JOYÀ celebrates its 8th anniversary as the only resident Cirque du Soleil show in Mexico since its debut at Vidanta Riviera Maya

With more than 2,430 shows and approximately 1,135,500 visitors since 2014, Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ is celebrating another year as the only Cirque du Soleil resident show in Mexico marking eight years as the place where families and friends gather to smile, laugh and share unforgettable moments.

RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico, December 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ celebrated its 8th anniversary as Latin America Cirque du Soleil’s first resident show, the first show of its kind at a resort, and the only Cirque du Soleil show to include an immersive dining experience. JOYÀ marks the beginning of a close collaboration between Grupo Vidanta, the leading developer of seaside resorts and tourist infrastructure in Mexico and Latin Americaand Cirque du Soleil.

JOYÀ is a tribute to Mexico, a creative conquest, a celebration of nature and a tribute to the power of friendship and family. Over the seasons, Cirque du Soleil has brought together for this show a team of the best acrobats, aerialists, actors, jugglers, dancers, singers and technicians from different parts of the world, including Mongolia, Ukraine, France, Spain, England, Japan, Argentina, Cuba, Brazil, China, Colombia, UNITED STATESsure, Mexico.

“JOYÀ is a must-see show in the Riviera Maya; thanks to this eight-year partnership between Grupo Vidanta and Cirque du Soleil, more than 1,135,500 guests have been able to experience a whole new category of immersive entertainment in Mexico“, said Iván Chávez, executive vice president of Grupo Vidanta. “We are extremely proud to work with the hundreds of artists, artisans, designers, chefs, servers and teams who come together to make JOYÀ possible, and to have the opportunity to share this extraordinary experience. with people all over the world.”

As a place where anything is possible, JOYÀ is the only dining experience of any Cirque du Soleil production in the world, presenting an exquisite three-course dinner that tempts all the senses with culinary wonders as spectacular as theatre, music and performance. “The JOYÀ dinner experience should be as pleasant and surprising as the show itself”, said Alexis BostelmannExecutive Chef of Vidanta.

To celebrate eight years of a genre-blending fantasy show, here’s a journey through JOYÀ’s numbers and fun facts over the years:

  • More than 2,430 shows played
  • More than 1,135,500 guests present
  • 300+ employees of more than 20 nationalities on and off stage to make the show happen
  • 18 months to build the theater
  • 6 months to build the set
  • More than 360,000 dinners. Servers must prepare for the second show in the dark!
  • Multi-sensory catering offers regular menu, vegetarian and vegan options with gluten-free foods. And the menu card is edible!
  • Each nightaround 200 bottles of champagne and 1,428 canapés are served
  • 100 costumes were made by hand in 15,000 hours!
  • This takes 5 months to create the masks worn by the Masters of Zelig; the masks have 10,000 beads and jewelseach glued by hand
  • 35 full-time theater technicians
  • 33 full-time interpreterswhich repeats 4 times a week
  • Artists use more than 110 colors for their makeup and apply it in 30 steps.
  • 6 wardrobes take care of the artists’ wardrobe
  • The lyrics are in an invented language which refers to the cultural diversity of the world.
  • There are hidden symbols with references to Frida Kahlo and Diego Riveraallusions to the stories of Octave Paz and carlos fuentesand allusions to the work of Guillermo del Toro.

… and many other secrets and references to discover! It takes more than one visit to spot them all.

JOYÀ reminds the audience that everyone has important stories to tell, and somewhere inside there is a curious child who wants to play and a spark of imagination ready to ignite. If someone has experienced JOYÀ, there is an opportunity to relive the journey as new elements and surprises are constantly being added.

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About Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil has redefined the way the world views the circus; from small town talent to a household name. Situated at Montreal (Qc), the Canadian organization has become a global leader in live entertainment with the creation of immersive and iconic world-class experiences, on 6 continents. Cirque du Soleil connects with audiences by being authentic, human and inclusive. Privileged to work with artists from 64 countries who bring their creativity to life on stages around the world, the company aims to positively impact people, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. Over the years, more than 220 million people have been inspired, in more than 70 different countries. For more information, visit

About Grupo Vidanta

Founded in 1974 by the visionary leader of the tourism industry, Daniel Chávez Morán, Grupo Vidanta is the largest comprehensive developer of tourism services in Mexico and Latin Americaspecializing in the construction and operation of luxury vacation destinations, luxury hotel brands, real estate, golf courses, luxury beach clubs, cruise ships, theme parks, d innovative experiences and spectacular entertainment centers in Mexico.

The company’s visionary approach to developing luxury beach destinations makes dream vacations a reality in Mexico’s most coveted coastal locations: Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, AcapulcoPuerto Penasco, Puerto VallartaMazatlán, and soon Cape East. Their portfolio of world-class brands and experiences includes resort hotels such as The Estates, Grand Luxxe, AAA Five Diamond award winner, The Grand Bliss, The Grand Mayan, The Bliss, Mayan Palace, Sea Garden, Ocean Breeze , among others; Vidanta Cruises, Mexico’s premier luxury cruise line; and SkyDream Parks Gondola, the world’s first resort gondola. In addition, Vidanta redesigns the future of entertainment to bring to life a new universe filled with immersive adventures: VidantaWorld, theme and experiential parks for all generations.

Grupo Vidanta also continues to pioneer innovative partnerships, including original collaborations such as Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ, a permanent show located at Vidanta Riviera Maya and the world’s only Cirque du Soleil theater and dining experience. Grupo Vidanta also has an ongoing relationship with Nicklaus Design and Greg Norman Golf Course Design to develop spectacular professional golf courses across Vidanta’s various destinations. And the company is proud to partner with Salinas Group to host the 2022-2024 PGA TOUR Mexico Open at Vidanta, which is located on the award-winning Vidanta Vallarta course in Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta.

Grupo Vidanta’s real estate division has built and sold over 2,000 luxury vacation homes and is responsible for developing the first private airport in MexicoMar de Cortés International Airport, Puerto Peñasco.

Ranked by Forbes and Expansión as one of the best employers in MexicoGrupo Vidanta maintains a strong commitment to its employees and the communities where it operates through its ongoing dedicated mission to promote social and environmental efforts, as recognized by global authorities such as EarthCheck, and through its non-profit foundations. , the Vidanta Foundation and the Delia Morán Vidanta Foundation.

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