Cirque du Soleil Teams Up With Disney for New Show
By R.J. Johnson - @rickerthewriter
August 25, 2019
Fans at the Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products panel at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California were ecstatic to learn about a brand-new collaboration between Walt Disney Imagineers and the minds behind the stunning Cirque du Soleil shows.
Disney officials announced a brand new show celebrating the magic of Disney animation on Sunday that will "combine Disney storytelling and heart with Cirque du Soleil's signature artistry."
Marie-Michelle Faber, the choreographer of the show, offered a tiny tidbit for the crowd since "we're the 7,000 of us."
Michelle said: "We came up with a story where the Disney Character are central to the life of a young girl and her father who was a Disney animator and he raised her with those characters. He finds a way to send her on a magical journey of self-discovery in the world of animation."
Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group previously said, “We are incredibly inspired by Disney’s immense creative universe. We are convinced that bringing Disney’s magic to life on stage will touch audiences and bring them back to their childhood."
Previews for the show are set to begin running on March 20, 2020. The world premiere is scheduled for April 17, 2020.