TREND REPORT Homage to the King of Pop

A moonwalk-inspired chandelier takes center stage in the Michael Jackson ONE theater boutique at Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas.

The spectacular chandelier made with Swarovski Elements is the centerpiece of our boutique and adds extra magic to the retail experience.
(Audrey Tillman)

From the dancing fountains at the Bellagio to the faux-Roman forum at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas knows how to do spectacle. And when it comes to live shows—one of the city’s biggest draws—they don’t come more spectacular than the latest gravity-defying extravaganza from Cirque du Soleil.

Michael Jackson ONE channels the spirit of the King of Pop through a series of stunning visual and musical tableaux featuring Cirque du Soleil’s signature acrobatics. In a Thriller-themed sequence, trampoline artists morph into zombies and a rope-climber twists and turns high above the audience to A Stranger in Moscow. For a Billie Jean inspired routine, dancers don LED-studded costumes and perform on a darkened stage. These jaw-dropping set pieces are interspersed with holographic images of Michael Jackson and scenes from his groundbreaking videos.

In this collaboration with Cirque du Soleil, SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS is adding a little extra sparkle to the Michael Jackson ONE experience. A stunning chandelier, featuring 50,000 crystals, takes pride of place in the Michael Jackson ONE boutique.

Unveiled at the show’s premiere on June 29, 2013, the chandelier was created by leading set designers Orion RED. As the makers of the dramatic Swarovski Crystal Curtain for this year’s star-studded Academy Awards Ceremony, they were the go-to company for such a prestigious commission. The design was inspired by Michael Jackson’s iconic moonwalk—in an ingenious homage to the performer, kinetic lighting effects mimic the gliding movements of the dance moves.

“The Michael Jackson ONE Boutique is the first thing our guests see as they approach the theater,” points out Audrey Tillman, Director of Merchandising for Cirque du Soleil Resident Shows. “The spectacular chandelier made with Swarovski Elements is the centerpiece of our boutique and adds extra magic to the retail experience.”

Theater-goers who want to take a little of that magic home with them will be pleased to know that limited-edition T-shirts made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS are coming soon to the Michael Jackson ONE Boutique.

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