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Director Francis Ford Coppola (C) with 'Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil' characters at the Las Vegas premiere of "Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)
Director Francis Ford Coppola (C) with 'Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil' characters at the Las Vegas premiere of "Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)
Actress Jennette McCurdy (C) makes a cameo on stage during the Las Vegas premiere of "Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil" (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)
Actress Jennette McCurdy (C) makes a cameo on stage during the Las Vegas premiere of "Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil" (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)
 Actor Aaron Paul (R) with "Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil" character at the Las Vegas premiere of "Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil" (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)
Actor Aaron Paul (R) with "Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil" character at the Las Vegas premiere of "Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil" (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)
Actor Matt Lanter arrives at the Las Vegas premiere of "Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil" (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)
Actor Matt Lanter arrives at the Las Vegas premiere of "Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil" (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)
(L-R) Siegfried Fischbacher, actress Dot Jones and Roy Horn attend the reception for the Las Vegas premiere of "Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil" (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)
(L-R) Siegfried Fischbacher, actress Dot Jones and Roy Horn attend the reception for the Las Vegas premiere of "Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil" (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)
Cast members and "Zarkana By Cirque Du Soleil" creative team arrive at the Las Vegas premiere of "Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil" (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)
Cast members and "Zarkana By Cirque Du Soleil" creative team arrive at the Las Vegas premiere of "Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil" (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)
Writer/Director of "Zarkana By Cirque Du Soleil" Francois Girard(2nd L) & girlfriend, Cirque du Soleil President & CEO Daniel Lamarre(3rd L) and Emmanuelle Duperre(R) (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)
Writer/Director of "Zarkana By Cirque Du Soleil" Francois Girard(2nd L) & girlfriend, Cirque du Soleil President & CEO Daniel Lamarre(3rd L) and Emmanuelle Duperre(R) (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)

Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil® PREMIERES IN LAS VEGAS TONIGHT at ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter

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LAS VEGAS – November 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Earlier this evening Cirque du Soleil proudly celebrated the Las Vegas premiere of its newest resident show Zarkana at ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter. Zarkana, a visually stunning modern acrobatic spectacular, begins its residency at ARIA following hugely successful engagements at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Arena Madrid and Moscow’s Kremlin State Palace Theatre.

Celebrities joining the night’s red carpet event and after-party at HAZE Nightclub included Emmy award-winning actor Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), director Francis Ford Coppola, actor Matt Lanter (90210), actress Dot Jones (Glee), actor Harry Shum Jr (Glee), actor Edi Gathegi (X-Men: First Class), Dj ASHBA (Recording Artist), Mark Foster (Recording Artist), magician/illusionist Criss Angel, actor Omar Benson Miller (CSI:Miami), comedian Carrot Top, entertainers Siegfried & Roy the Zarkana creative team including François Girard (Writer & Director) and Cirque du Soleil’s President and CEO Daniel Lamarre.

Set in a world where physical ability meets the extraordinary, Zarkana, which TIME magazine proclaimed “the show of the summer” in New York City and The New York Times called “aah-inspiring,” was seen by more than 1.5 million people during its triumphant 2011-2012 international run.

The show follows Zark, the ringmaster of an extraordinary circus coming back to life, as he guides us in an abandoned theatre populated by a motley collection of off-the-wall characters and incomparable acrobats. Zarkana is a visual vortex set in a twisted acrobatic fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to a true celebration.

Zarkana is written and directed by François Girard, one of Quebec’s most highly regarded creators who is equally at ease in cinema (Silk, The Red Violin), opera, visual arts and theatre and has earned an enviable international reputation over the years. A keen music lover, he is particularly known for the hybrid worlds he creates in which music plays a predominant role. His works are recognized for their great musicality, both in terms of sound and image.

The Creative Team
Along with François Girard, the creative team consists of the following distinctive talents:

Guy Laliberté Creative Guide
Gilles Ste-Croix Creative Guide
François Girard Writer and Director
Line Tremblay Director of Creation
Stéphane Roy Set and Props Designer
Alan Hranitelj Costume Designer
Nick Littlemore Composer and Musical Director
Debra Brown Choreographer
Jean-Jacques Pillet Choreographer
Alain Lortie Lighting Designer
Raymond St-Jean Image Content Designer
Steven Dubuc Sound Designer
Florence Pot Acrobatic Performance Designer
Danny Zen Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer
Eleni Uranis Makeup Designer

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Kate Whiteley
Kirvin Doak Communications
Phone: 702.737.3100
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Ann Paladie
Cirque du Soleil
Phone: 702 590 9103
ann.paladie@cirquedusoleil.com

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