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From the Cave Bats Leaving the Cave - Goodbye for now, hopefully our paths will cross again...

Alegria Arena Tour

Vol 5:

December 2010

Do you have plans for the future after your contract with Alegria?

Fernando: How long were you with Alegria? I worked in Alegria for 2,5 years. Do you have plans for the future after your contract with Alegria? I will go back to be a free lance musician and because my family lives in LA, I would like to try for Iris, Which special moments did you miss while being on tour? I missed the birthday’s of my son, Christmas and my nephew’s wedding. How many times did you have visitors? And who visited?

I am going to take a break, I want to give my body a good rest, but also my mind! I would like to stay in 1 place for a while in stead of traveling all the time! I need that after 12 years! But I don’t have other specific plans yet! Im going to follow the signs, and then it will show me the way! In the future I would like to open a coffee-shop where I roast the coffee myself! I’ve been collecting all kinds of coffee, I looooove coffee! When I lived in Florida I roasted my own coffee. It’s like wine, you have to like it! Which special moments did you miss while being on tour? We are in the entertainment- business! We work when other people are off, so ofcourse you miss new years, christmas, and stuff like that! But it’s been so long the last time I really could celebrate that, and it became something that wasn’t really important to me! So actually I don’t feel like I missed a lot! Is there a place on this planet you haven’t been to and/or wish to go to? There are still a lot of places that I didn't go to but I would like to go to Australia, China and South Africa.

My family visited me at least 10 times in arena! Great time! From all the cities you’ve been to, where would you see yourself living? I really liked Buenos Aires and Santiago.

How many times did you have visitors? And who visited? My parents visited a lot of times! Couple of times in Florida, Japan. They also visited in Dubai and Hawaii. From all the cities you’ve been to, where would you see yourself living?

Which moment you will never forget? Malika’s 30th birthday in Seoul was so amazing! Also the visit of a temple in Taipei! We were hung-over from the Chinese New Year! Hahaha

Really hard to tell! I’ll pick a city in each continent I’ve been to. South America would be Rio De Janeiro, in North America it would be Montreal (but not in wintertime). I liked Barcelona a lot in Europe and then in Asia I like Tokyo!

Ken: Which moment you will never forget? How long were you with Cirque Du Soleil? I started working for Cirque in april 1998. I did the creation for La Nouba with Franco Dragone. It was a great time, amazing experience. So I worked in La Nouba for 6 years. Then I changed to Alegria and was here for 6 years.

The first time I performed in front of an audience! We did 6 months of creation in Montreal. Then an other 3 months in Florida on the new stage, after that there was the Lions Den (it’s a pre-show for the people from Disney, Cirque, Guy Laliberte...) But we had a standing ovation and that gave me goose bumbs! I was hooked after that experience! It was a great reward for all the months of hard work we did during the creation!

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