Dress Rehearsal on Cruise Ship ” MEIN SCHIFF 5 “

With Arthur Castro (Artistic director of TUI Cruises), we went on board of the newest cruise ship “ Mein Schiff 5 “ in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Arthur Castro, Esie Morin and Mathieu Roy

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Few hours later, the boat ” Mein Schiff 5 ” started sailing and we crossed the Baltic Sea on the way to Keil, Germany.

Elsie and Mathieu on Board of Mein Schiff 5

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Then, the set-up of the stage and other technical’s matter were built over the pool deck.

Around midnight, with 97 % of humidity and 12 celsius, we made the dress rehearsal… Very very challenging conditions.

The day afther July 15, very excited…. Mein Shiff 5 sailed from Keil to Travemunde where the ceremony will took place.

Mein Schiff 5 Baptism

The Cruising Ship ” Mein Schiff 5 ” is going to enter in service in July 2016 and will be operated by TUI Cruises. To celebrate this world-class event, a huge show will be produced to baptize ” Mein Schiff 5 ” in Travemünde, north Germany.

For this VIP ceremony, the company Les Oiseaux du Paradis has been chosen to create a unique performance in collaboration with the singer/songwriter Lena Meyer-Landrot.

Mein Schiff 5 Baptism with Les Oiseaux du Paradis

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Directed by Arthur Castro, the naming ceremony will be held on the top pool deck ship with 2000 VIP guests on board. The show will be broadcast live on big screens on shore and around the country.

Mein Schiff 5 Celebration Show with Les Oiseaux du Paradis

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“We are very very excited and thrilled to be able to baptize ” Mein Schiff 5 “.

“This is quite an honor and it’s something new for us.
We can hardly wait for July 15 … ” Mein Schiff 5 ” baptism day! 😉

Below… Watch an part of the training


About TUI Cruises

Young and young-at-heart, sophisticated travellers love TUI Cruises’ onboard lifestyle. The German cruise line offers an all inclusive concept and casual atmosphere. Besides steady quality, TUI Cruises also convinces its passengers with music events and theme cruises. The main onboard language is German.

The Ship

She is mostly identical with her sister-ships “Mein Schiff 3” and “4”. On a length of 295m she offers 1276 staterooms for passengers – most of them provide private balconies.


While 80% of all cabins provide a private balcony all staterooms offer lots of space to feel comfortable. The interior design is modern and yet cozy.

Atmosphere on Board

The main onboard language is German. The atmosphere is relaxed – similar to an upscale club hotel. Especially middle-aged guests feel very comfortable on board.

During holidays many families are guests aboard. They appreciate the relaxed atmosphere, the possibility to do sports and the large variety of fine dining options. Almost all food, beverages and gratuities are already included in the cruise price.

This distinguishes TUI Cruises from other cruise lines.

Beo da Silva / Building a career

Beo da Silva is an extraordinary international artist and a good friend.

Back in 2002, we met during one of very first Roncalli Winter season program named : PANEN ET CIRCENSES.

It was a Rocalli’s legendaire Dinner Show in a spendid Spiegeltent (Dutch for “Mirror Tent”).

The show was directed by Lutz Weber… He brought together some of the best artists from all around the world including Molly Saudek on tight wire, the Collins brothers as a comedy act.

Beo is a multi-disciplined artist, a physical performer, singer, songwriter, actress, and aerialist.

Beo Da Silva was born in Brazil in the city of Pernambuco. She started her career as an actress and then she drifts to circus performance. After graduating from Theatre and Circus School, Beo has travelled around the globe. 

She’s been to Europe, Australia, and USA, Canada in artistic collaborations, events and venues, galleries, amongst others.

Delicate and yet intense, her work tends to seduce the spectator in a shared experience with her spontaneous presence and vibrating voice. Beo navigates from Cabaret staged work to urban interventions, arts galleries, theatre and musicals.

She participated in touring productions such as Cirque du SoleilCircus RoncallisPomp Duck and CircumstancesPalazzo cabaretWintergarten Varieté in Berlin, Friedrichsbau in Stuttgart and Apollo Varieté in Düsseldorf, and the CMA (Country Music Awards) in Nashville, USA.

Here’s a few High-Light of her career :

1995 Atrupelados

Circo Voador Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The  Circo Voador (Flying Circus) is a high importance in Rio music scene space.

It was and still is the stage for great musicians . In the 90s he welcomed circus groups that took advantage of his canvas structure as a possible alternative and place for testing .

In these meetings between musicians and circus artists borned Atrupelados. It was for each of the members a place of many exchanges and artistic maturation.

1997 Melbourne Arts festival: With the Company – AIRETED A female circus show.

1998 La Nouba / Cirque du Soleil

As a team members, she started the creation for the show.
After 9 month research, the show has his premiere in Orlando Florida, where still running until today.

2000-2008 Singing in Silk 

She introduced a new language into the aerial acrobatic world: the “Singing in Silk”, that has inspired many artists into a new category of circus performance.Beo’s wide ranging skills make her very special. Singing from the early age of 10, she developed her own style, mixing together her Brazilian background with jazz, popular folk music and cabaret.

In her work she combines different skills and dialogues with the public in any given situation. Her number « New Attitute » Has toured on Varietés and Dinner Theaters in Europe.

The We Waste Project

This project is an innovative physical theatre piece that brings to attention evidence of facts about waste. The show stared by introducing a new version of society, the survivors of an immense landfill site.

The fictional “Waste’R’us Society” is formed by those excluded from the mainstream of modern life, they have evolved within The We Waste Society. It feels like a Garbage today!

2014 ERA Uma Vez EU ! (Graphic Novel)

Launched in January, this book was the result of this process of artistic research We Waste Project.

A collaboration between four artists from different areas, a writer, an artist scene (circus, music and theater), a designer and an illustrator.

In the last year Beo has been working as Aerial Assistant Choreographer for the Friedrichstadtpalst in Berlin on their new up coming production.

2016 With over two decades of world-class experience in the circus world, she will teach at the Staatliche Artistenschule Berlin.

The Staatliche Artistenschule (State Acrobatics School Berlin) was founded in 1956.

In 1991 Staatliche Artistenschule Berlin started sharing facilities and general education curriculums with the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin (State Ballet School of Berlin).

You can follow Beo on her blogstop


AAFQ 10th Fundraising Gala / RITZ-CARLTON Montreal

On April 23, took place the 10th Fundraising Gala for the Quebec Sickle Cell Anemia Association (AAFQ) in the sumptuous ballroom of the the Ritz-Carlton Montreal.

To celebrate the AAFQ 15th anniversary with distinction, the president/general  Wilson Sanon, manager , Daphnée Gousse “Treasurer” ,Bettina Thimot ” Secretary”  ,Vanessa Francis “Assistant Secretary”, Delano George “Administrator” and all other team members have excelled in organizing this unique event.

As a token of success, many special guests honored their invitation and joint the evening held at the splendid Ritz-Carlton Montréal, including: Mr. Frantz Liautaud “Ambassador of Haiti in Canada,” Herby Moreau “public figure” and Dr. Yves Bolduc, “Quebec former Minister of Health.”

Invalid Displayed Gallery

The imagination of the guests will be forever marked by this magical evening! Especially the amazing experience created by the of show LES OISEAUX DU PARADIS.


Congratulations to all volunteers who contributed and Thank You to all sponsors who contributed to this great success… It was a remarkable evening!



Every donation makes a difference and allows the realization several projects improving the quality of life such as family respite center to break the isolation , donations advanced equipment for specialized care, a scholarship program and the setting funds feet for clinical research.

Our primary objective is to fill the gap between existing resources and the needs of patients and their caregivers.


  • Helping patients and their families escape feeling of isolation through comprehensive activity programs.
  • Raise awareness of the importance of voluntary testing in high risk communities.
  • Promote the necessity of blood donation in the Black community.
  • Support research.
  • Offer a relief system to the families.

    Thank you for your support! 


A few years ago, we had the opportunity to begin working with amazing people; Jeffry Roick & Suzanne Turnbull from McNabb Roick Events.

The very first event we did together was the LG INNOVATORS’ BALL in 2013. It was  held at the Ontario Science Center.

For this event, McNabb Roick Events organized to have J.P MORGAN sponsor the performances by LES OISEAUX DU PARADIS.  Definitely with humility and pride… the VIP and distinguished guests were completely overwhelmed.

The second event was even more successful… Held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Toronto Region Board of Trade 126th Annual Dinner was  well produced by McNabb Roick Events and ended-up by being simply sublime.

The evening was presented by ODGERS BERNDTSON and CPA, CGI and CISCO were the platinum sponsors.

McNabb Roick Events is a boutique event firm well known within the industry as one of North America’s “Premiere” event planning companies.

With over 24 years of experience and expertise, Jeffry Roick and his dedicated team have established themselves as leaders in the industry for their innovative event design, production, sponsorship and management.

A reputation that precedes them, they create one-of-a-kind, unique events that are highly sought after by clients who wish to produce the “wow” factor at their events.

Whether it is 100 or 1500 people, they tailor each event to their client’s needs and their mandate, all while trying to surpass their expectations.

Events range from high profile corporate and social events to fundraising galas and incentive programs. With offices located in both Toronto and New York City, their events have spanned not only locally, but nationally and internationally.

Over the years, they have planned, organized and created some of the City’s most successful and memorable events including;

  • The 150th Louis Vuitton Anniversary
  • 1000th Jet Launch for Bombardier
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways’ Inaugural Flight to Canada
  • Visit of the HRH the Duke of Edinburgh
  • Fashion Shows for Marchesa
  • Oscar de la Renta

In addition to corporate events, McNabb Roick Events also lends their expertise and resources in planning some of Toronto’s many fundraising events including;

  • Toronto East General Hospital Foundation’s
  • “Laughter is the Best Medicine” gala
  • Jays Care Foundation’s gala “Curve Ball”
  • Luminato’s annual gala
  • Camp Oochigeas’ “Winter Dreams” gala
  • Ronald McDonald House Toronto “Holiday Chic” galas, to name a few.

The National Post deemed Jeffry Roick as “Canada’s Party Architect” citing “his near surgical attention to detail and sixth sense for glamour”.

In 2013 Jeffry was selected by BizBash, a special event industry magazine, as one of the top 35 Event Designers, of which he is the only Canadian honoured.

“Jeffry and his organization are masters of their craft”
Anne Marren – The Globe and Mail

“..really impressed by your style, professionalism, attention to detail and wonderful ideas!”
Laura Comello – Alliance Atlantis

“Most special event companies can source an unusual venue and make the event look good, but your company’s ability to transform a hotel ballroom into a unique site for a dinner is truly amazing.”
Les Selby – Bombardier Aerospace

In June, our next event with ” McNabb Roick Events ” is a Cocktail Gala for CPA…. It’s set for another amazing and successful experience again. Stay Tuned.

       CONTACT…  Jeffry Roick, Suzanne Turnbull and their team at McNabb Roick Events           to plan, organize and produce the “WOW” factor at your event !

McNabb Roick Events

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