Michael Jackson One: The Tribute

As Australia awaits the much anticipated arrival of one of the world’s most acclaimed big tops, we take a look back at some of the work they have presented in a series of past productions by Cirque du Soleil highlighting the great showmanship audiences have come to expect.

It was one of Las Vegas’ biggest residency collaborations.

Cirque du Soleil and the Estate of Michael Jackson took over the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino with a sonic, tonic fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals that took the audience on an immersive journey through the music and spirit of the King of Pop.

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.

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Papparazzi – Picture credit: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images, Costume credit: Zaldy Goco

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.

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Thriller – Picture credit: Aaron Felske, Costume credit: Zaldy Goco

It was a fitting title for a unifying journey into the world of the King of Pop, the genius, the visionary, the One.

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Dirty Diana – Picture credit: Aaron Felske / Costume credit: Zaldy Goco

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 Tourby Cirque du Soleil.

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Smooth Criminal – Picture credit: Aaron Felske, Costume credit: Zaldy Goco

Michael Jackson ONE will bring together the creative minds behind the Michael Jackson Estate, John Branca and John McClain, and the diverse talents of the following creators:

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 Moon Goddess – Picture credit: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images 
Costume credit: Zaldy Goco 

Driven by Michael’s powerful, multi-layered music – heard like never before in a riveting, state-of-the-art surround-sound environment – ONE takes the audience through a series of seamless visual and musical tableaux, at the heart of a world that is in turn majestic, playful, magical and heart-warming.

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Bad – Picture credit: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images, Costume credit: Zaldy Goco

 

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Bad – Picture credit: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images, Costume credit: Zaldy Goco

In Michael Jackson ONE, Michael’s artistry and spirit are expressed 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.

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Stranger in Moscow – Isaac Brekken/Getty Images, Costume credit: Zaldy Goco

ONE was a heartfelt tribute to the work, innovative spirit, and legacy of Michael Jackson – the King of Pop, the genius, the visionary, the One.

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