Poetic Social Mission - Moving Stars and Earth for Water - Global Artistic Event Program Details - Event broadcast live on October 9 at 8:00 p.m. EDT on onedrop.org

Oct 02, 2009, 11:12 ET from CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

MONTREAL, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ - 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 Laliberte's Poetic Social Mission. For information on the specific involvement of each of the personalities, download the full program at :


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 Reseau de l'information of Societe 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 as 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 on onedrop.org.

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