CREATIVITY BEGINS WITH MOVEMENT

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CREATIVITY BEGINS WITH MOVEMENT

"Born of our creativity.  The only unique contribution that we will ever make in this world."

Today, we went to take some photographs in one of our favorite spots here in Las Vegas.  The shoot was frustratingly unsuccessful.  In two hours we probably got about two photographs that we liked.  Instead, we were more satisfied with this little video that we took between shots.

Kev & Andi Atherton

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A Day Never Wasted

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A Day Never Wasted

It can never be said that the life of an artist is normal or predictable.  Mundane? Boring?  No, these aren’t adjectives we’d ever use to describe our lives too.  As individual people, we’re constantly evolving.  As a collective unit, we seem to always be on the move and yet, as our family grows we find ourselves searching for some stability and routine.  A stability and routine that simply we may never have. 

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It has to be said that Las Vegas was never a city in which any of us thought one day we’d live in.  Yet somehow, here we are, the five of us, with another one on the way, living our unpredictable lives in one of the world’s most unpredictable cities.  How long we’ll stay here, who knows?  That depends on many factors. We chose to stop planning our lives many years ago.  For now it’s home, and we love it here.

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If there’s one thing life has taught us, it’s to embrace and appreciate all the simple journeys along the way.  For even they can be full of adventure.

Kev & Andi

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Atherton Twins Update

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Atherton Twins Update

What's Next?

It's been five months now since Paramour by Cirque du Soleil finished its run on Broadway and our professional lives in New York City came to a close.  It has to be said that this was a chapter in our lives that was so unbelievably fulfilling and rewarding, both professionally and personally for the two of us, Gasya and of course, for Kamali and Kaysen too.  Those moment shared together are memories that we'll all forever cherish in our hearts.

Since that time we've received many messages from people, from all over the world asking what we're planning to do next.  Instead of writing to each and every one of them individually, we decided to write a little update on our website.

Those who know us personally, know that we haven't taken a substantial break since joining Cirque du Soleil seventeen years ago. It still only feels like yesterday that we were walking through the sliding doors of Cirque du Soleil's International Headquarters, with our heavy accents and pierced (much more youthful) skin.  Fast forward seventeen years.. One General Formation Training, a reality tv series and a theatre show in London, a big top touring show and three resident shows, in three different cities and an appearance on the 84th Academy Awards, here we are! We do plan to return to the stage one day soon but, before then we have a personal journey to take.

Family has always been and always will be the single most important thing in our lives. Every choice that we've ever made, along with every path that we've ever taken has been with our family at the forefront of our decisions. It's our family that has ultimately given us the biggest joys. For as long as we can remember we both wanted to be fathers. Kamali and Kaysen (Andi and Gasya's two children), born in Los Angeles and Las Vegas respectively are the Iris and Zarkana babies.

The next additional to our Atherton family will be a Paramour baby. My baby! He was conceived (by IVF) in a New York City fertility center and will be born (via surrogate) in a Canadian hospital this coming December. Everyone is so happy and excited to finally welcome this new baby into our lives.

We're very lucky to have the family that we do. Not the mention our precious friends too.  They've supported us every step of the way and without them, none of this would have the meaning that it does. We'll be eternally grateful to them, and all of you for being there for us, always.

Over the coming months and years we promise to give regular updates (personal and professional) of our lives ahead.  If you do wish to stay informed you can always subscribe to receive our updates, by simply using the link on our website. Of course, we still encourage and welcome your personal messages to us too.  We read each and every one of them.

Wishing you much happiness and health.

Kev & Andi

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THE END OF A CHAPTER

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THE END OF A CHAPTER

Another chapter in our lives will soon be coming to an end, as at the end of the year we will be leaving Zarkana.  

This wasn't an easy decision for us to make, as quite honestly we've loved every single moment of our two years here performing in this breathtaking show.  Zarkana is our third show now with Cirque du Soleil and just like the previous two it will always hold a special place in our hearts. 

We feel honored and proud to have been in the company of such gifted and talented artists, both on and off stage.  The talent we see behind the scenes, in the wardrobe and props department for example (there are many more) is inspirational.  They're all amazing people!

We thank you all for being a bit part of our silly photo projects too.  We clearly had too much spare time on our hands.  We will take these great memories with us where ever our lives journey's unfold. 

The journey never really ends..  It simply continues and we both look forward to our new and exciting adventures ahead.

KEV & ANDI

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IT'S A BEAUTIFUL THING WHEN A CAREER AND A PASSION COME TOGETHER

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IT'S A BEAUTIFUL THING WHEN A CAREER AND A PASSION COME TOGETHER

It's been fifteen years now that we've been working together as a duo and we still smile today as we did on our very first day.  

In 2000 we began our journey with Cirque du Soleil.  A journey that has taken us all over the world.  We've been a part of the creation of two of their productions (Varekai and Iris) and are currently performing in our third, Zarkana.  Over 4,500 shows to date and we are still hungry for more.

Our journey is far from being over.  

Kev & Andi

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Atherton Twins on Feisworld Podcast

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Atherton Twins on Feisworld Podcast

Kevin and Andrew were recently invited to chat with Fei on her podcast called Feisworld

During the conversation, they discussed a variety of topics. From growing up in the UK, to competing as professional gymnasts, to transitioning to Cirque du Soleil and so much more.

Please check it out and let us know what you think!


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Welcome to the new AthertonTwins.com!

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Welcome to the new AthertonTwins.com!

Hi everyone, it's the Atherton Twin's "web-lady" Fei here! I'm glad to be standing by Andi and Kev on their first day of launching a brand new website, featuring their 16-year career at Cirque du Soleil! 

I hope you find this website interesting and engaging. Andi and Kev will take over this News section going forward and provide you with near real-time updates on their new adventures.

Drop us a line and look forward to hearing from all of you! 

Fei

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