Cirque du Soleil brings Las Vegas to Scottsdale

(Photos courtesy of Cirque Du Soleil and Paramount Pictures)

Cirque du Soleil is something typically associated with Las Vegas, but some of the production’s world famous performers are coming to Scottsdale Fashion Square mall this weekend to promote their new movie “Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away.” However, instead of just having the actors meet and greet with people around the mall or in the theater, they are bringing an interactive preview called the “Vessel of Dreams.”

The “Vessel,” which is shaped like a giant umbrella, gives off the same strange essence that many would expect from a Cirque Du Soleil performance. This “Vessel” will allow visitors to get a sensory sneak peak of what the movie will be like before it comes to theaters.

“Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away” follows a couple who have been separated and traverse through the serene worlds created by Cirque Du Soleil. With visionary directors James Cameron and Andrew Adamson and the movie’s use of stunning and immersive 3D, audiences will feel as if they are at a live Cirque du Soleil performance. Those interested in Cirque du Soleil no longer have to travel to Las Vegas to experience its many breathtaking shows.

In celebration of the film’s release, the onscreen performers will be at Scottsdale Fashion Square mall. An appearance of “The Zebras,” a part of Cirque du Soleil’s show “O,” will also be in attendance. The performers will be taking the crowd aboard the “Vessel of Dreams” with an exclusive performance.

Not only will people be able to see a few of the lead performers from the movie, but there are also discount tickets available at the event. Those in attendance will get the chance to enter in two drawings by purchasing these advanced discounted tickets for the movie. This gives people the opportunity to win two even bigger prizes. One is a trip for two to Las Vegas to see a live Cirque Du Soleil show, and the other is the chance to get free movie passes from Fandango.com for a year.

The entire purpose of this event is to promote the film that will be released on Dec. 21 with 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. show times. More times will be added after Christmas day.

This event is occurring just in time for the holiday rush. “Vessel of Dreams” will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Scottsdale Fashion Square mall. The “Vessel of Dreams” will be featured in the food court and is a great way to spend a day before having to study for finals.

 

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