Courtesy: GK Elite
ORLANDO, Florida (April 22, 2015) – In support of the launch of GK’s 2015 Cirque du Soleil Leotard Collection at La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil, World Champion Top Gun All Stars’ OO5 International Open Coed Level 5 All-Star Cheer Team will perform for fans outside the La Nouba retail store at Downtown Disney this Friday at 4:00 p.m. Guests at La Nouba will be the first to see and own four of GK’s eight brand new Cirque du Soleil leotard designs. From 4:30 p.m. until 5 p.m., fans will have the chance to meet five talented artists from La Nouba and receive their autographs. Throughout the day, visitors can enter to win a pair of tickets to La Nouba and a free GK Cirque du Soleil leotard. The winner will be announced at 5 p.m.
GK, the world’s leading brand of gymnastics apparel, has partnered with Cirque du Soleil since 2013 to provide a line of workout gymnastics leotards that combine GK’s exclusive gymnastics fit with the whimsical artistry of Cirque du Soleil. “Creativity, innovation, and quality are core initiatives for both of our brands,” said Kelly McKeown, Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations & Design for GK. “Our collaboration has been an exciting expression of artistry, celebrating the beauty and creativity of gymnastics. The inspiration from Cirque du Soleil performances and the engineering of GK’s fit and quality bring together the perfect combination for a unique and comfortable leotard that will stand out from the crowd.”
“We are very excited about the GK Cirque du Soleil leotard collection,” said Marie-Josée Couture, Director Partnership Development – Licensing at Cirque du Soleil. “It combines the fluid and imaginative Cirque du Soleil approach to movement with the gymnastics apparel expertise of GK. Every year, this collection features a unique mix of high-quality fabrics and Cirque du Soleil-inspired graphic elements.”
A perfect combination of form, function, and fantasy, these eight new GK leotard designs will transport gymnasts into the dreamlike fantasy world of Cirque du Soleil. The collection will feature never before seen engineered prints and cutting edge fabrics & embellishments.
ABOUT GK GYMNASTICS APPAREL
GK is the world’s leading brand of gymnastics apparel and is recognized around the world for superior variety, quality, fit and service. For over 30 years, GK has been dedicated to the sport of gymnastics, contributing millions of dollars to support hallmark grass roots gymnastics development programs. Known for their signature collections of gymnastics workout leotards, GK has partnered with over ten Olympic athletes and currently offers workout leotards designed by 2012 All-Around Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle Douglas, 2012 Floor Exercise Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandra Raisman, and 2008 All-Around Olympic Gold Medalist Nastia Liukin. GK is proud to have been chosen by Under Armour® to manufacture the US National Team competitive and training apparel for USA Gymnastics through 2020. Based in Reading, Pennsylvania, Elite Sportswear, L.P., the company behind the GK Gymnastics brand, continues its commitment to American-made quality and continuous innovation in designs for Gymnastics and Cheerleading apparel. For more information about GK Gymnastics Apparel, visit www.gkelite.com.
ABOUT CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Cirque du Soleil is primarily a creative content provider for a wide variety of unique projects. In addition to shows, the company, which has its International Headquarters in Montreal, extends its creative talent to other spheres of activity. While maintaining stringent standards of artistic quality and originality, Cirque du Soleil brings to innovative projects the same energy and spirit that characterize each of its shows.
Cirque du Soleil is a Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. Since its beginnings in 1984, more than 155 million spectators in over 300 cities on six continents have been thrilled by Cirque du Soleil.
For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.