Alegría (Cirque du Soleil)

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Alegría
Cirque du Soleil Alegría logo
Company Cirque du Soleil
Genre Contemporary circus
Show type Touring arena show
Date of premiere 21 April 1994 (Montreal)
Final show 29 December 2013 (Antwerp)
Creative team
Director Franco Dragone
Director of creation Gilles Ste-Croix
Composer René Dupéré
Costume designer Dominique Lemieux
Set designer Michel Crête
Choreographer Debra Brown
Lighting designer Luc Lafortune
Sound designer Guy Desrochers
Company founder and CEO Guy Laliberté
Make-up designer Nathalie Gagné
Other information
Preceded by Mystère (1993)
Succeeded by Quidam (1996)
Official website

Alegría was a Cirque du Soleil touring production, created in 1994 by director Franco Dragone and director of creation Gilles Ste-Croix.

It was one of Cirque du Soleil's most popular touring shows. Since it premiered in April 1994, it has been performed over 5,000 times and seen by over 10 million spectators in more than 65 cities around the world.[1] Alegría originated as a touring big top show. However, beginning with its 2009-2011 North American tour, the show was converted to an arena format, enabling it to visit cities that were previously inaccessible to the big top tour. Furthermore, Alegría took a short respite and was converted to a resident show at MGM's Beau Rivage casino from May 1999 to October 2000 before it continued touring again. On 29 December 2013, "Alegria" performed its final show at the Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Belgium.

Alegría takes its name from the Spanish word for "joy." Cirque du Soleil's literature describes the show as "an operatic introspection of the struggle for power and the invigorating energy of youth."[2] Dominique Lemieux's costumes evince a baroque aesthetic of decadence and ornamentation, while René Dupéré's musical score features a unique blend of French, Spanish, African, and Mediterranean influences. The stage and props are characterized by gothic arches and harsh angular designs.

Set and technical information[edit]

The stage of Alegría is topped by a giant dome and decorated with stylistic columns and balustrades. The dome gives the sense of an impressive, powerful structure, similar to how churches and government buildings utilize similar architectural constructs. The stage has spiral ramps on opposing sides which lead down, symbolizing the unknown. The floor of the stage has the head of a salamander, used for the four elements in which it lives. The 17th-century-ballroom stylistic lighting design reflects a nostalgic atmosphere. Finally, an autumnal color palette creates the luminous obscurity of the show.[3]

Cast[edit]

The characters in Alegría comprise people of two separate generations: the New Order and the Old Order.[4]

  • Fleur: An unpredictable and dangerous madman who believes he is king. He is the guide to the world of Alegría.

Performed by :

Christian Racoux : From April 21 1994 (Montreal) to December 1995 (Atlanta)

Rénald Laurin : From December 1995 (Atlanta) to February 1999 (London)

Ebon Gryman : From may 1999 (Biloxi) to 2003

Evgeuin Ivanov: From 2003 to spring 2010

Pablo Gomiz Lopez : From Spring 2010 to the beginnig of 2011

Andrey Kislitsin : From summer 2011 to December 29 2013 (Antwerp)

  • Nostalgic old birds: The Nostalgic Old Birds have lived in the palace for as long as it has existed. They are empty-shelled courtiers who admire their reflections in mirror-less frames.
  • Tamir and Little Tamir: Appears when needed, only to disappear once he has fulfilled his mission.
  • Nymphs: Exuberant characters who celebrate life.
  • Bronx: The young and tough, who are the next generation in Alegría. They perform power track and aerial high bar.
  • White angels: The guardians who are the youth of tomorrow. They perform Russian bars.
  • White singer: One of the singers. She is the storyteller who sings about everything she sees around her. She is often desired by the male characters of the show.
  • Black singer: One of the singers. She has a wickedness about her and is the White singer's opposite.
  • Clowns: The show's social commentators.

Acts[edit]

The acts of Alegría have had a bit of turnover, but continue to fit its theme: "A baroque ode to the energy, grace and power of youth."[3][5][6]

  • Mirko: The white singer sings a song while the characters and acrobats of Alegría run around the stage to welcome the audience to the world of Alegría.
  • Synchronized trapeze: Two acrobats perform tricks on two separate trapezes.
  • Clown act: One of the clowns come on his horse to entertain the audience while the power track is being set up.
  • Power track: A group of acrobats perform flips and twists on an X-shaped power track.
  • Clown act: The clowns come in, playing with paper airplanes.
  • Hand balancing: An artist performs handbalancing on canes. (Denis Tolstov)
  • Fire-knife dance: Two artists perform a dance using fire-knifes.
  • Clown candle: A clown comes in, and tries to mimic the fire-knife dancing act by using a candle instead.
  • Manipulation: Maria Silaeva manipulates ribbons, contortion and hula hoops. The original act performed by [Elena Lev] consisted of only contortion, and hula hoops.
  • Snowstorm: Reflecting the eternal spirit of mankind, the clowns are witnesses to the passing of centuries, the social commentators of the world of Alegría. Grounded in real life, they tell little stories of everyday existence where everyone is a hero, and where anyone can fall in love and suffer a broken heart. The clowns are visionaries - philosophers of absurdity. Endearing, comical and childlike, they turn the world into a circus.
  • Intermission
  • Le Bal: The white singer comes in and sings Danze Vazoule while going in the audience, picking a person out and dancing with the audience member.
  • Flying man: An artist bounces and flies high above the stage with bungee cords. (Alexander Dobrynin)
  • Clown act: The clowns come in and perform a clown act.
  • Russian bars: A group of acrobats perform Russian bars (Aliaksei Buiniakou, Anatoli Baravikou, Dzmitry Shamovich, Mikalai Liubezny, Nikita Moiseev, Alexander Kashlev, Oleg Plotnikov, Tamir Erdenesaikhan, Viatcheslav Volkov, Victor Bryndine, Viktor Ossolodkov, Vladislav Pereverzev, Zhan Iordanov).
  • Contortion: Two artists create graceful and lithe figures and movements with their extreme flexibility and balance. The original act consisted of one contortionist. (Ulziibuyan Mergen, Oyun-Erdene Senge)
  • Interlude to Aerial high bar: Little tamir comes and flies with a bird structure.
  • Aerial high bar: A group of acrobats fly, twist and spin on a structure in the air while a net is below them. Once they fly off the structure, the acrobats will be caught by other acrobats on a swinging trapeze.
  • Finale: The white singer sings Alegría while the cast of Alegría comes and says farewell to the audience.
Contortion artists

Acts in rotation[edit]

  • Cyr wheel: An artist spins and performs tricks in a Cyr wheel.
  • Juggling: An artist juggled up to 6 balls. (Denis Tolstov, Victor Moiseev)


Retired acts[edit]

  • Tightwire: A performer balanced precariously on a wire, the performer would jump and even flip on the wire.
  • Shoulder pole wire: An original Alegría act, it featured a young performer who balanced a long pole on their shoulders with a tight wire platform on top. On this wire, a younger performer flipped, turned and leapt always keeping their balance.(Group 1:Shi Yanping & Liu Lu Group 2:Kang Hui & Zheng Li Sha)
  • Strong man: This act was quite literally a very strong man, the performer would warp metal and even lift the weight of multiple performers.
  • Slackwire: This act used a swinging, loose wire. On this a female artist balanced, rolled and even rode a unicycle on the slack wire.(1996:Molly Saudek 2004-2005:Yang Huang)
  • Aerial cube: An artist performed with the metal skeleton of a large cube on the ground and in the air.
  • Aerial silk: Strong yet sensitive, powerful yet delicate, natural but surreal, the Flying Man emerges from the shadows, showing his force for more subtle art, evoking sensual men's movement, and the live stream on silk.
  • Solo trapeze: An acrobat performed on a single trapeze.
  • Fast track: Acrobats tumbled, flipped and spun on this fast-paced act.

Costumes[edit]

Alegría's costumes have a dichotomy relating to the Old Order and the New Order. The Old Order has costumes which are reminiscent of New York's Gilded Age as they are finely decorated with feathers, lace, and other adornments. The New Order, on the other hand, representing the youth of tomorrow, have the same rich hues as the old order, while the fabrics used are lighter and softer, helping to emphasize the agility of youth.[7] Over 400 costume pieces comprise the Alegría wardrobe set, including shoes, wigs, hats, etc. As an example of how long it takes to create each custom outfit, over 200 hours are needed to create one Old Bird costume.[3]

  • Fleur: Part of the Old Order, Fleur is easily recognizable in his red velvet jacket and jeweled vest.
  • Singer in White: Part of the Old Order, The Singer in White has a hoop-skirt frame with jewels underneath, which is a crinoline skirt.

Music[edit]

The original album artwork of Alegría, 1994.

Alegría’s highly acclaimed music was composed by René Dupéré, who had composed numerous scores for Cirque's previous productions, including Nouvelle Expérience, Saltimbanco and Mystère.

The music of Alegría was released as a studio album on September 27, 1994. Produced by Robbi Finkel, it remains Cirque du Soleil's best-selling album to date, having sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide. Robbi Finkel and René Dupéré were nominated for a Grammy Award as Best Arranger at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards. The album was also nominated for several Félix Awards in 1995, winning two of the latter: 'Producer of the Year' for Robbi Finkel[8] and René Dupéré, and 'Sound Mixer of the Year' for Rob Heaney. Alegría was also ranked on the Billboard World Music Chart for 65 weeks.[9]

The album's lead vocals are provided by opera-trained, French-Canadian singer Francesca Gagnon. Gagnon also features as 'The White Singer' (principal vocalist) in the Alegría DVD, with fellow French-Canadian Ève Montpetit supporting as 'The Black Singer'.

Several versions of the soundtrack have been available since its original release. In 2002, the soundtrack was re-released by Cirque du Soleil Musique Inc., with an additional two tracks titled 'Cerceaux' and 'Malioumba' (both featuring vocals by Francesca Gagnon) recorded from live shows during Alegría’s 2001 season in Sydney. In 1995, a limited employee edition, Alegría - Live at Fairfax, was created for the artists and crew of the production. This special edition features the entire score on CD and is considered a collector's item.

The tracks for the original 1994 release, including the two extended tracks from 2002 are listed below and alongside are the acts during which they are played.[10]

  1. Alegría (Finale)
  2. Vai Vedrai
    • (Synchronized trapeze)
    • (Solo trapeze)
  3. Kalandéro
    • Tightrope (1996, 2001)
    • Juggling (2002 - 2004, 2006 - 2013)
    • Slackwire (2004 - 2005)
  4. Querer (Interlude to Aerial high bar)
  5. Irna (Power track)
  6. Taruka (Contortion)
  7. Jeux d'enfants (Power track setup)
  8. Mirko (Opening)
  9. Icare (Aerial high bar)
  10. Ibis
    • Aerial Cube (1994 - 1995, 1997 - 1999, 2004 - 2008)
    • Flying Man (1996 , 2003 - 2004)
  11. Valsapena (Power track)
  12. Nocturne (Snowstorm)
  13. Cerceaux (Manipulation)
  14. Malioumba (Flying man)

Other songs

  1. Milonga (Introduction to musicians)
  2. Le Feu (Fire-knife dance)
  3. Homme Fort (Strong man)
  4. Danze Vazoule (Le bal)
  5. Barres Russes (Russian bars)
  6. Le Perche (Shoulder-pole wire)
  7. Sisyphe (Handbalancing)
  8. Rinalto Vera (Cyr wheel)
Further information: Cirque du Soleil discography

Vocalists[edit]

There have been many singers in Alegría. Here is a full list of all of the singers:


Female Singers:

Francesca Gagnon : From April 21, 1994 (Montreal) to December 30, 1995 (Atlanta), From the end of April 2001 (Melbourne) to Fall 2002 (Mexico city)


Isabelle Corradi : From April 21, 1994 (Montreal) to February 07 1999 (London), From October 2003 (Portland) to May 2004 (New York)


Carine Karkour : From March 22 to July 1996 (Tokyo)


Irène Marc : From July (Tokyo) to December 25, 1996 (Hong-Kong)


Pierrette Arseneau : From March 6 (Amsterdam) to October 1997 (Vienna)


Laur Fugère : October 1997 (Vienna)


Joan Bluteau : 1997 - 1998, from Fall 2002 (Mexico City) to Fall 2002 (Mexico City), From Spring 2004 (Atlanta) to Spring 2004 (Atlanta), From July 8 (Philadelphia) to September 2004 (Toronto), From November 2006 (Madrid) to May 12th, 2007 (Paris), From June 2007 (Paris) to October 07,2007 (Curitiba)


Andrée Simard : From the beginning of 1998 (Spain) to the end of April 2001 (Melbourne)


Sylvie Perron : From May 20, 1999 to October 2, 2000 (Biloxi)


Ève Montpetit : From January 10, 2001 (Auckland) to September 26, 2004 (Toronto), From December 30, 2004 (Tokyo) to March 13, 2005 (Fukuoka)


Nathalie Noël : From August 21, 2002 (Minneapolis) to September 2003 (Seattle), December 2003 (San Francisco), From October 29 to November 2004 (Tokyo)


Claudine Bourdages : From May to June 2004 (New York), From September 2004 (Toronto) to October 15, 2006 (Brussels), May 2007 (Paris)


Marie-Ève Tremblay : From March 14, 2005 (Fukuoka) to January 31, 2006 (London)


Estelle Esse : From February 1 (London) to November, 2006 (Madrid)


Nancy Arnaud : From October 27, 2006 (Madrid) to October 16, 2011 (Berlin)


Malika Alaoui Ismaili : From October 19, 2007 (Brasilia) to January 23, 2011 (Broomfield), August 2011, From October 19, 2011 (Berem) to January 05 2012 (Lisbon), From 18 to 27 July 2012 (Nice), From August 22 (Palama de Mallorca) to December 29, 2013 (Antwerp)


Marjana Sobol : From January 26, 2011 (Loveland) to August 04 2013 (Gdansk)


Denise Gonzales : From January 5 (Lisbon) to March 11, 2012 (Nice)


Marie Pier Guilbault : From March 14, 2012 (Montpellier) to December 29, 2013 (Antwerp)

Male Singers:

Cristian Zabala : From November to December 28, 2004 (singer in black only)

Filmography[edit]

Alegría, the Film[edit]

In 1999, Alegría was adapted into a film of the same name, written by Rudy Barichello and directed by Franco Dragone.[11] The cast included actors such as Frank Langella, Mako, Julie Cox, René Bazinet and a guest appearance from Whoopi Goldberg, as well as several performers and musicians from the touring production (many appeared in both this film and the Alegría DVD). The film employs a conventional structured narrative as opposed to the abstract allegory of the live show. It tells the story of a boy named Momo who wants to save the children from their imprisonment in the dark factory of a cruel man. Momo's only friend, a quirky clown named Frac, aids him, while also falling in love with the singer of a circus named Giulietta passing through town. The pair soon find their destinies increasingly entwined with that of the circus. The song "Let Love Live" is sung by Pierrette Arseneau.

Alegría[edit]

Cirque du Soleil released a DVD production of the show, Alegría. It was filmed in July, 2001, in Sydney, Australia.[12] This production was directed and produced by Nick Morris. He used 14 cameras and special filming techniques to create a viewing experience that transports the viewer to the center of the performance.[13]

Tour[edit]

Alegría's tour history[14][15] is quite extensive as it premiered in 1994. Since it began it has toured under the Grand Chapiteau as well as in sporting arenas. Additionally during 1999 and 2000 it played as a resident show in Biloxi's Beau Rivage. After 19 years of touring, Alegria performed for the last time in Antwerp, BE on December 29, 2013.

Alegria has been to many different regions, here is the list of all of them.

  • North American Tour - [1994 - 1995]
  • Asia & Pacific Tour - [1996]
  • European Tour - [1997 - 1999]
  • Beau Rivage Residency - [1999 - 2000]
  • Asia & Pacific Tour II - [2001 - 2002]
  • North American Tour II - [2002 - 2004]
  • Japan Tour - [2004 - 2005]
  • European Tour II - [2006 - 2007]
  • South American Tour - [2007 - 2008]
  • Asia & Middle East Tour - [2008 - 2009]
  • North American Tour III - [2009 - 2011]
  • European Tour III - [2011 - 2013]

The following colorboxes indicate the region of each performance:   EU   Europe   NA   North America   SA   South and Central America   AP   Asia/Pacific   OC   Oceania

Arena tour[edit]

1998 schedule[edit]

  •   EU   London, UK - Royal Albert Hall - From 7 Jan 1998 to 8 Feb 1998

1999 schedule[edit]

  •   EU   London, UK - Royal Albert Hall - From 5 Jan 1999 to 7 Feb 1999
  •   NA   Biloxi, MS - From 20 May 1999 to 2 Oct 2000

2000 schedule[edit]

  •   NA   Biloxi, MS - From 20 May 1999 to 2 Oct 2000

2009 schedule[edit]

  •   NA   Halifax, NS - From 27 May 2009 to 7 Jun 2009
  •   NA   St. John, NB - From 10 Jun 2009 to 14 Jun 2009
  •   NA   St. John's, NL - From 19 Jun 2009 to 28 Jun 2009
  •   NA   Providence, RI - From 2 Jul 2009 to 5 Jul 2009
  •   NA   Manchester, NH - From 8 Jul 2009 to 12 Jul 2009
  •   NA   Newark, NJ - From 15 Jul 2009 to 19 Jul 2009
  •   NA   Wilkes-Barre, PA - From 22 Jul 2009 to 26 Jul 2009
  •   NA   Hamilton, ON - From 29 Jul 2009 to 2 Aug 2009
  •   NA   Bridgeport, CT - From 20 Aug 2009 to 23 Aug 2009
  •   NA   Boston, MA - From 26 Aug 2009 to 30 Aug 2009
  •   NA   Albany, NY - From 2 Sep 2009 to 6 Sep 2009
  •   NA   Syracuse, NY - From 9 Sep 2009 to 13 Sep 2009
  •   NA   Amherst, MA - From 16 Sep 2009 to 20 Sep 2009
  •   NA   Rochester, NY - From 23 Sep 2009 to 27 Sep 2009
  •   NA   State College, PA - From 30 Sep 2009 to 4 Oct 2009
  •   NA   Pittsburgh, PA - From 7 Oct 2009 to 11 Oct 2009
  •   NA   Philadelphia, PA - From 14 Oct 2009 to 18 Oct 2009
  •   NA   Reading, PA - From 21 Oct 2009 to 25 Oct 2009
  •   NA   London, ON - From 12 Nov 2009 to 15 Nov 2009
  •   NA   Greenville, SC - From 18 Nov 2009 to 22 Nov 2009
  •   NA   Augusta, GA - From 25 Nov 2009 to 29 Nov 2009
  •   NA   Hampton, VA - From 2 Dec 2009 to 6 Dec 2009
  •   NA   Worcester, MA - From 9 Dec 2009 to 13 Dec 2009
  •   NA   Montréal, QC - From 18 Dec 2009 to 30 Dec 2009

2010 schedule[edit]

  •   NA   Québec, QC - From 5 Jan 2010 to 10 Jan 2010
  •   NA   Chicoutimi, QC - From 13 Jan 2010 to 17 Jan 2010
  •   NA   Detroit, MI - From 4 Feb 2010 to 7 Feb 2010
  •   NA   Indianapolis, IN - From 11 Feb 2010 to 14 Feb 2010
  •   NA   Austin, TX - From 17 Feb 2010 to 21 Feb 2010
  •   NA   Frisco, TX - From 24 Feb 2010 to 28 Feb 2010
  •   NA   Hoffman Estates, IL - From 3 Mar 2010 to 7 Mar 2010
  •   NA   Cedar Rapids, IA - From 10 Mar 2010 to 14 Mar 2010
  •   NA   Champaign, IL - From 17 Mar 2010 to 21 Mar 2010
  •   NA   Omaha, NE - From 24 Mar 2010 to 28 Mar 2010
  •   NA   East Lansing, MI - From 31 Mar 2010 to 4 Apr 2010
  •   NA   Cleveland, OH - From 7 Apr 2010 to 11 Apr 2010
  •   NA   Highland Heights, KY - From 29 Apr 2010 to 2 May 2010
  •   NA   St Louis, MO - From 5 May 2010 to 9 May 2010
  •   NA   Kansas City, MO - From 12 May 2010 to 16 May 2010
  •   NA   Salt Lake City, UT - From 19 May 2010 to 23 May 2010
  •   NA   Fresno, CA - From 26 May 2010 to 30 May 2010
  •   NA   Sacramento, CA - From 2 Jun 2010 to 6 Jun 2010
  •   NA   Rio Rancho, NM - From 9 Jun 2010 to 13 Jun 2010
  •   NA   Cypress, TX - From 16 Jun 2010 to 20 Jun 2010
  •   NA   Minneapolis, MN - From 23 Jun 2010 to 27 Jun 2010
  •   NA   Toronto, ON - From 30 Jun 2010 to 4 Jul 2010
  •   NA   Winnipeg, MB - From 22 Jul 2010 to 25 Jul 2010
  •   NA   Regina, SK - From 27 Jul 2010 to 1 Aug 2010
  •   NA   Saskatoon, SK - From 4 Aug 2010 to 8 Aug 2010
  •   NA   Edmonton, AB - From 11 Aug 2010 to 22 Aug 2010
  •   NA   Kelowna, BC - From 25 Aug 2010 to 29 Aug 2010
  •   NA   Kamloops, BC - From 1 Sep 2010 to 5 Sep 2010
  •   NA   Victoria, BC - From 8 Sep 2010 to 12 Sep 2010
  •   NA   Tacoma, WA - From 15 Sep 2010 to 19 Sep 2010
  •   NA   Spokane, WA - From 22 Sep 2010 to 26 Sep 2010
  •   NA   Honolulu, HI - From 15 Oct 2010 to 31 Oct 2010
  •   NA   Boise, ID - From 4 Nov 2010 to 7 Nov 2010
  •   NA   Houston, TX - From 10 Nov 2010 to 14 Nov 2010
  •   NA   Phoenix, AZ - From 17 Nov 2010 to 21 Nov 2010
  •   NA   Tucson, AZ - From 24 Nov 2010 to 28 Nov 2010
  •   NA   El Paso, TX - From 1 Dec 2010 to 5 Dec 2010
  •   NA   Oklahoma City, OK - From 22 Dec 2010 to 26 Dec 2010
  •   NA   Wichita, KS - From 29 Dec 2010 to 2 Jan 2011

2011 schedule[edit]

  •   NA   Baton Rouge, LA - From 5 Jan 2011 to 9 Jan 2011
  •   NA   Colorado Springs, CO - From 12 Jan 2011 to 16 Jan 2011
  •   NA   Broomfield, CO - From 19 Jan 2011 to 23 Jan 2011
  •   NA   Loveland, CO - From 26 Jan 2011 to 30 Jan 2011
  •   NA   Laredo, TX - From 2 Feb 2011 to 6 Feb 2011
  •   NA   Hidalgo, TX - From 9 Feb 2011 to 13 Feb 2011
  •   NA   Corpus Christi, TX - From 16 Feb 2011 to 20 Feb 2011
  •   NA   Tulsa, OK - From 23 Feb 2011 to 27 Feb 2011
  •   NA   North Charleston, SC - From 17 Mar 2011 to 20 Mar 2011
  •   NA   Knoxville, TN - From 23 Mar 2011 to 27 Mar 2011
  •   NA   Charlottesville, VA - From 30 Mar 2011 to 3 Apr 949494
  •   NA   Atlantic City, NJ - From 7 Apr 2011 to 10 Apr 2011
  •   NA   Greensboro, NC - From 13 Apr 2011 to 17 Apr 2011
  •   NA   Biloxi, MS - From 20 Apr 2011 to 24 Apr 2011
  •   NA   Southaven, MS - From 27 Apr 2011 to 1 May 2011
  •   NA   Roanoke, VA - From 4 May 2011 to 8 May 2011
  •   NA   Columbia, SC - From 11 May 2011 to 15 May 2011
  •   NA   Toledo, OH - From 18 May 2011 to 22 May 2011
  •   NA   Louisville, KY - From 9 Jun 2011 to 12 Jun 2011
  •   NA   Nashville, TN - From 15 Jun 2011 to 19 Jun 2011
  •   NA   Tampa, FL - From 22 Jun 2011 to 26 Jun 2011
  •   NA   Jacksonville, FL - From 29 Jun 2011 to 3 Jul 2011
  •   NA   Raleigh, NC - From 6 Jul 2011 to 10 Jul 2011
  •   NA   Florence, SC - From 13 Jul 2011 to 17 Jul 2011
  •   NA   Sunrise, FL - From 20 Jul 2011 to 31 Jul 2011
  •   NA   Charlotte, NC - From 3 Aug 2011 to 7 Aug 2011
  •   NA   Estero, FL - From 10 Aug 2011 to 14 Aug 2011
  •   EU   Oberhausen, DE - From 7 Sep 2011 to 11 Sep 2011
  •   EU   Leipzig, DE - From 14 Sep 2011 to 18 Sep 2011
  •   EU   Stuttgart, DE - From 21 Sep 2011 to 25 Sep 2011
  •   EU   Munich, DE - From 28 Sep 2011 to 2 Oct 2011
  •   EU   Salzburg, AT - From 5 Oct 2011 to 9 Oct 2011
  •   EU   Berlin, DE - From 12 Oct 2011 to 16 Oct 2011
  •   EU   Bremen, DE - From 19 Oct 2011 to 23 Oct 2011
  •   EU   Cologne, DE - From 26 Oct 2011 to 30 Oct 2011
  •   EU   Frankfurt, DE - From 2 Nov 2011 to 6 Nov 2011
  •   EU   Mannheim, DE - From 9 Nov 2011 to 13 Nov 2011
  •   EU   Málaga, ES - From 1 Dec 2011 to 4 Dec 2011
  •   EU   Santiago, ES - From 7 Dec 2011 to 11 Dec 2011
  •   EU   Zaragoza, ES - From 14 Dec 2011 to 18 Dec 2011
  •   EU   Lisbon, PT - From 21 Dec 2011 to 8 Jan 2012

2012 schedule[edit]

  •   EU   Granada, ES - From 11 Jan 2012 to 15 Jan 2012
  •   EU   Bilbao, ES - From 18 Jan 2012 to 22 Jan 2012
  •   EU   Toulouse, FR - From 25 Jan 2012 to 29 Jan 2012
  •   EU   Nantes, FR - From 1 Feb 2012 to 5 Feb 2012
  •   EU   Lyon, FR - From 23 Feb 2012 to 26 Feb 2012
  •   EU   Toulon, FR - From 29 Feb 2012 to 4 Mar 2012
  •   EU   Nice, FR - From 7 Mar 2012 to 11 Mar 2012
  •   EU   Montpellier, FR - From 14 Mar 2012 to 18 Mar 2012
  •   EU   Strasbourg, FR - From 21 Mar 2012 to 25 Mar 2012
  •   EU   Brussels, BE - From 28 Mar 2012 to 1 Apr 2012
  •   EU   Manchester, UK - From 4 Apr 2012 to 7 Apr 2012
  •   EU   Glasgow, UK - From 11 Apr 2012 to 15 Apr 2012
  •   EU   Birmingham, UK - From 18 Apr 2012 to 22 Apr 2012
  •   EU   Dublin, IE - From 25 Apr 2012 to 29 Apr 2012
  •   EU   Budapest, HU - From 17 May 2012 to 20 May 2012
  •   EU   Prague, CZ - From 23 May 2012 to 27 May 2012
  •   EU   Hamburg, DE - From 30 May 2012 3 Jun 2012
  •   EU   Hanover, DE - From 6 Jun 2012 to 10 Jun 2012
  •   EU   Nuremberg, DE - From 13 Jun 2012 to 17 Jun 2012
  •   EU   Vienna, AT - From 20 Jun 2012 to 24 Jun 2012
  •   EU   Belgrade, SB - From 29 Jun 2012 to 1 Jul 2012
  •   EU   Nice, FR - From 18 Jul 2012 to 27 Jul 2012
  •   AP   Tel Aviv, IL - From 8 Aug 2012 to 25 Aug 2012
  •   EU   Athens, GR - From 3 Sep 2012 to 16 Sep 2012
  •   AP   Istanbul, TR - From 22 Sep 2012 to 30 Sep 2012
  •   EU   Istanbul, TR - From 3 Oct 2012 to 14 Oct 2012
  •   EU   Pesaro, IT - From 1 Nov 2012 to 4 Nov 2012
  •   EU   Bologna, IT - From 7 Nov 2012 to 11 Nov 2012
  •   EU   Milan, IT - From 14 Nov 2012 to 18 Nov 2012
  •   EU   Lille, FR - From 21 Nov 2012 to 25 Nov 2012
  •   EU   Paris, FR - From 28 Nov 2012 to 2 Dec 2012
  •   EU   Rotterdam, NL - From 07 Dec 2012 to 9 Dec 2012
  •   EU   Turin, IT - From 13 Dec 2012 16 Dec 2012
  •   EU   Geneva, CH - From 19 Dec 2012 to 23 Dec 2012
  •   EU   Barcelona, ES - From 26 Dec 2012 to 6 Jan 2013

2013 schedule[edit]

  •   EU   Santa Cruz de Tenerife, ES - From 13 Jan 2013 to 20 Jan 2013
  •   EU   Herning, DK - From 7 Feb 2013 to 10 Feb 2013
  •   EU   Copenhagen, DK - From 13 Feb 2013 to 24 Feb 2013
  •   EU   Oslo, NO - From 28 Feb 2013 to 2 Mar 2013
  •   EU   Stockholm, SE - From 6 Mar 2013 to 10 Mar 2013
  •   EU   Helsinki, FI - From 13 Mar 2013 to 17 Mar 2013
  •   EU   Turku, FI - From 22 Mar 2013 to 24 Mar 2013
  •   EU   Tallinn, EE - From 3 Apr 2013 to 6 Apr 2013
  •   EU   Riga, LV - From 11 Apr 2013 to 14 Apr 2013
  •   EU   Vilnius, LT - From 18 Apr 2013 to 20 Apr 2013
  •   EU   St. Petersburg, RU - From 9 May 2013 18 May 2013
  •   EU   Chelyabinsk, RU - From 23 May 2013 to 26 May 2013
  •   EU   Kazan, RU - From 29 May 2013 to 2 Jun 2013
  •   EU   Moscow, RU - From 5 Jun 2013 to 16 Jun 2013
  •   EU   Kiev, UA - From 20 Jun 2013 to 30 June 2013
  •   EU   London, UK - From 18 Jul 2013 to 28 Jul 2013
  •   EU   Gdansk, PL - From 31 Jul 2013 to 4 Aug 2013
  •   EU   Palma de Mallorca, ES - From 22 Aug 2013 to 30 Aug 2013
  •   EU   Bucharest, RO - From 5 Sep 2013 to 8 Sep 2013
  •   EU   Bratislava, SK - From 11 Sep 2013 to 15 Sep 2013
  •   EU   Sofia, BG - From 20 Sep 2013 to 22 Sep 2013
  •   EU   Minsk, BY - From 26 Sep 2013 to 28 Sep 2013
  •   EU   Newcastle, UK - From 17 Oct 2013 to 20 Oct 2013
  •   EU   Leeds, UK - From 23 Oct 2013 to 27 Oct 2013
  •   EU   Liverpool, UK - From 30 Oct 2013 to 3 Nov 2013
  •   EU   Nottingham, UK - From 6 Nov 2013 to 10 Nov 2013
  •   EU   Lille, FR - From 13 Nov 2013 to 17 Nov 2013
  •   EU   Bordeaux, FR - From 20 Nov 2013 to 24 Nov 2013
  •   EU   Valencia, ES - From 27 Nov 2013 to 1 Dec 2013
  •   EU   Gijon, ES - From 4 Dec 2013 to 8 Dec 2013
  •   EU   Santander, ES - From 11 Dec 2013 to 15 Dec 2013
  •   EU   Madrid, ES - From 18 Dec 2013 to 22 Dec 2013
  •   EU   Antwerp, BE - From 26 Dec 2013 to 29 Dec 2013 (final performance)

Grand Chapiteau tour[edit]

1994 schedule[edit]

  •   NA   Montréal, QC - From 21 Apr 1994 to 29 May 1994 (show première)
  •   NA   Québec, QC - From 9 Jun 1994 to 26 Jun 1994
  •   NA   San Francisco, CA - From 12 Jul 1994 to 14 Aug 1994
  •   NA   San Jose, CA - From 25 Aug 1994 to 25 Sep 1994
  •   NA   Santa Monica, CA - From 6 Oct 1994 to 18 Dec 1994

1995 schedule[edit]

  •   NA   Costa Mesa, CA - From 24 Jan 1995 to 12 Mar 1995
  •   NA   New York, NY - From 28 Mar 1995 to 4 Jun 1995
  •   NA   Toronto, ON - From 16 Jun 1995 to 9 Jul 1995
  •   NA   Chicago, IL - From 26 Jul 1995 to 27 Aug 1995
  •   NA   Boston, MA - From 8 Sep 1995 to 1 Oct 1995
  •   NA   Washington, DC - From 12 Oct 1995 to 5 Nov 1995
  •   NA   Atlanta, GA - From 17 Nov 1995 to 30 Dec 1995

1996 schedule[edit]

  •   AP   Tokyo, JP - From 22 Mar 1996 to 15 Sep 1996
  •   AP   Fukuoka, JP - From 30 Sep 1996 to 20 Oct 1996
  •   AP   Hong Kong, HK - From 1 Nov 1996 to 25 Dec 1996

1997 schedule[edit]

  •   EU   Amsterdam, NL - From 6 Mar 1997 to 3 May 1997
  •   EU   Munich, DE - From 15 May 1997 to 29 Jun 1997
  •   EU   Berlin, DE - From 11 Jul 1997 to 31 Aug 1997
  •   EU   Vienna, AT - From 12 Sep 1997 to 27 Oct 1997
  •   EU   Düsseldorf, DE - From 14 Nov 1997 to 21 Dec 1997

1998 schedule[edit]

(Alegría played in the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK during this time)
  •   EU   Madrid, ES - From 19 Feb 1998 to 22 Mar 1998
  •   EU   Barcelona, ES - From 2 Apr 1998 to 10 May 1998
  •   EU   Hamburg, DE - From 27 May 1998 to 12 Jul 1998
  •   EU   Antwerp, BE - From 23 Jul 1998 to 6 Sep 1998
  •   EU   Zurich, CH - From 17 Sep 1998 to 1 Nov 1998
  •   EU   Frankfurt, DE - From 12 Nov 1998 to 20 Dec 1998

1999-2000 schedule[edit]

(Alegría played in the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK during this time)
(Alegría played as a resident show at the Beau Rivage during this time)

2001 schedule[edit]

  •   OC   Auckland, NZ - From 10 Jan 2001 to 18 Feb 2001
  •   OC   Melbourne, AU - From 6 Mar 2001 to 13 May 2001
  •   OC   Sydney, AU - From 29 May 2001 to 5 Aug 2001
  •   OC   Brisbane, AU - From 24 Aug 2001 to 23 Sep 2001
  •   OC   Adelaide, AU - From 10 Oct 2001 to 18 Nov 2001
  •   OC   Perth, AU - From 5 Dec 2001 to 27 Jan 2002

2002 schedule[edit]

  •   AP   Singapore, SG - From 28 Feb 2002 to 7 Apr 2002
  •   NA   Denver, CO - From 12 Jun 2002 to 4 Aug 2002
  •   NA   Minneapolis, MN - From 21 Aug 2002 to 22 Sep 2002
  •   NA   Mexico City, MX - From 10 Oct 2002 to 29 Dec 2002

2003 schedule[edit]

  •   NA   Dallas, TX - From 23 Jan 2003 to 23 Feb 2003
  •   NA   Houston, TX - From 6 Mar 2003 to 13 Apr 2003
  •   NA   Austin, TX - From 24 Apr 2003 to 18 May 2003
  •   NA   Calgary, AB - From 4 Jun 2003 to 29 Jun 2003
  •   NA   Vancouver, BC - From 10 Jul 2003 to 10 Aug 2003
  •   NA   Seattle, WA - From 21 Aug 2003 to 21 Sep 2003
  •   NA   Portland, OR - From 2 Oct 2003 to 26 Oct 2003
  •   NA   San Francisco, CA - From 6 Nov 2003 to 21 Dec 2003

2004 schedule[edit]

  •   NA   Miami, FL - From 9 Jan 2004 to 8 Feb 2004
  •   NA   St. Petersburg, FL - From 19 Feb 2004 to 14 Mar 2004
  •   NA   Atlanta, GA - From 25 Mar 2004 to 25 Apr 2004
  •   NA   New York, NY - From 6 May 2004 to 27 Jun 2004
  •   NA   Philadelphia, PA - From 8 Jul 2004 to 8 Aug 2004
  •   NA   Toronto, ON - From 19 Aug 2004 to 26 Sep 2004
  •   AP   Tokyo, JP - From 29 Oct 2004 to 23 Jan 2005

2005 schedule[edit]

  •   AP   Fukuoka, JP - From 9 Feb 2005 to 3 Apr 2005
  •   AP   Nagoya, JP - From 20 Apr 2005 to 12 Jun 2005
  •   AP   Osaka, JP - From 25 Jun 2005 to 25 Sep 2005
  •   AP   Tokyo, JP - From 13 Oct 2005 to 27 Nov 2005

2006 schedule[edit]

  •   EU   Royal Albert Hall, London, UK - From 5 Jan 2006 to 12 Feb 2006
  •   EU   Milan, IT - From 23 Feb 2006 to 16 Apr 2006
  •   EU   Rome, IT - From 27 Apr 2006 to 25 Jun 2006
  •   EU   Amsterdam, NL - From 14 Jul 2006 to 20 Aug 2006
  •   EU   Brussels, BE - From 31 Aug 2006 to 15 Oct 2006
  •   EU   Madrid, ES - From 27 Oct 2006 to 17 Dec 2006

2007 schedule[edit]

  •   EU   Royal Albert Hall, London, UK - From 5 Jan 2007 to 11 Feb 2007
  •   EU   Barcelona, ES - From 22 Feb 2007 to 29 Apr 2007
  •   EU   Paris, FR - From 10 May 2007 to 15 Jul 2007
  •   EU   Gijon, ES - From 26 Jul 2007 to 28 Aug 2007
  •   SA   Curitiba, BR - From 14 Sep 2007 to 7 Oct 2007
  •   SA   Brasília, BR - From 19 Oct 2007 to 11 Nov 2007
  •   SA   Belo Horizonte, BR - From 22 Nov 2007 to 16 Dec 2007
  •   SA   Rio de Janeiro, BR - From 27 Dec 2007 to 27 Jan 2008

2008 schedule[edit]

  •   SA   São Paulo, BR - From 7 Feb 2008 to 4 May 2008
  •   SA   Porto Alegre, BR - From 15 May 2008 to 8 Jun 2008
  •   SA   Buenos Aires, AR - From 20 Jun 2008 to 27 Jul 2008
  •   SA   Santiago, CL - From 14 Aug 2008 to 21 Sep 2008
  •   AP   Seoul, KR - From 14 Oct 2008 to 28 Dec 2008

2009 schedule[edit]

  •   AP   Taipei, TW - From 14 Jan 2009 to 22 Feb 2009
  •   AP   Dubai, AE - From 5 Mar 2009 to 5 Apr 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cirque du Soleil - Press Room - Arena Shows - Alegría - About the show". www.cirquedusoleil.com. Archived from the original on 23 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  2. ^ "Cirque du Soleil to present Alegria this fall in Philadelphia". Cirque du Soleil. Retrieved 2009-10-29. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b c "Alegría Fiche Technique". Cirque du Soleil (Press Kit). Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  4. ^ "Alegría: Characters". Cirque du Soleil (Press Kit). Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  5. ^ "Alegría: Acts". Cirque du Soleil (Press Kit). Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  6. ^ "Alegría Acts". Cirque Tribune. Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  7. ^ Clément, Ronald (2009). Cirque du Soleil 25 Years of Costumes (in CN, EN, FR, JP). Canada: Dépôt légal, Bibliothèque et Archives Canada. pp. 34–39. ISBN 978-2-9803493-4-8. 
  8. ^ RobbiFinkel. "Robbi Finkel's website". Retrieved 2008-01-19. 
  9. ^ "Music - Alegría - Official soundtrack". Cirque du Soleil. Archived from the original on 19 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  10. ^ "Music - Alegría". Cirque Tribune. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  11. ^ "Alegría (1999) - IMDb". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  12. ^ "Cirque du Soleil: Alegria". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  13. ^ "Alegría DVD". Cirque du Soleil (Boutique). Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  14. ^ Cirque Tribune Alegría Schedule
  15. ^ Cirque du Soleil Alegría Ticket Information

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