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Cirque du Soleil presents DELIRIUM - TURNING MUSIC
INTO MOTION

May 4-6, 2007


Friday, May 4 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 5 - 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 6 - 8 p.m.


Back 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.

Tickets are $107.50, $67 and $37 and may be purchased at the Scottrade Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at 314-241-1888 for an automated line or 314-421-4400 or 618-222-2900 for sales rep, or online at ticketmaster.com. There is a facility fee on all tickets purchased at all locations, including at the Scottrade Center Box Office. Additional Ticketmaster service charges and handling fees apply to all tickets purchased through Ticketmaster outlets, by phone or online. For disabled seating, call 314-622-5420.

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Created 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 frenzy.

DELIRIUM 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.

Turning 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.

In 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 rhythms.

Also 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.

Amongst 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.

The 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.

Guy Laliberté Guide
Gilles Ste-Croix Director of creation
Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon Creators, directors, multimedia and scenic designers
Francis Collard Musical director, producer and arranger
Mia Michaels Choreographer
Michel Robidas Costume designer
Alain Lortie Lighting designer
Yves Savoie Sound designer
Anne Séguin-Poirier Props and decorative elements designer
Carmen Ruest Director of creation
Ian Tremblay Associate 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.

Cirque 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.

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