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ANOTHER BIG CONCERTS EXPERIENCE
“This lavish show, featuring the company’s trademark spectacular acrobatics and stunning visuals, is not all that different from the theatrical extravaganzas of today’s arena concerts.” New York Post
Tickets on sale through www.bigconcerts.co.za or Computicket
– 9am Thursday, August 15 2013
The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil announced today that Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour™ will tour to South Africa in March 2014 for an exclusive, once in a lifetime, series of shows at Johannesburg’s Coca-Cola Dome. This electrifying production uses Cirque du Soleil creativity to give fans worldwide a unique view into the spirit, passion and heart of the artistic genius who forever transformed global pop culture. Written and directed by Jamie King, the show includes 49 international dancers, musicians and acrobats. Since its world premiere in Montreal in October 2011, the enormously successful arena production has thrilled audiences across North America, Europe and Asia and was listed by Pollstar as one of the top 5 selling arena tours world-wide for the first half of 2013.
Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour™ will be presented for a strictly limited engagement at Johannesburg’s Coca-Cola Dome from Wednesday, March 19th 2014 until Saturday, March 22nd 2014.
Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour is a riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael’s creative world. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael’s creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations.
THE IMMORTAL World Tour takes place in a fantastical realm where we discover Michael’s inspiration and the wellspring of his creativity. The secrets of Michael’s inner world are unlocked—his love of music and dance, fairy tale and magic, and the fragile beauty of nature.
The underpinnings of THE IMMORTAL World Tour are Michael Jackson’s powerful, inspirational music and lyrics—the driving force behind the show—brought to life with extraordinary power and breath-taking intensity. Through unforgettable performances Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour underscores Michael’s global messages of love, peace and unity.
Writer and Director Jamie King is a multiple Emmy Award® and MTV Video Music Award® nominee and has choreographed some of the most popular music videos and directed some of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time. For the past 12 years, he has served as Madonna’s creative director, and most recently directed world tours for Rihanna, Celine Dion, Spice Girls and Britney Spears. King has worked with an array of superstars including Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Shakira, George Michael, Elton John, Diana Ross and Jennifer Lopez. This is Jamie’s first show with Cirque du Soleil.
Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour features the diverse talents of the following creative minds: Guy Laliberté – Creative Guide; Gilles Ste-Croix – Creative Guide; Chantal Tremblay – Director of Creation; Jamie King – Writer and Director; Carla Kama – Associate Show Director; Kevin Antunes – Musical Designer; Greg Phillinganes – Music Director; Mark Fisher – Set Designer; Michael Curry – Props and Scenic Designer; Zaldy Goco – Costume Designer; Germain Guillemot – Acrobatic Performance Designer; Scott Osgood – Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer; Olivier Goulet – Projection Designer; Martin Labrecque – Lighting Designer; François Desjardins – Sound Designer; Travis Payne – Choreographer; Rich and Tone Talauega – Choreographers; Debra Brown – Acrobatic Choreographer; Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo – Choreographers; Jamal Sims – Choreographer; Cloud and Tamara Levinson – Choreographers; Mandy Moore – Choreographer; Florence Cornet – Makeup Designer.
For a complete performance schedule and ticket information, please visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/michaeljackson.
“A thriller of a show!” – USA Today
“If you love Michael Jackson, or razor-sharp choreography, or ‘80s and ‘90s nostalgia in any way, you will love this show.” – LA Weekly
“The show-stopping tribute fans have been awaiting since the King of Pop’s passing. The show is an unapologetic love letter to Michael Jackson and his fans, using the stunning talents of Cirque du Soleil to bring Jackson’s final wishes for his world tour to life.” – Edge Boston
“Michael Jackson would have loved his show. It’s big and bright and outrageous. Some of it doesn’t even seem possible.” – Huffington Post
About Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over 40 countries on six continents. In 2013, Cirque du Soleil will present simultaneously 20 different shows around the world.
For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com
For information about ONE DROP, please visit www.onedrop.org.
Performance Schedule – Johannesburg – Coca-Cola Dome
Wednesday 19 March 8pm
Thursday 20 March 8pm
Friday 21 March 3pm PUBLIC HOLIDAY (Human Rights Day)
Friday 21 March 8pm PUBLIC HOLIDAY (Human Rights Day)
Saturday 22 March 3pm
Saturday 22 March 8pm
Ticket prices from R340 – R850 (service charge included).
Corporate Bookings available through Computicket Only:
20+ corporate booking = 10% discount
100+ corporate booking = 15% discount
Students / Pensioners = 20% discount (1 ticket per person)