Cirque du Soleil puts on special show

March 24, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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LAS VEGAS, March 24 (UPI) -- Seven Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas casts have come together to create one show to raise awareness and funds for water-related issues, officials said.

The show, called One Drop, will be available for online viewing with a donation of $5 or more starting Monday and running through Saturday, Cirque du Soleil said in a news release.

Cirque du Soleil partnered with MGM Resorts International and Lamborghini to put on One Drop for one night only in Las Vegas on Friday, which was also World Water Day, the release said. The performance featured more than 230 artists from the seven Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil productions.

A number of celebrities showed up at the even including Olympic gold medalist swimmers Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin; pop artist Britney Spears; country singer Shania Twain; and model and actress Pamela Anderson.

"I was deeply touched by the performance. I know the amount of work and dedication all the performers and employees put in to touch our hearts and they accomplished this in a phenomenal manner. I truly wish to thank them for volunteering their time and talent for One Drop and creating the most unbelievable ripple effect. I am also very humbled by the generosity of the Las Vegas community and partners. For 20 years they have made us part of their community and they have now embraced our dream of water for all today and forever," said Guy Laliberte, Founder of Cirque du Soleil and Chair of One Drop.

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