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How is the Live Entertainment industry changing given the constant shift in market conditions?

In partnership with Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, the Future of Live Entertainment Lab (FOL!E) at FCAD conducts boundary-pushing research at the crossroads of business, technology and creativity.

FOL!E tackles questions of how changes in audience preferences, emerging technologies and shifting conditions create new possibilities for live entertainment, as well as potential for social, educational, and commercial impact.

From new ways of integrating technology into human performance, to developing methodologies for live audience analytics and generating insights into social and economic paradigms shaping live entertainment, FOL!E undertakes multifaceted explorations and experimentations of fundamental questions for performance-based creative experiences. 

Physically based within The Catalyst at FCAD, the Faculty of Communication and Design at Ryerson University, FOL!E brings together a wide range of researchers who, in turn, can access the expertise and facilities of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. 

FOLIE and Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group

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