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Cirque du Soleil's Viva ELVIS Begins Performances December 18 in Las Vegas

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Cirque du Soleil has announced the title for its new show based on the life and music of Elvis Presley: Viva ELVIS. The production, to be directed by choreographer Vincent Paterson, will take up residence at the new ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter in Las Vegas, beginning performances on December 18.

The show will fuse dance and acrobatics, live music and iconic tracks, nostalgia and modernity, high technology and raw emotion.

While he is most famous for his collaborations with Madonna and Michael Jackson, Paterson has also worked in the performing arts. In 2006, he staged a '50s style revival of Massenet's Manon for Los Angeles Opera.

Cirque du Soleil currently has numerous shows in Las Vegas, including O, LOVE, Ka, Zumanity, and Mystere. The company is currently touring its Allegria show; recently opened its new show Ovo in Toronto; and another new show, Banana Shpeel, begins performances in Chicago this month and will then play New York.

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