Press Release

Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ is celebrating 1,000 rounds of applauses for 1,000 nights

Mexico City, Thursday, November 30, 2017

Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ is the only resident show of Cirque du Soleil  outside the United States and the only one in the world that includes a dinner experience. Conceived and created by Cirque du Soleil , this extraordinary show inspired by Mexico will commemorate its 1,000th performance on November 30th.

Inspired entirely by Mexican culture, alluding to the unique connection between Canada — Cirque du Soleil ’s home country — and Mexico with the migration of the monarch butterflies, Cirque du Soleil  JOYÀ is an original multisensory experience that has captivated more than 540,000 people since its debut in 2014. Along with its 40 on-stage artists, and within the frame of its third anniversary, Cirque du Soleil  JOYÀ celebrates the great success of its first 1,000 performances.

What secrets do these Cirque du Soleil  JOYÀ performances hide?

  1. Each show serves 200 three-course dinners and 1,428 gourmet canapes.
  2. The champagne served is Mercier, produced by Moet & Chandon in France and imported to Mexico exclusively for the JOYÀ show.
  3. Each show consumes around 200 bottles of champagne.
  4. The show’s artists and technicians come from over 15 different countries, including Mexico.
  5. All the show’s music — including vocals — is performed live.
  6. Some of the artists are Olympic athletes.
  7. An artist can wear as much as seven different costumes in a single show.
  8. JOYÀ is the only Cirque du Soleil show that produces its own costumes on site.
  9. The show’s drummer, Abraham Buchanan, originally from Aguascalientes, has performed in every shows since the beginning.
  10. The artist Nobu Ando is the fastest double dutch skipper in the world.

Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ is a resident show at Vidanta’s Cirque du Soleil Theater in Riviera Maya that consists of diverse acts that allude to the history and culture of Mexico without reproducing clichés and stereotypes. From the migration of the monarch butterfly, passing through the asteroid that supposedly fell in the Yucatan peninsula 66 million years ago and caused the mass extinction of the dinosaurs, to Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, the Central Library of the UNAM, and Guillermo del Toro: Cirque du Soleil  JOYÀ continues to conquer the hearts of all its national and international attendees with performances from Tuesday to Saturday. Reservations are available at

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