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Russian Cirque Performers in Vegas

Russian Cirque Performers in Vegas

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Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 | midnight

In 1993, 13 Russian circus performers were hired by Cirque du Soleil and moved across the globe to perform in the finale of Cirque's first Vegas show, Mystere. Just two years later, the Russian trapeze act was removed from Mystere, but most of the performers have stayed in the U.S. Meet three of the Russian artists and hear their stories of growing up in the circus, the culture shock of Vegas compared to Moscow, and how they made lives for themselves in America after Cirque.

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