Cirque Du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil performer dies after falling during performance

Sarah Guyard-Guillot (left) performs during Cirque du Soleil'sKain Las Vegas in 2008.Photo: AP

At first, Heather Bell thought the falling woman was part of the show. She turned to her sister Madelyn and said "whoa". Cirque du Soleil's performance of Ka - an elaborate acrobatic production featuring the company's trademark, daring aerial work - had reached its climactic battle scene on Saturday night when something went horribly wrong.

Tuesday, 2 July, 2013, 3:30am


Cirque Du Soleil production exploring the urban experience in its myriad forms features various acrobatics and feats of athleticism. Jul 12-14, 17-22, 8pm, also Jul 14, 21, 4pm, Jul 15, 22, 1pm, 5pm, AsiaWorld Expo - Arena, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$388-HK$788 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2989 9239

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

It's Taboo: you ain't seen nothing like it

If Cirque du Soleil or The House of Dancing Water aren't sensual enough for your liking, how about ticking off some Taboo action at the City of Dreams' Club Cubic?

Franco Dragone, the Italian-Belgian theatre director behind Cirque du Soleil, has created an audacious show called Taboo for Macau's luxury night club.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


20 24-hour girl

Janice Vidal has got a big band behind her for a three-night concert run, Janice 3000 Day & Night. Remaining tickets are limited, so hurry!

When: July 20-22, 8.15pm

Where: Kitec

Tickets: Only HK$400 seats left from HK Ticketing on 31 288 288

6 Artslife

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Show and tell

Some of Franco Dragone's best-known works were produced for Cirque Du Soleil from 1985 to 1998. He then set up his own entertainment company. Here are some highlights from his career:

Nouvelle Experience (1990): Dragone removed the curtain for Cirque du Soleil's new show, symbolically inviting the audience into the show.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Naughty by nature

Last Monday, at Club Cubic in Macau's City of Dreams, a group of about 200 guests attended an unveiling: the first public performance of Taboo, billed as a 'seductive entertainment extraordinaire'. Its creator, Franco Dragone - the man who brought The House of Dancing Water to City of Dreams - described it as an 'open rehearsal' in which the audience would play a vital part.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A stage show with a twist

Warning: do not try this at home. Then again, the odds are that you are incapable of bending so far back that your head is between your knees while your chest and feet remain on the ground. Unless, that is, you happen to be a professional contortionist like Ganchimeg Oyunchimeg.

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Wild circus of stunts and machines hitting city

If wild machines in dramatic circus performances sound right up your street, then you're in for a treat at Cirque Mechanics' Birdhouse Factory show.

The circus troupe will perform for 15 shows, starting next month, at the Lyric Theatre at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in Wan Chai. We hear that among the sights on show, hundreds of birdhouses will be flying by.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Machine-made for laughter

It's about 5pm and the stage of the Savoy Theatre in the city centre of Helsinki, Finland, is abuzz with action. In just under an hour, the cast of Birdhouse Factory will be wowing the audience not only with their acrobatic stunts but also mechanical know-how.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

SHOWBIZ takes centre stage

It's showtime at big meeting venues these days. But the Lion City is holding the main event after bringing a hit musical version of one of Disney's best-loved creations to town.

Marina Bay Sands (MBS) in Singapore has set the stage for productions such as The Lion King, which opened at the resort's 1,680-seat Sands Theatre last month.

6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

On a high

Not so long ago, circus artists led nomadic lives, going from one city to the next. But modern circus has evolved into permanent shows, which means performers can stay in the same city for a few years.

14 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Water wonderland

Macau boosted its growing reputation as the region's entertainment capital with the House of Dancing Water spectacular becoming a fixture at the City of Dreams.

The HK$2 billion extravaganza will be an added bonus to Mice groups staying at the Cotai Strip where the City of Dreams aims to offer the 'ultimate in corporate entertainment'.

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Make it memorable

Benjamin Fox, director of events Off-site Connection

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Dizzying tricks

Cirque du Soleil was founded in 1984 and made a name for itself in the 1990s with its brand of animal-free circus. The Canadian troupe proved its worth in its own country, and was soon touring the world with its unique performances.

11 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Testing the water

13 Jun 2010 - 12:00am