Cirque du Soleil aerial performer falls during Beatles-themed show

Performer received emergency treatment and will be monitored

Clémence Michallon
New York
@Clemence_Mcl
Monday 17 February 2020 19:49
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The Mirage hotel and casino advertises The Beales LOVE show in 2006 in Las Vegas.
The Mirage hotel and casino advertises The Beales LOVE show in 2006 in Las Vegas.

A Cirque du Soleil show was brought to a halt over the weekend after an aerial performer suffered a fall.

The incident occurred during a performance of The Beatles LOVE show, the soundtrack of which uses iconic songs from the band’s repertoire.

The performer, an aerial artist, fell during the finale of the 9.30pm performance on Sunday, a Cirque du Soleil representative told The Independent.

“As a precautionary measure and in accordance with our emergency response protocols, the show stopped to allow the emergency team to safely bring the artist backstage where he was immediately taken in good care by the show’s medical team,” the representative added.

“As always in the case of an accident, the artist will continue to be monitored by the show’s medical and coaching teams to determine when he can return to his activities.”

The Beatles LOVE show plays at The Mirage, one of several high-profile resorts on the Las Vegas Strip.

It’s made up of interpretative tableaux revisiting classic Beatles songs, such as “Help”, “Lady Madonna” and “Here Comes the Sun”.

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