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Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ Celebrates
1,500th Performance in Riviera May

Mexico City, April 9, 2019 – Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ, the only Cirque du Soleil show in the world that includes a gastronomic experience, will celebrate its 1,500th performance on April 17, 2019.

Inspired by Mexican history and culture, the jaw-dropping show is an original, multisensory experience that has captivated over 800,000 guests since its debut in 2014.

Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ takes place at Vidanta’s Cirque du Soleil Theater in Riviera Maya, an architectural wonder overlooking the Mayan Jungle, with weekly shows running from Tuesday to Saturday. The show covers diverse historic and cultural topics from the asteroid that fell in the Yucatan peninsula 66 million years ago and caused the mass extinction of the dinosaurs, to Diego Rivera, the Central Library of the UNAM, and Guillermo del Toro.

For 1,500 performances, audiences have entered the Cirque du Soleil Theater, meant to mimic a large cenote among the mangroves, that is perched above a massive lagoon and overlooks the Mayan Jungle. From the architecture of the theater and throughout the show, Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ pays homage to the lush environment around it.

Different from other Cirque du Soleil shows around the world, JOYÀ is the only show to offer guests a dinner experience before they enjoy the show. Each show includes 200 three-course dinners, 1428 gourmet canapes, over 200 bottles of champagne and a team of more than 300 people, all working around the clock to help make the show a resounding success.

“The 330 employees, from the 40 onstage artists, many of which are Olympic athletes, to the box office clerks and those behind the scenes, sincerely thank fans from all over the world that have traveled to enjoy Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ over the last five years,” said Norma Preciado, Lifestyle and Entertainment Marketing Director for Grupo Vidanta. “Reaching the 1500th show is a collective achievement, and we look forward to the next 1500.”

Reservations are available at https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/joya.



About Cirque du Soleil:
JOYÀ is Cirque du Soleil’s 36th production since 1984. Cirque du Soleil is primarily a creative content provider for a wide variety of unique projects. In addition to shows, the company, which has its International Headquarters in Montreal, extends its creative talent to other spheres of activity. While maintaining stringent standards of artistic quality and originality, Cirque du Soleil brings to innovative projects the same energy and spirit that characterize each of its shows. Cirque du Soleil is a Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. Since its beginnings in 1984, close to 200 million spectators in over 450 cities on six continents have been thrilled by Cirque du Soleil. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

About Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ:
JOYÀ, the first Cirque du Soleil resident show in Mexico, combines culinary and performing arts in an intimate theater setting to engage the audience’s five senses. Drawing on Mexico’s history and heritage, JOYÀ tells the story of an alchemist and his granddaughter embarking on a quest to uncover the secrets of life. It is a thrilling, whimsical show in which joy, courage and friendship conquer all! Live at Vidanta Riviera Maya.

About Grupo Vidanta:
Founded in 1974 by Daniel Chávez Morán, Grupo Vidanta is Mexico and Latin America’s premier tourism developer, specializing in vacation destinations, hotel brands, golf courses, real estate and entertainment. The company’s visionary approach to the development of luxury beach destinations brings vacation dreams to life via resorts and entertainment across Mexico’s most sought-after locations—Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Peñasco, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán—with seven distinct brands including Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, The Grand Mayan, The Bliss, Mayan Palace, Sea Garden and Ocean Breeze.

From AAA Five Diamond award-winning hotels to an internationally recognized collection of golf courses, Grupo Vidanta continually pioneers innovative partnerships. These world-class collaborations include Cirque du Soleil’s JOYÀ, a first-of-its-kind theatrical and culinary experience in Riviera Maya; an exclusive agreement with global hospitality company Hakkasan Group to debut day-and-nightlife and dining experiences such as OMNIA, Casa Calavera and SHOREbar at Vidanta Los Cabos; and an ongoing relationship with Nicklaus Design and Greg Norman Golf Course Design to create some of the world’s most spectacular courses.

Grupo Vidanta’s real estate division has built and sold over 2,000 luxury vacation homes and is responsible for developing Mexico’s first privately built and owned airport, Mar de Cortés International Airport, in Puerto Peñasco.
Frequently named among the “Best Companies to Work for in Mexico,” the organization maintains a strong commitment to its 17,000 employees and surrounding communities through its dedication to environmental and social efforts, including the Socially Responsible Distinctive 2018 granted by CEMEFI (Mexican Philanthropy Center), EarthCheck certifications and its long-established non-profit foundations, the Vidanta Foundation and the Delia Moran Foundation.

Grupo Vidanta announced the introduction of The Estates in 2019, a premier resort offering high-end details, plush amenities and lavish vacation experiences and will also expand into luxury cruise travel with the introduction of Vidanta Cruises in Fall 2019.
For more information, visit GrupoVidanta.com.

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