Le Reve at the Le Reve Theater in Las Vegas, NV, Open Run
"Proudly uncompromising; arrestingly original"
"Dripping with heart"
"Dragone's most courageous work to date"
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
"Thrilling first to last"
"Just try not to gasp"
Lewis Segal, Los Angeles Times
"The most beautiful, sensual work yet.. from Franco Dragone"
"Filled with gorgeous imagery"
Michael Weatherford, LV Review Journal
A visual spectacular performed in the Le RÍve Theater, a domed theater in the round. Le RÍve is the first of its kind in Las Vegas. Uniquely intimate and spectacularly personal, no seat is more than 42 feet from the action. The show is a completely new form of staging and artistic performance, where the theater and water are alive with a translucent energy.
Le RÍve is the latest achievement of Franco Dragone, the internationally acclaimed creator and director, whose credits include O, MystŤre and Celine Dion's "A New Day", and the creative force behind many of the Cirque du Soleil productions.
The show is performed in the Le RÍve Theater, where water is the main backdrop for the performance and more than 70 performers move in and out of the pool.
"My aim with Le RÍve is to create an entirely new universe, to transport everyone into a world where the theater, performance and audience become one and the same reality," says Franco. "To take them on a journey that through their consciousness touches the emotions in a way that is different and goes further than anything I have done before. To provoke memories and communicate to the audience the fragility of humanity."
"Stones and stars are our sisters" continues Franco paraphrasing Hubert Reeves, "life is short but our race is forever and we all have a responsibility to preserve the links in the chain of life."
Believing that we never dream completely, are never awake completely; are never totally happy or sad, DRAGONE is presenting "a small collection of imperfect dreams" that question our place in the universe through a completely new form of staging and artistic performance, where the theater and water are alive with a translucent energy.
And so, this is the inspiration behind Le RÍve, a new and once again innovative direction in the approach of Franco Dragone.