This article was published on May 28th, 2018
Nearly 15 years after premiering first under the big top in Montreal, one of the best loved productions by the world’s most famous circus and live entertainment companies is back and really to dazzle British Colombia audiences. Cirque du Soleil Corteo is returning to BC this fall for a month of engagements across the province.
With a cast of including 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world, Cirque du Soleil Corteo is a masterpiece in theatrics that has wowed more than 8 million people in 19 countries and 64 cities across the globe. Now on a North American tour, Corteowill come to Victoria, Vancouver, Kelowna, and Kamloops this October for 4 day limited performances in each city.
Meaning cortege, entourage or funeral procession, in Italian, Cirque du Soleil Corteo is a grandeur production tells the story of a clown looking back on all the wonderment, heartache, joy, happiness, tragedy, and experiences of his life, as told through acrobatics, song, dance, effects, art, costumes, and acting. Reality mixed with illusion, Corteowill leave guests thrilled with a spectacular circus experience.
The clown Mauro is the star of Cirque du Soleil Corteo, and the production opens with him presiding over his own funeral in spirit. His cortege of friends, family, and characters involved in his world tell the stories of Mauro in a celebration of his life and existence.Corteois a “festive parade that entertains; the perfect accolade for an artist whose life was dedicated to revelry and making merry.” Corteois a poetic tribute to the life and humanity of a clown that can be found within all of us.
If you have never been to a Cirque du Soleil show, Corteois an extraordinary production to de-virginize your senses to the joy and artistry that is Cirque. Cirque du Soleil always takes live entertainment to outrageous levels of fantasy and wonderment, and Corteois sure to thrill you in the same light.
Cirque du Soleil Corteo will have engagements in the following cities in BC:
- 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
Tickets for Cirque du Soleil Corteo are now available for purchase at cirquedusoleil.com/Corteo with the tickets prices starting from $49 in Vancouver and Victoria, and $40 in Kelowna and Kamloops.