- Jul 25, 2011
Wow. Can you believe it? Today is D-Day.
I'm just going to jump around with my thoughts here. lol
The music was fantastic. Some snippets of MJ songs interwoven with MJ speaking. I loved that. And then for full routines, they would use entire songs.
Although our view of the screens was partially obscured, there was footage that I had never seen before of MJ from This Is It.
The show features mind blowing pyrotechnics, and the use of light, especially in costumes, was unbelievable. There was at one point, a huge pair of MJ shoes and socks, and dancers came out of them. Lots of MJ dressed dancers, with lights all over there costumes, so they looked like light MJs.
Man in the Mirror
Remember the Time
Blame it on the Boogie
Rock with You
Don't stop till you get enough
Shake your Body
And many more, covering MJ's whole life.
The only major song we didn't get that I can think of was Heal The World
I feel they did a great job presenting MJ's message.
One thing I found strange was the shape of the stage, and the centre tree. They both looked to me like a character.. I won't say who, as you probably won't know who I'm talking about. But it was ccol, because MJs were dancing all over them! lol
Time for me to start avoiding this thread. I wanna try to keep everything a surprise until it comes to the uk.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
A tribute to Michael Jackson at the Bell Centre
Published October 1, 2011 at 22:05
Photo credit: Agence QMI
A tribute to Michael Jackson at the Bell Centre on the eve of the premiere of Cirque du Soleil.
Led by Travis Payne, one of the leading choreographers of the show Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour , 300 employees of Cirque du Soleil made ??a tribute to the King of Pop on Saturday during a flash mob (flashmob), before the Centre Bell.
More than 500 spectators braved the rain to watch the choreography of a few minutes, also a creation of Mr. Payne.
All employees were voluntary participants.
"Michael Jackson was so fond of dancing, so that's what we decided to do," says Line Gingras, director of activities and events, Cirque.
The Cirque du Soleil will be officially launched this Sunday night at the Bell Centre.
Can anyone inform when the livestream starts. How many hours until the show?
It won't happen n 2011- mid 2012, right? Geez, patience is something dear God haven't blessed me with
I missed part of this thread, do we know when they'll come with the show to Europe? And is there any chance they'll release the show on DVD or Bluray? Thanks!
Merci beaucoup Carine, c'est gentil.Carinemjj;3499783 said:WOW So glad you got to see the show tonight, I was at the Quebec final rehearsal and I was at Travisù,s flashmob tonight, it was incredible!
Very happy you've been able to experience it already!
I think there may have been parts of that song, but not the whole song. They did play most of Another Part of Me though.Hess;3499967 said:Sounds great !!!
Was Who Is It played?
I can't wait to see more TII footage. - I still hope they release a TII fan edition with a hell lot of extra material!
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Michael Jackson's mother and his three children will be immersed in the pop icon's music, dance and imagery as they attend the premiere of Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour" in Montreal, Canada, Sunday.
Katherine Jackson, who sat through four days of disturbing testimony in the trial of the doctor charged in her son's death, agreed with the Michael Jackson estate and Cirque du Soleil just this past week to attend the opening performance this weekend, according to a source close to the Jackson family.
The agreement is a sign Katherine Jackson and the men who now control her son's estate as executors have reached an understanding that should ease the tensions that erupted in probate court soon after Michael Jackson's death in 2009, the source said.
Jackson's mother waged a legal challenge against lawyer John Branca and music executive John McClain, who were named as executors in her son's will, but dropped it several months later. Relations between the Jackson family and the estate have been tense from that beginning.
How Jackson family is coping The trip, which includes Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson, will not end until October 9 when they return to Los Angeles following the Michael Forever Tribute show in Cardiff, Wales, next Saturday, the source said.
With several of Michael Jackson's brothers and sisters also traveling to the Wales concert, most of the Jackson family's eight seats in Dr. Conrad Murray's trial will likely go empty until next week.
Jackson's children never saw their father perform live on stage, but the Cirque du Soleil show promises for two hours to "capture the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations."
The road tour will reach at least 47 cities in the United States and Canada over the next year.
The circus company, legendary for its creative and acrobatic performances, first talked to Jackson seven years ago about the possibility of a Jackson-themed show, Cirque's president said when the agreement with his estate was announced in April 2010. The estate and Cirque du Soleil are equal partners.
The MGM Mirage has signed on to host the Las Vegas, Nevada, residency starting in 2012. The hotel also will open a nightclub based on the Jackson show, the hotel said.