Pops V: Cirque de la Symphonie
Cirque de la Symphonie is an exciting production designed to bring the magic of cirque to the music hall. For more than ten years, it has thrilled and bedazzled veteran concert goers and new patrons as they see accomplished aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen perform to live symphony music. They include world record holders, gold-medal winners of international competitions, Olympians and some of the most experienced cirque talent ever seen. Their performances are uniquely adapted to stage accommodations shared with the symphony, and each artist’s performance is choreographed to the music arranged in collaboration with the maestro. When the artists of Cirque de la Symphonie perform in front of the full orchestra, an incredible fusion of these two great art forms takes place. The aerialists and acrobats turn the concert into a three-dimensional entertainment extravaganza, and the orchestra seems to play with enhanced enthusiasm. www.cirquedelasymphonie.com
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Elena Tsarkova, the “Lady in White,” is a graduate of the famed Moscow Circus School and first-place winner of the prestigious National Russian Circus Festival. From “Master of Sports” in gymnastics, Elena developed into a unique and graceful performer with the Big Apple Circus, Switzerland’s Circus Knie, and Germany’s Circus Roncalli. Her combination of contortion, balance, and graceful dance moves made her a major star with Cirque de la Mur in Florida and Circus Circus in Las Vegas. Elena’s experience with major stage and theater productions offers a professional background that allows for a truly elegant performance with the live symphony.

 

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Vladimir Tsarkov provides a spell-binding performance with combinations of mime and juggling feats. A favorite of audience members of all ages, Vladimir’s Red Harlequin act features rings, balls and electric batons, and he’s even been known to teach the maestro a trick or two! He is a veteran of Circus Circus, Cirque Ingenieux, and various entertainment productions globally. Vladimir graduated from Russia’s prestigious State College of Circus and Theater Arts and won the gold medal at the Cirque de Demain International Festival in France. His performance with the symphony is pure entertainment.

 

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Morgan Jane is a bright, up-and-coming aerialist specializing in aerial silks, aerial hoop and duo aerial straps. Morgan began performing at the age of sixteen with the Historic Savannah Theatre in Savannah, Georgia. Her most recent touring performances include Cirque Dreams Holidaze in cooperation with Cirque du Soleil and V Star Entertainment, The Vampire Circus, private events at Hakkasan Nightclub (MGM Grand Hotel and Casino Las Vegas) and Jewel Nightclub (Aria Hotel and Casino Las Vegas). She currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, and performs as a featured aerial silks soloist at Fantasy inside the world-famous Luxor Hotel and Casino.

 

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Benjamin Lerman is a Las Vegas-based acrobat and aerialist who grew up in the small town of Prescott, Arizona, only a few short miles from Las Vegas. He had no exposure to the world of circus arts until the age of eighteen, when he immediately fell in love with the industry. Inspired by Cirque, Ben moved to Las Vegas with the aim of becoming a professional acrobat. In 2015, he completed three live rounds on America’s Got Talent, and shortly thereafter was offered a residency at the world famous Circus Circus in Las Vegas. He still lives in Las Vegas and performs for a number of shows domestically and around the world.

 

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Aleksandr Deev began training at the circus school in Moscow, Russia at the age of twelve and went on to study at the Moscow University of Circus and Variety Art. His skills quickly landed him roles in major movie productions and television commercials, along with performances in the Kremlin. His circus work extended to Ukraine and beyond while still a teenager, working with the Moscow Circus and other special projects. He toured the U.S with the Moscow State Circus and found many new opportunities, including Cirque Dreams’ shows at Busch Gardens and Six Flags. Aleks has starred in productions at Beau Rivage Casino, the South Seas Resort Captiva Island and Circus Fantasia, and Hawaii Circus. His multiple talents include spinning cube and electrifying performances on the German Wheel.

 

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Alexander Streltsov