Montreal, March 9th, 2016 – JOYÀ by Cirque du Soleil, a first-of-its-kind culinary and theatrical experience, a resident show at Vidanta’s Riviera Maya destination, is pairing with One Drop at the FIA Formula E Mexico City ePrix this weekend, to raise money for sustainable water access programs in communities in dire need in Mexico.

The Mexico City ePrix will take place on Saturday, March 12th at the historic Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Look for JOYÀ characters on the red carpet of the Formula E Gala Dinner on the night of the 11th.

During the Gala, an auction will be held with proceeds benefiting One Drop and guests will have the opportunity to bid on a once in a lifetime JOYÀ experience as well as other one of a kind packages.

Fans can also join in on the action, during the broadcast of the podium ceremony on the 12th (approximately 4:55pm), where JOYÀ will present one of its show’s acts on stage. See it Live on Fox Sports, or by using Fox Sports’ app to see it on your mobile from anywhere. International broadcast details can be found on the Formula E Website at http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/guide/television.aspx#.

“Our relationship with Cirque du Soleil is incredibly special as they are our founding partner. We are so pleased to bring them together with Formula E, for whom One Drop is an Official International Charity Partner, to raise funds and be entertained at the same time - truly a win-win for all,” said Catherine B. Bachand, CEO, One Drop. “It is only by working together that we can permanently resolve the water crisis and these two organisations are truly committed to sustainability.”

Formula E is an FIA championship featuring all-electric single-seater cars. The debut of Formula E ushers in an innovative age where a race on the world stage has become the platform to showcase and promote sustainable technology for the environment. Since 2014, Formula E and One Drop are part of a global movement to engage people worldwide.

About ONE DROP™
One Drop™ is an international non-profit organization created by Cirque du Soleil® founder Guy Laliberté. At the core of our mission is water as a transformative force to improve living conditions, as well as give communities the ability to care for themselves. We believe in the combined power of safe water for consumption and production while inspiring behavioral change towards water and proper hygiene practices by creating a lasting understanding through social arts. To do this, One Drop has developed the unique A∙B∙C for Sustainability™ intervention approach, a winning combination of strategic and operational initiatives designed to address access to safe water. To learn more about One Drop visit www.onedrop.org.

About Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ®
An engaging, immersive, multisensory experience in which joy, courage and friendship conquer all!

Located at Vidanta’s Riviera Maya destination, JOYÀ is Cirque du Soleil’s first resident dinner-show in Mexico housed at the award-winning, custom designed theatre. The production debuted in November 2014 as a result of a unique collaboration pioneered between Cirque du Soleil and Grupo Vidanta, a leading developer of resorts and tourism infrastructure in Mexico and Latin America. In its first year, JOYÀ has successfully attracted thousands of destination visitors to the region, and has garnered international recognition as one of the most unique Cirque du Soleil experiences in the world. To date, JOYÀ has performed over 300 shows, which have been consistently busy and met with rave reviews, and continues to be the only resident Cirque du Soleil show outside of North America.

The 600-seat Cirque du Soleil Theater was custom-built for the JOYÀ production and offers a one-of-a-kind, intimate experience. The Theater has become renowned throughout Mexico for its innovative architecture and engineering as well as its incorporation of Mexican art and heritage. Inspired by the natural beauty of Riviera Maya and rooted in the richness of the local culture, the Theater, designed and constructed by Grupo Vidanta, was awarded the 2015 Building of the Year by leading Mexican architecture and construction magazine Obras, recognizing it as the most important facility constructed in Mexico this year.

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Visit the cirquedusoleil.com/joya, onedrop.org or fiaformulae.com
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Press Contacts:
Sam Mallinson
Press Officer
Formula E
sam@fiaformulae.com

Stephanie Weinstein
ONE DROP
Stephanie.Weinstein@onedrop.org

Caitlin Martz
JOYÀ / Turner Public Relations
Riviera Maya
Mexico
Tel.: 303-333-1402