Varekai – Cirque du Soleil for the Holidays

This Cirque du Soleil production premiered in Montreal in the spring of 2002.  The word means “whatever” in the Romani language.  In Cirque du Soleil language it is centered around a tribute to the nomadic soul.

At the beginning the show begins with the Greek myth of Icarus.  We start with what happens to the young man after flying too close to the sun.  In the Cirque du Soleil interpretation he does not drown in the sea, rather Icarus finds himself in a dense forest inhabited by all different types of delightful creatures.

Like most Cirque du Soleil productions this one is wonder to look at.  The set consists of roughly 300 trees of which 20 are climbable.  It is broken down into about a dozen acts which involve dives, contortions, foot juggling, swings, acrobatics, flexibility, strength, and hoops.  The 130 costumes are elaborate and colourful.  As is typical the music is all performed live by 7 musicians and 2 singers.

Additional Information:

-Dates:  December 20-23, December 26-30, 2013

-Venue:  Bell Centre

-Ticket Purchase:  www.evenko.ca

-Ticket Prices:  $60.00, $69.00, $$77.00, $90.00, $97.00, $115.00, $122.25, $146.25

-Show Times:  (check listing) 1:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

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