‘LIGHT’ MEGACLUB OPENING IN VEGAS AFTER DARK…THERE IS…LIGHT
Maybe the last thing Las Vegas needs is another mega-club but it’s always fun to have something that’s the “latest and greatest” to create excitement. And this spring, one nightclub in the Vegas club scene will definitely step into the light.
Returning to its roots with an eponymous nightlife venue known for revolutionizing the Las Vegas nightlife experience more than 10 years ago, The Light Group, in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil and MGM Resorts International, will introduce LIGHT at Mandalay Bay in March 2013.
LIGHT, the first-ever nightclub turned on by Cirque du Soleil, will merge cutting-edge creativity with incredible music to produce a new kind of nightlife experience. The chic, fashion-forward 38,000-square-foot venue will feature state-of-the-art production, theatrics, and, of course, world-renowned DJs and performers who will turn on a new kind of passion and creativity, redefining a “night out” and creating a unique, memorable event each night.
"The nightclub will serve as a laboratory, very much like our special events and projects have done in the past, for different and new artistic possibilities,” said Guy Laliberté, Founder, Cirque du Soleil.
Designed as an experience to play with your senses, LIGHT—turned on by Cirque du Soleil—will offer far more than the traditional nightclub. Upon arriving at LIGHT, guests enter the realm of the unknown, as everyone in the club is part of the show. Headlining DJs and performers will lead the charge, coupled with exclusively built performance elements and visuals provided by revolutionary video mapping, lighting, sound and special effects experts Moment Factory, as well as avant-garde costumes and unique choreography. At LIGHT, no two nights out will be the same.
Spearheading LIGHT at Mandalay Bay is The Light Group founder Andrew Sasson who has been intimately involved with each detail of the venture. Often credited with establishing and cultivating nightlife on the Las Vegas Strip, Sasson is no stranger to worldwide entertainment, having also launched venues throughout Europe, New York and Miami.
“This partnership and the projects we are working on will be unlike anything the world has ever seen before–the ultimate theatrical nightlife venue,” said Sasson. “Cirque du Soleil has built a brand with worldwide recognition and their creativity, attention to detail and passion for their work perfectly complement The Light Group and everything we stand for."
Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil, added, “This new creative challenge is exciting for us. We have the opportunity to re-think the nightclub experience and apply our creative and artistic signature to different audiences and live experiences.”