Following the large success of such music-driven reveals as The Beatles’ Love and Michael Jackson’s MJ One, Cirque du Soleil is partnering with Common Music Group Nashville for an acrobatics spectacular that may characteristic country music. The still-untitled touring present will launch in Nashville in July 2024 on the Tennessee Performing Arts Middle and have music from each modern and legendary nation artists.
“Nashville is the proper location to launch our new present centered round nation music,” Cirque du Soleil CEO Stéphane Lefebvre tells Billboard. “It’s a spot the place the style has thrived and continues to evolve, making it a pure match for our new theatrical touring present to debut, celebrating the roots and evolution of nation music.”
The present marks Cirque’s first enterprise utilizing nation music. “Working with this new particular music style challenges our artistic workforce to innovate and give you distinctive methods to interpret the music,” says Lefebvre. “It pushes the boundaries of what’s attainable in reside leisure. Reveals like Love and MJ One have taught us that the synergy between our extraordinary performances and the ability of the music can create a robust and fascinating reside expertise, and we’re satisfied that pairing our experience with the nation music style together with artists from Common Music Group’s huge repertoire, will probably be a profitable collaboration.”
Lefebvre says it’s too early to specify what songs or artists will probably be used within the present, however says, “Our aim is to create a fascinating musical expertise that resonates with our viewers on a deep and emotional degree. The guts of our present lies within the numerous number of songs. We have now fastidiously curated a mix of basic and new songs that contact upon a variety of topics. From heartbreak to like, good instances and dangerous instances, celebration, and friendship, our tune decisions are a mirrored image of the human expertise in all its complexity.”
The music will probably be carried out by reside musicians and singers as a substitute of licensing the prevailing recordings. “The reside factor provides an additional layer of authenticity and vitality to the efficiency, enhancing the emotional reference to the viewers,” Lefebvre says. “It is going to be a celebration of the evolution of nation music and we intention to showcase the authenticity of the style and the way it has developed over time.”
Although working in Nashville as a substitute of Las Vegas, Lefebvre nonetheless expects the present to have a global enchantment: “Nation music additionally has a world fanbase, and its distinctive storytelling and melodies can resonate with folks from all walks of life… Exploring the world of nation music offers us with an thrilling creative problem as effectively and the emotional depth, storytelling, and genuine attraction of nation music could be translated into breathtaking acrobatics, visible spectacles, and immersive storytelling.”