segunda-feira, 13 de junho de 2011

The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil - 5th Anniversary

Backstage at The Beatles LOVE 5th anniversary, after the performance.

Sir Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono & Sean Lennon, Olivia & Dhani Harrison, Sir George & Giles Martin, along with Cirque du Soleil President & CEO Daniel Lamarre, LOVE Director Dominic Champagne and Artistic Guide Gilles St-Croix, joined celebrity friends and family at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for the 5th Anniversary celebration of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil. Ringo is currently on tour in Europe and sent a video message that was played at the top of the show for more than 2,000 attendees.

Ringo 's presentation to the audience at The Beatles LOVE 5th anniversary© Rob Shanahan - 2011

Ringo Starr said, "George Harrison and Guy Laliberte had a chat at a party and it’s still rolling on. I feel like it’s one of those magic moments. George, who brought the idea to Apple, would have been pleased with the results and I truly think John would have, too. I mean, what’s not to like, it’s a really cool show."

 Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell

Sir Paul McCartney said, “As I said to George Martin at a rehearsal of the show in 2006, for me what is really strange about this is remembering writing these things, which is so little, little guitar, little piano, a little bit of paper and pencil on the back of an envelope, Sgt. Pepper or something. It is such a little process and now look what happened to it. It’s incredible.”

Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, Dhani and Olivia Harrison at the LOVE 5th anniversary © Rob Shanahan - 2011

Olivia said "It would have made George so proud and happy to be here on the 5th anniversary of our wonderful show in Las Vegas. Dhani & I, on George’s behalf, would like to congratulate Guy,all of the friends that we have made in the course of this journey & of course the extraordinarily talented cast & incredibly hard working crew that have made this show possible. We look forward to being back here in 5 more years"

Yoko Ono Lennon said, “John would have been thrilled to see the success of LOVE after 5 years. In fact, he would have been proud of how his music has been presented so beautifully and successfully by the partnership of The Beatles and Cirque du Soleil. The Beatles’ family members are getting together for this occasion in Las Vegas to celebrate this momentous occasion, and I am happy to be here."

Sir George and Giles Martin at the LOVE 5th anniversary© Rob Shanahan - 2011

Sir George Martin said, “The Beatles music is really some of the best music we’ve had in the last century. Children continue to rediscover the music, generation after generation. It’s like saying why is Gershwin timeless? Their music is part of history, it will last forever.”

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