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Encyclopedia > Love (Cirque du Soleil)
Love by Cirque du Soleil at Mirage Las Vegas

Love is a 2006 theatrical production by Cirque du Soleil which combines the re-produced and re-imagined music of The Beatles with an interpretive, circus-based artistic and athletic stage performance. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1944 × 1296 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1944 × 1296 pixel, file size: 1. ... Cirque du Soleil (French for Circus of the Sun) is an entertainment empire based in Montréal, Québec Canada and founded in Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec in 1984 by two former street performers, Guy Laliberté and Daniel Gauthier. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Cirque du Soleil (French for Circus of the Sun) is an entertainment empire based in Montréal, Québec Canada and founded in Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec in 1984 by two former street performers, Guy Laliberté and Daniel Gauthier. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ...


A joint venture between Cirque and The Beatles' Apple Corps Ltd, it is the first production that Apple Corps Ltd. has partnered in. Love is written and directed by Dominic Champagne. Music directors are Sir George Martin, producer of nearly all of The Beatles' records, and his son, record producer Giles Martin. Love plays at a specially-built theatre at The Mirage in Las Vegas. A soundtrack album of the show was released in November 2006. Apple Records logo, featuring a Granny Smith apple. ... The title of music director is used by many symphony orchestras to designate the primary conductor and artistic leader of the orchestra. ... Sir George Henry Martin CBE (born 3 January 1926 in Highbury, London, England) is sometimes referred to as the fifth Beatle—a title that he owes to his work as producer of almost all of The Beatles records. ... Giles Martin with Hayley Westenra and George Martin Giles Martin is an album producer. ... For the band, see The Mirage (band) The Mirage is a 3,044 room hotel and casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada (though like most hotels on the Strip, it uses a Las Vegas mailing address). ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Love is a soundtrack compilation album by The Beatles released in November 2006. ... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On June 26, 2007, the surviving members of The Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr attended the Cirque du Soleil Love show with widows of John Lennon (Yoko Ono) and George Harrison (Olivia Harrison) after being interviewed by CNN's Larry King. is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an Academy Award and Grammy Award winning English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... Richard Starkey Jr, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an Academy Award and Grammy Award winning English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer of The Beatles. ... A widow is a woman whose spouse has died. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Yoko Ono Lennon (小野 洋子 Ono Yōko (ONO Yōko), born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese-American artist and musician. ... George Harrison, MBE (25 February 1943[1][2] – 29 November 2001[3]) was an Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, author and sitarist best known as the lead guitarist of The Beatles. ... Olivia Harrison (born 1948, California, USA) is the widow of Beatle George Harrison. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... Larry King (born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger on November 19, 1933) is an award-winning American writer, journalist and broadcaster. ...

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History

The project arose from discussions in 2000[1] between George Harrison and his friend Guy Laliberté, one of Cirque's founders. Three years of negotiations between surviving members of The Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, The Beatles widows Olivia Harrison (representing George Harrison) and Yoko Ono (representing John Lennon), The Beatles' holding company Apple Corps Ltd. and the MGM Mirage culminated in an agreement. George Harrison, MBE (25 February 1943[1][2] – 29 November 2001[3]) was an Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, author and sitarist best known as the lead guitarist of The Beatles. ... Guy Laliberté (born September 2, 1959 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) is the founder and chief executive officer of Cirque du Soleil. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an Academy Award and Grammy Award winning English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... Richard Starkey Jr, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an Academy Award and Grammy Award winning English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer of The Beatles. ... Olivia Harrison (born 1948, California, USA) is the widow of Beatle George Harrison. ... Yoko Ono Lennon (小野 洋子 Ono Yōko (ONO Yōko), born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese-American artist and musician. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... MGM Mirage (NYSE: MGM) is a Las Vegas, Nevada-based business engaged in the development, ownership and operation of hotels and casinos throughout the world. ...


The executive producer is Neil Aspinall, then-manager of Apple Corps Ltd. Dominic Champagne shares the Show Concept Creator credit with Gilles Ste-Croix (a founder of Cirque), who is also credited as the Director of Creation. The Creation Director is Chantal Tremblay. Neil Aspinall (born in Prestatyn, North Wales, October 13, 1942) was the road manager and personal assistant for the Beatles. ...


Tickets went on sale 2006-04-19. Preview performances ran from June 2 to June 29. During these shows, the June 16 and June 17 which were attended by McCartney, changes were made nightly based on audience reaction, cutting or adding sections to add polish. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In attendance at the gala opening on June 30 were McCartney, Starr, Ono, Cynthia Lennon, Julian Lennon, Olivia Harrison, Dhani Harrison and Sir George Martin. It was the biggest reunion of The Beatles' 'family' since the band's breakup. At the end of the show, McCartney, Starr, Olivia, Ono and Martin went on stage. McCartney shouted, "This is for John and George!" is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Cynthia Lillian Lennon née Powell (born September 10, 1939) in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. ... John Charles Julian Lennon known universally as Julian Lennon, (born April 8, 1963 in Liverpool, England) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and first son of Beatle John Lennon and the only child of his first wife Cynthia Lennon. ... Dhani Harrison (born August 1, 1978) is an English musician. ...


One year after the opening, on June 26, 2007 everyone met for the one year anniversary of the show. McCartney, Starr, Ono and Olivia unveiled a plaque at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas in memory of John Lennon and George Harrison.


Music

Further information: Love (The Beatles album)

Unlike other Cirque productions, which feature live music, Love uses pre-recorded material from The Beatles catalog. Many of the original Abbey Road Studios recording session tapes have been re-orchestrated and inspired Love's dance, acrobatics as well as visual and theatrical effects. Love samples 130 songs to create 27 musical pieces. The songs are mixed so that the lyrics and instrumentation from one song blend into the next. One musical highlight of the show is the new version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" that matches the first studio demo of the song with a string arrangement written for Love by Sir George Martin.[2] A commercial soundtrack of the show was released in November 2006. Love is a soundtrack compilation album by The Beatles released in November 2006. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... While My Guitar Gently Weeps is a rock song by The Beatles from the double album The Beatles (also known as The White Album). ... Love is a soundtrack compilation album by The Beatles released in November 2006. ...


Storyline

The loose story of the production traces The Beatles’ biography in broad strokes from The Blitz, through the band's founding and climb into superstardom, their psychedelic and spiritual works and their break-up in 1970. The finale is a joyous celebration of The Beatles' "reunion" that the show itself represents. Heinkel He 111 German bomber over the Surrey Docks, Southwark, London (German propaganda photomontage). ...


Love traces this path without relying on literal or historical representations of individual people. Its landscape is inhabited by fictional characters plucked from The Beatles' lyrics. Sgt. Pepper, a central figure, encounters many familiar faces, including Lucy in the Sky, Eleanor Rigby, Lady Madonna and Mr. Kite. In an exception to this stylistic choice, the "Here Comes the Sun" scene features a character resembling Krishna. Similarly, several scenes include mop-topped, dark-haired figures in black suits resembling Teddy Boys. In all the international cast numbers 65 performers. Each song or medley is the name of a scene. Here Comes the Sun is a song by George Harrison from The Beatles 1969 album Abbey Road. ... This article is about the Hindu deity. ... // The Teddy boy youth culture first emerged in Britain (starting in London, and rapidly spreading across the country) during the early 1950s, and soon after became strongly associated with American rock and roll music of the period. ...


Theater

The Love stage moments before start of show; two of the translucent screens can be seen.
The Love stage moments before start of show; two of the translucent screens can be seen.

Created by French designer Jean Rabasse, the Love theater at The Mirage houses 6,341 speakers and 2,013 seats set around a central stage. Each seat is fitted with three speakers, [3] including a pair in the headrest. The sound system was designed by Jonathan Deans. The stage includes nine lifts and eight automated tracks and trolleys. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 784 KB)[edit] Summary Part of the stage of Cirque du Soleil LOVE production before start of show. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 784 KB)[edit] Summary Part of the stage of Cirque du Soleil LOVE production before start of show. ...


Video images on two walls above the audience on two sides of the auditorium emphasize elements of the show and provide transitions. High-definition projectors also create enormous images (designed by Francis Laporte) on four translucent screens that can be unfurled to divide the auditorium.


The Love theater, which replaces the Siegfried & Roy theater at The Mirage, is said to have cost more than $100 million. A sculpture of Siegfried & Roy with one of their beloved white lions near the Mirage hotel on the Las Vegas Strip Siegfried & Roy are two gay German-American entertainers who worked on the Las Vegas Strip, USA. Their long running show of magic and illusion was famous for working with...


References

  1. ^ Wise, Thom (2006). Made with Love. Las Vegas Magazine Volume 1, Number 18: 78-79.
  2. ^ Love unveils new angle on Beatles. BBC (2006-11-17). Retrieved on 2006-11-17.
  3. ^ Cope, Matthew (2006). Love Story. M Lifestyle Volume 4, Issue 3: 40-42.

The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ...

External links

  • Official website
  • Love at The Beatles official website
  • Las Vegas Shows
  • It's big-top Beatles, by George
  • Beatles' extravaganza is a magical mystery tour you'll never forget (Daily Mail Review)
  • Something in the Way You Remix, NPR Interview with Giles Martin

 
 

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