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King of Pop returns

Updated: 2013-06-28 03:31
By Mei Jia ( China Daily)

King of Pop returns

Cirque du Soleil's show The Immortal World Tour features Michael Jackson's iconic elements like his dances and costumes. Provided to China Daily

Featuring more than 30 of Jackson's songs, including the big hits and lesser-known tracks, the show is a mix of dance, music, acrobatics and original stage and costume designs inspired by Jackson's creativity and artistry.

The show's international cast, including 50 dancers, unveils "the secrets of Michael's inner world" to show "his love of music and dance, fairytales and magic", Silverman says.

"When it comes to Jackson, we only do the best of the best," she adds.

Cirque du Soleil held tough auditions to select the performers. One dancer of Chinese origin has been recruited.

The troupe has formed a creative team with a number of people who were connected with Jackson either personally or professionally.

Jamie King writes and directs the show. King, who directs numerous high-grossing pop stars' concert tours, worked with Jackson on the Dangerous World Tour in the early 1990s.

"Michael is our narrator, leading us on a journey through his lyrics, his poetry, his visuals, his moves and, of course, how he dressed," King is quoted as saying.

Costume designer Zaldy Goco, who was also Jackson's exclusive designer for the This Is It concert, says Jackson is the inspiration for his creativity in the new show.

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