Cirque du Soleil has meant artistry and wonder for many a year now. They have become the premiere ‘circus’ troupe worldwide. Yay Montreal! Their show Corteo is no different.
The word corteo means cortege in Italian and is a festival as imagined by a clown. He imagines his own funeral if it were to take place at a carnival. The whole proceedings are watched over by angels. The message is about the humanity that resides in every last one of us. A message that we dearly need to be reminded of from time to time.
The clown is like the ringmaster or narrator in this wonderful show. There is the usual little bit of everything in the show with acrobatics, comedy, acting, wonderful music, and fun.
This Cirque du Soleil show is about a clown who has a real dream about death. An ‘up’ subject I would say! Despite what you might expect the clown portion takes over and the music is surprisingly upbeat though there are some melancholic moments. The clown imagines his own funeral taking place at a festive parade. “Corteo” features a mixture of vocal/choral numbers (sung in French, Italian and Spanish) and acoustic sections.
-Dates: December 19-30, 2018
-Venue: Bell Centre
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Prices: $71.25, $79.25, $85.25, $96.25, $110.25, $134.25, $136.25, $145.25, $153.25, $166.25, $177.25, $187.25 (plus handling charges)
-Show Times: 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.