Cirque du Soleil, a leading entertainment company, and Grupo Vidanta, a leading developer of world-class resorts and tourism infrastructure in Mexico, announced today plans to introduce a new brand of cultural and culinary entertainment to Mexico and Latin America. Housed in a custom-designed theater currently under construction in Riviera Maya, the first-of-its-kind intimate dinner and spectacle will be Cirque du Soleil’s first resident show operating outside Las Vegas or Orlando.
“We believe the entertainment offerings for our region’s guests and visitors should rival any in the world,” said Grupo Vidanta founder Daniel Chávez Morán. “Through our partnership with Cirque du Soleil we will deliver an entertainment experience beyond what currently exists in Mexico or the world in the Vidanta Theater in Riviera Maya. This entirely new category of entertainment will be an experience one must see, hear and taste. We are extremely proud to bring this dream to life.”
“This is the marriage of two creators of unique entertainment and world-class experiences,” said Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil. “We were asked four years ago by Grupo Vidanta to imagine something different, something new, something unprecedented for this destination. We’re excited that our partnership will unveil a new intersection for us between performance and culinary creativity. The setting is the most intimate, custom-built theater of all the Cirque du Soleil resident theaters in the world.”
The Vidanta Theater in Riviera Maya is a 600-seat architectural marvel planned and built by Grupo Vidanta to house this new and unique Cirque du Soleil production. Grupo Vidanta’s chief architect, Arturo Hernandez, designed the theater to deliver a level of intimacy between audience and performance never before seen in a Cirque du Soleil show. World-class dining and champagne service will be integrated with the spectacle.
This unique partnership was imagined to build new tourism offerings in Mexico. The Première is scheduled for November 2014. For more information, visit cirquedusoleil.com/rivieramaya.
About Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil is primarily a creative content provider for a wide variety of unique projects. In addition to shows, the company, which has its International Headquarters in Montreal, extends its creative talent to other spheres of activity. While maintaining stringent standards of artistic quality and originality, Cirque du Soleil brings to innovative projects the same energy and spirit that characterize each of its shows. Cirque du Soleil is a Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. Since its beginnings in 1984, close to 150 million spectators in over 300 cities on six continents have been thrilled by Cirque du Soleil. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com. To find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, visit www.onedrop.org.
About Grupo Vidanta
Grupo Vidanta is a leading developer and operator of world-class luxury resorts, properties and tourism infrastructure in Mexico and Latin America. Founded in 1974 by Daniel Chávez Morán, Grupo Vidanta was conceived with a vision of creating extraordinary experiences and inspiring generations of happiness. Today, Grupo Vidanta employs more than 12,000 people and operates more than 30 resort properties in Mexico's most sought-after luxury beach destinations. Grupo Vidanta's resort and hotel brands include Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, The Grand Mayan, The Bliss, Mayan Palace, Ocean Breeze and Sea Garden, with more in development. Vidanta Golf is the largest golf course operator in Mexico and Grupo Vidanta’s real estate division has built and sold more than 2,000 vacation homes. The company developed Mexico's first privately built and owned airport, Mar de Cortés International Airport in Puerto Peñasco, and runs two foundations to improve the lives of Latin Americans. The Great Place to Work Institute has selected Grupo Vidanta to the "Best Companies to Work for in Mexico" list for the past six years. For more information about Grupo Vidanta, visit grupovidanta.com. For more information about the Vidanta Foundation, visit fundacionvidanta.org.
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Cirque du Soleil