Cirque du Soleil Arena Shows (Complete List)

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Published on: April 15, 2009

This article is part of my Cirque du Soleil Information Primer Articles series.

Cirque du Soleil Arena Shows

Arena shows are touring shows, but without the Big-Top. They are performed in existing venues, just like rock concerts and similar events.

Last updated: July 2014

  

 

Delirium (2006-2008)

Directors: Michel Lemieux, Victor Pilon
Directors of Creation: Gilles Ste-Croix, Carmen Ruest
Music Composer: Francis Collard (Musical Director), Ian Tremblay (Producer)
Costumes/Props: Michel Robidas/Anne-Séguin Poirier
Lighting: Alain Lortie
Sound: Yves Savoie
Trainer/Choreographer: Mia Michaels

The Cirque du Soleil Music Concert and Arena Show. It is not touring anymore and was later shown on the “Big Screen”. A recording of the show is available in digital format only at this time (for example at Amazon.com). A physical DVD/Blu-ray Disc version is currently not available (unfortunately).

watch 28 min Video
Buy official SoundtrackBuy Solarium/Delirium CD
Buy Tapis Rouge Solarium CD – watch Instant Video on Amazon.com

Delirium is more like a music concert. Most of the music in the show are remixed versions of traditional and well known tracks of previous Cirque du Soleil shows. Also the acts that are performed to these remixed songs often are similar in look and feel as the act of the original show.

Delirium is a urban tale about an ordinary man (Bill) who experiences the issues of a words who is increasingly getting out of sync, believing to be just a dream. He sees reality from inside his own bubble and how it tries to find the balance between the virtualization of life that isolates people and the quest for love and harmony outside the virtual computer worlds.

Saltimbanco (2007-…)

Director: Franco Dragonè
Director of Creation: Carmen Ruest
Music Composer: René Dupéré
Set: Michel Crête
Costumes/Props: Dominique Lemieux
Lighting: Luc LaFortune
Sound: François Desjardins
Trainer/Choreographer: Hélène Lemay, René Bazinet

watch 5 min Video and watch 2 min Video
Get Show TicketsBuy official Soundtrack

Based on the original touring show, but adjusted to be performed at existing event venues (only a set travels without a “Big Top” tent.

Quidam (2008- …)

Director: Franco Dragonè
Director of Creation: Gilles Ste-Croix
Music Composer: Benoit Jutras
Set: Michel Crête
Costumes/Props: Dominique Lemieux
Lighting: Luc LaFortune
Sound: François Bergeron
Trainer/Choreographer: Debra Brown

watch 57 seconds show DVD trailer
Buy Show DVDBuy official Soundtrack
Get Show Tickets

The big-top version of the 1996 show Quidam was adapted for arenas and similar concert venues to be able to reach more places and without the need to bring along its own venue with it. Quidam “Arena” is currently touring the world in this new format.

Quidam is a nameless by-passer, a solitary person who lingers in the shadows ignored by normal people who rush past him without being noticed. Quidam represents nobody and everybody and the deep inner feelings and fears that are part of all of us. The young girl “Zoe” finds herself in a world of Quidam, full of anger and pain, trying to escape from it.

Quidam is Classical Latin and means “a certain; pl., some” or “anonymous passerby”.

Alegría (2009-…, 27.May 2009, Halifax)

Director: Franco Dragonè
Director of Creation: Gilles Ste-Croix
Music Composer: René Dupéré
Set: Michel Crête
Costumes/Props: Dominique Lemieux
Lighting: Luc LaFortune
Sound: Guy Desrochers
Trainer/Choreographer: Debra Brown

watch 5:41 min promo video (A different perspective)
Buy Show DVDBuy official Soundtrack
Get Show Tickets

Alegria is the second touring show of the Cirque that was converted from a big top version to the arena show format. See more information about this show in the paragraph about the original touring show version.

 

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