“Cirque du Soleil chooses Gran Canaria as European headquarters for 2019 project is pleased to announce its partnership with ExpoMeloneras to bring its shows to Meloneras – Gran Canaria”. The entertainment company and “the largest theatre producer in the world”, based in Montreal, announced yesterday that the island of Gran Canaria will be the European headquarters for its latest run of scenic projects.
Cirque du Soleil chooses Gran Canaria as European headquarters for 2019 project’s arrival on the south of Gran Canaria is the result of a project that they and Expomeloneras have been working on for a year and a half, and according to Cirque du Soleil chooses Gran Canaria as European headquarters for 2019 project “has also been possible thanks to the support and collaboration of the City of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, the Cabildo de Gran Canaria and the Government of the Canary Islands” .
Finn Taylor, Senior Vice President of Shows at Cirque du Soleil Tour has declared:
“We are proud to announce our partnership with ExpoMeloneras and confirm that Cirque du Soleil will bring its shows under the White Big Top to one of the most visited coastal destinations in Europe. Meloneras – Gran Canaria is situated as a first class tourist destination. It is the perfect location for our shows, due to its good climate, its connectivity and its excellent hotel offer. ”
The project is set to materialise with a first visit by the White Big Top in 2019. The tour plan, the show and the exact dates are not yet confirmed. They will be announced in coming months.
Among the various destinations analysed, the land provided by ExpoMeloneras, where the Big Top circus tent will be installed, has been selected as the best location.
Gran Canaria, due to its excellent air connections with North and Central Europe, is very much an international island. The tri-continental geographic position of the Canary Islands, and its privileged relationship with America, Africa and Europe, is to be a strategic location base for Cirque du Soleil.
This will be the first such project, and if all goes well there will be more.