Believe”
CRISS ANGEL Believe™ will be a haunting exploration deep inside the inventive mind of mystifier Criss Angel as he hovers between the land of the living and a surreal world uniquely woven together by the distinctive imaginations of Criss Angel and Cirque du Soleil.

Unlike traditional magic-themed shows, CRISS ANGEL Believe™ transcends any preconceived notion of what it means to be emotionally engaged by the arts of mysticism and illusion. Imagine a fantasy, an allegory, a highly theatrical tableau of mood, reverie and emotion set against a backdrop of dreamlike darkness and light.

Criss Angel stars as a surreal, enigmatic Victorian Noble. Along a path of imaginative exploration, he encounters Kayala and Crimson, two women who represent different aspects of femininity, four bizarre Ushers, who will introduce the audience to the baroque theater of Criss’s mind and a high-energy troupe of characters and dancers who mix a multitude of styles into a high-energy visual feast, punctuated by moments of grace and sensuality.

The stunning illusions in CRISS ANGEL Believe™ will not be presented as standalone elements, but as interdependent components using heightened imagery, fantastical creatures and impossible feats of legerdemain, all of which will be integrated into the dazzling, colorful fabric of the story.

Remarks
If you don’t know who Criss Angel is, check out the videos here.

I was mentioning the upcoming show already several months ago and I am really looking forward to this new show. The mix of magic and arcobatic will be interesting to watch. If you are not familar with Cirque du Soleil, check out my Cirque primer.

Cheers!
Carsten aka Roy/SAC

2 Comments
  1. Anonymous says:

    IMOP…I went to see the Criss Angel Believe show at the Luxor, and I must say…. IT WAS HORRIBLE! I am a huge Criss Angel fan, I think he is a great entertainer, however this show was horrible. I found out after watching the show that everyone that has seen the show to date has hated it also, everyone left the theater talking about how bad it was, my suggestion is it is better to save your money for another show and skip this trash. Also, it is not kid friendly at all, I did not take my kids to it, however there where some there and they left in tears from being scared of it. Think of Alice in Wonderland on really bad drugs.

  2. Yeah, I heard now from multiple people that the show is bad.. It’s hard to believe.. Criss Angel is great, Cirque du Soleil is great.. both together should be the killer… I don’t know how they could screw this up.

    I never heard negative comments to any Cirque show yet as I did about Believe. When did you see it? During the pre-screening period or after the premiere? I would assume that they would have fix stuff FAST after the negative feedback poured in.

    p.s. no need to post anonymous, only because you have nothing nice to say.

    As long as you do not use extensively foul language or attack somebody personally (constructive criticism is not an attack), I will publish comments, even if they are opposing my own opinion.

    If the arguments are sound, I might change my opinion.. and if it is just a question of taste… hey, what’s one person’s grunge is another person’s livelihood :)

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