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ZUMANITY™, THE SENSUAL SIDE OF CIRQUE DU SOLEIL®

6/15/2010
Zumanity™, THE SENSUAL SIDE OF CIRQUE DU SOLEIL® is a provocative cabaret-style production with a Cirque du Soleil® twist. On the cutting edge of contemporary Las Vegas entertainment, the adult-themed 90-minute production blends playful innuendo with daring eroticism in the intimate Zumanity Theatre at New York-New York Hotel & Casino.

With Zumanity, Cirque du Soleil takes a bold new direction, exploring the full spectrum of human sexuality and intimacy to create a mosaic of love in all forms and from all perspectives. Emceed by Zumanity’s “Mistress of Sensuality” Edie (famed drag diva Christopher Kenney) and distinguished by an unconventional culture of artists and candid exposition of eroticism, the production renders a tale of emotional freedom, natural beauty and acceptance of differences.

Zumanity is inspired by infinite individuality and variety—a concept embodied by its artists, who come in all shapes, sizes, ages, ethnicities and genders. Featuring an international cast of 47 performers, the artists of Zumanity are more identifiable as individual characters than in any previous Cirque du Soleil production.

Zumanity’s seductive theme is highlighted by such traditional circus arts as contortion, acrobatics, aerial stunts and hand-balancing. Sensuality also comes alive on stage through a multicultural variety of dance genres including flamenco, African dance, tango, modern dance, waltz and striptease. The beauty of the action on stage is enhanced by Cirque du Soleil’s signature visual stimuli including extravagant costumes, gorgeous makeup and exquisite lighting and special effects. The show unfolds to a beguiling score performed by nine musicians and two singers.

The seduction takes place in the 1,261-seat Zumanity Theatre, a cozy space custom-designed to meet the unique demands of the show, featuring seating options ranging from a romantic duo sofa for two to a solitary cabaret stool or a traditional theatre seat.

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil® is now a major international organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. Since its founding, Cirque du Soleil has thrilled over 70 million spectators in close to 200 cities on five continents. In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has a privileged partnership with MGM Resorts International to create and present unique and innovative productions. In addition to Zumanity, these productions include Mystère™ at Treasure Island, “O™” at Bellagio, KÀ™ at MGM Grand, The Beatles™ LOVE™ at The Mirage and CRISS ANGEL Believe™ at Luxor. For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website at www.cirquedusoleil.com.


ZUMANITY CREATORS

Writer/ Director....Dominic Champagne

Writer/ Director....René Richard Cyr

Director of Creation....Andrew Watson

Creator/ Costume Designer....Thierry Mugler

Set Designer....Stéphane Roy

Composer....Simon Carpentier

Choreographer....Debra Brown

Choreographer....Marguerite Pomerhn Derricks

Lighting Designer....Luc Lafortune

Sound Designer....Jonathan Deans

Comedic Director....Cal McCrystal

Photographer/ Projection Designer....Natacha Merritt

Make-up Designer....Nathalie Gagné

Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer....Jaque Paquin

Prop Designer....Normand Blais

Additional music and lyrics....Anna Liani


SHOW SCHEDULE:

•ZUMANITY performs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday through Sunday at 7:30 pm and 10:30 pm.

•There are no performances on Mondays or Thursdays.


TO RESERVE TICKETS:

•Call 866-606-7111 or 702-740-6815.

•Go to www.zumanity.com or www.nynyhotelcasino.com.

•Visit the ZUMANITY ticket office at New York-New York or any of the MGM Resorts International box offices.

•ZUMANITY was created for adults, 18 and over. TICKET PRICES (plus tax): $69, $79, $99 and Duo Sofas for two at $129 per person, sold exclusively in pairs. Tickets are available 120 days in advance of the performance date.

GROUPS: For group reservations of 15 or more, contact lasvegas.sales@cirquedusoleil.com.



MEDIA CONTACT:
Stephanie Capellas, Publicist
Cirque du Soleil
Phone: 702.460.6302
E-mail: stephanie.capellas@cirquedusoleil.com

       
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