A Giant Leap for Water Conservation

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Before Guy Laliberté went to space on Space Adventures’ eighth private spaceflight mission, he’d already changed the world. For 25 years, more than 100 million people had packed theaters on every continent except Antarctica to witness Cirque du Soleil, the entertainment experience he founded in 1984.  But as Guy sat in his space suit, training to become Canada’s first space tourist, he realized he was in a unique situation to change more than just the world of entertainment.

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Guy on board the International Space Station in 2009

Slightly more than 500 people have departed Earth, flying with government agencies like NASA on missions to the space station, the moon and beyond. But before Guy, only six private, self-funded citizens had ventured into the space, putting him in a unique spotlight to use the world’s attention for good.

Guy decided to transform his trip from an intergalactic vacation to a Poetic Social Mission with one specific goal: to raise humanity’s awareness of water-related issues. Guy is the founder of ONE DROP, a non-profit organization that strives to ensure that water is accessible to all, today and forever.   

On October 9, 2009 from the International Space Station, Guy launched the first ever artistic and social event to originate from space. In a global broadcast, he began reading the poem “Moving Stars and Earth for Water,” and was joined by celebrities in Montreal, Moscow, Santa Monica, New York City, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Marrakesh, Sydney, Tokyo, Tampa, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Paris and London during a 120-minute simulcast event that also featured musical performances by major international artists. The world came together with the hope of raising awareness through artistic illustration of the humanitarian struggles and solutions associated with water.

Since its inception, ONE DROP has transformed the lives of more than 300,000 human beings. By 2017, they hope to have provided access to safe water to 1 million people worldwide.

On Friday, March 21, 2014 in celebration of World Water Day, ONE DROP is holding a spectacular Las Vegas performance featuring world-renowned guest performers alongside artists from Cirque du Soleil. The event, One Night for One Drop, is a completely original, one-night-only production supporting the organization’s water-access global initiatives. For Guy, it’s simply another chance to change the world.

More at http://onenight.onedrop.org/en/.

Ready for a spin at 30ft in the air on Aerial Rings? #TOTEM artist Yann Arnaud is inviting you to fly with him!

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No Cirque for you! ©SharonB (iammacgirl) on Flickr.
Original (with texture for tarting) of the black and white of this image (below) from 2011. About to pick up my shovel to dig out from the latest dump of snow we had yesterday… not like we aren’t used to it around here, that’s for certain, but I never said we had to love it…

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No Cirque for you! ©SharonB (iammacgirl) on Flickr.

Original (with texture for tarting) of the black and white of this image (below) from 2011. About to pick up my shovel to dig out from the latest dump of snow we had yesterday… not like we aren’t used to it around here, that’s for certain, but I never said we had to love it…

maccosmetics:

The Tracker, the Crystal Man and the Scientist – the amphibious evolution of the makeup looks on Totem from Cirque du Soleil.  

Our performance at the 2014 SXSW Gaming Awards in Austin, TX!

Watch the Atherton twins perform aerial straps outside ARIA Resort & Casino in Vegas!

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Happy #CirqueValentine
Snow Storm Clown Globe
Alegria by Cirque du Soleil
close in the memory beautiful eternally

Neil Patrick Harris checked out La Nouba earlier this month, and helped his daughter Harper show off her “Cirque trick” backstage!

He also left anniversary wishes for the show, which celebrates 15 years on December 23! 

hulu:

The unexpected beauty of Cirque du Soleil swings from the Big Top into your home. Beginning today, stunning shows and behind-the-scenes videos are available on Hulu. Start with the Emmy-award winning series Fire Within, but be sure to hold on to your breath, as it surely will be taken away.

hulu:

The unexpected beauty of Cirque du Soleil swings from the Big Top into your home. Beginning today, stunning shows and behind-the-scenes videos are available on Hulu. Start with the Emmy-award winning series Fire Within, but be sure to hold on to your breath, as it surely will be taken away.

maccosmetics:

The Trickster, the King, the Trapeze – the exotic visual world of KOOZA™ by Cirque du Soleil® Photographed by Richard Bord / Getty Images. All rights reserved

Exclusive look with MAC cosmetics at the opening night of KOOZA in Paris!