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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL – CORTEO
October 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Corteo, One of the best-loved Cirque du Soleil productions, is coming to BrITISH COLUMBIA WITH ITS NORTH AMERICAN ARENA TOUR
Tickets on pre-sale exclusively to Cirque Club members today
General on-sale begins May 11, 2018
British Columbia, April 30, 2018 – Corteo, the latest Cirque du Soleil’s arena production, will visit British Columbia this fall.
- Victoria – October 4 to 7 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
- Vancouver – October 10 to 14 at the Pacific Coliseum
- Kelowna – October 17 to 21 at Prosper Place
- Kamloops – October 24 to 28 at Sandman Centre
This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal under the Big Top in April 2005. Since then, the show has been a great success and has amazed 8 million people in 64 cities in 19 countries on four continents.
Corteo, which means “cortege” in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.
The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music, by turns lyrical and playful, carries Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.
The concept and disposition of the stage bring the audience in a theatrical atmosphere like never seen before in Cirque du Soleil arena shows. The set curtains, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and the central curtains, which were hand painted, give a grandiose feel to the stage. This sets the tone for the poetry of Corteo.
The cast of Corteo includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.
Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges the presenting partner of the Corteo Canada tour: Sun Life Global Investment.
Twitter: @Cirque #CORTEO
Instagram: @cirquedusoleil #CORTEO
Advance tickets for Corteo are available now online to Cirque Club members. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to www.cirqueclub.com.
Tickets will be available to the public as of May 11 at 10 am at cirquedusoleil.com/corteo.
About Cirque du Soleil
Originally composed of 20 street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil completely reinvented circus arts and went on to become a world leader in artistic entertainment. Established in Montreal, the Canadian organization has brought wonder and delight to over 180 million spectators with 42 productions that have taken place in close to 450 cities in 60 countries. Cirque du Soleil currently has over 4,000 employees, including 1,300 artists, from nearly 50 countries. In 2017 alone, 19 shows are being presented simultaneously throughout the world.
For more information about Cirque du Soleil, please go to www.cirquedusoleil.com.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018 @ 7:30PM
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018 @ 3:30PM & 7:30PM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018 @ 3:30PM & 7:30PM
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018 @ 1:00PM & 5:00PM
SAVE-ON-FOODS MEMORIAL CENTRE VICTORIA, BC
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 11 @ 10AM
Tickets available at www.selectyourtickets.com
Charge by Phone 250-220-7777
Tickets also available at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Box Office
Tickets (incl. GST) $45.00, $75.00, $99.00, $130.00
(Plus FMF & Service charges)
**RESERVED SEATING / ALL AGES**
For Tickets call (250) 220-7777
Methods of Payment:1) Cash
Random Line-Up/Lottery Draw Policy for Select Your Ticket On Sales:
Upon arrival please wait to receive a numbered ticket. Tickets will be handed out starting 90 minutes prior to the on-sale time until 35 minutes prior to the on-sale time. Once you’ve received a numbered ticket, you are not required to remain on the premises; however you must be present 30 minutes prior to the on sale time for the random ticket draw. 30 minutes prior to the on-sale a number will be drawn and that person will become first in line with all those numbers after that lining up sequentially behind. Those that have a number that precedes the first number drawn will go to the end of the line. This process is to ensure consumer fairness.
Once you have your position in line please have your method of payment ready.
Purchasing online at www.selectyourtickets.com is the recommended method of purchase for this or any show at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Thank you for your patronage.
Box Office Information
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For more information contact:
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