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We are very excited to be partnering with *Cirque du Soleil* to present #EVOKE13, a special event at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater on March 12. In line with the mission of <strong>*Cirque du Soleil*</strong> to “invoke the imagination, provoke the senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world,” #EVOKE13 will feature a specially created act by *Cirque du Soleil* exclusively for SXSW 2013.
Joining *Cirque du Soleil*, Nerdist Industries founder, comedian, author, podcaster and AMC’s *The Talking Dead* host, **Chris Hardwick** will host a roundtable conversation along with cosplayer **Meg Turney** and *Cirque du Soleil* representatives. Also performing will be **The Divine Fits** who released one of 2012’s insanely acclaimed albums, *A Thing Called Divine Fits* (Merge), which landed on *Rolling Stone*'s '50 Best of 2012' list. The night’s event will conclude with a set from GRAMMY® nominated producer, DJ Sam Spiegel (of N.A.S.A. and Maximum Hedrum).
Doors open at 7:00pm and the event starts at 8:00pm. All Interactive, Film, Music, Gold Platinum and Music wristband holders are welcome to attend.
Also remember to check out *Cirque du Soleil* at the Music conference panel: "[Masterminds Behind the Music of *Cirque du Soleil*"](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MP1286) which will take place at the Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB from 3:30-4:30pm on March 13.