CREDIT: Orlando Sentinel Matthew J. Palm Contact ReporterOrlando Sentinel Arts Writer
The new show will “draw its inspiration from Disney’s heritage of animation,” according to Monday’s announcement. “It will celebrate Disney’s legacy of storytelling in Cirque du Soleil’s signature way, with a tribute to the one-of a kind craftsmanship that makes Disney so extraordinary.” It is being created by Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group in collaboration with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
Cirque du Soleil combines circus arts such as juggling, high-wire acts and other specialty skills with colorful costumes and evocative music to create visual and aural spectaculars. Founded in Quebec in 1984, Cirque became an internationally known brand through constant touring shows. Orlando and Las Vegas are the only cities to host resident shows.
Previously, Cirque du Soleil had developed shows based around other giant influences on pop culture, such as The Beatles and Michael Jackson.