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This article is about the 1994 show production. For the 2019 reinterpretation, see Alegría: In A New Light. For the 1999 film based on the Alegría production, see Alegría: The Film.

Alegría was a touring Cirque du Soleil production created in 1994 by director Franco Dragone and director of creation Gilles Ste-Croix. Since 1994, Alegría has toured in over 5000 shows in 250 cities with over 14 million spectators.[1] Alegría premiered on April 21, 1994, in Montreal, QC.

On April 25, 2018, Cirque du Soleil announced that a touring reinterpretation of Alegria would launch on April 18, 2019, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Alegría.[2][3]

Alegría comes from the word "allegria" meaning "cheer up or joy" in Italian[4] and in Spanish.[5]

Production[]

Alegría was created out of the creative process of working on Mystère. According to Franco Dragone, the adaption of the technical demands for a Grand Chapiteau show to the Mystère theater caused many problems. Out of these frustrations, Dragone spoke to Guy Laliberté, co-founder and CEO of Cirque du Soleil, at a restaurant stating that the next show will be inspired by the pain and frustration of working on Mystère.[6]

"'Alegría! Alegría! Alegría!'...Where I come from, it's what you say when you're in pain," Dragone stated, "It means life goes on!"[6]

Set designer Michel Crête stated that the Alegría's themes, oppression, the weight of the powerless, and the abuse of power come from the deeply unsettling real-life event of the murder of James Bulger that happened during the creative process of Alegría.[6]

Crête stated, "We couldn't get over it...I remember thinking 'How can a human being pretend the right to exercise such power over another human being'? What really struck me was that it was children acting in such an evil way. For me, Alegría about the abuse of power."[6]

Set & Technical Information[]

AlegriaStage.jpg

The set for Alegría has a giant dome set on top of giant stylistic columns and balustrades. The dome shape represents many powerful institutions, such as churches and government buildings.[7] Gothic arches were used in the set design to symbolize the theme of oppressive power in Alegría.[6]

The spiral ramps on the side of the stage leading downward represent the unknown. The stage floor is decorated with different colors with a symbol of a salamander that lives on all four elements. The lighting of the show creates an autumn-like nostalgic atmosphere and is to reflect that of a 17th-century ballroom.[7]

Set designer Michel Crête was influenced by the weight of power. While the previous Cirque du Soleil production Saltimbanco's stage was about bringing in light, Alegría's stage was about dark. "Alegría is the opposite of Saltimbanco, " stated Crête "Saltimbanco was about lightness, this was about heaviness."[6]

Costume Design[]

Alegría's costumes have two very distinct looks and feel to represent the two generations: The Old Order and The New Order. The Old Order has richly-colored fabrics that are hand-detailed with lace, feathers and sequins. They are inspired by the Versailles aristocracy and European wears.[7] The New Order have richly-colored fabrics, but with less overall decorations. The materials used for The New Order are much lighter to represent the youth of the order. Alegría has over 400 costume pieces which are made at the Cirque du Soleil International Headquarters from over 300 artisan employees. For the touring artisan team, the wardrobe department includes 4 permanent touring staff and 2 or 3 local wardrobe employees in each city. [7]

  • Lycra is one of the most-used fabrics for the costumes because it is flexible and comfortable for the artists and is easy to care for.[7]
  • It takes approximately 200 hours to create one Old Bird costume.[7]
  • Each of the singers’ costumes includes more than 200 hand-sewn jewels.[7]

Characters[]

  • Fleur: Fleur, our guide through the world of Alegría, is unreliable, unearthly, and unpredictable. Carrying his lighted staff, he parades around humoring the Old Birds who hover around him. He can appear fun loving, but the hunch-backed Fleur is jealous, petty, and angry. He is rotten to the core, yet elegantly dressed in a red velvet coachman's jacket, black brimmed hat and jeweled vest that barely covers his protruding belly. [8]
  • The Nostalgic Old Birds: The Nostalgic Old Birds believe the idea that they are still young and beautiful and the future is still theirs. They admire their reflections in mirror-less frames but they are only empty shells, shadows of their former selves. They are the old aristocracy, still convinced of their power and beauty; but they are twisted, deformed and ugly. They wear fanciful hats and hide behind their flamboyant costumes covered with lace, jewels, and embroidery. [8]
  • Tamir and Little Tamir: Always available and ever helpful, Tamir is like a magical fairy who appears when he is needed, only to suddenly disappear when he has fulfilled his mission. Dressed in a distinctive gold coat, quilted white trousers and a bowler hat, his wide grin and sparkling eyes are windows into his generous soul. [8]
  • The Nymphs: The Nymphs are youthful and ethereal. Their exuberance is infectious and their enchanting dance can melt the hardest of hearts. These gentle creatures exude sensuality and beauty as they glide across the stage. [8]
  • The White Singer: The White Singer is the storyteller who echoes in song everything she sees around her. She sings of melancholy and despair, of joy and happiness. Her luminous white gown is exquisite and she moves like a delicate porcelain doll in a jewelry box. [8]
  • The Black Singer: The Black Singer is the White Singer's alter ego. While she too expresses in song the atmosphere of Alegría, there is wickedness about her. In her elegant black dress, which mirrors that of the White Singer, she hides many secrets in her dark heart. [8]
  • The Clowns: The clowns are witnesses to the passing of centuries, the social commentators of Alegría. The clowns reflect the eternal spirit of mankind. They are grounded and realistic, telling little stories of everyday life – where everyone is a hero, where anyone can fall in love and suffer a broken heart. The clowns are visionaries – philosophers of absurdity. Endearing, comical and child-like, they turn the world into a circus. [9]

Acts[]

Final Acts:

  • Synchronized Trapeze: Youthful and free, the acrobatic duo performs spins and breathtaking maneuvers in perfect sync. On the trapeze, these two artists become one; together they defy gravity and create a remarkable harmony. [10]
  • Power Track (Fast Track): An ethereal group of performers soar in the air executing lively gymnastic and tumbling displays in unison and in counterpoint, reaching astounding heights and speeds on an elongated overlapping trampoline that magically appears from within the stage. [11]
  • Hand Balancing: Romantic and elegant, this act requires great strength and flexibility. Displaying impressive control, the artist balances on canes of various heights, slowly executing a series of astounding figures. The tallest cane is 1.9 meters high. [12]
  • Fire Knife Dance: Tribal and magical - this authentic ritual dance is performed with the pulsing rhythm of Congo drums by artists weaving their baton-like fire knives around their entire body, from the feet to the palms to the mouth, in a seductively dangerous dance. [13]
  • Manipulation (Hoops): This performer combines rhythmic gymnastics, flexible contortion, deft juggling and graceful ballet into one act. Using silver hoops and beautiful silk ribbons, she dances and leaps across the stage as the music plays on. [14]
  • Flying Man: This virtuoso defies gravity and explanation in his powerful and graceful performance. Combining the elasticity of the bungee with the power of the gymnastic rings, the artist soars through the air while performing acrobatic feats. His awe-inspiring performance is a combination of incredible skill, agility and strength. [15]
  • Russian Bars: Amazing acrobatic flyers are thrust into the air from a single, double or triple bar that is perched on the shoulders of powerful catchers. The sure-footed flyers perform multiple synchronized somersaults and mid-air twists at an unbelievable pace. Each flexible bar measures two to six inches in width. [16]
  • Contortion: Those young but veteran performers bring the refined Mongolian art of contortion to life. While perched on a rotating table, they execute both impressive and imaginative feats of flexibility and balance. The fluid movements are masterful, as they manipulates into extraordinary sculpted forms. [17]
  • Aerial High Bars: Three high bars set more than 40 feet above the stage form the aerial playground for daring acrobats to fly to and from the arms of mighty catchers, suspended by their knees on a cradle swing. The astounding act culminates in an impressive plunge into the net. [18]
  • Clown Acts: The three clowns poignantly portray the issues of love and love-lost (The Storm), friendship and folly (Birds on a Wire, The Shadow) and the environment (The Big Mess). Their presence is felt throughout the production as their humor heightens, lightens, links or disrupts the artistic flow of the tale. [19]

Retired Acts:

  • Strong Man: Reminiscent of the Strong Man acts of traditional circus culture, Alegria's gentle giant bends bars of steel, juggles 34 kilo weights and even lifts 340 kilos with his bare teeth. In spite of his obvious strength, two less timorous birds fly onto his "perch" and playfully challenge his fortitude. [19]
  • Aerial Cube: Mind over matter, light over darkness, the cube man in a seemingly effortless manner dominates his instrument. Shunning open shows of strength in favor of the more subtle artistry evoked by sensual masculine movement, the performer manipulates the cube while suspended in the air or, in a stunning flurry of light, on the ground. Strong yet tender, natural and surreal the cube man evokes a higher authority in search of life's force. [19]

Touring Schedules[]

The following color boxes indicate the region of each performance:
  EU  Europe   NA  North America   SA  South and Central America   AP  Asia/Pacific   OC  Oceania   AF  Africa

Arena Tour (1998 - 1999, 2000 - 2013 Schedule)

1998 Schedule
  EU  Royal Albert Hall, London, UK - From January 7 to February 8, 1998

1999 -2000 Schedules
  EU  Royal Albert Hall, London, UK - From January 5 to February 7, 1999
  NA  Beau Rivage, Biloxi, MS - From May 20, 1999 to October 2, 2000

2009 Schedule
  NA  Halifax, NS - From May 27 to June 7, 2009
  NA  St. John, NB - From June 10 to June 14, 2009
  NA  St. John's, NL - From June 19 to June 28, 2009
  NA  Providence, RI - From July 2 to July 5, 2009
  NA  Manchester, NH - From July 8 to July 12, 2009
  NA  Newark, NJ - From July 15 to July 19, 2009
  NA  Wilkes-Barre, PA - From July 22 to July 26, 2009
  NA  Hamilton, ON - From July 29 to August 2, 2009
  NA  Bridgeport, CT - From August 20 to August 23, 2009
  NA  Boston, MA - From August 26 to August 30, 2009
  NA  Albany, NY - From September 2 to September 6, 2009
  NA  Syracuse, NY - From September 9 to September 13, 2009
  NA  Amherst, MA - From September 16 to September 20, 2009
  NA  Rochester, NY - From September 23 to September 27, 2009
  NA  State College, PA - From September 30 to October 4, 2009
  NA  Pittsburgh, PA - From October 7 to October 11, 2009
  NA  Philadelphia, PA - From October 14 to October 18, 2009
  NA  Reading, PA - From October 21 to October 25, 2009
  NA  London, ON - From November 12 to November 15, 2009
  NA  Greenville, SC - From November 18 to November 22, 2009
  NA  Augusta, GA - From November 25 to November 29, 2009
  NA  Hampton, VA - From December 2 to December 6, 2009
  NA  Worcester, MA - From December 9 to December 13, 2009
  NA  Montréal, QC - From December 18 to December 30, 2009

2010 Schedule
  NA  Québec, QC - From January 5 to January 10, 2010
  NA  Chicoutimi, QC - From January 13 to January 13, 2010
  NA  Detroit, MI - From February 4 to February 7, 2010
  NA  Indianapolis, IN - From February 11 to February 14, 2010
  NA  Austin, TX - From February 17 to February 21, 2010
  NA  Frisco, TX - From February 24 to February 28, 2010
  NA  Hoffman Estates, IL - From March 3 to March 7, 2010
  NA  Cedar Rapids, IA - From March 10 to March 14, 2010
  NA  Champaign, IL - From March 17 to March 21, 2010
  NA  Omaha, NE - From March 24 to March 28, 2010
  NA  East Lansing, MI - From March 31 to April 4, 2010
  NA  Cleveland, OH - From April 7 to April 11, 2010
  NA  Highland Heights, KY - From September 9 to September 13, 2010
  NA  St Louis, MO - From May 5 to May 9, 2010
  NA  Kansas City, MO - From May 12 to May 16, 2010
  NA  Salt Lake City, UT - From May 19 to May 23, 2010
  NA  Fresno, CA - From May 26 to May 30, 2010
  NA  Sacramento, CA - From June 2 to June 6, 2010
  NA  Rio Rancho, NM - From June 9 to June 13, 2010
  NA  Cypress, TX - From June 16 to June 20, 2010
  NA  Minneapolis, MN - From June 23 to June 27, 2010
  NA  Toronto, ON - From June 30 to July 4, 2010
  NA  Winnipeg, MB - From July 22 to July 25, 2010
  NA  Regina, SK - From July 27 to August 1, 2010
  NA  Saskatoon, SK - From August 4 to August 8, 2010
  NA  Edmonton, AB - From August 11 to August 22, 2010
  NA  Kelowna, BC - From August 25 to August 29, 2010
  NA  Kamloops, BC - From September 1 to September 5, 2010
  NA  Victoria, BC - From September 8 to September 12 2010
  NA  Tacoma, WA - From September 15 to September 19 2010
  NA  Spokane, WA - From September 22 to September 26, 2010
  NA  Honolulu, HI - From October 15 to October 31, 2010
  NA  Boise, ID - From November 4 to November 7, 2010
  NA  Houston, TX - From November 10 to November 14, 2010
  NA  Phoenix, AZ - From November 17 to November 21, 2010
  NA  Tucson, AZ - From November 24, 2010 to November 28, 2010
  NA  El Paso, TX - From December 1, 2010 to December 5, 2010
  NA  Oklahoma City, OK - From December 22, 2010 to December 26, 2010
  NA  Wichita, KS - From December 29, 2010 to January 2, 2011

2011 schedule
  NA  Baton Rouge, LA - From January 5 to January 9, 2011
  NA  Colorado Springs, CO - From January 12 to January 16, 2011
  NA  Broomfield, CO - From January 19 to January 23, 2011
  NA  Loveland, CO - From January 23 to January 30, 2011
  NA  Laredo, TX - From February 2 to February 6, 2011
  NA  Hidalgo, TX - From February 9 to February 13, 2011
  NA  Corpus Christi, TX - From February 16 to February 20, 2011
  NA  Tulsa, OK - From February 23 to February 27, 2011
  NA  North Charleston, SC - From March 17 to March 20, 2011
  NA  Knoxville, TN - From March 23 to March 27, 2011
  NA  Charlottesville, VA - From March 30 to April 3, 2011
  NA  Atlantic City, NJ - From April 7 to April 10, 2011
  NA  Greensboro, NC - From April 13 to April 17, 2011
  NA  Biloxi, MS - From April 20 to April 24, 2011
  NA  Southaven, MS - From April 27 to May 1, 2011
  NA  Roanoke, VA - From May 4 to May 8, 2011
  NA  Columbia, SC - From May 11 to May 15, 2011
  NA  Toledo, OH - From May 18 to May 22, 2011
  NA  Louisville, KY - From June 9 to June 12, 2011
  NA  Nashville, TN - From June 15 to June 19, 2011
  NA  Tampa, FL - From June 22 to June 26, 2011
  NA  Jacksonville, FL - From June 29 to July 3, 2011
  NA  Raleigh, NC - From July 6 to July 10, 2011
  NA  Florence, SC - From July 13 to July 17, 2011
  NA  Sunrise, FL - From July 20 to July 31, 2011
  NA  Charlotte, NC - From August 3 to August 7, 2011
  NA  Estero, FL - From August 10 to August 14, 2011
  EU  Oberhausen, DE - From September 7 to September 11, 2011
  EU  Leipzig, DE - From September 14 to September 18, 2011
  EU  Stuttgart, DE - From September 21 to September 25, 2011
  EU  Munich, DE - From September 28 to October 2, 2011
  EU  Salzburg, AT - From October 5 to October 9, 2011
  EU  Berlin, DE - From October 12 to October 16, 2011
  EU  Bremen, DE - From October 19 to October 23, 2011
  EU  Cologne, DE - From October 26 to October 30, 2011
  EU  Frankfurt, DE - From November 2 to November 6, 2011
  EU  Mannheim, DE - From November 9 to November 13, 2011
  EU  Málaga, ES - From December 1 to December 4, 2011
  EU  Santiago, ES - From December 7 to December 11, 2011
  EU  Zaragoza, ES - From December 14 to December 18, 2011
  EU  Lisbon, PT - From December 21, 2011 to January 8, 2012

2012 schedule
  EU  Granada, ES - From January 11 to Janurary 15, 2012
  EU  Bilbao, ES - From January 18 to January 22, 2012
  EU  Toulouse, FR - From January 25 to January 29, 2012
  EU  Nantes, FR - From February 1 to February 5, 2012
  EU  Lyon, FR - From February 23 to February 26, 2012
  EU  Toulon, FR - From February 29 to March 4, 2012
  EU  Nice, FR - From March 7 to March 11, 2012
  EU  Montpellier, FR - From March 14 to March 18, 2012
  EU  Strasbourg, FR - From March 21 to March 25, 2012
  EU  Brussels, BE - From March 28 to April 1, 2012
  EU  Manchester, UK - From April 4 to April 7, 2012
  EU  Glasgow, UK - From April 11 to April 15, 2012
  EU  Birmingham, UK - From April 18 to April 22, 2012
  EU  Dublin, IE - From April 25 to April 29, 2012
  EU  Budapest, HU - From May 17 to May 20, 2012
  EU  Prague, CZ - From May 23 to May 27, 2012
  EU  Hamburg, DE - From May 30 to June 3, 2012
  EU  Hanover, DE - From June 6 to June 10, 2012
  EU  Nuremberg, DE - From June 13 to June 17, 2012
  EU  Vienna, AT - From June 20 to June 24, 2012
  EU  Belgrade, SB - From June 29 to July 1, 2012
  EU  Nice, FR - From 18 Jul to 27 Jul 2012
  AP  Tel Aviv, IL - From August 8 to August 25, 2012
  EU  Athens, GR - From September 3 to September 16, 2012
  AP  Istanbul, TR - From September 22 to September 30, 2012
  EU  Istanbul, TR - From October 3 to October 14, 2012
  EU  Pesaro, IT - From November 1 to November 4, 2012
  EU  Bologna, IT - From November 7 to November 11, 2012
  EU  Milan, IT - From November 14 to November 18, 2012
  EU  Lille, FR - From November 21 to November 25, 2012
  EU  Paris, FR - From November 28 to December 2, 2012
  EU  Rotterdam, NL - From December 7 to December 9, 2012
  EU  Turin, IT - From December 13 to December 16, 2012
  EU  Geneva, CH - From December 19 to December 23, 2012
  EU  Barcelona, ES - From December 26, 2012 to January 6, 2013

2013 schedule
  EU  Santa Cruz de Tenerife, ES - From January 13 to January 20, 2013
  EU  Herning, DK - From February 7 to February 10, 2013
  EU  Copenhagen, DK - From February 13 to February 24, 2013
  EU  Oslo, NO - From February 28 to March 2, 2013
  EU  Stockholm, SE - From March 6 to March 10, 2013
  EU  Helsinki, FI - From March 13 to March 17, 2013
  EU  Turku, FI - From March 22 to March 24, 2013
  EU  Tallinn, EE - From April 3 to Aprl 6, 2013
  EU  Riga, LV - From April 11 to April 14, 2013
  EU  Vilnius, LT - From April 18 to April 20, 2013
  EU  St. Petersburg, RU - From May 9 to May 18, 2013
  EU  Chelyabinsk, RU - From May 23 to May 26, 2013
  EU  Kazan, RU - From May 29 to June 2, 2013
  EU  Moscow, RU - From June 5 to June 16, 2013
  EU  Kiev, UA - From June 20 to June 30, 2013
  EU  London, UK - From July 18 to July 28, 2013
  EU  Gdansk, PL - From July 31 to August 4, 2013
  EU  Palma de Mallorca, ES - From August 22 to August 30, 2013
  EU  Bucharest, RO - From September 5 to September 8, 2013
  EU  Bratislava, SK - From September 11 to September 15, 2013
  EU  Sofia, BG - From September 20 to September 22, 2013
  EU  Minsk, BY - From September 26 to September 28, 2013
  EU  Newcastle, UK - From October 17 to October 20, 2013
  EU  Leeds, UK - From October 23, to October 27, 2013
  EU  Liverpool, UK - From October 30 to November 3, 2013
  EU  Nottingham, UK - From November 6 to November 10, 2013
  EU  Lille, FR - From November 13 to November 17, 2013
  EU  Bordeaux, FR - From November 20 to November 24, 2013
  EU  Valencia, ES - From November 27 to December 1, 2013
  EU  Gijon, ES - From December 4 to December 8, 2013
  EU  Santander, ES - From December 11 to December 15, 2013
  EU  Madrid, ES - From December 18 to December 22, 2013
  EU  Antwerp, BE - From December 26 to December 29, 2013 (Final Performance)

Grand Chapiteau Tour (1994 - 2009 Schedule)

1994 Schedule
  NA  Montreal, QC - From April 21 to May 29, 1994 (Show Premiere)
  NA  Québec, QC - From June 9 to June 26, 1994
  NA  San Francisco, CA - From July 12 to August 14, 1994
  NA  San Jose, CA - From August 25 to September 25, 1994
  NA  Santa Monica, CA - From October 6 to December 18, 1994

1995 Schedule
  NA  Costa Mesa, CA - From January 24 to March 12, 1995
  NA  New York, NY - From March 28 to June 4, 1995
  NA  Toronto, ON - From June 16 to July 9, 1995
  NA  Chicago, IL - From July 26 to August 27, 1995
  NA  Boston, MA - From September 8 to October 1, 1995
  NA  Washington, DC - From October 12 to November 5, 1995
  NA  Atlanta, GA - From November 17 to December 30, 1995

1996 Schedule
  AP  Tokyo, JP - From March 22 to September 15, 1996
  AP  Fukuoka, JP - From September 30 to October 20, 1996
  AP  Hong Kong, HK - From November 1 to December 25, 1996

1997 Schedule
  EU  Amsterdam, NL - From March 6 to May 3, 1997
  EU  Munich, DE - From May 15 to June 29, 1997
  EU  Berlin, DE - From July 11 to August 31, 1997
  EU  Vienna, AT - From September 12 to October 27, 1997
  EU  Düsseldorf, DE - From November 14 to December 21, 1997

1998 Schedule
(Alegría played in the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK during this time)
  EU  Madrid, ES - From February 19 to March 22, 1998
  EU  Barcelona, ES - From April 2 to May 10, 1998
  EU  Hamburg, DE - From May 27 to July 21, 1998
  EU  Antwerp, BE - From July 23 to September 6, 1998
  EU  Zurich, CH - From September 17 to November 1, 1998
  EU  Frankfurt, DE - From November 12 to December 20, 1998

1999 Schedule
(Alegría played in the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK during this time)
(Alegría played as a resident show at the Beau Rivage during this time)

2000 Schedule
(Alegría played as a resident show at the Beau Rivage during this time)

2001 Schedule
(Alegría played in the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK during this time)
  OC  Auckland, NZ - From January 10 to February 18, 2001
  OC  Melbourne, AU - From March 6 to May 13, 2001
  OC  Sydney, AU - From May 29 to August 5, 2001
  OC  Brisbane, AU - From August 24 to September 23, 2001
  OC  Adelaide, AU - From October 10 to November 18, 2001
  OC  Perth, AU - From December 5, 2001 to January 1, 2002

2002 Schedule
  AP  Singapore, SG - From February 28 to April 7, 2002
  NA  Denver, CO - From June 12 to August 4, 2002
  NA  Minneapolis, MN - From August 21 to September 22, 2002
  NA  Mexico City, MX - From October 10 to December 29, 2002

2003 Schedule
  NA  Dallas, TX - From January 23 to February 23, 2003
  NA  Houston, TX - From March 6 to April 13, 2003
  NA  Austin, TX - From April 24 to May 18, 2003
  NA  Calgary, AB - From June 4 to June 29, 2003
  NA  Vancouver, BC - From July 10 to August 10, 2003
  NA  Seattle, WA - From August 21 to September 21, 2003
  NA  Portland, OR - From October 2 to October 26, 2003
  NA  San Francisco, CA - From November 6 to December 21, 2003

2004 Schedule
  NA  Miami, FL - From January 9 to February 8, 2004
  NA  St. Petersburg, FL - From February 19 to March 14, 2004
  NA  Atlanta, GA - From March 25 to April 25, 2004
  NA  New York, NY - From May 6 to June 27, 2004
  NA  Philadelphia, PA - From July 8 to August 8, 2004
  NA  Toronto, ON - From August 19 to September 26, 2004
  AP  Tokyo, JP - From October 29, 2004 to January 23, 2005

2005 Schedule
  AP  Fukuoka, JP - From February 9 to April 3, 2005
  AP  Nagoya, JP - From April 20 to June 12, 2005
  AP  Osaka, JP - From June 25 to September 25, 2005
  AP  Tokyo, JP - From October 13 to November 27, 2005

2006 Schedule
  EU  Royal Albert Hall, London, UK - From January 5 to February 12, 2006
  EU  Milan, IT - From February 23 to April 16, 2006
  EU  Rome, IT - From April 27 to June 25, 2006
  EU  Amsterdam, NL - From July 14 to August 20, 2006
  EU  Brussels, BE - From August 31 to October 15, 2006
  EU  Madrid, ES - From October 27 to December 17, 2006

2007 Schedule
  EU  Royal Albert Hall, London, UK - From January 5 to February 11, 2007
  EU  Barcelona, ES - From February 22 to April 29, 2007
  EU  Paris, FR - From May 10 to June 15, 2007
  SA  Gijon, ES - From July 26 to August 28, 2007
  SA  Curitiba, BR - From September 14 to October 7, 2007
  SA  Brasília, BR - From October 19 to November 11, 2007
  SA  Belo Horizonte, BR - From November 22 to December 16, 2007
  SA  Rio de Janeiro, BR - From December 27, 2007 to January 27, 2008

2008 Schedule
  SA  São Paulo, BR - From February 7 to May 4, 2008
  SA  Porto Alegre, BR - From May 15 to June 8, 2008
  SA  Buenos Aires, AR- From June 20 to July 27, 2008
  SA  Santiago, CL - From August 14 to September 21, 2008
  AP  Seoul, KR - From October 14 to December 28, 2008

2009 Schedule
  AP  Taipei, TW - From January 14 to February 22, 2009
  AP  Dubai, AE - From March 5 to April 5, 2009

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References[]

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