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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

According to Silverman, a live band and singers perform Jackson's music. The band has members who worked with Jackson closely.

The troupe also invites 10 choreographers to mingle stage scenes and acrobatics with Jackson's dance moves.

Rich and Tone Talauega are among the choreographers who worked for Jackson for years.

Rich Talauega says he finds the combination of Jackson and the troupe an easy task because they both are at the top of their artistic disciplines.

Silverman says Jackson was a fan of the troupe when he was alive.

The Quebec-based Cirque du Soleil grew from a group of 20 street performers to a major entertainment business, with more than 1,300 artists from 50 countries. It has entertained and toured for millions of audience members in more than 300 cities all over the world.

"We hope we can create a show that he would love," she says. "And we received good feedback from his family members about this show."

Choreographer Rich Talauega reveals: "We have one physically challenged dancer who will bring a pretty amazing performance to the show. When you see it, you'll cry."

The show will tour Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and Hong Kong.


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