Cirque du Soleil returns to Australia with KOOZA

KOOZA photo by Matt Beard Costumes Marie Chantale Vaillancourt © 2012 Cirque du SoleilA sparkling, colourful homage to the traditions of circus, Cirque du Soleil rediscovers its origins with the company’s eighth Big Top show to tour Australia in KOOZA – opening in Sydney on Thursday 25 August 2016 before touring to Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.

A return to the intimate and fundamental human elements of circus, KOOZA combines thrilling acrobatic performance with the art of clowning. We follow The Innocent as he takes a journey of self-discovery through a comic kingdom of eccentric characters, electrifying thrills and out-of-the-box surprises.

The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor. The Innocent’s journey brings him into contact with a panoply of comic characters such as the King, the Trickster and the Obnoxious Tourist and his Bad Dog. Between strength and fragility, laughter and smiles, turmoil and harmony, KOOZA explores themes of fear, identity, recognition and power.

The show is set in an electrifying and exotic visual world full of surprises, thrills, chills, audacity and total involvement featuring an international cast of 50 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors presenting heart-stopping feats and laugh-out-loud antics to a live soundtrack fusion of jazz, funk and Bollywood beats.

Pre-sale tickets are now available online exclusively to Cirque Club members. Tickets for the Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne seasons are available to the general public from Friday 19 February  2016. For more information, visit: www.cirquedusoleil.com/kooza for details.

“What is special about this new production is that Cirque introduces some carefully choreographed chaos and old-fashioned sideshow spark… the real pleasures are the genuinely funny clowns.” – The New York Times

Image: KOOZA – photo by Matt Beard / Costumes by Marie Chantale Vaillancourt © 2012 Cirque du Soleil

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