May 4 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 5 – 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 6 – 8 p.m.
by popular demand, Cirque du Soleil presents DELIRIUM,
its first-ever live arena event that returns to Scottrade
Center May 4-6. The New York Times claims "DELIRIUM
is a full-scale spectacle, with nearly four dozen
performers in Cirque’s usual array of acrobatic
feats and technical razzle-dazzle, eerie tableaus
and phantasmagoric costumes." "Technological
pageantry …celebrates astounding physical accomplishments"
exclaims the Los Angeles Times.
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and directed by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, DELIRIUM
is a multifaceted event of unprecedented proportion
featuring Cirque du Soleil music remixed. Driven by
an urban tribal beat and awe-inspiring visuals, musicians,
singers and dancers transform the arena into joyous
is the quest for balance in a world that is increasingly
out of sync with reality. It pushes the limit of arena
performance through technical magnitude, human introspection
and creative prowess. DELIRIUM
is an urban tale, a state-of-the-art mix of music,
dance, theatre, and multimedia. Pumped by this re-energized
Cirque du Soleil rhythm, the DELIRIUM tour transports
audiences into a universe of delirious sensory folly.
music into motion for the first time in Cirque du
Soleil history, lyrics have been created for the instrumental
tracks and real words integrated in place of invented
language, bringing to the music a fresh poetic dimension.
The texts are in English, French, Spanish, Wolof and
Portuguese. Robbie Dillon, who contributed texts for
Cirque du Soleil’s ZUMANITY, composed the English
lyrics for DELIRIUM.
all, 20 of Cirque du Soleil’s most memorable
musical moments – originally created by René
Dupéré, Benoît Jutras and Violaine
Corradi – have been re-mixed by Quebec producer,
composer and arranger Francis Collard, who deftly
injects new life into these powerful classics. The
result is a hyper-energizing urban tribal beat that
explodes with electronic sounds, percussions and world
for the first time, Cirque du Soleil musicians and
singers will be center-stage as their music will be
the driving force of this gigantic event.
the musicians lending to this eclectic mix of sounds
are percussionist brothers El Hadji Fall Diouf and
Pape Abdou Karim Diouf of Senegal; keyboardist and
band leader Ric’key Pageot; Italian-born percussionist
Raffaele Artiglieri; and Brazilian Italo-Cuban singer
Dessy Di Lauro.
stage and projections make this a unique, large-scale
event that may be the most massive technical production
ever created to tour arenas. Placing all this equipment
into an arena is a complex puzzle normally reserved
for stadiums. More
than 300 feet of projections dominate the scene –
the equivalent in width of almost two IMAX screens
– setting the stage for a colossal multimedia
presentation. Images projected range from prerecorded
visuals to manipulated live feeds that create interactions
between the show and the audience.
To heighten the musical experience, DELIRIUM is infused
with acrobatic dances choreographed by Mia Michaels,
as well as classic Cirque du Soleil feats including
aerial, acrosport and hand balancing acts.
Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon are the creators and
directors of this event, which brings together the
following 12 creative minds.
Lemieux and Victor Pilon
directors, multimedia and scenic designers
director, producer and arranger
and decorative elements designer
producer, musical content
Cirque du Soleil is primarily a creative content provider
for a wide variety of unique projects. In addition
to shows, the Montreal based company wishes to extend
its creative talent to other spheres of activity.
While maintaining stringent standards of artistic
quality and originality, Cirque du Soleil brings to
innovative projects the same energy and spirit that
characterizes each of its shows.
du Soleil is a Quebec-based organization providing
high-quality artistic entertainment. Since its beginnings
in 1984, over 50 million spectators in over a hundred
cities on four continents have been thrilled by Cirque
du Soleil. In 2006, Cirque du Soleil will present
13 shows simultaneously across the globe. Cirque du
Soleil is the recipient of many prestigious awards,
including the Emmy, Drama Desk, Bambi, ACE, Gémeaux,
Félix and Rose d’Or de Montreux.