Cirque Du Soleil and Disney announce date on sale of tickets for Drawn To Life
Opening of a new Cirque du Soleil production November 18, 2021
Tickets on sale August 20!
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida, August 17, 2021 / PRNewswire / – After more than a year of waiting, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group and Disney Parks, Experiences and Products are delighted to announce that Attracted to life should open the November 18. The highly anticipated new family show at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, is a collaboration between Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering and will reside at Disney Springs. Tickets will go on sale at 7:00 a.m.ET on 20 August and can be purchased at cirquedusoleil.com/drawntolife.
“We are eager to unveil this long awaited beautiful creation to the public,” said Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Group. “We were minutes away from opening night in March 2020 when the performances were halted. The intermission is now over and we can’t wait for Circus and Disney fans to experience the joy of this love letter to the art of Walt disney animation.”
“With its combination of Disney animation and impressive performances, Attracted to life is a great addition to the Disney Springs entertainment lineup and perfect for all ages, ”said Jeff Vahle, president of Walt Disney World Resort. “I am delighted that a new generation of guests will experience this show as part of their Walt disney world holidays.”
Attracted by life, written and directed by Michel laprise with Fabrice Becker as Creative Director, is a live acrobatic journey telling the story of Julie, a determined young girl who discovers an unexpected gift left by her Disney animator father: an unfinished animation. As she delves into the inner world of surprising pencil-guided animation, Julie embarks on an inspiring quest filled with her childhood Disney memories. Developed in partnership with Michael jung, Executive Theatrical Development, Walt Disney Imagineering, the story is brought to life by 10 unique acrobatic acts alongside animations from beloved Disney films as well as an all-new animation created by Disney artists led by Eric Goldberg, best known for characters such as the Genie in the animated classic “Aladdin”.
“It has been an honor to have the opportunity to interpret the spectacular works of Disney’s animation catalog into a live performance and we could not be more proud of this production,” explained Diane quinn, head of creation Cirque du Soleil Group. “Together with Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, we have created a stunning show that will inspire audiences to dream and achieve the impossible.”
“Cirque’s world-class creation and production team worked closely with us, getting to know and understand all aspects of Disney,” said Nathalie Woodward, vice president of production, Disney Live Entertainment. “Our incredible collaboration on Attracted to life has created a show that celebrates Disney’s legacy in the art of animation in a unique and characteristic style that is pure Cirque du Soleil. “
“I think guests will be amazed at how the magic of Cirque du Soleil and the art of Walt Disney Animation Studios came together to bring classic and current characters like Baloo, Baymax and Cinderella to life in a way that no one ever imagined. “, said the host Eric Goldberg.
Attracted to life is 50e production created by Cirque du Soleil and the premiere of which coincides with the 50e birthday celebrations at Walt Disney World Resort. With an international distribution of 64 artists, Attracted to life will perform Tuesday through Saturday at Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort.
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For more information on show tickets, dates and prices, visit cirquedusoleil.com/drawntolife.
About Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group
Cirque du Soleil Group is a world leader in live entertainment. In addition to producing world-renowned circus arts shows, the Canadian organization brings its creative approach to a wide variety of forms of entertainment such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, theme parks and special events. Beyond its various creations, Cirque du Soleil Group aims to have a positive impact on people, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. For more information on Cirque du Soleil Group, please visit CDSentertainmentgroup.com.
About Disney Springs
Disney Springs is a one-of-a-kind retail, dining and entertainment district located in the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. With its eponymous springs, beautiful outdoor walks and lakeside setting, Disney Springs evokes the charm of Florida riverside towns at the turn of the 20th century. It is also home to a collection of over 150 stores and restaurants, including leading retail brands, specialty boutiques, and dining experiences created by celebrity and award-winning chefs. Situated in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Disney Springs is open daily.
About Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products bring the magic of The Walt Disney Company’s powerful brands and franchises, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, ESPN, 20th Century Fox, and National Geographic, into the daily lives of families and fans alike. around the world to create magical memories that last a lifetime.
When Walt disney opened Disneyland in Anaheim, California, on July 17, 1955, he created a unique destination built around storytelling and immersive experiences, ushering in a new era of family entertainment. Over 65 years later, Disney has grown into one of the world’s leading providers of family travel and leisure experiences, with iconic businesses including six resort destinations with 12 theme parks and 52 resorts in United States, Europe, and Asia; a premier cruise line with four ships and plans for three more; a luxurious family-friendly resort in Hawai’i; a popular vacation ownership program; and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products business includes the world’s leading licensing business; the world’s biggest children’s publishing brands; one of the world’s largest gaming licensors across all platforms; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.
These experiences are created by Disney Imagineers, the creative force behind the experiences found at Disney theme parks, resort hotels, cruise ships, and consumer products including books, games, and merchandise.
About Walt Disney Animation Studios
Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with revolutionary technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-led animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Situated in Burbank, WDAS continues to build on its rich heritage of innovation and creativity, from the first fully animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs of 1937, to its upcoming 60e animated feature film, Encanto. Some of the studio’s timeless creations include Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen, Big Hero 6 and Zootopia.
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