Date: 12th December 2000

Cirque Du fog?

Cirque du Soleil, the Montreal-based producer of shows combining acrobatics, dance, gymnastics, mime, cabaret, and -- in one production in Las Vegas -- synchronized swimming, says it will develop entertainment-hotel complexes in four to six major cities over the next ten years.

In an announcement on Monday, the company said that its first site will be located at London's Battersea Power Station on the Thames River. Company president/owner Guy Laliberte said in a statement that each complex will be "a place where technology, tourism, arts and leisure converge." At the same time, the Canadian Press wire service reported that Daniel Lamarre had resigned as president of Quebec's leading broadcasting company, TVA Group, to join Cirque as the president of its new ventures business unit.

Source: Studio Briefing