Cirque du Soleil performers are renowned for their nimbleness, but can any of them do the moonwalk? We might find out when Cirque launches its international Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour next year.
The production will feature 60 international performers and promises a fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy set to MJ's music and choreography. The show takes place in a "fantastical realm" where audiences will discover "Michael's inspirational Giving Tree -- the wellspring of his creativity."
Jamie King, the show's writer and director, was chosen by the Jackson Estate and Cirque. For the past 12 years, he has served as Madonna's creative director, and he's directed Rihanna's Last Girl On Earth world tour, Celine Dion's Taking Chances world tour and Britney Spears' Circus tour.
Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour kicks off in Montreal in October 2011 and will travel to select North American cities including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver, with more cities and dates to be announced.