Cirque du Soleil’s one-time charity extravaganza “One Night for One Drop” raised $1 million for the Springs Preserve Foundation, to help bring clean water to people around the globe. For seven days only, you can watch the production online for a $5 donation.
The three-act show was taped live, and the 90-minute online version includes behind-the-scenes clips from show creator and director Krista Monson, “human mermaid” Hannah Fraser and synchronized swimming choreographer Shannan Calcutt.
“One Night for One Drop,” took place Friday in honor of World Water Day, featured 237 performers including Cirque du Soleil artists and names from up and down the Las Vegas Strip. It took 1,700 Cirque volunteers to pull the event off.
The donation to the Springs Preserve Foundation will fund the completion of a 24,140-square-foot facility in Southern Nevada that will house 10 water pumps and controls plus exhibits that will explain the project to visitors.