A NEW ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL "ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP: IMAGINED BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL," BROUGHT TO YOU BY COLGATE, WILL BE TELEVISED FOR THE FIRST TIME MARCH 16 ON CBS
One-Night-Only Performance Raising Funds for the One Drop Foundation Will Be
Taped on March 8
CBS will premiere the new entertainment special ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP: IMAGINED BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, brought to you by COLGATE, Saturday, March 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. This is the first time that this special charity performance will be televised. The limited commercial experience is made possible by the sponsor COLGATE, which is committed to raising awareness of the global water crisis and making #everydropcount through its Save Water campaign.
The seventh annual "One Night for One Drop" event will take place at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Friday, March 8 and will be taped that evening for the March 16 broadcast. The one-night-only soirée benefits One Drop, a world-renowned non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to safe water around the globe. The philanthropic event, imagined by Cirque du Soleil, will feature an exclusive performance that takes audiences on an empathetic journey, drawing inspiration from human connection, friendship, beauty, nature, love and loss. This year's storyline follows the main character, "Everyman," through a journey of enlightenment, illustrating the evolution of man and encouraging change and hope for humanity. Portraying pivotal moments and tumultuous times, his counterpart, "Drop," personifies her magical perspective that necessary change begins with one.
André Kasten and Leah Moyer are this year's writer-director team. Their imaginative choreography can be seen in shows worldwide including "Myst�re" and "The Beatles(TM) LOVE(TM)" by Cirque du Soleil. The exclusive performance will also include pieces by Hans Zimmer. The Academy-Award-winning film score composer will present three brilliant compositions, including a modified piece from the blockbuster hit "Interstellar," specially adapted for the one-night-only performance. Additionally, "One Night for One Drop" will welcome celebrated Las Vegas headliner Blue Man Group and internationally recognized choreographers and dance industry leaders Andrew Winghart, Alexander Ekman and Keone and Mari Madrid, who orchestrated breathtaking pieces to artistically echo this year's inspirational theme of man and nature.
ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP: IMAGINED BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, brought to you by COLGATE, is a production of Active International and Addressable Media. Executive producers are Neal Weinberg and Omar Zabian, and supervising producers are Adam Hertzog and Patrick McManus. The special is produced and directed by Adam Hertzog and Tore Livia.
About One Drop(TM)
One Drop(TM) is an international foundation created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté with the vision of a better world, where all have access to living conditions that allow empowerment and development, today and forever. Our mission is to ensure sustainable access to safe water and sanitation to the most vulnerable communities through innovative partnerships, creativity and the power of art. Together with its partners, One Drop brings its unique Social Art for Behaviour Change(TM) approach to promote the adoption of healthy practices around water, sanitation and hygiene through locally inspired social art programs, empowering the communities to take ownership of the projects over time. For this to be possible, One Drop puts together novel fundraising initiatives supported by a visionary community of partners and donors. One Drop counts over 10 years of turning water into action with projects that will transform the lives of over 1.4 million beneficiaries around the world. The foundation was recognized by Charity Intelligence as one of the 2018 Top 10 Impact Charities in Canada. To learn more about One Drop, visit www.onedrop.org. Interact with One Drop on Facebook and Twitter at @onedrop, or on Instagram @1dropwater
About Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is a world leader in live entertainment. On top of producing world-renowned circus arts shows, the Canadian organization brings its creative approach to a large variety of entertainment forms such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, theme parks and special events. It currently has 4,500 employees from nearly 70 countries. Going beyond its various creations, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group aims to make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. For more information about Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, please visit cdsentertainmentgroup.com.