15 marks a special occasion for many people. For some it’s a birthday, others
an anniversary, for me it marks my final show with Cirque du Soleil’s
years prior I opened ‘O’ to great expectations, stress and excitement…. and a
very long speech from Steve Wynn! We had our dive list taped to all three
Russian Swings and the running order of the show plastered everywhere at the
side of stage! It was wonderful chaos.
of course, O is a smooth running machine and a beautiful spectacle. I have made
many lifelong friends, had a lot of laughs and taken a lot of Advil, while
entertaining close to 12.8 Million spectators on stage over the past 15 years.
That’s a lot of people who have seen me spinning and flipping in costume and
those people you see on stage at Cirque are just normal people, who also happen
to be extra-ordinary in some special way. Almost exclusively, we have sacrificed
friends, family and country to pursue our passion of sport and entertainment.
But it’s really not these special skills that sets them apart, it's their heart
dad woke up at 4.45 am, 5 days a week for 6 years just to take me to diving
training. Then he would pick me up at the pool in the afternoon and take me to
Trampoline training, returning home at 10 pm. On the weekends I trained all day;
I loved it! If I wasn't training it was because I had a competition somewhere.
This was my absolute Passion! We are so lucky to make our passion our life’s
Monson is a previous Artistic Director of ‘O’. Over coffee together she shared
an important observation: Most people live a life where what they do and who
they are, are very different things. As entertainers, who we are and what we do
are the same. So our Director, Franco Dragone, was right when he would shout
"Show me who you are!"
love Real Estate; the opportunity my unique perspective allows me to make a
positive difference in the lives of my friends. I am so privileged to have
lived both my passions for so many years. On October 16th I wake up
to a life without Cirque, but a life still filled with my passion for real
estate, wonderful friends and treasured memories. It has been my great
privilege to share the stage with this talented group of people for the past 15
you my friends…. and BravO!
Author:Steve Bland Phone: 702-751-7071 Dated: October 13th 2013 Views: 2,489 About Steve: ...
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