'Moving Stars and Earth for Water' event to broadcast live Oct. 9

MONTREAL, PQ, Canada, Oct. 5, 2009 -- Cirque du Soleil, the artistic producer of the Moving Stars and Earth for Water event, today revealed the program details for the global artistic event as part of Guy Laliberté's Poetic Social Mission...

MONTREAL, PQ, Canada, Oct. 5, 2009 -- Cirque du Soleil, the artistic producer of the Moving Stars and Earth for Water event, today revealed the program details for the global artistic event as part of Guy Laliberté's Poetic Social Mission. For information on the specific involvement of each of the personalities, download the full program at http://www.onedrop.org/en/Legal/press-room.aspx

Under the theme Moving Stars and Earth for Water, the Poetic Social Mission will take place on October 9, 2009 (GMT-4) in 14 cities around the world. For 120 minutes, the earth will gaze up at the stars and resonate to the rhythms of artists and world-renowned figures who will demonstrate their commitment to water and pay tribute to this vitally important natural resource.

14 cities on five continents... and space
The event will take place in Montreal, Moscow, Santa Monica, New York City, Johannesburg/Durban, Mumbai, Marrakesh, Sydney, Osaka, Tampa, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, London and the International Space Station.

A global webcast and broadcast
RDI, Le Réseau de l'information of Société Radio-Canada will act as exclusive host broadcaster in Canada and DIRECTV, the world's leading provider of satellite television, will broadcast the global artistic event in standard and high definition on The 101 Network in the United States, and via DIRECTV Latin America on channels 999 and 1004. Other international broadcasters may join in to present part or all of the event.

More personalities joined the list of confirmed participants: conservasionist Bindi Irwin, musical group Empolga às 9, singer Lila Downs and Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai.

The Moving Stars and Earth for Water artistic event will also be webcast live Oct. 9 on http://www.onedrop.org at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

This first social artistic mission in space is made possible by Space Adventures, the company that has arranged all the previous private spaceflights.

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