Press Release

Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ kicks off its fifth season with a daring new act

Mexico City, Friday, September 14, 2018


Cirque du Soleil’s first and only dinner show experience, created exclusively for Vidanta Riviera Maya, is set to launch its 5th season on September 18.

The first Cirque du Soleil resident show in Mexico and the only one in the world to include a culinary experience, JOYÀ has achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success, captivating more than 700,000 spectators since its premiere in 2014. Vidanta Riviera Maya will celebrate the start of the fifth season of Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ on September 18 in the award-winning Cirque du Soleil Theater. In honor of the milestone, JOYÀ will introduce a one-of-a-kind flying trapeze act.

This trapeze act will come to life this season as a new and exclusive number to Vidanta Riviera Maya. It will be performed by artist Darya Vintilova, a Cirque du Soleil veteran who holds notable awards around the world. The act adds a thrilling, state-of-the-art element to the show by incorporating versatile automated structures into the design of the rigging, allowing the artist to swiftly move in multiple directions.

Always looking to offer new experiences for returning guests, Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ regularly refreshes specific elements of the show including costumes and music, in addition to other one-of-a-kind surprises.

“As JOYÀ evolves and grows, so do we. We continue to challenge ourselves to create the best in live entertainment. For the fifth season of JOYÀ, we are thrilled to offer a unique trapeze act that once again pushes the creative and technological boundaries, leveraging the purpose-built venue and our highly skilled technicians to produce a trapeze act that will explore both the horizontal and vertical spaces,” said Joël Bergeron – Director, Artistic Quality at Cirque du Soleil’s Events and Special Projects Division.

Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ has positioned itself as one of the top must-see attractions in Mexico, whose unique multisensory experience hosts up to 650 spectators per show.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ at Vidanta Riviera Maya or to make reservations, please visitÀ or call 01 800 247 7837 in Mexico or 1 844 247 7837 in the United States and Canada.

About Cirque du Soleil 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 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 190 million spectators in over 450 cities on six continents have been thrilled by Cirque du Soleil. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit

About Grupo Vidanta

Founded in 1974 by the tourism industry’s leading visionary, Daniel Chávez Morán, Grupo Vidanta is Mexico and Latin America’s preeminent full-service tourism developer, specializing in vacation destinations, luxury hotel brands, golf courses, real estate, tourism infrastructure and entertainment. The company’s visionary approach to the development of luxury beach destinations brings vacation dreams to life via luxury entertainment and destination resorts on the coastlines of Mexico’s most sought-after locations—Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Peñasco, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán—with seven distinct brands including Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, The Grand Mayan, The Bliss, Mayan Palace, Sea Garden and Ocean Breeze, with more in development.

From AAA Five Diamond award-winning hotels to an internationally recognized collection of golf courses, Grupo Vidanta continually pioneers innovative partnerships. Included in these groundbreaking collaborations are working with Cirque du Soleil to create JOYÀ, a first-of-its kind permanent theatrical and culinary experience in Riviera Maya; an exclusive long-term agreement with global hospitality company Hakkasan Group to debut new nightlife, day life and dining experiences starting with Omnia Dayclub, Herringbone, Casa Calavera and SHOREbar at Vidanta Los Cabos; and an ongoing relationship with Nicklaus Designs and Greg Norman Golf Course Design to develop spectacular pro golf courses within the different Vidanta destinations.

Grupo Vidanta’s real estate division has built and sold more than 2,000 luxury vacation homes and is responsible for developing Mexico’s first privately built and owned airport, Mar de Cortés International Airport, in Puerto Peñasco.

Frequently named among the “Best Companies to Work for in Mexico” and currently ranked between the top ten in the Great Place to Work® list for 2018, the organization maintains a strong commitment to its 17,000 employees, and surrounding communities, through its progressive mission dedicated to environmental and social efforts, including EarthCheck certifications and its long-established non-profit foundations, the Vidanta Foundation and the Delia Morán Vidanta Foundation. For more information, visit


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