LAS VEGAS, NV – For over a decade, Cirque du Soleil and the Estate of Michael Jackson have presented Michael Jackson ONE in Las Vegas, a state of the art creation that has taken residency exclusively at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Directed by Jamie King, this contemporary show is the second creative project to be developed between Cirque du Soleil and The Estate of Michael Jackson after Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, which was recently named the eighth-best grossing tour of all time.
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “A virtual parade of ‘wow’ moments,” Michael Jackson ONE is an electrifying fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals immersing the audience into the world of Michael’s music. Driven by his biggest hits heard like never before in a riveting, state-of-the-art surround-sound environment – ONE takes the audience through a seamless visual and musical montage, at the heart of a world that is in turn majestic, playful, magical and heart-warming. In Michael Jackson ONE, Michael’s spirit is channeled through the vibrant energy of the cast of 63 dancers and performers, underscored by aerial performance, driving acrobatics, and vivid choreographies that use the urban/hip hop idiom as a springboard for exploration. ONE is a heartfelt tribute to the work, innovative spirit, and legacy of Michael Jackson – the King of Pop, the genius, the visionary, the ONE.
Michael Jackson believed that all people are unique and equal, regardless of race or culture. His message was one of unity, harmony and hope for a better world. At once evocative and enigmatic, the name Michael Jackson ONE also presents a paradox: Michael was a multifaceted artist who strove to fuse together various musical styles and art forms. It is a fitting title for a unifying journey into the world of the King of Pop, the genius, the visionary, the One.
Along with Jamie King—who started his career as a dancer on Michael’s Dangerous World Tour and also directed the arena touring show Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil — Michael Jackson ONE will bring together the creative minds behind the Michael Jackson Estate, John Branca and John McClain, and the diverse talents of numerous creators.
Cirque du Soleil has redefined how the world views the circus; from small town talent to a household name. Based in Montreal (Qc), the Canadian organization went on to become a global leader in live entertainment with the creation of world-class immersive and iconic experiences, across 6 continents. Cirque du Soleil connects with audiences by being genuine, human and inclusive. Privileged to work with artists from 90 countries to bring their creativity to life on stages around the world, the company aims to make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. Over the years, more than 215 million people have been inspired, in over 70 different countries. For more information, visit cirquedusoleil.com.