JOYÀ by Cirque du Soleil celebrates its 8th anniversary

JOYÀ by Cirque du Soleil celebrates its 8th anniversary

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

With more than 2,430 performances and around 1,135,500 visitors since 2014, JOYÀ celebrated another year as the only Cirque du Soleil resident show in Mexico, reaching eight years as the place where families and friends gather to share unforgettable moments.

Más de un millón 135 mil 500 invitados han experimentado una categoría completamente nueva de entretenimiento inmersivo en México a través de JOYÀ

RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico , Dec. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ celebrates its eighth anniversary as the first Cirque du Soleil resident show in Latin America, the first show of its kind at a resort and the only show in the Cirque du Soleil which includes an immersive culinary experience. JOYÀ marks the beginning of a strong collaboration between Grupo Vidanta, the leading developer of resorts and tourism infrastructure in Mexico and Latin America, and 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. Throughout the JOYÀ seasons, Cirque du Soleil has brought together for this show a team of the best acrobats, aerialists, artists, jugglers, dancers, singers and technicians from different parts of the world, such as Mongolia , Ukraine, France , Spain , England, Japan, Argentina , Cuba , Brazil , China , Colombia , the United States and, of course, Mexico.

“JOYÀ is an unmissable show in the Riviera Maya; through this eight-year alliance between Grupo Vidanta and Cirque du Soleil, more than 1,135,500 guests have experienced 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, designers, chefs, bartenders and all the staff who come together to make JOYÀ possible, and to have the opportunity to share this extraordinary experience with people from all over the world.”

Being a place where everything is possible, JOYÀ is the only gastronomic experience of any Cirque du Soleil production around the world, presenting an amazing three-course dinner that tempts all the senses with exquisite dishes as spectacular as theater, music and the performances. “The JOYÀ dining experience should be as enjoyable and surprising as the show itself ,” said Alexis Bostelmann , Vidanta’s executive chef.

To celebrate the first eight years of this fantastic show at Vidanta Riviera Maya, Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ has prepared a list for the public to learn more curious facts about the best of this world:

More than two thousand 430 functions have been presented
The show has been enjoyed by more than one million 135 thousand 500 visitors
The production of JOYÀ is possible thanks to more than 300 collaborators of more than 20 nationalities , who participate on and off stage.
The construction of the theater for this experience took 18 months and that of the set lasted half a year .
Around 360 thousand dinners have been served. One of the biggest challenges is taken on by the waiters, who must prepare for the second performance in the dark.
The three-course menu that satisfies all the senses through extraordinary flavors and local products, has vegetarian and vegan options, in addition to gluten-free foods. The menu card is edible!
Every night around 200 bottles of champagne are consumed and approximately 1,428 gourmet canapés are served per function.
For the show, a total of 100 costumes were made by hand, which required an admirable work of 15,000 hours.
The masks used by the Zelig masters are made with more than 10,000 jewels glued by hand one by one.
35 theater technicians and 33 full-time artists are part of the JOYÀ team, and they rehearse four times a week .
Artists do their own makeup! They use more than 110 colors and apply it over 30 steps .
Within the work team, six people are dedicated to maintaining the artists’ wardrobe impeccably .
The melodies are sung in an invented language that refers to the cultural diversity of the world
References to Mexican culture could not be missing, so there are hidden symbols of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera , allusions to the stories of Octavio Paz and Carlos Fuentes , as well as nods to the work of Guillermo del Toro .
…and many more secrets and references to discover! So many, in fact, that more than one visit is needed to identify them all.

JOYÀ reminds the public that everyone has important stories to tell and that, somewhere inside, there is a curious little one who wants to play and a spark of imagination waiting to ignite. If anyone has experienced JOYÀ before, he has the opportunity to relive the trip in a different way, as new elements and surprises are constantly added.

JOYÀ presents itself permanently in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Check the official website to see the dates of the presentations or join the conversation through @JoyaMexico on digital platforms.

About Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil has reinvented the way the circus world is perceived; from a local troupe of mountebanks to a world-renowned company. Montreal- based(QC) Canadian organization has become a global leader in the live entertainment industry creating world-class, immersive and iconic experiences on 6 continents. Cirque du Soleil connects with its audience in a genuine, human and inclusive way. Privileged to work with artists from 64 countries to bring their creativity to life on stages around the world, the company seeks to make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet using its signature tools: creativity and the art. Over the years, more than 220 million people have been inspired in more than 70 countries around the world. More information at

About Vidanta Group

Founded in 1974 by the visionary leader of the tourism industry, Daniel Chávez Morán, Grupo Vidanta is the most important comprehensive developer of tourism services in Mexico and Latin America, specializing in the construction and operation of luxurious vacation destinations, luxury resort hotel brands, real estate, golf courses, luxury beach clubs, cruises, theme parks, innovative experiences and spectacular entertainment centers in Mexico.

The company’s visionary approach to the development of luxury beach destinations makes the most extraordinary vacations a reality in the most coveted locations along the coast of Mexico – Nuevo Vallarta , Riviera Maya, Los Cabos , Acapulco , Puerto Peñasco, Puerto Vallarta , Mazatlán, and soon East Cape. Its portfolio of world-class brands and experiences includes resort hotels such as The Estates, Grand Luxxe -awarded five diamonds from AAA-, The Grand Bliss, The Grand Mayan, The Bliss, Mayan Palace, Sea Garden, Ocean Breeze, among others. ; Vidanta Cruises, the first Mexican luxury cruise line; and SkyDream Parks Gondola, the world’s first gondola at a beach resort. Coupled with this, Vidanta is redesigning the future of entertainment to bring to life a new universe full of immersive adventures: VidantaWorld, theme parks and experiences for all generations.

Grupo Vidanta continues to pioneer innovative partnerships, including original collaborations such as Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ, a resident show located at Vidanta Riviera Maya and the only Cirque du Soleil theater and culinary experience in the world. Grupo Vidanta also has an ongoing relationship with Nicklaus Design and Greg Norman Golf Course Design to develop spectacular professional golf courses within the different Vidanta destinations. In addition, the company is proud to partner with Grupo Salinas to organize from 2022 to 2024 the Mexico Open at Vidanta, the official event of the PGA TOUR, at the award-winning Vidanta Vallarta course at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta.

Grupo Vidanta’s real estate division has built and sold more than 2,000 luxury vacation homes and is responsible for the development of Mexico’s first privately built airport, the Mar de Cortés International Airport, in Puerto Peñasco.

Listed by Forbes and Expansión as one of the best employers in Mexico, Grupo Vidanta maintains a solid commitment to its employees and to the communities where it operates through its continuous mission dedicated to promoting social and environmental efforts, endorsed by world authorities such as EarthCheck. , and through her non-profit foundations, Fundación Vidanta and Fundación Delia Morán Vidanta.

Visit or join the conversation on digital platforms with @Vidanta.

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