Press Release

Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ celebrates its third anniversary in Mexico

Mexico City, Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The first Cirque du Soleil show residing outside the US and the only one in the world that includes a culinary experience–celebrated its third anniversary at Vidanta’s Cirque du Soleil Theater in Riviera Maya, affirming its success as one of the most innovative, attractive, and exciting multisensory shows in Mexico.

Having as its backdrop the impressive and award-winning Cirque du Soleil Theater, the beginning of the third anniversary was marked by an elegant red carpet in which renowned celebrities and personalities arrived in Gatsby-themed looks evoking the revolutionary fashion of the 1920s, with special guests including Barbara Islas, Roger Gonzalez, Karenka, Sandra Chahin, Memo Aponte and Grettell Valdez; along with some of the most important influencers of the moment, such as Andy Benavides, Chantal Torres and the international Rachel Pitzel; as well as Martin Genest and Richard Dagenais, the show’s creators, and Joel Bergeron, the quality director of 45 Degrees.

Attendees also enjoyed a private function of Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ, a spectacular party to celebrate three years of uniting the performing arts with gastronomy in a unique concept inspired entirely by Mexican culture. The show is a true multisensory experience that captures the audience’s attention from beginning to end with its magnificent interpretations, which may be admired thanks to the proximity to the audience, the exquisiteness of its dishes and the beauty of the surroundings.

During the celebration, Norma Preciado, Director of Lifestyle & Entertainment Marketing at Grupo Vidanta, commented: "We are very excited to celebrate Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ's third year of success. This world-class show continues to evolve and amaze all attendees and we are very proud that it is a must for all those who visit Riviera Maya. The extraordinary work of each of the people participating in this project has allowed us to make Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ an unparalleled spectacle, not only in this destination, but in the country."

To close on a high note, guests enjoyed a spectacular afterparty at the Nektar bar in Vidanta Riviera Maya, where all the attendees had the opportunity to hang out with the artists that make this show possible night after night.

With more than 987 performances and 540 thousand spectators, 40 artists on stage and 200 dishes per show, Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ celebrated its third anniversary of resounding success.

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About Cirque du Soleil

JOYÀ is Cirque du Soleil’s 36th production since 1984. 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 To find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, visit

About JOYÀ

JOYÀ, the first Cirque du Soleil resident show in Mexico, combines culinary and performing arts in an intimate theater setting to engage the audience’s five senses. Drawing on Mexico’s history and heritage, JOYÀ tells the story of an alchemist and his granddaughter embarking on a quest to uncover the secrets of life. It is a thrilling, whimsical show in which joy, courage and friendship conquer all! Live at Vidanta Riviera Maya. 

About Vidanta

As Grupo Vidanta’s luxury vacationing brand, Vidanta boasts an impressive portfolio of entertainment and destination resorts along the most coveted beaches in Mexico including Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Peñasco, Puerto Vallarta, and Mazatlán. At the Vidanta destinations, guests can stay in luxury resort hotels that include Grande Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, The Grand Mayan, The Bliss, Mayan Palace, and Sea Garden, with more under development. Innovative partnerships include collaborations with the creative visionaries at Cirque du Soleil to create JOYÀ – a permanent theatrical and culinary experience in Riviera Maya. Vidanta has also partnered with global hospitality company Hakkasan Group on an exclusive, long-term agreement to debut new nightlife, daylife and dining experiences. The first phase includes Omnia Dayclub, Herringbone, Casa Calavera and SHOREbar at Vidanta Los Cabos. For more information, visit