The dark prince of dubstep has teamed up with one of the world’s biggest circus companies.
Cirque du Soleil, a Canadian institution (though it’s arguably best known in Europe) that combines circus traditions with street dancing, performance art and music, will open a new club, LIGHT, in Las Vegas’s Mandalay Bay this April.
Some of the biggest names in dance music have signed up as residents, including ex-Swedish House Mafia member Sebastian Ingrosso, Zedd, Baaeur and, of course, Skrillex. Each residency, according to Rolling Stone, is “intended to integrate different visuals and project separate atmospheres”; or, as Skrillex puts it, “It’s not about having acrobats for my set. For me, personally, the objective is to have something based around your music and something you want to dance to, not something you want to stare at the whole time. But how do you make the environment completely immersive? I think that’s the goal.”
LIGHT opens on April 26, though the club is yet to announce which artist’s residency starts when.