Cirque Du Soleil-Mystère Thrills Audiences With Artistry

Cirque Du Soleil-Mystère Thrills Audiences With Artistry.   The  idea for Mystère started around 1990. Powerful athleticism, high-energy acrobatics and inspiring imagery is the idea behind the show. Deemed a theatrical “flower in the desert,” Mystère thrills audiences with an exhilarating blend of whimsy, drama and the unimaginable. Offering the ultimate discovery that life itself is a mystery. Treasure Island Hotel has exclusive rights to the show.  Cirque Du Soleil-Mystère was their first show that would have its own theater.  Cirque Du Soleil-Mystère would have a permanent base in Las Vegas. They worked with Mirage Casino-Hotel to produce a show.

The theater is a unique theater built in the Treasure Island Hotel. The design of the theater was created by Michel Crête and that of Montreal-based team of Scéno Plus. Mystère features a mixture of circus skills, dance, elaborate sets, opera, worldbeat music, and street theatre-style comedy.  The snail seen growing larger throughout the show is called Alice. By the end of the show, she is a giant inflatable puppet controlled by four puppeteers from the inside. The puppeteers move her around by following markings on the floor, since they can not see outside the puppet. They also control her eyes, torso, and tail.

The taiko drums in Mystère are created by the Japanese company Asano Taiko, located in Mattō, Ishikawa Prefecture. The largest drum in Mystère is the ōdaiko, which is 6 feet (1.8 m) in diameter and 15 feet (4.6 m) in length, and weighs half a ton. Due to the large size of the drum, it had to be brought into the theatre during construction. Since the completion of the theatre the drum can not be removed, as no door is large enough to accommodate it.