Cirque du Soleil’s ‘MJ ONE’ cast to celebrate “A Place With No Name” in new video

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With the release of Michael Jackson’s “A Place With No Name” as the second single from the ‘XSCAPE’ just weeks away, the cast of Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Michael Jackson ONE’ production have put together a special video to promote the song and album.

The video was directed by MJ ONE performer and life-long Jackson fan Kany Diabaté, who worked with together Cirque du Soleil’s photographer and videographer Aaron Felske on the project. Felske served as director of photography.

Those involved with the project hope fans will feel Jackson’s inspiration and presence in the final product, but have remained tight-lipped about the content of the video itself, which features members of the MJ ONE cast.


Above: Leaked screen shot from “A Place With No Name” video and MJ ONE clap board used during shoot.

Contrary to rumors circulating among fans, the clip will not serve as the official “A Place With No Name” music video. Sony Music and The Estate of Michael Jackson have been working independently on the official video which they hope will help the single make an impact on the charts.

“While we are aware that the MJ ONE cast decided to create their own video to celebrate Michael’s new album, it is NOT connected in any way to the release of the next single or any official video that the Estate and Sony may be working on in conjunction with that release,” said The Official Online Team of The Michael Jackson Estate in an email today.

Instead the MJ ONE team’s video will be used to unofficially promote the album and single. The same concept was executed by the cast of Cirque’s ‘IMMORTAL’ for the song “Blue Gangsta,” and by the DanceOn crew for “Love Never Felt So Good” – both of which have had more than one million views on YouTube since their release two months ago. Check them out below:

Above: “Blue Gangsta” as performed by the cast of Cirque du Soleil’s ‘IMMORTAL’ tour.

Above: “Love Never Felt So Good” as performed by the DanceOn crew.

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