For two days, world-renowned performance powerhouse Cirque du Soleil will give students, faculty, and staff from Chapman and surrounding schools the opportunity to interface with their artisans, technicians, and partner companies through a unique series of master classes seen only at Chapman. Classes will cover a wide range of topics including: a variety of dance master classes, stage management, production management, automation, rigging, lighting, projections, carpentry, props, audio, wardrobe, makeup, wigs, and more. Many Cirque du Soleil industry partners will also be on site to demonstrate their cutting edge technology and to offer hands-on classes. The symposium will also feature a private screening of the “Nerve Center KA” including a Q&A with all of the Cirque du Soleil instructors.


A total of 6 class sessions will be offered. Each class session will offer 5-6 different master classes to choose from. Each class session is on a first come, first served basis with the exception of “Own Piece” and “Dance Mock Audition”. UPDATE: Own Piece is now full and closed. The Dance Mock Audition is by invitation only. If you are interested in participating in the Dance Mock Audition, please contact Alicia Guy at The Dance Mock Audition is a Private Closed Session. No Spectators will be allowed.


Saturday, September 30

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM – Check-in Argyros Forum Lobby (NO LATE CHECK-IN AVAILABLE)

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM – Welcome Address

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM – Session 1

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM – Session 2

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM – Lunch (on your own)

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Session 3

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM – Session 4

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Nerve Center “KA” followed by a short Q&A


Sunday, October 1

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM – Check-in Argyros Forum Lobby (NO LATE CHECK-IN AVAILABLE)

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM – Session 5

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM – Session 6

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Registration Instructions

The symposium is FREE to all Chapman students, faculty, and staff. All you have to do is:


Pre-register online

1. Click on the red hyperlink below

2. Use your Chapman email to pre-register


After you have pre-registered online

On the morning of the symposium between 8:00-9:00 AM, go to the Argyros Forum Lobby, check-in with your photo ID to get your wristband and updated schedule with locations. NO LATE CHECK-IN AVAILABLE. The wristband will serve as your entrance into all of the events.


Online Registration


General Admission | $40

Pre-Registration Suggested | Online

UTix accepts credit cards, cash, and checks


Chapman University | Free

Free admission to All Chapman University Students, Faculty, and Staff

Pre-Registration Required | Online

*pre-register online with your Chapman email



All Attendees

One Time Check-in Required | Argyros Forum Lobby

*see campus map below

Saturday, September 30 - Sunday, October 1, 2017

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

After you have pre-registered online, you must check-in to receive your wristband and updated class schedule with event locations.



For Registration Assistance, please contact

Tanya Thompson our Box Office and Event Communications Coordinator



Master classes and events are on a first come first served basis

Scholarships are available 


Location | Chapman University

One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866


Visitor Parking


Campus Map


Buildings Used for Classes

Argyros Forum (AF)

Waltmar Theatre and MC 133 - Moulton Center

Memorial Auditorium