Corteo, the latest and most enchanting Cirque du Soleil’s arena production is now touring in North America. The show premiered on July 24 at the BB&T Center. This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal under the Big Top in April 2005. Since then, the show has been a great success and has amazed 8 million people in 19 countries on four continents.
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 turns lyrical and playful carrying Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.
The cast of Corteo includes 52 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, July 25, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Friday, July 26, 2019 – 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 27, 2019 – 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 28, 2019 – 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, August 1, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Friday, August 2, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 3, 2019 – 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 4, 2019 – 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm
Tickets are available at cirquedusoleil.com/corteo. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to www.cirqueclub.com.
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