There is nothing but L.O.V.E & Respect on the stage of Cirque du Soleil - Michael Jackson , The Immortal World Tour.
It was clear that everyone involved in this production had 2 goals.... to showcase their Love for Michael Jackson and Respect for his legacy.
I was honored to represent “MJ4JUSTICE.com, and join a group of MJ fan groups from around the
world , in Montreal to see a rehearsal preview of the show.
From the moment we entered -the Bell Center in downtown Montreal, it was obvious that Michael Jackson and Cirque have plenty in common. The perfect example of poetic synergy!
A need for perfection, and a passion for innovation and creativity.
As MJ has often said “ It has to be the BEST”.
It is the perfect combination of two iconic and creative powerhouse brands, Michael Jackson and Cirque Du Soleil.
We met the creative team for Michael Jackson, The Immortal Tour including , Michael’s- musical collaborator Greg Phillinganes, Zaldy, John “Sugarfoot” Moffett, Chantal Tremblay , Kevin Antunes and many of the dancers, acrobats of Cirque du Soleil.
Every last one of these talented artists promised us - that they were dedicated to do “RIGHT” by Michael. They were determined to make this production, a loving testament to his legacy.
They want Michael's fans to be inspired and happy for having had this magical experience.
They asked for our feedback and with everything in the MJ Fan community, we gave them, just that :) !
The creative team listened intently to what the fans had to offer, took our suggestions in, and thanked us for being part of the process!
The Music - is OFF THE HOOK !! Greg Phillinganes and Kevin Antunes - have done an outstanding and masterful job in creating a LIVE music concert experience for all of us.
The music was exciting , vibrant and bittersweet. Classic MJ, at his best!
Wait to you hear ‘“ Wanna be Starting Something “ - I promise you will be dancing in the aisles !
The creative team of Cirque- did a tremendous amount of “MICHAEL” research and made sure all of Michael’s passions and interests are reflected in this show.
You will witness Michael’s love for the planet, for the children of the world and for people everywhere.
It is the perfect showcase to illustrate Michael's capacity to love.
What Cirque has done to pay homage to what Michael, held close to his heart- is nothing short of a masterpiece.
It is all reflected beautifully in the sets, costumes, the music and the dance.
They have gone to great lengths to make sure ... the devoted fans of Michael Jackson are pleased, and it is evident, that a great deal of respect is displayed for Michael, the man, the humanitarian and the entertainer .
As Berry Gordy once said, “Michael Jackson...quite simply, was the greatest entertainer, that ever lived” and there will be no doubt about that after watching , this amazing show.
This show is for everyone .......lifelong MJ fans and the new generation of fans - who are discovering MJ, for the first time.
Bring your dancing shoes , of course - because you will want to JAM, scream, sing and shout!
Bring your Kleenex , because in several portions of the show, I found myself in tears, remembering the time - and remembering , what we have lost .
What Cirque has done with Human Nature will simply... take your breath away.
I am going to see, the show in Montreal, Vegas and New York City and I am sure, that each time, I will come away with some new revelations.
There is some much to absorb and take in.
It is Fun, Nostalgic , Bittersweet, Exciting but the most important thing for me - was Michael Jackson, The Immortal Tour represents .....Michael's heart.
While, sitting in the audience, I kept thinking “Michael would be SO proud” and he would have love this!"
As we loved him!
“Love Lives Forever”
“The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.”
“And my goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive: the ecstasy of divine union through my music and my dance.”....Michael Jackson