One of the most impressive theatrical events you’ll ever see – Cirque Du Soleil – is heading back to New Zealand with a brand new show.
Cirque du Soleil, the Canadian entertainment company that revolutionised circus and entertainment, is set to bring the acclaimed Quidam show to our shores in early 2016.
Quidam tells the tale of a young girl, Zoe, who finds solace from ordinary life in an incredible imaginary world, known as Quidam. Along the way Zoe encounters various characters who encourage her to free her soul.
Cirque Du Soleil, which means Circus of the Sun in English, is well-known for its clever combination of traditional circus acts and an intriguing storyline that adds to the fun and excitement of the event.
The sets, costumes and music are as much a part of the show as the acts and the combination leads to an explosion of colour, sound and atmosphere.
Quidam features many traditional aspects of circus, including clowns, jugglers, contortionists, acrobats and aerialists, and yet the performances are just a little more incredible than your average big top show.
A couple highlights of the show, which are exclusive to Cirque Du Soleil, include Banquine, a 15-artist act that displays acrobatics and human pyramids, Spanish Webs, an elaborate and death-defying rope act, and German Wheel, which sees the performer spin, turn and somersault at the centre of a large wheel.
As well as the incredible circus performers, Quidam features many characters that help to bring the story to life. There’s the off-beat ringmaster, Mark, The Target, Boum Boum, The Clown and The Aviator.
All the characters combine to create a not-to-be-missed spectacle that will delight audience members of all ages.
Cirque Du Soleil originated in Quebec in 1984 and has grown into a worldwide phenomenon. The company now employs 4000 people around the world and has performed on every continent except Antarctica. The company’s employees represent more than 50 nationalities and speak 25 different languages. More than 150 million people have seen a Cirque Du Soleil show.
The new Cirque Du Soleil show, Quidam, will be performed at Vector Arena from February 5-14.
Click here to purchase your tickets for Quidam now!
IMAGE CREDITS: Matt Beard