The Greatest Show on Earth. CIRQUE DU SOLEIL. Part 4
I think that in 2007 Michael was already sure about what he was going to do and he began to work on it. I would leave the priority to Cirque du Soleil, though Barnum & Bailey Circus will take its place in our story (we will talk about it later) as well as some other illusionists.
So – Guy Laliberti and his Cirque Du Soleil
Why do I think that they met in 2007 and made an agreement about further cooperation?
What do we have on this circus? There are many shows and performers, but some of them attract more attention in terms of our investigation.
1. Show The Beatles LOVE
As we remember Michael enjoyed this show in February 2007. Oh, L.O.V.E. J
2. Show Viva Elvis, tribute to the deceased King of Rock-n-Roll
This show was staged by famous Criss Angel, oh yes. The rights are owned by Lisa-Marie Presley’s estate manager Robert F X Sillerman (see post 3 – billionaires’ list).
I read somewhere on forum http://jacksonlive.mybb.ru/, that the idea of using 3D technology was not new, and that couple of years it has already been developed not only by Michael but also by group U2, which is part of Cirque du Soleil.
Jesus Villa is part of this show, also known by nickname “Half animal”. We will talk about his little role in our story later on.
5. Show KA
As we already know from the previous post, Michael visited the shows where Noriko participated for several times in 2008-2009.
This show actively uses 3D elements.
6. Natasha Tsakos
I am grateful to marik771 for finding this information. We can also see some elements of 3D technology in this performance. Pay your attention at the following.
makarena: “If you haven’t noticed anything, please watch this video one more time from the very beginning to the end. From the first minute it is clear that the performance is dedicated to Michael. Maybe even it is connected with the present events. I have a strong feeling that it all is somehow connected. I wonder if it was a separate number or part of the show they were talking about?”
makarena: “3D technology is combined with live performance. There is a girl dancing on stage and 3D picture on a big screen behind her. Change of dance moves, pictures and music evokes a lot of emotions and allegories. It is clear that the number is dedicated to Michael (although it’s not a tribute, because it was made in 2007). In the middle of the performance she makes some typical Michael’s dance moves on his music.”
7. Show Believe – Criss Angel
Here I would say, Gosh! This BeLIEve again!
Firstly, the name of the show itself.
Secondly, the plot is based upon “Alice in Wonderland” (we will talk about it later).
Thirdly, that famous poster.
THE CAPS LOCK, BUT HERE I GO. THIS POSTER WAS RELEASED IN THE SPRING OF 2008, LONG BEFORE MICHAEL SAW CRISS ANGEL’S SHOW. THE PICTURE OF THE EYES IN CRISS’ POSTER WAS TAKEN IN 2002, AND HAS BEEN USED IN MANY OTHER PRODUCTS PERTAINING TO CRISS ANGEL. THE BLOOD REPRESENTS ALL OF THE BLOOD CRISS HAS SHED DOING SOME OF HIS PERFORMANCES. I CAN THINK OF FOUR VERY BLOODY PERFORMANCES RIGHT OFF THE BAT. THIS SHOW, BELIEVE, HAS BEEN A DREAM OF CRISS’, FOR WHAT HE CLAIMS TO BE ABOUT FIFTEEN YEARS. I’VE READ HIS BOOK. TRUST ME, IT’S MUCH MORE LIKE TWENTY, OR THIRTY YEARS. WHILE THERE IS A SLIGHT POSSIBILITY THAT CRISS ANGEL HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THIS HOAX, HIS POSTER AND HIS LIVE SHOW ARE TOTALLY UNRELATED. TRUST M. TRUST ME. I’M THE BIGGEST CRISS ANGEL FAN ON THIS BOARD. -AGENT CAPS LOCK-”
It means that the poster was made in spring 2008. AND THE MAINJ SHOW WE ARE SUPPOSED TO SEE –
8. Jackson’s Show
Here is some articles I was to pay your attention at.
Michael Jackson Continues to Steal The Beatles’ Thunder
Move over, Love: There might be a new Michael Jackson-themed Cirue Du Soleil show hitting Vegas.
The Cirque Du Soleil peeps (who I imagine to be French-Canadian businessmen holding tiny umbrellas while riding a giant clown baby) approached Jackson’s estate hoping to get Michael’s music for a live stage show extravaganza.
According to Showbizz411 blog, “The Canadian-based company is said to be working hard to convince all the parties that they can do for Michael what they did for the Beatles with the Love show at the Mirage Hotel.”
Hey, makes sense. Before his death, MJ and Cirque were rumored to be collaborating. Plus, everything and anything Jackson-related is a surefire hit, and besides, MJ and The Beatles have always gone hand in hand. Michael sharing a duet with Paul McCartney; MJ buying The Beatles songbook; the remaining Beatles desperately trying to get it back; plus the oddity of both parties continuing to outsell pretty much any other artist without even recording new music (hey, at least starting in December they can chart on Billboard’s Top 200). If The Beatles have their own Cirque show, then Boy George, Michael Jackson needs one, too.
My only worry is how truly horrifying it will be watching hundreds of gymnasts in skin-tight zombie costumes dancing to “Thriller.” It’ll be homoerotic, I’ll tell you that much.
Cirque du Soleil and Michael Jackson considered working together
A spokeswoman for the Cirque du soleil says the internationally renowned troupe and pop icon Michael Jackson discussed working together last year. Renee-Claude Menard says representatives for Jackson and the circus met last fall about doing a show that would star Jackson, who died…
“Cirque du MJ
The spirit of Michael Jackson may live in more than just his current movie This Is It. Now we hear buzz that a Michael-themed Cirque du Soleil is being planned.According to Showbiz 411, the execs at Cirque are in talks with Jackson’s estate holders to create a Las Vegas show that would incorporate the King of Pop’s music.
The organization, which already has a great presence in SinCity, is trying to convince the late singer’s camp that a Jackson-inspired show will have the same success as “Love,” the Beatles-themed show, which is currently running the Mirage Hotel & Casino.
The amount of money being negotiated to secure the rights to produce a Cirque Jackson show is reportedly “astronomical.” Cirque Du Soleil is also currently working on an Elvis-inspired show, “Viva Elvis,” which is scheduled to open next month at the ARIA Hotel in Las Vegas.
We think this is a phenomenal idea! The Cirque du Soleil shows are a huge hit in Vegas, and Michael has more fans than any pop artist in the world, dead or alive! We’re sure it would bring some needed revenue into Michael’s estate as well.
And there is some more. Unfortunately, I have lost the link to the information. So if ever you come across this article, I would greatly appreciate if you give me the link.
Cirque du Soleil is preparing the program with budget of 200 million of dollars. The name is not revealed. So maybe this is it?@
marik771: “The comments under the article say that the dancers of This Is It will take part in the show. This fact explains their 2-year contract. Also Timor writes on his Twitter that they continue to rehearse and prepare something BIG. I wonder if Alonso is connected with Cirque du Soleil or he is all by himself.
http://www.placefm.ru/ency/Specialnye_proekty/Cirque_du_Soleil_-_Solnechny_cirk/Istorija “This is the reaction of mass media to the situation.<img alt=”” src=”” class=”aligncenter” width=”1000″ height=”890″ />
AS A CONCLUSION…All: “Hey, people, have you ever visited the off-site of Cirque du Soleil? Look. There is such a trailer!!! Doesn’t ‘t remind you of anything?
Maybe this? ”
YOU CAN FEEL THE HAND OF THE SAME MASTER.
Do you still think that Guy Laliberte has nothing to do with it? 😉
To be continued…
English translation by Afalina
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