An Icon Revisited
Coming back to its roots almost exactly 25 years after celebrating the premiere of Alegría in Montreal, Cirque du Soleil recently celebrated the opening of a new, remastered version of the show in the city’s Old Port.
Narrating a power struggle within a kingless monarchy and internationally known for the emblematic song of its finale, Alegría is one of Cirque du Soleil’s most popular shows. From 1994 to 2013, it was seen by 14 million spectators in more than 255 cities in the world. Scheduled to tour in North America, this reinterpretation of Alegría, powered by brand-new technology, is set to perform in Montreal until July 2019 before moving to Gatineau from August to September and settling in Toronto for the rest of the Autumn 2019.
Needless to say the stakes were high when Solotech, a 35-year partner of Cirque du Soleil, was chosen to supply the lighting equipment for the reinterpretation of the iconic show. Working with Alegría’s Lighting Designer Mikki Kunttu and Lighting Project Manager at Cirque du Soleil Christian Blais, Solotech was able to meet the lighting needs (and expectations) of the world’s leader in Live Entertainment.