In celebration of World Water Day (March 22), eight Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas resident productions became one for the second annual One Night for One Drop Friday, March 21, in Las Vegas.
The one-night-only philanthropic event benefiting One Drop – a non-profit organization established by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté – raised awareness and funds for water-related issues around the world.
“In 2014, there are still at least 780 million people around the world who do not have access to a safe and steady water supply,” said Laliberté. “It is one of our planet’s most urgent problems, but there are sustainable solutions to be had if we focus our efforts and our resources.”
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Highlights included a musical performance from vocal super group The Tenors, alongside more than 100 Cirque du Soleil performers, as they brought together the message of “One Thought, One World” as a metaphor of time and it’s effect on society.
One Night for One Drop is a joint effort between Cirque du Soleil and MGM Resorts International, which includes Mandalay Bay among its resorts, with proceeds supporting One Drop’s worldwide critical safe water access and education programs.
A portion of the proceeds raised during the evening will go to the Las Vegas Springs Preserve and its ongoing effort to support water conservation and sustainable living in the Las Vegas Valley.