Cirque Du Soleil by Cirque du Soleil
Parade Of Colors

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The first children's book to feature the exciting Cirque du Soleil(r)!

Now, for the first time, the enchanting characters from Cirque du Soleil, the world-famous circus troupe known for its innovative blending of circus acts and street performance, are featured in a book for children! Through dazzling photographs from all eight shows and imaginative verse, young readers are introduced to every color of the rainbow-and some that even the rainbow would envy.

Meet the Baron, the Nostalgic Old Birds, the Angels, the Water Nymphs, the Bronx, the Urban Worms, and more. This spirited introduction to color will inspire the imagination and transport fans of all ages to the magical world of Cirque du Soleil. This is one circus parade everyone will want to join!

 

About Cirque du Soleil

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Patrisha Robertson has been a horoscope writer, photo stylist, creative director, editor of two magazines, assignment editor for women's fiction, branding consultant, art student, yoga teacher, and illustrator. She currently runs her own copywriting and branding company, Girl's Own! and within legal limits, generally does whatever people ask her to do. She likes cold weather kite flying, country walks, writing and reading poetry, electronic music, and the works of Charles Dickens. She lives in Toronto with her Scottie dog, Hamish.
 
Published September 1, 2003 by Harry N. Abrams. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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The New York Times

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Robbie Dillon’s lyrics, well, they run along the lines of “The door is open/but your mind is closed.” But the music doesn’t have to hold the foreground — not with Cirque du Soleil’s visuals.

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BC Books

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The juggernaut of human wonders and awe-inspiring promotional blitzes that is Cirque du Soleil has conquered its biggest territory yet: Radio City Music Hall, New York City's vast and storied cavern of theatrical magic.

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BC Books

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It seems LA has been saturated with Cirque Du Soleil shows, four in the last year.

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BC Books

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What could be more fitting than to have Cirque du Soleil's most elaborate and stirring show O as the permanent inside entertainment.

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Examiner

By now you would be hard pressed to find someone who had not heard of Cirque du Soleil (Circus of the Sun in English) — the Canadian entertainment company, that self-describes itself as “a dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment.” The troupe is based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, was ...

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The Globe and Mail

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Michelle Siu / Globe and Mail Theatre Video: Cirque du Soleil back with Totem Video: Guy Laliberté explains why everyone should give 1 per cent Iris, more relevantly to this review, is also a permanent, movie-themed Cirque du Soleil show that recently celebrated its birthday in Los Angeles...

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The Washington Post

In the best of its shows, the design components are so inseparable from the acts -- contortionists, aerialists, strongmen, clowns and other category-defying performers -- that the shows work as single unified wholes, not the hodge­podge of disconnected daredevil acts of a more traditional circus.

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The Independent

'Not Until We Are Lost' tour (ockhamsrazor.co.uk) booking to 16 Jun. Mime Festival continues to 27 Jan Kenneth MacMillan’s version of The Sleeping Beauty, to the original score by Tchaikovsky, is revived by English National Ballet under its new director Tamara Rojo, who stars in some performances.

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The Telegraph

And just when you think that can't possibly be topped, a woman is catapulted on to the shoulders of a man, who is standing on the shoulders of another, who is in turn standing on the shoulders of a third.

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The Telegraph

The pace is often mind-numbingly slow, and the whole show seems overblown and pompous in comparison with say Zippo’s punky circus that was such a hit at Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland over the festive season, and the wild communal atmosphere of the La Soirée cabaret, still running at the ...

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The Telegraph

Related Articles Michael Jackson circus show opens The costumes are the usual, stylish, storybook mash-up of pashas and pirates, the lighting shapes and reflects every change of mood, the surround sound is astonishing but – and it’s a b...

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San Francisco Chronicle

The most intriguing aspect of the new 3-D film "Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away" isn't the exotic setting, bizarre costumes or strange atmosphere surrounding the James Cameron-produced circus film.

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San Francisco Chronicle

There was a time when Cirque du Soleil had the element of surprise, pulling into your town under cover of dark, with no Wikipedia or YouTube to make sense of what you were about to see.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Seton Hill University mourns lacrosse coach who died in crash Pittsburgh police look into Taser incident on South Side Schools delayed, roads slippery as...

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Seton Hill University mourns lacrosse coach who died in crash Pittsburgh police look into Taser incident on South Side Schools delayed, roads slippery as...

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The Seattle Times

Cirque du Soleil's show at Marymoor Park, "Kooza," is not one of the more whimsical and poetical of Cirque shows.

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The Seattle Times

The imposing, satin-robed singer Prospera (Julie McInnes) is a maternal powerhouse who rules her magic isle while bowing her portable, midnight-blue cello.

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Express

Starting with early Jackson 5 - cue boys in ridiculous Afros strutting around - they then favour the lesser Jackson catalogue, including all the mawkish and sentimental tunes about childhood and saving the world with lurve (complete with light-up plastic hearts) while the classics like Beat It an...

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Express

The design fuses low-tech schooldays imagery – costumes include stripey pyjamas and school blazer and cap And there is a breathtaking menace to the two devil-horned rockers who race each other around a giant wheel of death against a heavy percussive accompaniment.

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Oregon Live

"Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away" is a 3-D catalog of the wonders of the Cirque company's Las Vegas shows, from "Believe" and "Mystere" to "O" and "Viva Elvis."

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The Sydney Morning Herald

The overall effect is striking and numbing: there's no coherent logic to the narrative - beyond the rather repetitive quest of the wistful young woman - and there is something a little arbitrary about the way the vignettes are combined.

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Common Sense Media

It was kinda like a really long commercial.

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Common Sense Media

Cirque du Soleil always seemed like a safe choice, our twin 8 year old daughters have watched DVDs of Cirque many times in the past.

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Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away isn't a documentary about the inner workings of Cirque performers but rather a 90-minute performance (with a framing story) featuring 3-D segments from most of th...

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Newsday

"Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away" arrives in theaters today, but it really belongs in the gift shops of Las Vegas, where seven hotels host their own Cirque du Soleil productions.

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Kidz World

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away takes audiences on a wondrous journey across the imaginative landscapes of Cirque du Soleil.

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Kidz World

The unforgettable live show Cirque Du Soleil hits the big screen so that everyone can experience the magic.

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Wired

But Cirque du Soleil Journey of Man is not great for it’s 3D effects, most of which are understated and subtle.

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The New Yorker

In the old days, a circus was a big variety show, made up of acts—the lion tamer, the fire-eater—m.c.’d by a ringmaster in a top hat, and presented munificently in three rings, so that you could choose what to look at.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

As the biggest show on the Strip notched its seventh anniversary in November, Cirque du Soleil's epic continues to undergo tweaks and changes to keep it fresh.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

Cirque du Soleil, which operates seven shows in Las Vegas, announced it will lay off about 400 employees, or 9 percent of its staff, over the next three months, with the first round of job cuts happening before the end of the month.

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North Jersey

The kid attractor factor: The dazzling performers and performances that kids never see — what with them being in Sin City and all.

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Time Out New York

Founded in 1984 by street performers Guy Laliberte and Gilles Ste-Croix, Cirque du Soleil has conquered the globe with a breathtaking array of acrobatics, clowning and speciality circus acts woven into visually arresting narratives.

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Time Out New York

Now, we haven’t seen ‘Worlds Away’ (which, oddly, is directed by 'Shrek' and 'Narnia' alumnus Andrew Adamson) so there’s a distinct possibility that Cirque have moved away from all that hippy-drippy, dog-on-a-string trustafarian coffee-table nonsense, but somehow it feels unlikely.

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Time Magazine

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The Montreal-based troupe has staged tent shows in every major North American city, traveled Europe and Asia and built permanent shows — all-time marvels like O and Kà — in Las Vegas, Orlando, Tokyo and Macau.

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Time Out Chicago

June 29, 2011Cirque Du Soleil performs OVO at the United Center.

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Time Out Chicago

Routines from seven of the French-Canadian troupe’s popular circus-arts spectacles are stitched together into a kind of greatest-hits compilation in this 3-D outing.

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Arts Fuse

Director Robert Lepage’s spectacular projections, aided by a savvy use of sound effects and lighting, move the dramatic focus of Cirque du Soleil’s Totem with ease, opening up the imaginative boundaries of the stage.

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Huffington Post

All in a day's work for Cirque Du Soleil's latest production at the Royal Albert Hall: Kooza.

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LA Times

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Midway into Cirque du Soleil’s latest eye-popping Vegas production, “Viva Elvis,” there’s a segment saluting Elvis Presley’s love affair with Hollywood.

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LA Times

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Vanessa Hudgens, Joe Manganiello hit Cirque du Soleil 'Iris' debut "Iris” by Cirque du Soleil, Kodak Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood.

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News Review.

Visiting a shabby one-ring circus, a simple country girl (Erica Linz) is smitten with the show's star aerialist (Igor Zaripov);

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Philly.com

Quidam is one of many Cirque shows, and although Toby Zinman found it diminished from their circus shows of five or ten years ago, there are still some reasons to gasp or murmur "amazing!"

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Willamette Week

It was around the time the human-sized dancing glove showed up that Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson show got kind of weird.

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Montreal Gazette

(It uses footage from seven Las Vegas-based Cirque shows: O, Ka, Love, Mystère, Zumanity, Believe and Viva Elvis.) To me, Worlds Away isn’t just a visually ravishing film, it’s also a nostalgic journey into circuses past — and a guessing game, as to which Cirque we are watching when, once the mas...

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Willamette Week

Small Chinese women dressed as ants juggle oversized pieces of fruit with their feet and then proceed to juggle one another while juggling the fruit.

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GQ magazine

One particular scene in which a bearded figure - who could be Darwin/God/Will Oldham - appears in a lab experiment is simply one of the most wondrous experiences I've ever had in a theatre.

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Times Colonist

Even the audience-participation portions — something that could easily go wrong with the wrong host — had the audience in stitches.

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Crikey

It’s got to be a billion-dollar business, I remarked to my companion.

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Otago Daily Times

A few years ago I went on a girls' trip to Melbourne and in addition to shopping and dining we saw the Cirque du Soleil.

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Stanford Social Innovation Review

The Cirque du Soleil is known for its dazzling and innovative circus spectacles, which have entertained nearly 33 million people in 130 cities worldwide.

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Ken Greenleaf

Yes, Tommy Lee Jones plays the "supreme commander" of the US forces in this historical drama from Peter Webber ( Girl with a Pearl Earring ) that takes place after the Japanese surrender in World War II, and the Oscar winner puts in another towering performance.

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Huffington Post

Thursday evening marked the Toronto premiere of Cirque du Soeil's Amaluna, the Montreal entertainment company's 32nd production.

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The Village Voice

The last Cirque du Soleil show in NYC, Banana Shpeel, was a mixed-bag attempt to do a Broadway-style musical with a plot and a through line.

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Twin Cities Daily Planet

The show, which premiered in Canada back in 1999 and makes an appearance every now and then, “draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature.” Directed by Guy Caron, choreographed by Julie Lachance, and outfitted by costume designer ...

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http://www.wvgazette.com

But really, Cirque du Soleil is as different from the traditional circus as a Broadway musical is to a television show.

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