Attention, gymnasts competing at Winter Cup: If you’ve ever wanted to join the coolest circus ever, you could not have chosen a better thing to go into than gymnastics.
Cirque “talent advisors” will be at the men’s Winter Cup Challenge this weekend in Las Vegas, Nev., and if you’re a competitor or have an interest in auditioning for Cirque, they would love to talk to you.
Here’s Cirque du Soleil’s official press release regarding their presence in Vegas:
Cirque du Soleil will be on hand at the 2011 Blackjack Men’s Championship & Winter Cup Challenge in Las Vegas so the Casting team can introduce themselves to the coaches and athletes taking part in this great event.
51% of our artists come from sports disciplines such as artistic, rhythmic and acrobatic gymnastics, as well as trampoline, tumbling, diving and synchronized swimming, and urban acrobatic disciplines. Since athletes are such an important part of our casts, our talent scouts are keeping a close eye on what is happing on the sport scene worldwide to follow the evolution of the disciplines and see the amazing achievements of high level sportswomen and men.
Acrobatic advisor Lisa Jones will be present at the competition in Nevada and available to talk with coaches and athletes about the various on-stage career opportunities at Cirque du Soleil is offering to athletes after their competitive career. This is your chance to learn first-hand about what we’re looking for. If you would like to schedule a meeting with Lisa when in Las Vegas, please contact her now at [email protected].
…For athletes who would like to experience a Cirque du Soleil audition, the Casting team invites you to its open auditions in Orlando to be held in May 2011. While in Florida, the Casting team will be specifically seeking athletes: ACROBATIC, ARTISTIC & RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS – DIVING – TRAMPOLINE – TUMBLING – OTHER SPORTS. Please visit the Cirque du Soleil jobs website for more information.
Now, about that discount…
For those attending Winter Cup, Cirque du Soleil is pleased to provide a special discount ticket offer to attendees of these Las Vegas shows:
- Mystère — Feb. 5 & 7, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. (35% off)
- Zumanity — Feb. 4-7, 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. (35% off)
- KÀ — Feb. 3-5, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. (35% off)
- Criss Angel Believe — Feb. 3-5, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. (35% off)
- Viva Elvis — Feb. 3-5, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. (25% off)
To secure your tickets, please call 800-947-1076 and mention “Delegate Offer”. Seating is based on best available, and no holds will be accepted. Tickets need to be purchased prior to 24 hours in advance to receive confirmation.
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