That Juan Gabriel Estate and Cirque Musica have announced the production of “Cirque Musica Presents Querida: The Official Celebration of Juan Gabriel,” which will begin in Mexico City this October.
According to a press release issued by Cirque Musica — which produces cirque-style shows featuring acrobats, aerialists and “daredevil” athletics combined with “the greatest music of all time” — the company has signed a global rights deal with the late Mexican artist’s estate for the creation and production of the show “with the aim of bringing the happy legacy of the singer to the fans.” The first repetition takes place in October. 22 at the San Rafael Theatre.
“We will continue his legacy in any way we can so that his work and art can reach a new generation,” they said Ivan Aguilera, Juan Gabriel‘s son, in a statement. “I am thrilled to be working with Cirque Musica to bring this spectacular interpretation of my father’s legacy to his amazing fans. My father was a natural entertainer and I know he would be very pleased with this production.”
Added Stephen Cookpresident of TCG Entertainment, creator and producer of Cirque Musica, “Cirque Musica is honored to work with the estate of Juan Gabriel to bring this production to the stage. Our goal is to be the biggest and best show in the world, and this is next step. We understand the importance of Juan Gabriel and the impact his music made, and we are excited to bring this celebration to his loyal Mexican fans.”
According to a description of the production, “Cirque Musica Presents Querida” will interpret the music of the legendary recording star and prolific songwriter with “an extraordinary cirque presentation that includes breathtaking aerial acts and acrobats; creating an artistic spectacle in tribute to the beloved Mexican icon.”
The news about this project comes months after the estate signed an exclusive global agreement with Virgin Music US Latin and UMPG, which includes “never-before-released” material. The deal will represent the singer’s post-2008 catalog and future recordings, and also expand its publishing management deal with Universal Music Publishing Group, which will exclusively represent Gabriel’s extraordinary catalog of songs worldwide.
Gabriel died of a heart attack on the morning of August. 28, 2016, in Los Angeles after a show at The Forum. At the time, the 66-year-old singer and icon was at the peak of his career in the midst of the American leg of his MeXXico Es Todos tour, a 22-city arena trek that saw him play 360 stages to rooms sold out – out in the crowds.