BroadwayHD, the online streaming site where audiences can watch theatrical pieces including Broadway plays and musicals, has just acquired some exciting new titles to its catalog of offerings. Subscribers can look forward to several Cirque du Soleil titles becoming available on the site, including eight mesmerizing productions and two documentaries chronicling the live entertainment company.
“Cirque du Soleil has completely reinvented the live entertainment experience and we are absolutely thrilled to be able to showcase some of their amazing productions for a new audience,” said BroadwayHD co-founders, Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley. “We think that the addition of Cirque du Soleil to our library is essential to reinforcing our position as the #1 destination for those looking to enjoy the very best in live theater.”
Here is a list of the Cirque du Soleil offerings that will become available on BroadwayHD starting June 7, 2018:
Cirque du Soleil Presents Alegría
Cirque du Soleil presents one of its most iconic specials: Alegría. Alegría is a Spanish word that means happiness, joy, and jubilation. An introspection of the struggle for power and the invigorating energy of youth, Alegría relates the tale of power versus weakness — the jester who has lost his king — and age against youth.
Cirque du Soleil Presents Dralion
Cirque du Soleil Presents Dralion is a dazzling, dynamic show which fuses the ancient Chinese circus tradition with the avant-garde approach of Cirque du Soleil. Suspended in time between the past and the future, it is a celebration of life and the four elements that maintain the natural order: air, water, fire, and earth.
Cirque du Soleil Presents Kooza
Kooza tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world. But this serious quest is told with the trademark Cirque du Soleil humor, energy, and visual aplomb. It signals a return to the company’s origins as it confidently combines two circus traditions – acrobatic performance and the art of clowning.
Cirque du Soleil Presents Nouvelle Expérience
Nouvelle Expérience is a colorful, emotional fantasy — a carnival odyssey mixing the traditions of the circus and the theatre which delights, surprises and enthralls audiences. The extraordinary performances and magical transformations in Nouvelle Expérience take viewers through a series of different tableaux representing elements of the human condition.
Cirque du Soleil Presents Saltimbanco
Breathtaking performances captured in an adventure where anything can happen — that’s Saltimbanco, a glorious celebration of life! The show illustrates a new proposal for urban life, a kaleidoscope overflowing with optimism and happiness.
Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna
Cirque du Soleil presents the show Amaluna, a captivating one-hour TV special. Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon.
Cirque du Soleil: Delirium
The one-of-a-kind multimedia spectacle is brought to screen in Delirium. With Cirque du Soleil music and lyrics remixed for this show creating a hyper-energizing urban tribal beat that explodes with electronic sounds, percussions, and world rhythms, Delirium is an incredible experience which cannot be missed and will not be forgotten.
Cirque du Soleil: Toruk – The First Flight
Toruk – The First Flight is a live immersive multimedia spectacle that brings to the stage the breathtaking world of James Cameron’s Avatar like you have never seen it before. Through a riveting fusion of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score, Cirque du Soleil applies its unique signature style to James Cameron’s imaginary world and “makes the bond” between two kindred artistic visions that capture the imagination.
Cirque du Soleil: A Thrilling Ride Through Kooza
Cirque du Soleil presents A Thrilling Ride Through Kooza, a captivating documentary that looks at the creative process of Kooza, the critically acclaimed touring show from Cirque du Soleil. Embark on a journey that starts at the humble beginnings of some of Cirque’s creative pioneers as they share their personal voyage – and a few revealing anecdotes – that highlight the multiple stages of the creation of a live show.
Cirque du Soleil: Toruk Takes Flight (2015)
Cirque du Soleil presents a documentary about the creation of the Cirque show, Toruk – The First Flight, inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar. Toruk Takes Flight is directed by award-winning Montrealfilmmakerr Adrian Wills.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals and maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.