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Cirque du Soleil's sixth show was a Japanese exclusive that ran in arenas in 1992, marking the company's first visit to that country.

The story and most of the characters are from Le Cirque Réinventé: Ordinary People are turned into whimsical circus folk by the King of Fools and Queen of the Night. The lineup of acts, however, includes only four Reinvente acts — five of the remaining six are from Cirque's follow-up Nouvelle Experience, redressed to fit the Reinvente setting. In addition, only one of the clowns appeared in either of the previous tours.

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Besides most of the tropes that appeared in Le Cirque Réinventé, this show contained examples of:

  • Composite Character: The Ringmaster was a merger of the original Reinvente character and the Great Chamberlain of Nouvelle — as such, he was played by the Chamberlain's performer (Brian Dewhurst) and participated in the slackwire act as well.
  • Everything's Better with Sparkles: The Reinvente costume designs were overhauled for this show, and the Ringmaster's suit got a ton more sequins in the process.
  • Non-Ironic Clown: Four. Balthazar (Michel Deschamps) had appeared in the later years of Reinvente and would take his act to La Nouba after this; one of the newcomers, "Bebe Francois" Dupuis, went on to become one of the viewpoint characters of Mystere.
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