This Montreal-based entertainment company that describes itself as the largest theatre producer in the world announced this week that it is making Gran Canaria its European headquarters for future Cirque de Soleil productions.
The parent company issued a press release to explain that Cirque du Soleil would be based in the south of Gran Canaria as a result of a new association between the company and Expo Meloneras, which has been planned for over a year, and supported by the Municipality of San Bartolome de Tirajana, the Government of Gran Canaria and the Government of the Canary Islands.
Finn Taylor, Senior Vice President of Cirque du Soleil circus shows said “Meloneras in Gran Canaria is a first class tourist destination, and for our company is the perfect location for our shows due to its good climate, connectivity and excellent hotels.”
This amazing circus project will first arrive at Meloneras in 2019, although the plans for next year’s tours, the details of the shows that will premiere in Gran Canaria and the dates of productions are not yet confirmed, but should be announced in the coming months.
Zoilo Aleman, Director of Expo Meloneras this week described this new association with Cirque de Soleil as a ‘dream come true’ after many long discussions and fact-finding visits, and now looks forward to very exciting times as Gran Canaria becomes the European headquarters for this world-class circus entertainment, but without animals.
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