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by Matt Alderton | October 05, 2015
Photo by George Maria
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Cirque du Soleil is moving from the Big Top to the boardroom: As of Oct. 1, the Qu├ębec-based performance group is offering "SPARK Sessions" for VIP groups in Las Vegas. Exclusive workshops custom-built for corporate groups, the sessions are designed to stimulate creativity, innovation, and synergy by harnessing Cirque du Soleil principles and best practices.

"Our guests have always wanted to go behind the curtain at a Cirque du Soleil performance, and companies have been asking us for years how we manage to spark the creativity that you see on stage," said James Guilford, SPARK program manager at Cirque du Soleil. "SPARK Sessions are our way to bring people into the Cirque world and create some of the most interactive and educational teambuilding experiences in the world right on stage. It's our hope that SPARK Sessions ignite innovation, curiosity, and creativity in everyone who participates."

Cirque du Soleil is offering two types of SPARK Sessions: Learning Sessions and Teambuilding Sessions.

Learning Sessions illustrate how Cirque du Soleil fuels innovation, maintains operational excellence, and nurtures creativity in employees. Sessions include a tailor-made tour providing exclusive insights and sneak peeks; an interactive panel discussion staffed by Cirque du Soleil experts; and a demonstration of the theatre's technical abilities.

Teambuilding Sessions challenge participants to build synergy by creating a cast of characters and building a performance with make-up, costuming, and props in a unique Cirque du Soleil space, leading to improved communication, collaboration, and trust. Sessions include instruction in Cirque du Soleil arts by the company's artists and coaches; a live performance on stage by participants and their group; and a professional photo with Cirque du Soleil characters in full costume and make-up.

Both Learning and Teambuilding Sessions offer groups a view of the show from the best seats in the house.

SPARK Sessions start at $550 per person and are available at all eight Cirque du Soleil productions that are currently residing on the Las Vegas Strip.