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Nov 3 10 11:04 AM

Yaay!! For those of you who live in US, I hope you'll be still around to tell us your impressions about this IMMORTAL show :) Meantime, I'll patientely wait for the Europe part of the tour ... [image]

-ralu

...same for me...

@mcl_mj ... You lucky one!!!   I'm so happy for you!!! Enjoy it!!!

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Nov 3 10 11:23 AM

"The music, 7 dancers dressed what appears to be as rabbits and their dance moves are Michael-like. Pay attention to the one where their face is completely covered. He is the last one that goes up to the camera"
 
Smoothcriminal,  Very interesting and weird in the same time !!!

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Nov 3 10 12:00 PM

not in France????

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Nov 3 10 2:06 PM

@mcl_mj, I can feel your happyness ! Congratulations! I can't believe you have one more year to wait and I have 2 years more before getting this chance. But I bet it worth it  smile

@Keepthefath, we the ones from Europe have to wait a little bit more. In 2012 they will also set shows here...so patience, my friend, our time will come too wink


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Nov 3 10 3:17 PM

I can't see that bunny dancing video you were talking about :( But anyway: it's just me thinking that those butterflies wouldn't normally fit in that wall picture? grin

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Nov 3 10 4:31 PM

Ralu, if you go to the cirquedusleil webpage and click on discover us it is the video that says dance.

@mcl_mj I know right? I don't know what to think. Very interesting though.

Chicago is not listed yet. :(  They will release more show dates as they confirm with venues. I hope they make a stop here in the windy city.

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Nov 3 10 8:57 PM

I've been praying to God to give me motivation. He answered my prayers and gave me a good reason to hurry up pack my bags and head to cirque du soleil!!! heartgrin
 
Tour Dates Announced for Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil
 
Earlier today, we announced that a Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil show was on its way!
 

The tour dates for that show have been announced for 2011 and 2012.


Check out the tour dates….. after the jump!


Here are the 2011 tour dates for MJ's Cirque Du Soleil show:

» 10/2-10/3 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
» 10/7 - Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
» 10/12 - Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
» 10/15 - Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
» 10/18 - London, ON @ John Labatt Centre
» 10/21 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
» 10/26 - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
» 10/29 - Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
» 11/1 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
» 11/4 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
» 11/9 - Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
» 11/18 - Portland, OR @ Rose Garden
» 11/29 - Salt Lake City, UT @ EnergySolutions Arena
» 12/3-12/11 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center



And here are the 2012 dates:
» 1/6 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
» 1/10 - Sacramento, CA @ ARCO Arena
» 1/13 - San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion at San Jose
» 1/18 - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
» 1/21 - San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
» 1/24 - Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
» 1/27 - Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
» 2/10 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
» 3/2 - Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
» 3/24 - Quebec City, QC @ Colisée Pepsi
» 4/3 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
» 4/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
» 6/29 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
Will U wait until the tour hits the U.S., or will U take the trek all the way up to Saskatoon? How about Ottawa?

http://perezhilton.com/2010-11-03-tour-dates-announced-for-michael-jackson-cirque-du-soleil-show

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Nov 3 10 9:22 PM

Congratulations mcl_mj!! I'm so happy for you!!!

@smoothcriminal I watched the video, yes it does seem strange. I dont know what to make of it too?

Europe, Australia and the Far East will be next, I'm sure .. Love you guys heart

@Ralu, I felt the butterflies were strange too...in a good way. Butterflies are a symbol of life.


Neverland: Story of Michael Jackson to Tour with Cirque du Soleil

Canadian circus arts and entertainment company Cirque du Soleil and Michael Jackson's estate are working on large scale touring show about the gloved one.

The acrobatic circus arts troupe and entertainment company Cirque du Soleil is combining with the estate of the late superstar performer Michael Jackson to create a touring show about Jackson that features his songs, a November 3 2010 press release said.
Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour opens in October of 2011 in Montreal, where Cirque Du Soleil is from and where its headquarters remain, and tour, the press release says, to selected North American cities in the tour's "first leg.". More will be announced but to date cities the show will play in are Anaheim, Atlanta, Denver, Edmonton, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver.

Takes Place in Neverland and all About Michael Jackson and his Music

The director and writer of the show, which features 60 international performers, is Jamie King, who at one time worked for Michael Jackson. King is the creative director for Madonna and directed her 2008 Sticky and Sweet world tour. He has also directed or choreographed for Prince, The Spice Girls, Ricky Martin, Pink, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Diana Ross and many others.
The director visited Neverland, Jackson's California estate, and was part of creating the concept of the show and said the set will be a stylized version of the estate, and will include a version of a large Oak tree that sat outside Jackson's bedroom. Jackson called it the Giving Tree and built a small fort-like structure in it and sometimes wrote songs and even slept there.

Characters Learn About Michael Jackson

King said there will be no actor representing Jackson in the show but it will feature a "central character or characters" who are "transported" to Neverland and learn about Michael Jackson. Their has not been as yet final decisions on all the songs used but King said classics will be in the show, as well as remixes of songs and currently unreleased songs that Jackson had written.
"It made sense that (Neverland) would be the perfect environment for us to create this world of magic, fairy tale...(Neverland) was his kind of his peace and his serenity," King said. "After going to Neverland and really experiencing and feeling the beauty and the energy that was there, I had no choice but to create an environment that reflected that."
While no one will play him, King said Jackson will be in every part of the show and "...his energy that he gave on stage...will be reflected in not only the set and the costumes but in the lighting and the musicality of the show...The Moonwalk, the 'Smooth Criminal' dance, 'Thriller,' 'Beat It.' "

 

Album Coming Out with New Michael Jackson Songs

The co-executor of Jackson's estate, John Branca, said that there is an album planned for a Christmas release that will feature Jackson songs that the star had written close to his death and that have not been heard. Branca also said that Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour could, depending on the response to it, play beyond it's schedule end at the end of the summer of 2012 and even go abroad.
Tickets are now on sale for the first leg of the North American tour

http://www.suite101.com/content/neverland-story-of-michael-jackson-to-tour-with-cirque-du-soleil-a304289

November 3, 2010, 12:01 pm

From Cirque du Soleil, a Michael Jackson-Themed Touring Show

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1:05 p.m. | Updated
Cirque du Soleil and the estate of Michael Jackson announced plans on Wednesday for the first of two planned Jackson-themed shows, “The Immortal World Tour,” to open in Montreal next fall. Described in a statement as taking place “in a fantastical realm where we discover Michael’s inspirational Giving Tree — the wellspring of his creativity,” the show is to combine Jackson’s music and choreography with the signature acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil.
The director of the show is Jamie King, 38, a choreographer and stage director whose résumé includes recent tours by Britney Spears, Madonna, Avril Lavigne and Celine Dion, and who was a dancer in Jackson’s 1992 tour for his album “Dangerous.”
A tour of 27 cities will begin at the Bell Center in Montreal on Oct. 2, 2011, and run at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas from Dec. 3 to 11, before continuing on the road through June 2012. The show is to play at Madison Square Garden on April 3, 2012, and organizers say that more tour dates will be added. Tickets for all shows go on sale Saturday through cirquedusoleil.com and michaeljackson.com.
Mr. King spoke with Ben Sisario on Wednesday. These are excerpts from their conversation.
Q. The show is described as taking place in the realm of Michael Jackson’s “Giving Tree.” What does that mean?
A. Early on I was invited to go to Neverland, and in my research I talked to people who worked there while Michael was living there.
I decided, along with the estate and the family and Cirque, to make Neverland my environment for the show. Within Neverland Michael had all of these gigantic oak trees, and one in particular he called the Giving Tree. But it’s really just a metaphor for being inside Michael’s world, inside his mind.
Q. And what sorts of things do we discover inside his mind?
A. Everything Michael: Michael’s love of fairy tale, his love of magic and theatricality, his love of music, his love of animals, his love of showmanship. This is the place where he wrote many albums, many songs; he wrote poetry there. This was his peace, his serenity. The show is that world blown up bigger than life.
Q. You’re known for Britney Spears’s Circus tour, and other big concert tours with Madonna and Christina Aguilera. Can people expect this to be anything like a Britney Spears concert?
A. The only similarity is that we’re doing a rock ’n’ roll show. It’s a hybrid. It’s Cirque du Soleil meets Michael Jackson, the biggest pop-rock show of all time. So you get the theatricality and the spectacle and the esoteric environments that Cirque provides, along with this wonderful rock ’n’ roll world that Michael is really known for. He put on best rock ’n’ roll shows of all time.
Q. When you were approached by Cirque and the estate, what did they tell you they wanted for the show?
A. We collectively wanted same thing. From the beginning our intention was to make sure that the essence, the spirit, of Michael Jackson lived on in this show. What that means specifically is that his music is the soundtrack, and that his performance and choreography lives in the show. So everything you can think of that is Michael Jackson will be given to you in this show, with some surprises, of course.

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/03/cirque-du-soleil-announces-tour-for-michael-jackson-themed-show/

Inside Michael Jackson's Cirque du Soleil Show


Jamie King will also write the 60-performer production, which Jackson’s family endorses, to kick off next fall.
 
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Even with the incredible success of Dancing With the Stars, few -- if any-- dancer-choreographers have matched the accomplishments of Jamie King, a former background guy who is now very much in the forefront. On Wednesday, it was announced that King will write and direct Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour, a Cirque Du Soleil production incorporating the late star's music and imagery and "unlocking the secrets of Michael's inner world" according to a release, "his love of music and dance, fairy tale and magic, and the fragile beauty of nature." More than 60 international performers will take part in the acrobatic spectacle, which will travel to 30 markets in Canada and the U.S., beginning October 2, 2011. The production budget is estimated to be around $57 million, three times the cost of the typical Cirque touring production. Tickets ranging in price from $50 to $250 go on sale this Saturday.
THR spoke to King, who first met and befriended Michael Jackson when he auditioned to be a dancer on the 1992 Dangerous tour (not surprisingly, he got the gig), about his latest project and the many fantastical tours he's directed over the years, including Madonna's Sticky & Sweet and Confessions tours, treks by Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne and Rihanna
The Hollywood Reporter: When you were hired as a dancer -- and Michael Jackson's body double -- on the Dangerous tour, was that one of your first jobs?
Jamie King: It was one of my first jobs and the biggest job that I had. It was a gift.
THR: You spent two years on the road with Michael, did that help you land this project? Did you guys keep in touch?
King: No, he went his way and I went mine. I was asked by the estate, who was having conversations with Cirque about directors, trying to find a good match and my name was thrown around. Of course, I jumped at the opportunity. I'm a huge fan. In my work directing big rock and pop tours, I have been so influenced by the Cirque shows and the magic they create.
THR: How do you transition from backup dancer to director?
King: It was a natural progression. Even when I was on stage with Michael in 1992, I remember looking around at the set behind me and around me and I was blown away. I would be next to him on stage feeling that energy and watching him give 150% of himself to his fans and his audience, and I was definitely interested in what was going on around us and how that was created. Also enhancing visual imagery to accent what he was doing, I've always been interested in creating it along with the spectacle of the artist.
THR: Did the estate voice any concerns or requests about how they wished his legacy be presented?
King: It's a collaboration between the estate, the family, myself and Cirque, and in having all these great creative energies, I never had one door closed in my face. In fact, they've been very open in granting me access to everything in Michael's world. I've met with his brother Jackie, his old management, I've done a lot of research on my own in terms of what made the man, who is the man, what does he stand for, what is he about? And of course, I re-listened to all the albums again and that was really the launching pad. From there, I created the show that I thought fans would want to see. This journey is more about discovering and uncovering the secrets of Michael Jackson. His love of fairytale, magic movies, music, dance, animals, his ideas and beliefs on the state of the world and how he sometimes thought we as human beings had the ability to contaminate and ruin things that are pure and beautiful. Also his big belief in uniting the world and bringing people together, and that life was really a big dance floor and performance space where we should all celebrate one another and our diversity.

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THR: Will fans get all the hits?
King: I can't imagine doing a Michael Jackson show without providing the hits -- those iconic moments that really defined Michael. He touched the world and we all can remember a moment in time where we were influenced by a song or a moonwalk or a sequined glove, so it's important that the hits are there not just musically, but with imagery like Thriller and "Smooth Criminal."
THR: What's the timeline like for you?
King: I've been in preproduction for about five months and the next phase is about casting and getting my 60-plus cast together. Then next year begins the rehearsal process and the show opens October 2, 2011 so I will stay through the opening.
THR: How does the collaborative process work with so many influencers -- you, the family, Cirque, etc.?

King: We are a collective effort and a working team and want to make sure we're all going for the same vision. There's nothing that we do without everyone's blessing. I wouldn't want to speak for anyone, but from the beginning, our collective thought process has been to tell the world, show them and remind them of the Michael we all knew and loved. He's a man who affected all of us globally. Whether you're a good dancer or bad, we've all tried the moonwalk or the "Beat It" dance or Thriller. His life has really touched us all, and that's the thing we want to carry on with this show: that Michael lives in all of us, and we want to celebrate that.
THR: What did you think of This is It?
King: I thought it was a very inspirational look at michael. It's sad that with all the press and the world that we live in, you can sometimes get lost, so it was nice to just get back to the music and the artistry and really show the world what the man was about. Michael was about performance, the artistry of the stage and the realness of the sound


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/director-michael-jacksons-cirque-du-35093?page=2

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Nov 3 10 9:28 PM

I have just to re-post this. Its too good to be true. Did anyone notice, the Giving Tree, its burning and Mike is screaming, then the tree turns to ashes, followed by Mike's army standing alone and sad with Mike nowhere in site....what happens after? Ressurection? It has GOT to be a new clue!!






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Nov 4 10 10:28 AM

More to come!! I'am really, really happy and I bet you they will tour the WORLD...Comon the show already looks amazing!!!

Also, I have seen Jamie King in the behind the scenes of "I'am going to tell you a Secret", "Confession Tour " and Sweet and Sticky Tour..all three show where direct by Jamie King for MADONNA....What I didn't know, and I have to look back,...that he dance with Michael in the "Dangerous World Tour"...so my guess Michael gave him a lot of inspiration...I really think is great that he is helping putting this together...since he did work with Michael at one point..and ..cough! That he is working again..for cough! ahumm..for hummm...Michael...Full Circle? (So now we have a picture of him and John Branca..Man he aged!...Anyway..is good having them work together and put this show on the road!! I'am very excited..this is amazing...)

One more note...I found it really funny that "King" is doing a show for the "King of Pop"....lol

"Cirque du Soleil and the estate of Michael Jackson announced plans on Wednesday for the first of two planned Jackson-themed shows, “The Immortal World Tour,” to open in Montreal next fall. Described in a statement as taking place “in a fantastical realm where we discover Michael’s inspirational Giving Tree — the wellspring of his creativity,” the show is to combine Jackson’s music and choreography with the signature acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil.

The director of the show is Jamie King, 38, a choreographer and stage director whose résumé includes recent tours by Britney Spears, Madonna, Avril Lavigne and Celine Dion, and who was a dancer in Jackson’s 1992 tour for his album “Dangerous.”
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J.King and Jo.hn Branca, co-administrator of MJ Estate.
A tour of 27 cities will begin at the Bell Center in Montreal on Oct. 2, 2011, and run at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas from Dec. 3 to 11, before continuing on the road through June 2012. The show is to play at Madison Square Garden on April 3, 2012, and organizers say that more tour dates will be added. Tickets for all shows go on sale Saturday through cirquedusoleil.com and michaeljackson.com.

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Nov 4 10 12:34 PM

oh thank you so much Ralu

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Nov 4 10 2:12 PM

Ralu don't forget to share your acting experiences with us!!! There is so much going on as of late...Wow! What a rollercoaster!!!
 
Good stuff!!! Everyone is free here to share!! Please do!! Exciting times!!! ..I can't believe it!!!

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Nov 5 10 4:12 AM

@Funky, I will, I promisse. But for the moment I have something else to share with you guys: something that made me think of Michael and of you:

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it is about learning to dance in the rain

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Nov 8 10 6:34 PM

hmmm it wont come to florida until March 2012. Unless i travel to nevada ro werever to see it sad

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