Cirque du Soleil Cancels Raleigh, NC Shows – AvatarMeet 2016 Options Being Discussed


Cirque du Soleil is cancelling upcoming stops in North Carolina by two of its touring shows to protest a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community.

The company said Friday that it will scrap plans for “Ovo” to play Greensboro from April 20-24 and Charlotte from July 6-10, and “Toruk — The First Flight,” which was scheduled to play Raleigh from June 22-26.

The company said in a statement that it “strongly believes in diversity and equality for every individual and is opposed to discrimination in any form.”

In their statement Cirque du Soleil says HB2 is “an important regression to ensuring human rights for all.”

– via WBTV


The 2016 AvatarMeet was centered on the Raleigh performances. The event organizers are currently evaluating options for the meet and more information will be available soon. Stay tuned for the latest in the LearnNavi Forums.

For the record, supports Cirque du Soleil’s decision in this matter.