After thrilling more than eight million people worldwide, Corteo will embark on a new journey next year as the same enchanting production but now visiting arenas across the world, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their own town. The show will visit Ottawa and Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre for a limited run of eight performances, from June 27 to July 1, 2018
Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.Ticketmaster.ca, www.canadiantirecentre.com, by phone at 1-877-788-FANS; in person at each of the 10 participating Canadian Tire stores in Ottawa as well as the store in Perth, The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall, Place d’Orléans and in the ByWard Market, Algonquin College, Superior Photo and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.
Tickets start at $39; reserved seating (plus CRF and service charges).
This unique production directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca premiered in Montreal in April 2005 and has visited 64 cities in 19 countries. 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 cast of Corteo includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.
Corteo will perform eight shows over the course of five days from Wednesday, June 27, to Sunday, July 1, as follows:
Wednesday, June 27 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 28 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 29 – 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 30 – 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 1 – 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
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Instagram: @cirquedusoleil #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.