Arts in Space

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On Wednesday, Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil, spoke about his upcoming trip to the International Space Station, which he calls "the first social and artistic mission in space." Via webcast from Star City in Russia, where he has been in training for the mission, Laliberté offered details of his plan for a global artistic multimedia event on October 9, which will comprise live performances in 14 cities from Montreal to Moscow, a web broadcast from space, and guest artists including U2, Peter Gabriel, Shakira, and many more. The event will focus on the global need for water, which Laliberté is promoting via his One Drop Foundation.