Cirque du Soleil's SPIRIT Soars at The Macallan Estate

The Macallan celebrates its 200th anniversary with a bespoke Cirque du Soleil performance, SPIRIT, at its Speyside estate in Scotland. The immersive show, running until May 31, features world-class performers and emphasizes the need to reconnect with nature.

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Cirque du Soleil's SPIRIT Soars at The Macallan Estate

Cirque du Soleil's SPIRIT Soars at The Macallan Estate

The Macallan, the world-renowned Scotch whisky brand, is celebrating its 200th anniversary in grand style with a captivating collaboration with Cirque du Soleil. The world premiere of their bespoke theatrical performance, Cirque du Soleil SPIRIT, took place on May 9 at the picturesque Macallan Estate in Speyside, Scotland.

world, class, performers, launch The immersive experience, running until May 31, showcases the talents of world-class performers from around the globe. Aerial silk, tightrope walking, acrobatics, and more dazzle the audience as the show tells the story of Davonna, a fierce spiritual guardian of the Scottish Highlands, and Ayla, a young colourist, on their journey through the realm's natural landscapes.

Marie-Hélène Delage, Creative Director at Cirque du Soleil, describes the show as "a spectacular collaboration based on mutual respect... Through harmony, paralleled with nature and storytelling, we've forged a collaboration that highlights the strengths of both of our brands." Jaume Ferràs, Creative Director at The Macallan, adds, "This collaboration brings two iconic brands together, both dedicated to constant innovation, playing, expect, anniversary, spirit, show resulting in a one-of-a-kind experience which is uniquely inspired by the Highlands and the story of our brand so far."

The collaboration carries a vital environmental message, emphasizing the need to reconnect with nature and fostering a sense of wonder and responsibility towards protecting natural landscapes. The 485-acre Macallan Estate offers a unique setting for the event, complementing its overarching narrative.

Each ticket to the show, priced at £200 per person, includes access to the sensory experience, one cocktail, one dram, and the opportunity to visit The Macallan Bar. A limited number of tickets are available for the performances, which run from Monday to Saturday every week until Friday, May 31.

The Macallan Estate is home to The Macallan Distillery, designed by internationally acclaimed architects and built in 2018. Scotland's whisky visitor centers, including the Macallan Distillery, have become the country's top visitor attraction in 2022, with two million people passing through their doors.

As The Macallan celebrates its 200th anniversary, the Cirque du Soleil SPIRIT collaboration marks a momentous occasion for the brand. The show's stunning performances, set against the backdrop of the Scottish Highlands, create an unforgettable experience that pays homage to The Macallan's rich history and commitment to innovation.

Key Takeaways

  • The Macallan celebrates 200th anniversary with Cirque du Soleil collaboration.
  • Cirque du Soleil SPIRIT show runs from May 9 to 31 at Macallan Estate, Scotland.
  • Show features world-class performers, aerial silk, tightrope walking, and acrobatics.
  • Tickets (£200/person) include cocktail, dram, and access to The Macallan Bar.
  • Collaboration emphasizes environmental message and innovation.