Le Rêve (show)

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Le Rêve
Company Dragone
Genre Aquatic theatre
Show type Resident show
Date of premiere May 6, 2005
Location Wynn Las Vegas
Creative team
Director Franco Dragone
Production designer Michel Crête
Costume designer Claude Renard
Composer Benoît Jutras
Theatre designer Claude Santerre
Underwater designer Jacky Beffroi
Assistant director Dirk Decloedt
Lighting designer Koert Vermeulen
Sound designer Daniel Léon
Associate artistic director Jean Pochoy
Clown conceptor John Gilkey
Choreographers Giuliano Peparini
Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Aerial conceptor Didier Antoine
Aquatic choreographer Dacha Nedorezova
Makeup designer Carmen Arbues Miro

Le Rêve is a stage production in residence at the Wynn Las Vegas casino resort. It is set in an aquatic stage with a one million-gallon water capacity and features diving and feats of strength with state-of-the-art special effects, where no seat is more than 40 feet (12 m) from the stage. The production was created by Franco Dragone and is similar to the shows produced by Cirque du Soleil. Dragone, who was the director behind O, La Nouba, Mystère, Alegría, and Quidam, has not revealed the cost of the production. However, major Las Vegas shows average around $30 to $40 million to produce. The show features 90 performers and 250 cast and crew members.[1]

Le Rêve was the working name of the resort before it was changed to Wynn Las Vegas. "Le Rêve" means "The Dream" in French, and is the name of the painting that Steve Wynn owned at the time, but which is now owned by Steven A. Cohen, Le Rêve by Picasso[citation needed].

Each member of the cast must become scuba-certified before performing in the theater. Every 6 months the show is re-choreographed in order to keep it fresh for frequent visitors.[citation needed]


The show had its world premiere on May 6, 2005.[2]

Wynn Las Vegas later bought all rights to the show from Dragone to make some changes, including the logo, though Dragone's name remains on the label.

The show added choreography from Dancing with the Stars professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Chmerkovskiy choreographed three dance scenes: “Tango”, “Paso Doble” and “Piece Montèe."[3] Le Rêve celebrated its 3,000th performance in January 2012.[1]

Franco Dragone's subsequent stage production in Macau, The House of Dancing Water, has some similarities to Le Rêve and O by Cirque du Soleil, which was also created by Franco Dragone.

Media history[edit]

  • Six performers from Le Rêve were the models for the season finale of Face Off, aired on SyFy on March 26, 2013. They also performed an act in the make-up, complete with full immersion and dives into the water.[4]
  • Le Rêve was featured on an episode of the Fine Living series What Makes it Tick, produced by NorthSouth Productions.
  • Cast members from the show performed on a results episode of NBC's summer hit America's Got Talent in 2010.
  • Cast members were also featured in the music video for the single "Only the Young", by Brandon Flowers.
  • 32 performers from Le Rêve staged a "surreal, elaborate montage of scenes" from the show as part of the 2010 Latin Grammys at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The event was broadcast live on Univision.[5]
  • Cast members and the show were featured on the first episode of Somebody's Gotta Do It with Mike Rowe on CNN.[6]


  1. ^ a b Leach, Robin (27 December 2011). "Photos: Steve Wynn’s ‘Le Reve’ to celebrate 3,000th performance". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  2. ^ February 23, 2005, DRAGONE Unveils Le Rêve at Wynn Las Vegas, PRNewsWire retrieved on February 2, 2008.
  3. ^ "Le Rêve: A Visual Masterpiece at Wynn Las Vegas". LAs The Place. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Face-Off Clips, Season 4"
  5. ^ Katsilometes, John. "Latin Grammy presenters, performers awash in gifts for tonight’s show". Las Vegas Sun. November 11, 2010.
  6. ^ http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/23/us/gallery/mike-rowe-season-1/

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