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Preview photos: Cirque du Soleil hosts first workshop for 2014 One Night for One Drop show

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The 2014 One Night for One Drop workshop led by show director Mukhtar Mukhtar on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Broadway Hall dance studio in Las Vegas.

2014 One Night for One Drop: Workshop

The 2014 One Night for One Drop workshop led by show director Mukhtar Mukhtar on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Broadway Hall dance studio in Las Vegas. Launch slideshow »

Cirque du Soleil's 'One Night for One Drop'

Cirque du Soleil's Launch slideshow »

The first workshop for the new One Night for One Drop show for Cirque du Soleil’s world water charity is underway, and Vegas DeLuxe has the first photos.

It was a friendly and enthusiastic session for One Night show director Mukhtar Mukhtar and production manager Russ Petroni. Twenty dancers and performers, along with other non-Cirque artists who also attended, represented six Cirque shows on the Strip.

Our thanks to contributing photographer Tom Donoghue, who captured the high-energy action and spirit at the three-hour session in the Broadway Hall dance studio.

Mukhtar told the performers: “This really is a workshop, not an audition. We just want you to have fun.” He performed a hip-hop routine that will be included in the one-night-only One Night show and then taught it to the dancers.

Andre Kasten, who will be a guest choreographer for One Night, performed a contemporary piece with the dancers hoping to win a spot in the production set for Michael Jackson One Theater in Mandalay Bay next spring.

Said Mukhtar: “Throughout the afternoon, there was improv with props, and we finished up with a freestyle where all the dancers were able to show their own personal style to the team of choreographers and directors.

“After this workshop, I am very excited about all the different talents and the diversity of the performers. They seem very hungry and truly can see the big picture of what I have in mind for One Night for One Drop.”

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