Michael Jackson Meets Cirque Du Soleil In Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Michael Jackson was a huge fan of Cirque Du Soleil, so it’s a natural fit to combine the late pop star’s music with the wild acrobatics of Cirque Du Soleil.

“Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour” makes a stop at the Target Center in Minneapolis Tuesday and Wednesday night. The production combines Jackson’s iconic music and choreography with Cirque’s unique performance.

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“It’s nothing like we’ve seen from Cirque Du Soleil before,” said Maxime Charbonneau, publicist for Cirque Du Soleil.  “It’s not your traditional acrobatic show.  There is a lot of choreography, a lot of dancing.”

Crews began setting up the set at Target Center at 5 a.m. Tuesday.  It takes about 11 hours to set up the show, according to Charbonneau. The production uses 35 semi-trucks, more than 220 full-time workers and more than 60 international dancers, musicians and acrobats.

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“If you’re a Michael Jackson fan, you’ll be thrilled by the production,” Charbonneau said.  “If you’re a Cirque Du Soleil fan, come with an open mind. You might just leave being a Michael Jackson fan.”

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