Disney, Cirque du Soleil open new show ‘Drawn to Life’ to standing ovation
The highly anticipated new collaboration from Cirque du Soleil and Disney, Drawn to Life, premiered Thursday night at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort to a full house of enthusiastic fans who demonstrated their appreciation with a lengthy standing ovation.
Microsoft wins $22 billion deal making headsets for US Army
Microsoft says it has won a nearly $22 billion contract to supply U.S. Army combat troops with its virtual reality headsets. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)Microsoft won a nearly $22 billion contract to supply U.S. Army combat troops with its augmented reality headsets. Microsoft and the Army separately announced the deal Wednesday. The technology is based on Microsoft's HoloLens headsets, which were originally intended for the video game and entertainment industries. The new contract will enable Microsoft to mass produce units for more than 120,000 soldiers in the Army Close Combat Force.
Cirque Du Soleil conducts mass lay off after coronavirus pandemic
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the forced closure of all its shows worldwide, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has been forced to make significant temporary staff reductions. According to the company, 4,679 employees will be affected by the lay offs. pic.twitter.com/ywKSX8mUEJ — Cirque du Soleil (@Cirque) March 17, 2020“This was an incredibly difficult decision for the Group, but a necessary measure to stabilize the company for the future,” the company said in a statement. Unfortunately, this decision is our only option as we are forced to position ourselves to weather this storm and prepare for eventual re-openings,’’ Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group said. To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6′s coronavirus newsletter or go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.
Opening date unveiled for new Cirque du Soleil show at Disney Springs
ORLANDO, Fla. – The all new Cirque du Soleil show at Disney Springs is set to debut in a little more than a month and already, tickets are on sale. The new show, which is a collaboration between Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, focuses on a girl named Julie who discovers that her Disney animator father left behind an unfinished animation. Drawn to Life debuts at Disney Springs on April 17. “During a number of the acts, classic Disney animation sequences come alive via contemporary projections, complementing the spectacular feats of our acrobats." Performances will take place twice a day, Tuesday through Saturday, at Disney Springs.
OSHA investigates Disney Springs' Cirque du Soleil performer's fall
A Cirque du Soleil La Nouba performer at Disney Springs was injured on Oct. 20 after falling during an aerial rehearsal, according to Reedy Creek Fire Department. The call for service at Cirque Du Soleil came in at 10:15 p.m. on Oct. 20. "Safety is our number one priority at Cirque du Soleil. The performer’s condition is unknown and is still receiving medical care, according to Cirque du Soleil. In June 2013, a Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil performer died after a fall from 94 feet in front of an audience during a performance of the show "Ka," the Wall Street Journal reported.
Florida residents can get discount on 'La Nouba' tickets
ORLANDO, Fla. – One of the most impressive and well-known shows in Central Florida just got more affordable. We're talking about Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba at Downtown Disney. The company says that Florida Residents can get 35 percent off tickets for shows between July 31 and August 25. That means tickets will be about $65 for adults, and $46 for kids ages 3 to 9. To buy tickets to La Nouba, click here.