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We will pamper the fans
« on: September 17, 2011, 06:40:34 PM »

(translated using google translator, original article in French)

"We will pamper the fans"
27-08-2011 | 4:09

Without Michael Jackson, Cirque du Soleil has come to make its presence felt, to give the fans what they want to see and hear.

"Michael will not be there, you have to handle this, we must give visually, emotionally, in all this," says Chantal Tremblay, creative director of the show.

"We will pamper the fans. We got a nice list of songs to make sure we touch all those people, they do not come out being disappointed. (...) The choice has been well studied. With the estate (the estate), with the people of Michael. Jamie (King, the director) has done much, much research on it. "

In Immortal , fans of the late King of Pop can obviously hear him sing, but they will also hear about it. "We're going to hear him speak, it can be quite Taking breath (breath)," warns Ms. Tremblay.

"We share what he has invented and pushed further. And it's very close to us is very close to our imagination to us. Somewhere, for us is a perfect fit, since the beginning, this is not something with which we fight, says Stéphane Mongeau. When you have a problem, when we torture on something, it seems that everyone returns to Neverland, to what we saw there. We rebase there and said what Michael would have wanted? "

Cirque du Soleil has hired several people who know Michael Jackson, who have worked closely with him.

"Jamie King (director) worked with him as a dancer on the tour Dangerous. They know each other well. (...) It was Greg Phillinganes music, which was its music director for years on several tours. There are other musicians who accompany him and also played with Michael. That's important, says Mongeau.

"We Zaldy Goco who had lately This is it for costumes. It was he who worked with Michael costumes, added til. We leave for This is it in terms of costumes and we see the next step. He knows what Michael dreamed of having, in terms of costumes, for This is it . "

"There are too many people within the team who worked with Michael to escape that too far," said Chantal Tremblay.

Even Stéphane Mongeau and Chantal Tremblay have had contact with the singer before his death. When Michael Jackson came to visit the studios of Cirque du Soleil in September 2003, Stéphane Mongeau gave him a taste of what is Ka , the show presented by Robert Lepage in Las Vegas.

"We were at the end of rehearsals and I had to present the storyboard and video duplication. It was great, very generous. Very, very bright, someone who obviously knows his job by heart. When we showed him something he already knew what it meant, what could be done with it. "

Chantal Tremblay, meanwhile, crossed the artist in the room mystery , the first Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. "I met him, quickly, Mystery in 1993, when he came to see the show," she said, remembering to see him sitting in the back row of the room.

The first of two shows
Immortal is the first of two shows created by Cirque du Soleil from the work of Michael Jackson. The second show will be launched in 2013 at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino in Las Vegas, where Cirque du Soleil productions already in September. The show will be presented in the theater where The Lion King is the poster for the rest of the year. Renovations of $ 40 million will be made ​​over a period of 18 months to two years.

At the hotel-casino, Cirque du Soleil will also create a lounge, gift shop, in addition to installing a permanent exhibition of 20 000 square feet. The first of Immortal will in turn held in Montreal on October 2. The touring show stops including one month in Las Vegas in December.

Cirque du Soleil has a 15-year agreement with the estate of Michael Jackson. The touring show requires an investment of $ 50 million. To cost $ 40 million that the work in the theater of Mandalay Bay, another $ 50 million dollars will be invested in the development of the second show.

In total, more than $ 160 million will be invested in "projects" Cirque du Soleil in connection with Michael Jackson.